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Support Care Professional (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Responsible for working with adults diagnosed with a mental illness. May lead or monitor patient education groups. Document patient activity throughout the day. Provide full-body care when needed. Take vital signs. Observe and assist with recreation therapy. Constantly monitor patient activity. Other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​: High School Diploma (or GED) required. 0-3 years of experience preferred.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)  

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below.


Registered Nurse (full-time)​

POSITION SUMMARY:  Provides quality care and treatment to adults diagnosed with mental illness, in an acute-care setting. Implements the nursing process in an organized, systematic manner to include assessment planning, intervention, and evaluation. Actively participates in treatment planning.

EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED​:  Current Mississippi (or Compact) RN License is required. Experience is not required.

WORK SCHEDULE:  Includes weekends and holidays (please see shift times below.)

B Shift (3 PM - 11:30 PM)

Applications are being accepted at South Mississippi State Hospital, 823 Highway 589, Purvis, Mississippi. For more information on application to SMSH, please see the "How To Apply" section below.


How to Apply:
  • Click here to download and print an application. (If you intend to email your completed application, please save it to your device and email as an attachment to the email address shown above). 
  • Applications may also be accepted via mail at 823 Highway 589, Purvis, MS 39475 or online at www.mspb.ms.govdepending on the position.  Please read the posting in its entirety to determine which method to use.​
  • You may EMAIL your completed application to hr@smsh.ms.gov 
  • You may FAX your completed application to 601-794-0208 ​​
  • A Department of Mental Health Medical Staff Application is available here. (Physicians and Nurse Practitioners ONLY)

Benefits:
  • Personal Leave: 18 days/year

  • Medical Leave: 12 days/year

  • Holidays: 10 days/year

  • State Health Insurance (Know Your Benefits)

  • State Retirement Package (PERS)

  • Semi-Monthly Pay with Direct Deposit

**Unlimited leave accrual with no cap, begins date of hire, increases after three (3) years**


Employee Handbook:

You may download a copy of the State Employee Handbook (requires Adobe Reader) published by the Mississippi State Personnel Board.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

South Mississippi State Hospital is an equal opportunity employer for all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. It is the policy of the Department of Mental Health and each program to recruit, employ and promote qualified employees without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, national origin, age physical handicap, disability or political affiliation. The Mississippi Department of Mental Health complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, which provides a clear mandate for the elimination of discrimination against individuals with disabilities.


Internships:

South Mississippi State Hospital may offer internships in Social Services, Psychology, Recreation/Music Therapy, and/or Public Relations. For more information, please call 601-794-0100 and ask for the department director.


Thank you for your interest in South Mississippi State Hospital.

Updated: 08/16/2022

South Mississippi State Hospital
823 Highway 589
Purvis, Mississippi 39475
Phone: 601-794-0100
Fax: 601-794-0210