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LPN (WL) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services
Open only to DBHDD employees
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) is seeking qualified candidates for Licensed Practical Nurse (Working Level) at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia
Comprehensive Psychiatric Services is a segment of the hospital's
inpatient services and includes the Adult Forensic program and Chemical
Dependency Services. For
additional information, please visit our website at www.swsh.org and click
on the Services link.
Provides care for the ill and injured, which includes individuals
with mental illness or chemical dependency issues.
am - 3:30 pm
am - 3:30 pm
NOTE: Applicants should pay particular attention to the
application process listed at the bottom of this posting. Failure to
follow them, as directed, may prevent or delay consideration for this vacancy.
Job seekers are encouraged to apply without delay. This
position is subject to close at any time once a satisfactory applicant pool has
Due to the volume of applications/resumes received, we are unable
to provide information on the status of your application by phone or
e-mail. All qualified applicants will be considered, but may
not necessarily receive an interview. Only selected applicants will
be contacted for follow up. Applicants who are not selected will not
A Current Georgia license to practice as a licensed practical nurse
Must obtain Safety Care certification by completion of new employee orientation (this certification must be maintained as a term and condition of employment)
· Mental Health, Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Nursing experience
· Strong communication and documentation skills
· Previous experience working in a hospital setting
· Computer/Technology skills
In addition to a competitive salary ($20,039.02 - 35,061.61), we offer a generous benefits package that includes a flexible schedule, training opportunities, employee retirement plan, deferred compensation, 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, long term care, and life insurance.
This position is a pay grade 9 on the statewide salary plan.
This position is located at Southwestern State Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia.
More than a century ago, Thomasville was celebrated as one of the most fashionable places in the world to visit. During the Victorian era, many wealthy northern socialites and pleasure seekers traveled by rail to enjoy Thomasville as their grand winter resort. Attracted to the genteel life of south Georgia, many made Thomasville their winter home and built "grand winter cottages". Although this era quickly faded in the early 1900s, more than fifty of these grand historic homes still grace Thomasville's streets.
Thomasville, in southwest Georgia and on the Florida border, is home to both the second largest Farmer’s Market in the state and three Fortune 500 companies.
Applying for this position requires two (2) steps. Please be sure to complete both steps in order to be considered.
- Click on the long link below, complete the summary information form and submit.
- Email your resume and cover letter to the email address listed below.
Please email your cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word format to: firstname.lastname@example.org
To ensure proper routing/handling of your credentials, copy/paste or type the following title in the subject line of your email: LPN (WL) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services If you are currently employed by DBHDD, please include "Internal Employee" in the subject line as well. If you are an employee currently working in a unit that is closing, please follow the instructions in the gray box below.
Special Instructions for employees affected by closures at SWSH & CSH’s Craig Center
*AFFECTED EMPLOYEES MUST COMPLETE THIS STEP*
Follow the directions to apply for this job as listed above. However, be sure to include either SWSH or Craig, depending on which applies to you, along with Internal Employee and the Job Title.
"LPN (WL) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services – Internal SWSH Employee" or
"LPN (WL) - Comprehensive Psychiatric Services – Internal Craig Employee"
ALSO complete the information at this link: Affected Employee Link
You may be subject to a Drug Screen. You may be required to submit fingerprints to check for the existence of Criminal History Record Information through the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You do have the right to challenge the contents of any Criminal History that is located, should you choose to do so.
The Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities provides services to ensure the health and welfare of Georgians. As an employee of DBHDD, in the event of an identified emergency you may be required, as a term and condition of employment, to assist in meeting the emergency responsibilities of the department.