Media Advisory

Texas Health and Human Services Commission

Dr. Courtney N. Phillips
HHS Executive Commissioner
Date:July 2, 2019
Danielle Pestrikoff, 512-424-6951

Big Spring State Hospital Hosts Job Fair

AUSTIN – Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Big Spring State Hospital is hosting a job fair offering onsite interviews and help with applications Wednesday, July 10.

The state hospital is looking to fill 145 positions. The facility is hiring for all positions including registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses and psychiatric nursing assistants.

“Our goal is to employ people who want not only to get hands-on experience in the mental health field, but also impact their patients’ lives in a meaningful way. Whether in a direct-care or a support role, your contribution will make a difference in the lives of our patients,” said Traci Phillips, Big Spring State Hospital Superintendent. “Our staff works hard to provide state-of-the-art care to people who need it, and Big Spring provides its employees a solid foundation in protecting the health, safety and well-being of Texans.”

Big Spring State Hospital provides inpatient hospitalization for people 18 years old and older with psychiatric illnesses. The hospital currently has 490 full time employees and serves 58 counties in a large area of West Texas that includes Midland, Odessa, Abilene, San Angelo and Lubbock.

WHAT: A job fair offering onsite interviews at Big Spring State Hospital.

WHEN: Wednesday, July 10, 2019

  • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Big Spring State Hospital, Admissions Building 504, 1901 N. Highway 87, Big Spring

Texas Health and Human Services offers many benefits to employees, including competitive salaries, career advancement, health and dental insurance, paid vacation and sick leave. All applicants must be at least 18 years of age to be considered for employment at a state-operated facility. Applicants must meet all hiring criteria, including a cleared fingerprint criminal background check, pre-employment drug screen and random drug testing.

To learn more about the HHSC’s Health and Specialty Care System, which includes state hospitals and state-supported living centers, visit the state hospitals page on the HHS website.