The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is now hiring dedicated registered nurses, to work in the three state psychiatric facilities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  Registered nurses desiring a career that makes a difference in the lives of individuals in our state are invited to apply.

ADMH values the expertise and experience of registered nurses in the challenging field of mental health care.  ADMH strives to be at the forefront of the mental healthcare industry, guided by our mission to Serve, Empower, and Support individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders.

All opportunities are State jobs with State benefits: longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment; very low-cost insurance; defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns); 12 paid holidays; 1 personal leave day accrued each January; 13 sick leave days and 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.

Registered Nurse I: Minimum starting salary of $53,707.20.  A higher salary is negotiable for applicants currently making above this amount or with verified experience in a similar position.  Probationary increases and time-in-class promotion during the first 24 months of employment.  (Potential 20% salary increase during this period); annual increases after that.

As an approved provider of continuing education with the Alabama Board of Nursing, ADMH provides continuous opportunities for maintaining professional licenses.

For more detailed information about this position as well as LPN and higher-level RN opportunities, please view Current Nursing Job Announcements.

Pre-employment background check and drug screen required.

How to Apply

Application for Employment

To apply for exempt positions, you must submit an electronic employment application for each vacancy.  Each application submittal will be identified by the location, job announcement number, and job title. Only work experience detailed on the application will be considered.  Applications should be submitted by the deadline to be considered.  Announcements open until filled will remain open until a sufficient applicant pool is obtained.  Applications should be submitted as soon as possible to ensure the application will be considered for the position.  Copies of License/Certifications should be uploaded with your application.  A copy of the academic transcript is required.  The appointment of a successful candidate will be conditional based on receipt of the official transcript provided by the school, college, or university.

Each facility is responsible for the selection process for its vacancies.  Applicants are rated based on their job-related education and experience.

Applications will be accepted and appointments made on an equal opportunity basis without regard to gender, race, age, religion, disability, or color.