The Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) is now hiring dedicated registered nurses, to work in the three state psychiatric facilities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

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.

Registered Nurse I: Minimum starting salary of $61,131.20.  Includes minimum base pay of $56,971.20 with an additional $2.00 per hour MH Direct Care Premium Pay.  Minimum salary will be commensurate with experience.  Limitations apply to current state employees.


$29.39/$31.39 depending on shift worked*


$30.08/$32.08 depending on shift worked*


$32.24/$34.24 depending on shift worked*


$32.98/$34.98 depending on shift worked*

*Detailed pay breakdown

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 are required.


  • 12 paid holidays.
  • 1 personal leave day accrued each January.
  • 13 sick leave days.
  • 13 annual leave days accrued in the first year of employment.
  • Longevity bonus annually after 5 years of employment.
  • Very low-cost health and dental insurance through the Alabama State Employee Insurance Board effective upon hire.
  • Defined retirement benefit (not impacted by economic downturns) and a pre-retirement death benefit through the Retirement Systems of Alabama.

After 1 year, the minimum amount of the pre-retirement death benefit paid to your designated beneficiary is at least equal to your current or previous fiscal year annual salary.

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 Licenses/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.

Questions about Employment?

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