HHSC Hosts Hiring Events for the San Antonio State Hospital

Media Advisory
Texas Health and Human Services Commission
Cecile Erwin Young
HHS Executive Commissioner
February 6, 2023
Jennifer Ruffcorn, 512-424-6951

SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is inviting qualified jobseekers to learn more about a career working for the state at two hiring events in February. The San Antonio State Hospital is looking to fill multiple positions, including licensed vocational nurses, registered nurses, psychiatric nursing assistants, housekeepers, food service workers and more.

“We encourage anyone who’s interested in helping others to apply for these open positions,” said Superintendent Bob Arizpe. “We have new, competitive starting salaries and are eager to meet folks who want to start a rewarding career in healthcare.”

HHSC recently made significant upgrades to employee pay at the San Antonio State Hospital. Registered nurses can earn between $78,953 and $90,000 a year, depending on experience. Psychiatric nursing assistants can start as high as $17.50 and $21 an hour, depending on experience. And food service workers, housekeeping and groundskeeping can start as high as $13.94 and $14.50 an hour, depending on position and experience.

Along with offering competitive salaries, HHSC also provides employer paid health benefits and paid vacation and sick leave.

Interviews will be conducted on site, and conditional offers may be made to qualified candidates. Candidates must pass a background check before they start work.

Applicants must bring approved I-9 documentation, such as a valid driver’s license or ID, social security card, birth certificate, passport, or permanent resident card.

WHAT: Hiring events at San Antonio State Hospital

WHEN: Wednesday, Feb. 8
                9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

                Wednesday, Feb. 22
                9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: San Antonio State Hospital
                   6711 S. New Braunfels Ave.
                   San Antonio, TX

The San Antonio State Hospital (SASH) is an in-patient psychiatric hospital. It offers adult psychiatric services and forensic competency restoration. The hospital is comprised of almost 700 employees and more than 200 patients. The current San Antonio State Hospital is being replaced by a brand-new, state-of-the-art hospital on the same campus, expected to open in January 2024.

To learn more and apply today, visit HHSC’s jobs portal.

For more information about HHS programs, visit hhs.texas.gov.