State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 27-Aug-2018 to 31-Dec-2022 (CST)
  • Farmington, MO, USA
  • Full Time


The Adult Psychiatric Services (APS) unit at Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center is looking for energetic, caring, enthusiastic individuals to join the team providing specialized services to intellectually disabled forensic clients as Psychiatric Technicians. This is a nurse's aide position working on the wards directly with the clients. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate compassion and an ability to work in a trauma informed and recovery based environment.

  • Entry into minimum security areas requires applicant to be 18 years old
  • Must have possession of high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Comprehensive paid training program provided.
  • Semi-Monthly pay rate for APS is $939


Job Duties:

  • Observes and records patients' mental and physical conditions in order to prevent injury or harm to the patients and staff, and to provide treatment staff with information on which to make treatment decisions.
  • Implement assigned program interventions and procedures.
  • Interacts with patients as part of the treatment plan, including social, recreational, and treatment activities in order to provide continuing treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Responds to, and participates in crisis intervention (assaultive/resistive behavior, suicide attempts, medical emergencies, etc.) in order to assure safety of patients, staff and the general public. Ability to perform such techniques as C.P.R. and SMART (Situational Management And Response Techniques) in such situations.
  • Performs grooming and hygiene (including dressing, bathing, toileting and feeding) for patients unable to do so.
  • Performs and records nursing activities including taking and recording patients' temperatures, pulses, blood pressures, urine samples, etc.
  • Attends work according to facility policies in order to ensure adequate staff coverage.
  • Communicates effectively with others: demonstrates diplomacy and respect when communicating with others both verbally and in writing (including email).
  • Accepts organizational change and demonstrates flexibility in adapting to the change.


Excellent State of Missouri Benefit Package Including:
Affordable Health, Vision, Dental Insurance
Paid Basic Life Insurance (amount equivalent to annual salary)
Cafeteria Plan
Deferred Compensation
MOSERS Retirement (Members contribute 4% of pay. State contributes 19.45% of pay.)
12 paid holidays per year
10 hours of annual leave accrued per month
10 hours of sick leave accrued per month

For more details please contact:
Southeast Missouri Mental Health Center - Human Resources
1010 W. Columbia St.
Farmington, MO 63640 
(573) 218-6800
An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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