State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 24-Sep-2018 to 31-Dec-2018 (CST)
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • 11.15
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Affordable health, vision, and dental insurance, paid basic life inurance (amount equivalent to annual salary); cafeteria plan; deferred compensation; MOSERS retirement; 12 paid holidays per year, accrue 10 hours of annual leave per month and 10 hours os sick leave per month


PSYCHIATRIC TECHNICIAN I

Job Description:

Teaches and assists clients in self-help skills and social behavior based on the level of individual resident functioning; reports and records changes in clients behavior or physical condition, initiates and participates in group and/or individual activities with clients, escorts clients as assigned, perform basic nursing care skills, such as taking vitals, applying simple dressing and providing daily general care, maintain a safe, clean and therapeutic environment by facility policies, assists clients during emergency situations if and when they arise, prepare and maintain records and reports and adequate supplies and equipment and received general supervision from a professional nurse.

 Specialty: Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Introductory knowledge including basic nursing, first aid, emergency treatments and facility practices, rules and regulations,. Introductory knowledge of general nature of mental illness and ability to recognize and meet emotional and physical needs of clients. Ability to perform first aid, accurately report and record observations, understand and follow directions, accept and adapt to change in assignments, methods, and policies and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with residents, staff, supervisors and the general public.


Qualifications:

One or more years of work experience or self-employment; and possession of a high school diploma or proof of high school equivalency.

Definition:

This is entry-level direct care work involving the care and treatment of persons with mental illness in a state mental health facility.

State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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