State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
  • 15-Dec-2018 to 15-Feb-2019 (CST)
  • Fulton, MO, USA
  • $30,240 - $32,256
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Affordable Health/Vision/Dental Insurance, Paid Basic Life Insurance, Cafeteria Plan, Deferred Compensation, MOSERS Retirement, 12 paid holidays per year, 10 hours of annual leave accrued per month, 10 hours of sick leave accrued per month


Fulton State Hospital is looking for energetic, caring, enthusiastic individuals to provide services as part of a team to mentally ill forensic clients as Security Aides. 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.

Fulton State Hospital is a 400 bed psychiatric state hospital, with a new 300 bed high security unit (Nixon Forensic Center - NFC) opening in 2019. It is located in Fulton, Missouri, a small town located about 30 minutes from Columbia and Jefferson City (the state capitol). The town is midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. Website: 


Hours of work:

Day Shift: 6:45am to 7:15pm

Night Shift: 6:45pm to 7:15am


Salary: $1,260 - $1,344/semi-monthly ($30,240 - $32,256/annual salary)


Training: Comprehensive 6-week paid training program provided.


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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of Full-Time work experience
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Must be at least 21 years old for entry into medium and maximum security units


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 20.21% 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:

Fulton State Hospital - Human Resources

Fulton, MO 65251

(573) 592-3450

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


State of Missouri Department of Mental Health
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