Psychiatric Technician - Behavioral Health Job

Full Job Title: Psych Tech - Behavioral Health Adult Acute

Job Number: 17009316

Facility: SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville

Location: Wentzville, MO

Schedule: Full Time, 12 Hour Night, Rotating Weekends

Hours: 7pm-7am


Role Purpose:
The Psych Tech will provide an exceptional patient care experience under the supervision of the registered nurse. Assists patients with basic care and involves patients in a therapeutic relationship.
This position is on the Adult Acute unit at St. Joseph Hospital, Wentzville.
    • Maintains a safe environment through completion of patient rounds and patient and belongings search.
    • Responds to and assists with behavioral emergencies.
    • Provides a therapeutic milieu and exceptional patient satisfaction through
      interaction with patients in an individual or group setting.
    • Encourages, assist, and instructs patients in personal hygiene. Contributes to the overall employee satisfaction through active participation at staff meetings and other unit functions and offering assistance to others when needed.
    • Recognize and acknowledge physician on their unit rounds, offering assistance as needed in order to provide exceptional physician satisfaction.
    • Contributes to the overall financial performance of the unit by timely completion of my duties.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in a human service discipline (e.g. social work, counseling, psychology, sociology, public health, education and or health science).
  • A minimum of three (3) months to one (1) year experience

SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital - Wentzville has been providing high-quality health care to residents in Lincoln, Montgomery, western St. Charles, and Warren counties since 1987. It offers comprehensive behavioral health services to seniors, adults and adolescents in our 77-bed inpatient unit, including a unit for developmentally disabled patients. This facility offers 24-hour emergency services that offers fast, high-quality care, and is able to see nine out of 10 patients in fewer than 30 minutes. Other outpatient services include imaging, laboratory, pulmonology and diagnostics.

SSM Health is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. Learn More »

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