SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital
Behavioral Health Tech
Full Time, Rotating Schedule
The Psychiatric Technician I establishes a therapeutic relationship with assigned patients and facilitates the maintenance of the therapeutic environment in the psychiatric unit. Under the direction and supervision of the professional nurse, he/she gives bedside nursing care to all types of patients according to standards of nursing care and assists in maintaining order and cleanliness within the unit.
Minimum Education: High school graduate.
Bachelor Degree in Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice or related discipline preferred.
Minimum Experience: One year health care experience in acute psychiatric setting. Must be able to effectively lead group therapy sessions.
Required Licensure/Certification: Knowledge of therapeutic milieu and basic psychological theories.
Working Conditions: Exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. Contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances. Exposed to unpleasant element (accidents, injuries, illness). Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. May perform emergency care. Subject to irregular hours. Pressure due to multiple competing demands.
Physical Demands: Occasional prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking. Lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients. Lifts/carries supplies and equipment. Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching, lifting, pushing, pulling 100 pounds.
SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital 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.
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