Mental Health Technician

BJC HealthCare Saint Louis, MO
Job ID: 1175038

Employment Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Inpatient Psychiatric Services provide patient care specific to the needs adult patients suffering from a variety of acute and chronic psychiatric disease states. The department functions to stabilize, improve and restore individual and interpersonal functioning by providing safe and secure environments, psychiatric medications, ECT and other therapies through our interdisciplinary team of physicians, clinicians and therapist. Through continuous monitoring we are able to provide a safe and controlled environment during daily activities and immediate psychiatric crisis.

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Role Purpose

Responsible for performing necessary services in caring for the personal needs, comfort and treatment of psychiatric patients under the direction of the registered nurse.

Responsibilities

Assists patients with daily hygiene, provides skin care and skin care precautions, assists with physical activity, meets patients nutritional needs, and documents activities as required.Implements direct patient care under the supervision of a nurse.Assists nurses with admissions and discharges, and assists nurses and doctors with treatments, procedures and examinations.Performs general clerical tasks.Collects and records specimens, including phlebotomy.

Minimum Requirements

Degree

High School Diploma or GED

Experience