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SSM Health Psychiatric Technician - Behavioral Health - Child/Adol in Bridgeton, Missouri

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.


  • 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

Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position are, or can be, required to possess the following physical capabilities:

  • Lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling

  • Stooping, kneeling and/or crouching daily

  • Standing or walking more than 6 hours a day

  • Running to respond to patient emergencies

  • Reaching, grasping, fingering, and/or feeling more than 6 hours a day

  • Visual acuity in order to correctly distinguish skin tone variations, evidence of IV infiltration, infection; able to read telemetry, blood pressure gauges, etc.

  • Audio acuity in order to correctly distinguish various body sounds (i.e., respirations, heart tones, bowel sounds).

  • Audio acuity to discern sounds made by various types of machinery or equipment that would indicate dangerous or improper operation

SSM Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex