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SSM Health Mental Health Technician in Mexico, Missouri

Role Purpose:

Responsible for the provision of patient care activities and related non-professional services necessary for the care of the patients and the maintenance of the nursing unit under the direction of a licensed nurse including providing personal care, taking vital signs, and documenting, performing clerical duties, reception duties, requisitioning of supplies, and other duties as directed.


  • Demonstrates and maintains knowledge and skills necessary to care for the patient group of Adult and Geriatric.

  • Takes vital signs, assists patients with activities and transports patients as required.

  • Reports observation regarding patient needs to the nurse.

  • Documents patient care activities: 1. In a legible manner; 2. According to form guidelines; 3. Using appropriate forms; 4. Content reflects patient condition; 5. 15 minute checks.

  • Assembles charts.

  • Supports and maintains patient rights.

  • Displays a supportive and caring attitude with patients.

  • Confronts, redirects or consequences patients in a nonreactive, nonjudgmental manner.

  • Provides activities within the guidelines of the patient’s treatment plan.

  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients.

  • Reinforces positive behavior.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED

  • Current Missouri CNA license or have completed Fundamentals of Nursing or EMT.

  • Ability to lift and ambulate patient. Knowledge of and / or sincere interest in hospital work and patient care.

  • Willingness and ability to complete SMHC Mental Health Technician / Clerical Associate Orientation.

  • Ability and willingness to rotate shifts and adjust to necessary schedule changes.

  • Ability to work under emotional and physical stress.

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital – Audrain

SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital - Audrain opened in 1918 as Audrain Medical Center. Today, the 89-bed community hospital offers a range of services including emergency care, cardiology services, medical imaging, men's health services, women and child services, and diabetes education. The hospital features the J.B. & Greta B. Arthur Cancer Center, the Jordan-Waters Heart Center and Healthworks Rehabilitation services.

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