Patient Care Technician - Psychiatric/Behavioral Health

St. Louis, MO

We are South City Hospital. Our primary function is to offer continuous nursing, medical, and other health and social services on a 24-hour basis, under physician directed care and RN supervision.

We service a multitude of patients and their families across our vast network, while remaining committed to the professional development of our staff, the functional improvement of our patients, and the cultivation of strong partnerships within our communities. 


  • Essential/stable and growing company with many opportunities for training and advancement within the medical field that all employees and team members (including Full-Time and Part-Time) can benefit from. 
  • Hourly pay is negotiable based on experience. We offer competitive market pay and opportunities for bonus depending on great work performance (bonuses only apply for Full Time). 
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits: Full-Time employees are eligible for various plans for medical, dental, and vision insurance. 

The Patient Care Technician is responsible for providing patient care related services and clerical support under the direction of a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and/or a Social Worker including but not limited to services relative to hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, elimination, safety, and supply and office maintenance.


  • Provides patient care related support including services relative to hygiene, nutrition, ambulation, elimination and safety as directed by a Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, and/or Social Worker per established departmental guidelines and competencies.
  • Documents appropriately into patient record charting based on skill level and follows established standards and guidelines of the Nursing Services department.
  • Maintains appropriate supplies and equipment on the division and performs inventory and ordering as directed by the manager or designee.
  • Responds to patient needs in timely manner.
  • Successfully completes job duties within assigned shift; keeps RN, LPN, Social Worker informed of pertinent information or needs that may require follow-up, including pain management.
  • Demonstrates unit-defined competencies as required.
  • As assigned enter charges on the computer, answer the telephone and perform other clerical duties per established department practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.          


  • CNA or Advanced patient care training.



  • Certification as a Nurse Assistant or equivalent.
  • Recent experience in a psychiatric setting is preferred.
  • Completion of CPR.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact verbally with patients, visitors and staff.
  • Ability to manage time and organize daily schedule to meet productivity standards.
  • A positive, service attitude towards patients, team members and customers.
  • Verbal ability to understand oral and written instructions related to job responsibilities.
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Flexibility, versatility, and reliability as a team player.
  • Ability to remain calm in less than calm circumstances.



An individual without requisites stated above may present a written justification explaining the relevance of his/her background for a specific vacant position.  Depending on organizational needs and availability of more qualified applicants, an applicant may have some or all requisites revised or waived at the hospital’s discretion.


  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to transfer and move patients weighing 200+ lbs. using proper lifting techniques and with assistance as necessary.
  • Ability to lift objects and push and pull equipment weighing in excess of 40 lbs. using proper techniques and with assistance as necessary.
  • Manual dexterity, coordination and skillful use of hands when working with patient and equipment, which may include pushing buttons, adjusting dials, turning on/off switches, buckling, holding and positioning limbs/body parts.
  • Ability to physically perform necessary documentation in writing.

JOB CODE: Psychiatric/Behavioral Health