Psychiatric Technician | Behavioral Health | Full Time 36 Hours - Rapid City - job 1197916

Date: 09/12/2021

City: Rapid City, South Dakota

Employment type: Full-time

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Job Category


Job Family

Mental Health


RCH Behavioral Health

Scheduled Weekly Hours



Employee Type


Job Summary

Provides patients with education and support in relation to identified treatment issues. Assists in therapeutic interventions and monitoring the milieu for a safe environment. Provides direct patient care under the supervision of the registered nurse in accordance with hospital standards and policies.

Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Provides direct age-specific patient care as assigned and contributes to the admission nursing assessment through data gathering and reporting to the registered nurse.

  • Assists to maintain a therapeutic milieu through monitoring patients activities and behaviors, reporting to the charge nurse and intervening when necessary using Crisis Prevention interventions to ensure safety of the unit.

  • Communicates actual or potential problems to the appropriate person in charge. Completes variances, incidents, work orders, and trackers.

  • Promotes teamwork, accepts direction from registered nurses and performs responsibilities willingly with positive impact on patients and coworkers.

  • Contributes to the delivery of patient care in accordance with the patient plan of care, utilizing age specific growth and development guidelines as delegated by the nurse.

  • Complete chart documentation list daily, complete or address patient paperwork daily, review target dates daily.

  • Assists appropriately with basic ADL care.

  • Assists patients with appropriate educational materials and holds didactic sessions under the guidance of the registered nurse or mental health counselor.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Additional Requirements


Experience - 1+ years of Acute Experience; 1+ years of Behavior Health Experience

Education - Bachelors degree in Behavioral Sciences

Physical Requirements:

Medium work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

10 Monument Health Rapid City Hospital, Inc.

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Monument Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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