Certified Nursing Assistant, Psychiatric

Job Summary

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Provide an array of mental health services to a population primarily comprised of adults 18 years and older who have been committed to the Department of Mental Health by a criminal court under the mental health provisions of Chapter 552 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo) either for Competency Restoration, or upon adjudication of Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disease or Defect (commonly known as NGRI), or upon a finding of Permanent Incompetence to Stand Trial (commonly known as PIST).

In addition, the facility conducts pretrial evaluations on an outpatient basis upon a court order to assess for competence to stand trial and/or criminal responsibility. Finally, the facility serves a smaller residual cohort of adults with se­vere and persistent mental illness, whose admission status is voluntary by a guardian (VBG), but who are extremely treatment refractory.

  • Renewable contract assignments
  • All shifts available

Description of Work

  • Ensure supervision of patients at all times
  • Assist patients with basic personal care, and to move or walk around
  • Provide patients with emotional support
  • Monitor patients' vital signs
  • Refrain from performing additional, unauthorized functions
  • Detect changes in the patient's condition
  • Maintain records of care provided for patients
  • Supervise patient through the night
  • Monitoring patient’s condition and activity
  • Alert medical staff at the first sign of a problem
  • Seek assistance from hospital staff as needed
  • Entertain the patient through conversation, reading, games, etc.


  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) degree from an accredited institution
  • Current/Clear Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) State of Missouri certification
  • Minimum 6-month recent hospital experience as a CNA
  • Direct care experience within the previous year
  • Basic knowledge of Nurse Aide skills
  • Ability to follow care plans and/or clinical orders
  • Active/Clear BLS (American Heart Association)
  • Comply with all HIPPA laws and regulations, and facility policies and procedures
  • Outstanding communication, listening, and observation skills
  • Successful completion of competency testing, drug screen, background check, physical exam, immunizations, and other agency screening/application requirements
  • Successful completion of other Client screening/application requirements


  • Excellent pay
  • Weekly payroll
  • Direct deposit
  • Employee benefits: 401-K, Vacation, Healthcare, Dental
  • Referral Program