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BJC HealthCare

Behavioral Health Assoc,Full Time, Days


Home Health


Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Additional Information About the Role

  • Licenses & Certifications

    • LCSW or LPC
  • Minimum Requirements


    • Bachelor's Degree

    - Social Work/Psychology/related


  • 12 hr Shift days
  • 7am to 7pm


Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Psychiatric Center – Delmar Campus is a behavior health inpatient program that is driven to provide a high level of quality care. We are dedicated to meeting the needs of the St. Louis Community and surrounding areas. The Delmar Campus has two 25 bed units that provide care to anyone requiring treatment in depression, anxiety and behavior health recovery. We have a multidisciplinary team that consist of behavior health nurses, psychiatrist, Medical physicians, social workers, activity staff, music therapist and pharmacy.

Preferred Qualifications

Role Purpose

Responsible for performing necessary services in providing therapeutic interaction for psychiatric patients on group and individual level under the direction of the registered nurse and treatment team. Adheres to all BJC and BJH standards, policies, protocols and procedures.


In conjunction with other team members, provides continual monitoring of environment by conducting safety rounds, environmental rounds, contraband and room searches, and one-to-one observation as needed. Documents these observations appropriately.Plans and facilitates didactic, educational, recreational, and community groups within the assigned treatment program as directed. Utilizes evidence-based practice in the planning and implementation of group and individual therapies. Actively encourages patient participation and involvement in therapeutic activities. Monitors and documents patient progress and appropriately communicates information to the RN, physicians, family members, and other members of the interdisciplinary treatment team as appropriate.Participates in assessment and treatment team meetings and shift report and provides feedback regarding progress of patient?s treatment and relevant clinical advisement. Participates in the treatment planning process and works toward continued progression of treatment for patient toward discharge. Performs various clerical and administrative assignments to support department operations.Provides assistance to patients with activities of daily living under the direction of the RN and in collaboration with other unlicensed assistive personnel. This includes: assisting with bathing and toileting of patients with those needs. Assists with specimen collection, taking vitals, and EKGs as appropriate, and as their level of certification will allow.Orients new patients and their families to the unit, program structure, and physical environment. Provides appropriate patient information when accepting or receiving patients from other units.BJC has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Minimum Requirements


Bachelor's Degree - Social Work/Psychology/related


No Experience

Supervisor Experience

No Experience

Preferred Requirements