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Psychiatric Technicians

Positions currently available in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, and Bolivar, Tennessee.

Interested applicants should apply on-site at the desired hospital. Contact information is listed below.

The psychiatric technician position calls for team players with excellent communication skills. A job as a “psych tech” allows you to have a positive impact on patients in a team-focused setting. It’s an excellent way to consider a career in behavioral health, a rewarding field where jobs are available and good people are needed. And it comes with the benefits of working for the State of Tennessee.

Psychiatric technicians work directly under the supervision of a Registered Nurse to provide individualized psychological, emotional, and physical care to each patient.

Activities of a typical shift include:

  • Providing emotional support and encouragement to patients as needed
  • Communicating with patients clearly and in a therapeutic manner
  • Teaching patients positive coping skills
  • Providing a safe and secure environment for patients attending  treatment mall, educational groups, and classes
  • Helping patients maintain organized living spaces
  • Assisting patients with meals and personal hygiene

Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, must pass a criminal background check and a drug test. Valid driver’s license required.

Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute
221 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Nashville, TN 37214
HR Contact: Vera Graham
Phone: (615) 902-7576
Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute
100 Moccasin Bend Road
Chattanooga, TN 37405
HR Contact: Janet Morrison
Phone: (423) 785-3425
 
Western Mental Health Institute
11100 U.S. Highway 64
Bolivar, TN 38008
HR Contact: Tiffeny Howell
Phone: (731) 228-0628
Memphis Mental Health Institute
951 Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38013
HR Contact: Claudette Seymour
Phone: (901) 577-1836
 

Our hospitals ensure the highest quality of in-patient psychiatric services through accreditation and regulations from the Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the Tennessee Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

Our Vision: To be one of the nation’s most innovative and proactive state behavioral health authorities for Tennesseans dealing with mental health and substance abuse problems.
Our Mission: Provide, plan for, and promote a comprehensive array of quality prevention, early intervention, treatment, habilitation, and recovery support services for Tennesseans with mental illness and substance abuse issues.