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Providence Health & Services CNA/Mental Health Technician in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)/Mental Health Technician (Mental Health, Varible, 0.8 Flex) to St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

The 24-Flex position is filled by an employee who is regularly scheduled 32 hours or greater per week or 64 hours or greater per pay period which includes a scheduled flex shift of 8, 10, or 12 hours per week or per pay period that they are obligated to work unless the flex shift is canceled. Flex employees receive full-time employee health insurance benefits, even though some weeks they may get “flexed down” and only work 24 hours for that week.

In this position you will:

  • Assist in maintaining a therapeutic milieu environment, lead therapeutic patient activities and psycho-educational groups as assigned.

  • Maintain a therapeutic relationship with patients and family members.

  • Treat each patient with appropriate dignity and respect; project a non-judgmental attitude.

  • Monitor patient behavior during non-structured activities; intervene appropriately.

  • Assist with patient’s comfort and mobility needs.

  • Accurately measure and document patient vital signs, intake and output, and competently assists with patient care as assigned.

  • Report abnormal data element findings to licensed staff .

  • Promptly instruct patient and collect specimens as assigned.

  • Complete delegated patient care activities and record and report variations, ie hygiene, dressing, toileting and ambulating as assigned.

  • Contribute to the assessment of the newly-admitted patient by collecting information for analysis by the RN.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Current Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) licensure in the State of Montana

  • Current Basic Life Support (BLS) card must be from the following authorized governing bodies: American Heart Association (AHA) - (BLS Provider), American Red Cross (ARC) - (BLS for Health Care Provider), or Military Training Network (MTN) – (Healthcare Provider) upon hire

  • Crisis Prevention certification required within 6 months of hire

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Experience in a hospital setting

  • Prior experience working with psychiatric patients

About the hospital you will serve.

St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Part-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Certified Nursing Assistant

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 268166