Forensic Service Technician 1 – 1st Shift

Primary Location

: GA-Muscogee-Columbus 


Number of Openings

: 1


: Healthcare


: Day Job

Advertised Salary: $24,322


It’s important to note that this position will require you to complete a self-reporting questionnaire prior to being considered for a position. This questionnaire is embedded into the prescreening question portion of your application submission. NOTE: The questionnaire must be taken via computer or tablet and not on a mobile device and will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.


  • Provide basic patient care and work with patients/clients to develop daily living skills.
  • May take vital signs.
  • Provides training to individuals in a variety of areas depending upon the individual’s needs.
  • Completes required documentation in the individual’s and unit’s records.
  • Observes and maintains an awareness of individuals’ behavior and physical whereabouts to ensure their security and safety.
  • Transports/accompanies individuals to appointments and activities in various locations and off campus visits.
  • Participates in providing for a safe, secure, clean, and attractive environment for individuals, visitors, and staff.
  • Provides assistance to other staff when admitting and orienting new individuals to the forensic unit.
  • Conducts activities for recreation and socialization.
  • Provides clients with help walking, exercising, and moving in and out of bed.
  • Assist with identifying individuals in medication line.
  • Assist with lab draws and the collecting of bodily fluid specimens.
  • Conducts environment rounds.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Participates in crisis deescalating.
  • Serves on hospital-wide committees.
  • Assist with group facilitation.   
This position is advertised for first shift which are the hours between 7:00AM and 3:30PM but all Forensic Service Technicians may be subject to hold-overs. A hold-over is the potential for an employee to need to remain on staff outside of their assigned shift to ensure core staffing requirements are maintained. This could potentially mean that an employee could be asked to work an additional eight hour shift on top of their regularly scheduled eight hours.


High school diploma or GED.
Preferred Qualifications – External: 

Correctional Experience

Six months of experience working with individuals with Mental Health Issues, Developmental Disabilities, Substance Abuse Disabilities, Forensic Patients, Correctional Offenders, or a similar population


Due to the high volume of resumes/applications received, we are unable to provide the status on each applicant by phone or email.  However, please be assured that your resume/application will be evaluated and we will contact you if you are selected for an interview or we need further clarification/information.


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