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Henry Ford Health System Psych Tech - Inpatient Behavioral Health - General Adult Unit - Contingent - Varied - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI in Jackson, Michigan

Under limited supervision and in accordance with established policies, procedures, guidelines, and patient care plans, performs a variety of direct patient care activities. Provides positive interactions and safe environment to maximize patient well-being. Notifies Manager, Clinical Unit Leader/ on duty Nurse of any significant patient care issues.


High School Diploma or Equivalent is required.

If no college experience, must have at least one to two years of Mental Health Assistant experience.

Knowledge of the involuntary admission and court process, guardianship issues, patient rights, and the Mental Health Code.

Analytical skills necessary in order to assess patients and gather data relevant to patient care.

Ability to physically manage patients when necessary in a safe and therapeutic manner.

Communication skills, verbal and written, and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively interact with patients providing a comfort, empathy, encouragement, and support.

Computer competency and telephone etiquette are required.

The ability to learn quickly and adapt to changing patient needs

An exceptional focus on team work and dedication to ongoing education

Skilled in de-escalation and conflict resolution

Knowledgeable about care of adult, geriatric psychiatric patients and /or substance use disorder patient population.

Preferred Qualifications:

Associates degree in health or psychology strongly preferred

Communication skills and specialized knowledge of basic Psychology or Sociology theories and practices at a level normally acquired through completion of an Associate's degree in Psychology, Sociology, or one year previous work experience as a Mental Health Technician and enrollment in a degree program.

If no college, you must at least have one to two years Mental Health Assistant experience.

Preferred PCA/CNA certification Equivalent bedside Nursing experience, such home health aides, military hospital corpsman or medic or emergency Medical Technician is preferred.


Departmental Specific: BCLS certificate, CPI training, Certified Addiction and Drug Counselor Developmental Plan.

Overview Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visitHenryFord.com. Benefits Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.