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Psych Tech I (Geriatric Unit) / 36 Hours per Week / Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI

Company: Henry Ford Hospital
Location: Jackson
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • 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.

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSURES REQUIRED:

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

Keywords: Henry Ford Hospital, Ann Arbor , Psych Tech I (Geriatric Unit) / 36 Hours per Week / Days - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI, Other , Jackson, Michigan

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