PSYCH TECH – STATION E

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Psych Tech – Emergency Department 

Position’s Location: Lansing, MI

 
Job Description

General Purpose of Job:
Assists in the assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of Behavioral Health patient care as assigned by the RN. The Psychiatric Technician works under the supervision of a RN and the direction of a RN, LPN, Lead Psych Tech, and other licensed professionals.

Essential Duties:
This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis.  Associates may be asked to perform additional duties as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. 

  • Provides basic and technical care to patients as directed by a RN.
  • Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with individual patients.
  • Documents care given and patient response in patient record.
  • In coordination with unit staff, plans, participates and/or leads structured patient activities.
  • Provides a safe and therapeutic milieu for patients by preventing patients from harming themselves or others.
  • Communicates significant information and changes in inpatient condition to the RN.
  • In coordination with the RN, provides education to patients and their families.
  • Maintains hospital standards by participating in mandatory in-services and mandatory hospital departmental requirement.
  • Assist the lead tech with orientation/training and acts as role model for new and per diem psychiatric technicians.


Job Requirements

General Requirements
  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification within sixty (60) days of hire and maintain throughout employment.
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification within thirty (30) days of hire or prior to completion of orientation and maintain throughout employment.
Work Experience
  • Patient care experience in behavioral health preferred.
Education
  • Associate’s Degree in a behavioral health or related field; OR High School Diploma or GED and minimum two (2) years of direct patient care experience.
  • Recipient Rights training with 30 days of hire and annually thereafter.
  • Corporate Compliance training with 30 days of hire and annually thereafter.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively and appropriately communicate with patients, families, physicians, and other hospital associates.

Our Station E is a safe place in the Emergency Department for Behavioral Health patients in crisis.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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