Munson Medical Center Behavioral Health Technician in Traverse City, Michigan
For Outpatient Behavioral Health prior Substance Use Disorder work experience preferred and/or personal recovery experience preferred. For part-time and full time positions days or afternoons, a CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) OR the ability to obtain a Development Plan for Certification is required. Pool staff may be hired without certification upon Management Discretion. Must have a valid driver’s license and obtain a Class III Chauffer license within 30 days of hire. Possess or obtain CPR/AED certification within 60 days of hire.
For Outpatient Behavioral Health, works under the supervision of the Manager and may also receive direction from Lead BHT, the Director, Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner or other members of the multi-disciplinary team. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
High school diploma or equivalent required or Certification as a Recovery Coach required.
Two-year degree in related field preferred.
Previous psychiatric or Nurse Assistant experience with preference for experience as a Mental Health Technician on an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Maintains established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance and performance improvement programs, safety, environmental and infections control standards
Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of patient treatment programs
Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment. Assists patients with the activities of daily living
Takes vital signs, weighs patients, and collects specimens as needed
Maintains awareness of patient's physical and mental status
Reports and documents observations in legible, accurate and appropriate format following hospital and unit procedures
May attend, co-facilitate or lead didactic lectures, group therapy or activity therapies
Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, workshops, attending in-service education and reviewing current literature
Assists with admissions and discharges per unit protocols
Explains unit rules and responsibilities to patients
Transports patients to off-site activities as needed
Promotes good public relations with department personnel, physicians, other referral sources, patient families and the community
Therapeutically shares knowledge of self-help groups
Attends staff meetings as required
Demonstrates competency through hospital and department checklists, customer/patient evaluation, clinical staff dialogue, performance appraisals and staff education
May receive, stock, restock, transport pharmaceuticals
Provides oversight of patient self-administration of medication in accordance with unit protocols