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Unit Technician - Alcohol Dependency

Company: Ascension
Location: Brighton
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

  • Brighton Center for Recovery Location
  • As Needed Position
  • Requires a valid driver's license
  • Hours will vary based on patient needs but will typically be:

A min of 2 weekend shifts each month

A min of 2 additional days (weekend or weekday) each month

A min of 2 holiday shifts per year

What You Will Do:

Under the direction of the RN, participate in the implementation of care management for the patient within their scope of practice and reinforce patient education as directed.

  • Monitor milieu and patients, document and report as required and take steps to maintain a safe unit.
  • Answer telephones and route calls as appropriate.
  • Prepare medical records for new admissions.
  • Transport and/or accompany patients or prospective patients in Hospital vehicle.
  • Assist multi-disciplinary team as required in the development of patient master treatment plans.
  • Take and document patient vital signs, height and weight.
  • Monitor therapeutic interactions and environment.
  • Monitor patient status as assigned by charge nurse.
  • Make patient beds as needed or requested by supervisor.
  • Assist in the collection of body fluid specimens.
  • Prepare all appropriate laboratory forms/slips.
  • Note physician orders.
  • Assist patients with ADL (Assisted Daily Living), personal needs and belongings.
  • Provide comfort, solace and support to patients and respond to call lights and/or verbal requests.
  • Search patient belongings and rooms as assigned.
  • Maintain supplies necessary for performance of duties.
  • Maintain current knowledge of programs and explain as required.
  • Complete documentation in a timely manner consistent with all policies and procedures.
  • Measure blood glucose level via glucometer as directed by RN.
  • Obtain peripheral venous blood specimens, labels, tubes and send to lab.
  • Conduct peer reviews as required.
  • Train and orientate new employees as assigned.
  • Act courteously toward patients, visitors, co-workers and others.
  • Respond to the needs of patients, co-workers and all other interested parties in a timely manner.
  • Treat patients, visitors, co-workers and the public in a respectful manner at all times.
  • Conduct facility tours as assigned.
  • Accept direction from the RN on duty in a timely and respectful manner.
  • Attend required in-service training sessions and staff meetings.
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment.
  • Comply with all infection control and safety policies/procedures.
  • Comply with all HIPPA, confidentiality regulations.
  • Assist Dietary, Housekeeping, Maintenance and Counseling Departments as required.
  • Notify RN when leaving unit for breaks and/or lunch.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Willingness and ability to immediately receive training in obtaining vital signs, previous training and/or experience in obtaining vital signs preferred.
  • Ability to successfully pass department specific competencies during orientation period.
  • Physical ability, with or without accommodation, to finger, grasp, kneel, lift up to 20 pounds, pull, push, reach, and conduct repetitive movement.
  • Sensory and communicative skills, with or without accommodation, to feel, hear, see and speak.
  • In-depth knowledge of the disease concept and 12 Step recovery programs.
  • Ability to concentrate and to pay close attention to detail while performing tasks.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple demands.
  • Knowledgeable of computer systems.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Drivers License obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date required.
  • Must be certified or obtain CPI certification within 120 days of employment and maintain current certification thereafter required.
  • Basic Life Support Provider certification from the American Heart Association (AHA) to be obtained within 120 days of hire/transfer date required.


  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Post high school training as a medical assistant or equivalent preferred.

Work Experience:

  • 3-6 months of previous work experience in a customer service and/or patient service environment required.
Additional Preferences:

No additional preferences.

Why Join Our Team:

Ascension Michigan employs over 20,000 compassionate caregivers across 16 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities. Our care teams are dedicated to providing spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. We provide generous paid time off for work-life balance, a collaborative work environment, professional development opportunities and more to help our associates flourish personally and professionally. If you are looking for a rewarding career in healthcare, we invite you to apply today.

When you join Ascension, you join a team of over 160,000 individuals across the country committed to a Mission of serving others and providing compassionate, personalized care to all. Our inclusive culture, continuing education programs, career coaches and benefit offerings are just a few of the resources and tools that team members can use to create a rewarding career path. In fact, Ascension spent nearly $46 million in tuition assistance alone to support associate growth and development. If you are looking for a career where you can grow and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join our team today.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:

Ascension SE Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action employer. Associates and Applicants receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status.

Pay Non-Discrimination Notice:

For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

E-Verify Statement:

This employer participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program. Please click the E-Verify link below for more information.


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