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Mental Health Tech

Company: Ascension
Location: Rochester
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Job Description:

We Are Hiring:

Part time; 24 hours a week

11am-11:30pm, 2 shifts per week. Every third weekend, rotating holidays per contract.


6 West Behavioral Medicine:

This is a 20-bed behavioral health unit that cares for adult patients, eighteen years and up, with a primary diagnosis of psych (major depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, borderline disorder) patients also admitted with a secondary medical diagnosis. RN’s/MHT’s work 12-hour shifts and every third weekend.

What You Will Do:

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, but in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team, the Mental Health Technician participates in the assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating of patient care. As the chosen care delivery model, Relationship Based Care (RBC) is the foundation of compassionate patient care at Ascension, supported by all team members. The 6 elements of RBC – Element 1: Caring and Healing Practice Environment; Element 2: Responsibility for Relationship and Decision Making; Element 3: Work Allocation and Patient Assignments; Element 4: Communication with the Health Care Team; Element 5: Leadership/Management; Element 6: Process Improvement – provides the building blocks for patient care and service delivery within the CHMC organization and the focus of the three primary relationships – self, colleague, and patient. Supports the caring practice and the commitment to co-workers.

  • Essential Functions
    • Create a caring and healing environment using the 6 dimensions of the RBC model: leadership, teamwork, professional nursing, care delivery, resources and outcomes, keeping the patient and family as the focus of caring practice.
    • Follow the written plan of care, reports pertinent data change to primary/associate nurse in a timely manner.
    • Perform direct patient care according to unit standards, policies and procedures, including didactic groups for patient.
    • Participate in the “physical management” of a potentially violent patient. This may require the use of seclusion, restraint, proper usage of de-escalation techniques or other physical interventions necessary to prevent the patient from harming self, others, or causing property damage. These activities require knowledge of proper physical and verbal intervention skills and education.
    • In collaboration with the primary/associate nurse, will individualize patient care to meet the needs of the patient.
    • Assist with activities of daily living (ADL).
    • Measure and record vital signs.
    • Provide direct therapeutic interventions with assigned patients as determined by the individual treatment plan.
    • Participate in patient care conferences and treatment planning as requested by the interdisciplinary treatment team.
    • Daily documentation on every assigned patient addressing the goals of the treatment plan.
    • Monitor precautionary status of all patients.
    • Implement unit rounding policy, and provides safety surveillance on the unit.
    • Accompany patients off the unit for diagnostic tests.
    • Assist in admitting and discharge processes.
    • May interact with and supervise patients’ visitors.
    • Assist in the orientation of new staff to the Mental Health Tech role.
  • Non-Essential Functions
    • Assist with clerical functions on the unit as needed (i.e., answering phones, etc.).
    • Perform other duties as needed to ensure quality patient care.
    • This position requires the ability to identify age related differences within the persons served and the adjustment of treatment style and expectations as appropriate, including adjustments based on the person’s served cognitive function and learning ability. This will include taking into account their religious and cultural needs and preferences.
What You Will Need:

Licensure / Certification / Registration:

  • Successful completion of training in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (SECURE) as part of departmental orientation required.
  • Possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) at time of hire/transfer date required.


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Technical degree
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 150,000 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 Providence Rochester is an equal opportunity employer (EEO) and affords equal opportunity to all associates and applicants 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.

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.

Keywords: Ascension, Detroit , Mental Health Tech, Other , Rochester, Michigan

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