Psych Tech I (Full-time/Day Shift) - Behavioral Health - Allegiance Health - Jackson, MI

Behavioral Health
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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.


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.



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



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 Associates 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.


       Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

       care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education.  The system includes

       the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

       insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

       network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

       full continuum of care.  In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

       The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

       employees.  Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient.  The

       health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III.  To learn more, visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness

       and access to day care services at Bright Horizons Midtown Detroit, and a whole host of other

       benefits and services.

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

        Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is

        committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to

        race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height,

        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

        or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

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