Registered Nurse - Adult Psych (Contingent) - Wyandotte - Rotating Shift

1913979 Requisition #

The inpatient psychiatric unit at Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital is a 36 bed adult unit caring for both voluntary and involuntary patients with a mental illness. Our multidisciplinary treatment team consists of nurses, mental health assistants, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists, a chemical dependency counselor, psychiatrists and nurse practitioners. We are proud to offer Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) as a treatment option. Our department has an active and engaged Unit Governance Council which leads many process improvement initiatives that are meaningful to our employees.


  • Provides leadership in the coordination and delivery of quality compassionate patient care.  
  • Utilizes the nursing process of assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation, to provide, delegate, supervise and document care and teaching of patients and family. 
  • Effectively communicates pertinent patient/family information to health care team. Participates in finding solutions for variances from patient goals and ensures implementation of solutions. 

Unit-based contingent that reports directly to the Unit Manager/Unit Director.




1. Provides leadership in the professional practice setting.

2. Supports and contributes to the professional development of peers and colleagues.

3. Actively participates in the shared governance process to promote nursing practice.

4. Delegates tasks and communicates plan of care to assistive personnel in a respectful professional manner.

5. Promotes a healthy work environment through promotion of professional communication standards, commitment to co-workers, and positive problem resolution.


1. Anticipates and exceeds patients and customers’ expectations that meet all elements of the Henry Ford Experience.

2. Identifies services and care improvement ideas and act on them to create excellent customer experiences.

3. Demonstrates, supports and assumes personal accountability for consistently upholding team members to the standards across the System and adhering to HFHS policies and procedures.

4. Recognizes the unique contribution all health care team members contribute to the patient experience.

Quality and Safety:

1. Acts as a patient advocate while utilizing the nursing process to plan, deliver, and evaluate goal focused, individualized, safe, age specific care for all patients including those with complex pathophysiological needs and/or psychosocial needs.

2. Seeks to understand and incorporate both safe practices and evidence-based practices into daily nursing care.

3. Maintains compliance with regulatory standards regarding practice, environment and documentation.

4. Directs and delegates nursing care based on patient acuity and staff competency that is consistent with the nurse’s obligation to provide optimum patient care.

5. Participate in quality improvement/patient safety initiatives and programs.



  • BSN preferred.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing. 
  • Previous 1-2 years recent related clinical nursing experience and a demonstrated level of performance and practice required.
  • Clinical knowledge and analytical abilities necessary to formulate effective nursing care plans.
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of professional nursing services.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, families, and hospital personnel.


  • Current licensure by the Michigan State Board of Nursing





       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. 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 a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

      Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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        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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