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Psychiatric Technician - Hickory Unit (Adults), Full time, 1st shift 

Location Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift First  

The Psychiatric Technician in the Hospital Based Services (HBS) division performs the role of physical and emotional care giver within an inpatient hospital environment to adult clients who are experiencing mental illness. On Pine Rest's main campus in Grand Rapids sits our 220+ bed inpatient hospital which includes five separate, and often specialized, adult inpatient units containing more than 20 beds each and serving an adult population of both men and women with varying degrees of mental illness and other related conditions. The staff within our Adult Programs are dedicated to providing quality, relationship based care to each and every client they serve in a way which fits the client's needs best. The level of care required will vary between the five units and may include care of individuals with co-occurring disorders (such as mental illness and addiction/substance abuse), care for those who are more severely and persistently mentally ill, and care for those clients who may be experiencing mental illness for the first time and may or may not have a shorter stay with us.

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Other primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides a safe and secure environment for patients and staff in both individual and group settings.
  • Collaborates in day-to-day planning/development of patient programming and implementation of programs.
  • May, at times, assist persons served with personal care activities.
  • Is responsible to actively participate in safety management, crisis intervention and prevention. This also may include monitoring, assessment, de-escalation, implementation of restrictive measures, and emergency psychiatric and medical care.
  • May be required to survey, document, and report and all safety repair and maintenance needs.
  • Documents all progress notes, medication administration, and any other relevant information, reporting any immediate concerns according to departmental policies and procedures.
  • Responsible to monitor for and report to the designated staff any potential risk to person's served safety that could lead to an adverse outcome.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Position Requirements

Education, Training, and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Completion of six (6) months or more post high school education in behavioral sciences or similar experience is preferred.
  • One to two (1-2) years of college education in an applicable program such as Nursing, Clinical Social Work/Therapy, Psychology, etc. is preferred, though not required.

Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:

  • Ability to provide care/service within the scope of: Holding a conviction to express Christ’s love and compassion to recipients of services, coworkers, and surrounding communities through integrity, stewardship, empowerment, the promotion of diversity, and professional excellence.
  • Ability to provide cultural competent care with a wide range of individuals in a diverse community setting.
  • Requires physical and emotional stamina to deal with physical, emotional, social, mental and spiritual needs of patients/residents.
  • The candidate may be required to have a valid Michigan driver’s license and ability access to access Pine Rest Transportation Vehicles for the performance of job duties.

Pine Rest is an EOE

About the Organization Pine Rest is a nonprofit, free standing, behavioral health system founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This comprehensive behavioral health center, coupled with the Pine Rest network of 18 outpatient clinics and satellite offices in Michigan and Iowa, provide individualized and group therapy for people of all ages and all levels of need. Pine Rest clinicians offer therapeutic services in behavioral health for people of all ages and all levels of need across the continuum of care within a Christian framework.

Pine Rest has a 198-bed inpatient hospital program with a 36-bed child and adolescent inpatient and a large partial hospital program for adolescents. Additionally, Pine Rest has many inpatient services for adults, including: four 22-bed adult inpatient units each designed for a different level of acuity, a 22-bed co-occurring substance use disorder adult inpatient unit, a large adult partial hospital program, and a 26-bed older adult inpatient unit.

The Pine Rest Community and Residential Services Division also provides a wide array of services. With over 220 residential beds across a variety of programs, including treatment for substance use disorders, homes for adults with intellectual and developmental disorders, adults with mental illness, and a program for youth aged 11-18 with extensive trauma histories focusing on trauma treatment and life skills programming.

The Pine Rest Behavioral Health Solutions Division partners with behavioral health and medical organizations to increase access to psychiatry services and to provide a continuum of behavioral health and telepsychiatry services throughout many communities across the State of Michigan.

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EOE Statement Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services an equal employment opportunity employer and complies with the following:

Executive Order 11246, as amended, prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, and requires affirmative action to ensure equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment.

Executive Order 11246, as amended, protects applicants and employees from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing their compensation or the compensation of other applicants or employees.

Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, protects qualified individuals with disabilities
from discrimination in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment. Disability discrimination includes not making reasonable accommodation to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified individual with a disability who is an applicant or employee, barring undue hardship to the employer. Section 503 also requires that Federal contractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities at all levels of employment, including the executive level.

The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as amended, 38 U.S.C. 4212, prohibits
employment discrimination against, and requires affirmative action to recruit, employ, and advance in
employment, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans (i.e., within three years of discharge or release from active duty), active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, or Armed Forces service medal veterans.
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