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Trinity Health Mental Health Tech 6 East Behavioral Health Contingent in Pontiac, Michigan

Employment Type:

Part time


Night Shift


An Opportunity to Join our Remarkable Care as a Mental Health Tech in the Behavioral Medicine Department awaits YOU!!!!


Trinity Oakland Hospital is a 497-bed community teaching hospital, level II trauma center and longtime leader in health care in Oakland County. We provide comprehensive care including cardiovascular, stroke, orthopedics, obstetrics, gynecology and cancer care. The hospital has been a leading provider of the most advanced medical care for more than 90 years. As part of Trinity Health we have received numerous local and national awards in recognition of our leadership, quality outcomes and clinical excellence.

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  • Competitive compensation

  • Full benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO, and more! Effective Day 1 of Employment - No Waiting Period!

  • Retirement savings plan with employer match and contributions Opportunity for growth and advancement throughout

  • Trinity Health Tuition Reimbursement

Free parking in proximity to your workplace

General Summary:

Functions as a member of a multidisciplinary team under the direction of an Registered Nurse to facilitate the patient's discharge to the next level of care. This is accomplished through the assurance of patient safety, the use of therapeutic communications and activities, and the teaching of appropriate coping and behavioral skills. In addition may be delegated components of the assessment and discharge process, unit specific treatments and diagnostic modalities, activities of daily living and dietary assistance.


  • Assures and maintains patient safety at all times. Completes designated portions of the assessment process. Responsible for daily documentation on assigned patients.

  • Orients patients and families to the unit and milieu program. Provides patient education according to approved unit specific didactic classes such as coping skills, chemical dependency, and depression management, etc.

  • Role models appropriate behaviors and communication skills with patients, families, and colleagues.

  • Assists patients in activities of daily living appropriate to patient's condition. This would include physical care such as bathing and ambulating patients.

  • Contributes to the interdisciplinary patient care conferences.

  • Provides basic nutritional support to patients such as tray passing, assistance with meals, and collection and documentation of intake as appropriate.

  • Directs or assists in patient activities (structured and unstructured) and assists in group therapy.

  • Provides basic medical treatments including monitoring of vital signs, recognition of life threatening conditions with initial response and reporting, emptying and measuring drainage equipment and documentation in the patient care record. Required to perform ECGs, basic respiratory care, and basic range of motion.

  • Prepares patient/family for discharge throughout the patients stay and contributes to the discharge instructions.

  • Assesses patient response to therapeutic interventions and the dynamics of the unit milieu. Plans interventions and adjusts activities according to unit/patient needs. 11 Participates in unit Shared Governance, unit/department educational offerings, and ongoing Continuous Quality Improvement activities.

  • Performs other duties as assigned and needed. These duties may vary depending upon the unit, patient type and need, number and complexity of treatments provided, etc. Additional duties may also include nonclinical duties consistent with meeting the needs of the patient and care team.

  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

  • Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.

  • Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, determines that appropriate charges have been entered for the correct patient, encounter, date/time of service, with any required modifiers. Make corrections as needed per charge capture policy/practice.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, actively participates in on-going education and communication regarding revenue management.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, assists with tracking and monitoring of equipment assigned to the unit. Requests services for maintaining equipment as needed.

  • In accordance with unit or departmental practice, proficient with the electronic health records for documentation, assessment, and care management, performing these activities concurrently with provision of care throughout the shift


  • Minimum of Associates Degree in Mental Health - Social Work OR Bachelors Degree in Psychology OR Associates Degree in Nursing with documented clinical rotation in mental health. -OR-

  • If incumbent does not hold the above education, 4 years work experience may be substituted in lieu of education.


  • If LPN, must be licensed in the state of Michigan.

  • Current Heart Saver (HS) certification


  • If incumbent holds formal Education, minimum of one year experience in a psychiatric care setting preferred. If does not hold formal Education, must have a minimum of 4 years’ experience.

Working Conditions:

  • Working in the patient care environment may result in exposure to communicable diseases and hazardous substance.

  • Physical ability to push, pull, lift, bend and perform physical management.

  • Working weekends, holidays, and emergency mandatory overtime to meet staffing needs. Orient to all units in the department.

  • May be assigned to other units on different shifts as necessary to meet staffing requirements

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is one of the largest not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare systems in the nation. Built on the foundation of our Mission and Core Values, we integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all that we do. Our colleagues have different lived experiences, customs, abilities, and talents. Together, we become our best selves. A diverse and inclusive workforce provides the most accessible and equitable care for those we serve. Trinity Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by law.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

EOE including disability/veteran