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Behavioral Health Technician - Recovery Coach

Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day shift
Req ID: 54735




Provides direct care to patients in a manner that considers safety, comfort in the behavioral health therapeutic environment. Builds healthy, supportive patient relationships and practices effective interpersonal skills at all times. Completes clinical reports and documentation in a professional and timely manner.




High School diploma or equivalent required.


Two-year degree in related field preferred.


For In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, previous psychiatric or Nurse Aide experience with preference for experience as a Mental Health Technician on an inpatient psychiatric unit.


For Outpatient Behavioral Health prior Substance Use Disorder work experience preferred and/or personal recovery experience preferred. For part-time and full time positions days or afternoons, a CADC (Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor) OR the ability to obtain a Development Plan for Certification is required. Pool staff may be hired without certification upon Management Discretion. Must have a valid drivers license and obtain a Class III Chauffer license within 30 days of hire. Possess or obtain CPR/AED certification within 60 days of hire.





For In-Patient Psychiatric Unit, works under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. May receive instructions from the Unit Manager, Nursing Administrator, or Medical Director.  


For Outpatient Behavioral Health, works under the supervision of the Manager and may also receive direction from Lead BHT, the Director, Medical Director, Nurse Practitioner or other members of the multi-disciplinary team. 




Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:


     Neonatal (birth-1 mo)  x   Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)


     Infant (1 mo-1 yr)  x Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)


     Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)   Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)


     Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)  x    Geriatric (65 yrs & above)


     Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)     All ages (birth & above)


     No direct clinical contact with patients




  1. Supports the mission statement of MMC.  Munson Healthcare and its partner’s work together to provide superior quality care and to promote community health


  1. Embraces and Supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Medical Center


  1. Demonstrates competency through hospital and department checklists, customer/patient evaluation, clinical staff dialogue, performance appraisals and staff education 


  1. Provides care to patients in a manner that considers safety, comfort, and the therapeutic environment 


  1. Assists patients with the activities of daily living


  1. Promotes personal and patient safety at all times


  1. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times


  1. Promotes good public relations with department personnel, physicians, other referral sources, patient families and the community


  1. Takes vital signs, weighs patients, and collects specimens as needed


  1. Maintains awareness of patient’s physical and mental status 


  1. Reports and documents patient clinically significant observations and clinical documentation in a professional and timely manner


  1. May attend, co-facilitate or lead psycho-educational group and/or recreational activities             


  1. Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, workshops, attending in-service education and reviewing current literature


  1. Promotes good public relations with department personnel, physicians, other referral sources, patient families and the community


  1. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested


  1. For Outpatient only, assists with admissions and discharges per protocols


  1. For Outpatient only, transports patients to off-site activities as needed


  1. For Outpatient only, may receive, store, restock, and transport pharmaceuticals. 


  1. For Outpatient only, provides oversight of patient self-administration of medication in accordance with protocols.






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