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Lead Psychiatric Technician

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Job Type
19 May 2023
What Will You Do?
As a Lead Psychiatric Technician at Pine Rest, you'll be part of tight-knit team that believes in the healing power of your expertise and compassion. The Lead Psychiatric Technician under general supervision and according to departmental policies and procedures and within the individual plan of care performs the role of physical, emotional, and medical care given to patients with mental illness and/or developmental delays as directed by the program Manager, Psychiatrist, and/or program (Charge) nurse. The Lead Psychiatric Technician is responsible to actively participate in safety management, milieu management, crisis intervention and prevention.

Our Lead Psychiatric Technicians are driven to make an impact in the lives of those we serve and are motivated by the healing they witness first-hand each day. They are dedicated to excellent customer service, enthusiastic about the care we offer, and foster a sense of belonging and empowerment in a diverse workplace.

Who We Are:

We at Pine Rest believe in the power of healing and that everyone in our community has the right to expert care for mental health and substance use disorders. We are much more than just the third largest non-profit behavioral health system in the country, our 220-acre main campus, and our network of clinical sites across Michigan. We are a tight-knit community of healers who witness the impact of our life-changing work each day.

Each day, we are closing the gaps in access to care. We are innovating through leading-edge research, testing, programs, and treatment modalities that others replicate across the country. Our services include a state-of-the-art psychiatric urgent care center and a soon-to-be-built pediatric behavioral health center, outpatient, inpatient, partial hospitalization (day programs), assessment and testing, residential, addiction treatment and specialty services such as crisis response, employee assistance programs, forensic psychiatry and psychology, and neuromodulation. Our on-the-job educational programs for nurses, psychologists, advanced practice providers, psychiatrists and chaplains are equipping the next generation of care providers.

We are passionate about serving and are honored to be a part of this incredible work.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Provides a safe and secure environment for patients and staff in both individual and group settings
Collaborates in implementation of patient programs

Documents meal intake, ADLs, activities and programming lead by psychiatric technician, reporting any immediate concerns according to departmental policies and procedures. Reports observed behaviors or other relevant information to RN for documentation.

Completes reports as needed and directed by the Charge RN.

Assists in the teaching of patient/family.

Responsible to role model the mission and values of the organization through appropriate social behavior and appropriate problem solving. Provides spiritual, emotional, social, mental, and physical support to patients. Also responsible to role model the principles of Relationship Based Care.

Assist Clinical Service Manager in annual performance reviews.

Assist in the supervision of psychiatric technicians as directed by Clinical Service Manager/lead RN. This may include but is not limited to: support in growth and learning during probationary period, addressing performance issues, creation of development plans, completing verbal or written corrective actions.

Responsible to actively participate in safety management, milieu management, crisis intervention and prevention. Related activities include but are not limited to the following: observing, monitoring, de-escalation, implementation of restrictive measures, and emergency medical care.

What Does This Role Require?

•Position requires completion of high school (or equivalent).
•Completion of a minimum of six months post high school education in behavioral sciences or equivalent is preferred. CNA certification or one to two years of college education is preferred.
•One year or more of experience working with persons with mental illness and/or developmental delays.
•Trained to work in the age group of the patient being served with annual continuing age specific education and demonstrated competence.


Medical, dental, vision life insurance plans

403(b) retirement match contribution by Pine Rest

Generous PTO for full and part time employees

Tuition assistance loan forgiveness

Employee Assistance Program offering many free and discounted services for therapy, legal, accounting, gym membership, etc.

Partnership with Davenport University provides generous discount on tuition for employees and family members.


Pine Rest provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

All new employees are subject to a criminal background check and education verification which may include sending a copy of your high school diploma, GED, or college transcripts.

Successful completion of a drug screen prior to employment is also part of our background process.

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services requires all employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations subject to certain exclusions. Pine Rest is committed to granting reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable laws.
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  • Job Reference: 1010172452-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Pine Rest - Aspen
  • Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent