Sanford Behavioral Health is an innovative and trusted leader in behavioral health in Michigan with a mission to raise the standard of care across Michigan and fill service gaps. Sanford is committed to improving access to services, reducing stigma surrounding mental health, and promoting progress and innovation related to mental health treatment throughout our state.
We are looking for a passionate person interested in helping others during their recovery to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
- There is an extra $2/hr for being on-call and having the flexibility of moving between all 3 facilities.
Role and Responsibilities
- Position requires travel in personal vehicle between Grand Rapids and Marne facilities. Shifts and duties will be performed at all locations, as needed. May report to two or more locations within a shift, depending on urgency of needs.
- Independently manages a community setting of clients.
- Supervises clients’ participation in varied recreational, cultural, and spiritual activities.
- Assists with conflict resolution among clients and is prepared to intervene as required.
- Assists with intakes and provides new client orientation.
- Facilitates groups with clients and enters individualized notes on the EMR.
- Provides transportation for clients’ needs, as necessary, including transportation between locations (i.e., Sanford West to Sanford Grand Rapids), 12-step meetings, recreational activities, and other care during residential shift hours.
- Assists Nurse on the unit with clients’ medical needs.
- Administers client medications and takes vitals as ordered by provider and overseen by the nurse.
- Documents medical notes, vitals, and other pertinent information in the EMR and communicates any abnormalities or medical concerns to the nurse.
- Communicates with the pharmacy regarding orders, deliveries, and prior authorizations for medications.
- Administers testing and collecting and preparing laboratory specimens.
- Performs housekeeping duties, as directed.
- Conducts hourly safety checks on clients during sleeping hours.
- Maintains safety drills and documentation and prepares critical incident reports as needed.
- At all times, observes and respect clients’ individual rights and confidentiality.
- Will be expected to perform RSS duties and assist nursing units in Grand Rapids and Marne locations based on call in’s, scheduled vacations, emergencies, etc.
- Performs CPR/AED and/or First Aid as needed.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), required.
- Unrestricted Driver’s License, required.
- Minimum 2 years of behavioral health and/or substance use disorder experience, preferred.
- Must be able to work off shifts, when needed.
- Current certification in CPR/AED and First Aid. If certification is not current, must be willing to obtain certification within 30-60 days of employment.
- Ability to utilize an electronic medical record (EMR) for all documentation.
- Knowledge of addiction recovery.
- Knowledge of safety hazards and precautions to maintain a safe work environment.
- Basic understanding of clinical tasks (vitals, EMR charting, etc.).
- Knowledge of medical terminology and medications used in the treatment of substance use disorders.
- Ability to take accurate vitals.
- Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
- Ability to read, understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions.
- Ability to communicate clearly.
- Ability to multi-task and be flexible in work responsibilities.
- Ability to manage time effectively.
- Communication skills, self-motivation, organizational skills, critical thinking, and good decision-making abilities.
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.??
- Must be able to lift 15 pounds.??
- Must be able to perform repetitive tasks such as typing for extended periods of time.??
- Must be able to clearly express and exchange ideas by means of spoken words to impart oral information to employees or others accurately or quickly, engaging in sometimes lengthy conversations or presentations.??
- Capable of monitoring the facility and grounds, including the ability to ambulate up and down stairs.
- Must be able to seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with your hand or hands.??
- Must be able to perceive sound by ear to interpret oral information from employees or others accurately or quickly.??
- Work will be performed in an office environment with fluctuating temperatures.
The employee must be able to perform the essential functions of the position satisfactorily and, if requested, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.
Sanford Behavioral Health is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by Federal, State or local laws.