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Job Summary

This posting is for a temporary, Psychiatric Care Worker (PCW).  PCWs, under the direction of the Medical Director and Clinical Nurses, provide staffing and clinical support to patients and staff in the Electroconvulsive Therapy Clinic (ECT).  Job areas include Patient Waiting Room, Preop, Treatment Room and Recovery Areas (PACU).  Job duties include the following…

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.


  • Ensure adequate number of disinfected and/or dressed stretchers and wheelchairs are available
  • Prepare, place and remove IV bags, Take vital signs, Conduct Pregnancy Tests, Place and remove monitor leads, Tape rings and/or earrings, as applicable
  • Transport patients to and from treatment areas or to an inpatient floor.  Ambulate, move and lift patients
  • File paperwork and EEG strips
  • Restock refrigerator and snack bin with appropriate/available items
  • Prepare and file ID bands, patient labels, consent forms, assessment paperwork and patient schedules
  • Wipe down dresser drawers as needed; Discard used linens in assigned bins; Clean ECT cart(s) and restock as needed
  • Check crash cart & document findings per JCAHO regulations
  • Complete bite block requisitions and drop off for cleaning
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by clinical staff 

Required Qualifications*

  • A minimum of two years of college, or progressively responsible experience working with psychiatric patients, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills
  • Evidence of a responsible work pattern including an outstanding attendance record
  • Able to transport and move patients/patient stretchers/patient wheelchairs

Desired Qualifications*

  • Recent experience on an Acute Adult Inpatient psychiatric unit
  • Able to take and process direction from multiple people

Work Schedule

The number of hours per week for this Monday – Friday Day position varies with no weekends.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.  Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.