The ECT (Electroconvulsive Therapy) Coordinator, under the direction of the Nurse Manager, proactively coordinates patient care activities in relation to ECT, while ensuring the nursing process is carried out by demonstrating professionalism and clinical experience in Mental Health. The ECT Coordinator Nurse collaborates with unit staff, Anesthesia staff, Day Surgery staff, and Nursing Management in the development and implementation of ECT goals in accordance with DNV-GL specifications and unit policy, patient safety and quality improvement activities.
Education: See Licensure/Certification/Registration requirement.
Experience: Three (3) years RN in Mental Health.
Licensure/Certification/Registration: Current license in Minnesota to practice as Registered Nurse. BLS Certification with a designation of either BLS Provider or Healthcare Provider from either the American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or Military Training Network.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Experience: One (1) year Electroconvulsive Therapy.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other health care team members. Ability to work with others within a team to ensure quality patient care. Strong critical thinking skills. Ability to maintain healthy personal boundaries, protecting the therapeutic integrity of the nurse patient relationship.
READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.
SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND ENVIRONMENT
Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking; lifts, positions, pushes and/or transfers patients; considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling and crouching. Ability to see, hear, stand, bend, kneel, walk and lift up to fifty (50) pounds.
Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Reach with hands and arms - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Bending-repetitive forward - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 25 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)
Up to 35 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)
Up to 50 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)
Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases; contact with patients under wide variety of circumstances; exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness); subject to varying and unpredictable situations; handles emergency or crisis situations; may perform emergency care; occasionally subjected to irregular hours; occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries.