ECT Registered Nurse in Fort Myers, FL at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

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Job Description

Park Royal Behavioral Health Services, Southwest Florida's premier behavioral health hospital and system have an immediate opening for an ECT Registered Nurse.

Serving as a key member of our team, the primary duties include but are not limited to:

Responsible for all pre and post treatment care of patients receiving ECT as well as assisting the medical staff during the administering of the therapy.  When scheduled, provide nursing care in a positive, empathetic, and professional attitude toward customers at all times.  Recognize that patient safety is a top priority.


  • Provide education about the ECT procedure and obtain a level of understanding from the patient and family.
  • Work within the treatment team to provide pre-treatment assessment, treatment monitoring and post-anesthesia recovery management for patients and assure the smooth flow of patients through the ECT process. 
  • Participate in development and evaluation of nursing practices provided in the clinical setting and the overall function of the clinical area including the ECT Suite.
  • Use multiple data sources to determine actual/potential health issues, functional status and safety concerns.
  • Communicate patient’s condition and need for altered care with treatment team.
  • Establish a therapeutic alliance with assigned patients, initiates and continues pulse oximetry, oxygen saturation and EKG monitoring throughout treatment and recovery.
  • Demonstrate safe, accurate and timely monitoring of cardiac and respiratory status and promote interventions that provide the least-restrictive and safest recovery.


  • Perform other functions and tasks as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited school of nursing required.
  • Previous Psych experience preferred.


  • Current RN License as required by state.
  • Current ACLS certification and Current IV Certification required.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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