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ECT Practitioner

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
There are two ECT suites within Nottinghamshire Healthcare, one based at Blossomwood Mental Health Unit in Mansfield and another at the Queens Medical Centre, Lenton, Nottingham. This role is support the delivery of treatment. We have two 8 hour posts available at QMC ECT suite and 19 hours available at Blossomwood.

The role at Blossomwood also includes a depot and clozapine clinic run out of the ECT suite.

Open to all registered nurses.

The service is part of the Adult Mental Health directorate of Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, but will deliver treatment to all service users of the Trust for whom these interventions are the appropriate clinical treatment option.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust deliver mental health services to all individuals requiring the involvement of secondary mental health services across Nottinghamshire in a variety of community and inpatient settings .

This post is eligible for a Golden Hello payment of �2,750 for new starters who are external to the Trust. This is payable in 3 instalments over a 2 year period. This payment is only eligible to new starters who do not already hold a contract of employment with the Trust. This post also includes paid enhancements for unsocial hours working during night, weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

To support the Lead Nurse in delivery of ECT treatment.

The post holder will demonstrate enthusiasm and positive attitude to working in Electro convulsive therapy, solid communication skills and effective organisation skills.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

To assist in the delivery of ECT.

To assist in the delivery of the Clozapine and depot clinic (Blossomwood only)

To fulfil duties of the role with enthusiasm and have positive attitude to working in ECT services.

To monitor patients physical health and identify early signs of deterioration.

To assist the lead nurse in the booking of ECT treatment sessions in coordination with the patient, and members of the clinical team.

To monitor patients for adverse effects before, during and after receiving ECT treatment.

To provide medical interventions in an emergency situation including management of cardiac arrest, seizure and syncope. To be a part of the team to deliver immediate life support to patients in the event of serious complications.

To address any patient discomfort.

To ensure that ECT equipment is safely positioned and maintained in line with the trust polices.

To maintain patient confidentiality and treat patients with dignity and respect.

To follow established ECT protocols and clinical governance procedures.

To communicate effectively with the ECT Leads and other members of the team locally and other sites.

To maintain a high degree of precision regarding ECT administration, in terms of localisation of stimulation site, safe administration and patient monitoring.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse
  • oQualified to degree level or with equivalent relevant experience in mental health nursing


  • Experience of acute nursing



  • Knowledge of ECT shown
  • A working knowledge of major depression and other forms of major mental illness
  • Knowledge and experience relating to the assessment of risk and risk management



  • Keyboard Skills
  • Ability to record physical observations (pulse, blood pressure, oxygen saturation)
  • Ability to move ECT treatment facility and maintain equipment in line with trust policy.
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to develop rapport with patients, professionals, and partners both internal and externally to the organisations
  • Good literacy skills to a standard that enables the post holder to record clinical observations



  • Training in audit or outcome and feedback measures
  • Venipuncture trained



  • Experience of providing support services to people with mental health problems and vulnerable people
  • Experience of developing therapeutic relationships with patients' whist being mindful of their needs and priorities


  • Experience of working within an Acute inpatient mental health environment

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Queens Medical Centre




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