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ECT Technician



UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is currently seeking a flex full-time (28 hours +)   ETC Technician to help support the Center of Interventional Psychiatry. The ECT Technician’s focus will be on the Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) but will also support the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) treatment team within the department.


  • LEADERSHIP --Takes initiative to ensure that department environment is maintained.
  • PROFESSIONAL GROWTH -- Maintains competency requirements. -- Attends a minimum of 2 unit based or institute wide inservices yearly. -- Learns and utilizes up-to-date technology and practices in the delivery of patient care.
  • CARE DELIVERY -- Provides physical care and technical care procedures as applications of EKG leads, taking vital signs, monitoring level of consciousness and assisting with toileting and changing clothes. -- Maintains a safe and therapeutic environment. -- Assists in the implementation and maintenance of the department program providing a consistent and therapeutic approach to patient care. -- Manages crisis situations effectively using positive approaches. -- Assists the nurse and other direct care staff in the provision of physical care. -- Documents in the medical record according to established policies.
  • COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE -- Maintains on-going communication with the observations of patients' medical and behavioral symptoms and the care provided. -- Works under the supervision of a registered nurse in providing care to patients as assigned by the Nurse Clinical Manager or designee. -- Performs clinical research functions as assigned by the Nurse Clinical Manager or designee.



  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Patient Care experience preferred 
  • Ability to communicate adequately in English both verbally and written.
  • The incumbent must be physically capable of providing direct total physical care to unpredictable, potentially violent mentally ill patients as necessary, including lifting, supporting, running towards or away from areas where problems are occurring and pushing and pulling equipment such as wheelchairs, stretchers and beds.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

Act 73 FBICPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management (CCMC)
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting with renewal
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct