Summary Cardiovascular Technologist in British Columbia
National Occupational Classification update
We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "cardiovascular technologist" was moved from the group Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists, n.e.c. (NOC 3217) to the group Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists (NOC 32123).
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Note that some information in this job profile is based on the 2016 version of the NOC.
Cardiology technologists operate electrocardiogram equipment and use medical imaging technologies to record cardiac activity of patients to aid in the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of heart disease. Electrophysiological diagnostic technologists operate electroencephalographic, electromyographic and other electrophysiological diagnostic equipment to assist physicians in diagnosing diseases, injuries and abnormalities. Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological diagnostic technologists who are supervisors or instructors are included in this unit group. They are employed in clinics, hospitals and medical laboratories.
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College or apprenticeship
This occupation usually requires a college diploma (community college, institute of technology or CÉGEP), an apprenticeship training of 2 or more years, or experience working in a supervisory occupation.
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- Check, calibrate and perform routine maintenance to equipment
- Train and supervise students, other technologists or nurses
- Operate electromyography and diagnostic equipment
- Prepare recordings and reports of findings for physicians
- Review patient's case history and assess nature of problem to determine procedures and tests required
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