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Cardiovascular Technologist

Are you skilled in caring and patience enough to work well with your patients? Do you have the technological proficiency in operating medical equipment which can be used to assist physicians in diagnosing and treating disorders of the heart, blood vessels, and lungs? Then a career as a cardiovascular technologist might be the perfect fit for you!

Job Duties:

  • Verifying the medical history of patients
  • Making patients feel comfortable and welcome by answering questions and attending to requests
  • Attaching electrodes to patients and operating electrocardiograph machine to get readings for electro-cardio-grams
  • Assist physicians with placing catheter into a patient’s heart through a blood vessel to diagnose and treat cardiac and peripheral ailments
  • Prepare patients for catheterization and when necessary shaving, cleaning or administering anesthetics
  • Obtain ultrasound echoes to observe heart function, circulation, and blood flow
  • Operating medical equipment and checking that computers and cardiovascular systems equipment are in proper working order and responding to equipment breakdowns
  • Preparing diagnostic procedure reports for a physician to interpret
  • Measuring the thickness of the heart walls as well as the size of heart chambers to recognize irregularities

Position Requirements:

  • Education: Associate’s degree
  • Specializations:
    • Electrocardiography – Performing EKG
    • Echocardiography – Applying ultrasound technology for heart imaging
    • Vascular Technology – Assessment of blood flow to identify abnormalities
    • Cardiology – Assist doctors to implant cardiac catheters
  • At least one year of experience
  • Skills
    • Technical and interpersonal skills
    • Strong hand-eye coordination
    • Attention to detail

Advantages of the Position

  • Working with patients and helping people in need
  • Entering a field with a substantial job growth (22%)
  • Engaging work environment
  • Health Benefits