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Cardiac Catheterisation Technician

Cardiac Catheterisation refers to the process of performing cardiac angiography and other procedures by means of inserting a catheter from arteries in the groin or wrist and feeding these up to the heart.
Key Responsibilities of the Cardiac Technician can include
  • Calibration and maintenance of all equipment which includes sterilisation where necessary.
  • History taking and interpretation of request forms.
  • Performing the procedures, reporting and highlighting abnormal recordings.
  • Commitment to in-service training of students and technicians.
  • Participation in in-patient care, preparation and reassurance of patient.
  • To initiate and participate in dealing with medical emergencies including cardiac resuscitation.
  • To keep such records appropriate to his/her office as he/she may be required.
  • To maintain roster for staff within the Cardiac Technicians Department to ensure service is maintained appropriate to requirements.
  • To be responsible for rosters to include leave rosters and to identify locum requirements.
  • To be involved in the in-service training program implement new codes of practice
  • To be involved in the development of new procedures which may be introduced.
  • Resting E.C.G.
  • Stress E.C.G.
  • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
  • Echo Cardiography , Transthoracic and transeoesophageal: Performance and reporting.
  • Pacing and follow-up temporary and permanent cardiac.
  • Cardiac Catheterisation, diagnostic and interventional.
  • Pacer implantation
  • Electrophysiology studies and ablations
  • AICD implants and follow-up
  • Tilt Table testing
Required Qualifications & Experience
  • The Certificate in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement or equivalentqualification.
  • Membership of the Society of Cardiological Science and Technology.