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This cardiovascular technologist sample job description can assist in your creating a job application that will attract job candidates who are qualified for the job. Feel free to revise this job description to meet your specific job duties and job requirements.

Description:Cardiovascular Technologist

Cardiovascular Technologist Job Purpose:
Aids physicians in diagnosis and treatment of heart, lung, and blood vessel disorders by conducting invasive and non-invasive diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and pulmonary systems; maintaining equipment; recording test results.

Cardiovascular Technologist Job Duties:

  • Registers patients by entering anticipated service date into the patient record; verifying medical history.
  • Comforts patients by welcoming them to the cardiology suite; answering their questions; responding to requests.
  • Supports physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac and peripheral vascular ailments by helping physicians wind a catheter through a patient's blood vessel to the heart.
  • Completes electro-cardio-grams (EKGs or ECGs) by attaching electrodes to the patient's chest, arms, and legs; manipulating switches on a electrocardiograph machine to obtain a reading.
  • Completes treadmill stress tests by connecting patient to an EKG monitor; obtaining a baseline heart-rate reading and resting blood pressure; increasing the speed of the treadmill; observing the effect of increased exertion.
  • Completes non-invasive peripheral vascular tests by collecting ultrasound echoes to form a screen image of the heart function, blood flow, and circulation.
  • Documents patient services by completing patient records, forms, reports, logs, and other records.
  • Maintains equipment by ensuring that computers and cardiovascular systems and equipment are operating properly; following operating instructions; reporting any hazardous or potentially dangerous conditions; responding to equipment breakdowns; troubleshooting problems; calibrating equipment; following preventive maintenance procedures; anticipating repair requirements; calling for repairs.
  • Maintains quality results by evaluating diagnostic studies for quality and diagnoses.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by following asepsis standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
  • Serves and protects the hospital community by adhering to professional standards, hospital policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements, and JCAHO standards.
  • Enhances cardiology and hospital reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

Skills/Qualifications: Cardiovascular Knowledge, Use of Medical Technologies, Medical Teamwork, Performing Diagnostic Procedures, Dealing with Complexity, Hospital Environment, Bedside Manner, Presenting Technical Information, Quality Focus, Analyzing Information , Informing Others

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