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CARDIOLOGY TECHNOLOGIST

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Compensation

$29.84 to $44.75 per hour

Other benefits

Union

Health Sciences Association of Alberta (HSAA)

Education

Cardiology technology certificate

Basic Cardiac Life Support certificate

Higher classifications may require specialized education

What does this job look like at AHS?

During testing, cardiology technologists operate several recorders to observe the patient and notify the appropriate health-care professional if the patient’s medical condition changes. Using analyzers, scanners, and monitors, they perform recordings as well as set up, maintain, calibrate and troubleshoot equipment.

Cardiology technologists perform some teaching and supervisory duties, with technologists in higher classifications having additional leadership responsibilities. They train new staff and educate other hospital staff regarding cardiology technology and procedures. Cardiology technologists also take part in developing and implementing policies, standards and procedures related to their work environment.

Cardiology technologists work in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, labs and clinics. In the course of their work, cardiology technologists work directly with patients, physicians, other technologists and other health care staff. While they periodically work with others, they often work independently.

Cardiology technologists may work full-time or part-time hours or on a call-in (casual) basis. They can apply for positions that are permanent, temporary or casual depending on department and facility needs. Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening, night and weekend shifts, as well as on-call duty.

Cardiology technologists stand and walk for extended periods of time. They transport equipment and may assist with patient transfers. Cardiology technologists are often exposed to biohazardous material, so taking proper safety precautions is a priority.

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