Basic Grade Cardiac Technician
Report To: Chief Cardiac Technician or nominee
Accountable: Chief Cardiac Technician or nominee
Hours: 37 hours per week
To be familiar with the techniques and range of equipment used in current medical practice for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients referred to the Cardiology Department.
• Association of the Society of Cardiac Technicians.
• A diploma in medical physics and physiological measurement from a college of technology or equivalent.
1. Key Areas of Responsibility
1.1 At all times treating patients with dignity and respect, exercising discretion and maintaining their
1.2 To perform and interpret the following: ECG’s, Stress tests, Holter monitoring & analysis, BP
monitors & analysis, Event monitors & analysis & Pacemaker follow up.
1.3 To be responsible for accurate storing of reports generated from the above tests.
1.4 Training in Pacemaker implant and ICD implant and follow up, Echocardiography, Cardiac
Catheterisation & Electrophysiology. Maintain accurate documentation regarding these
Procedures. Have adequate knowledge of the products required during these procedures.
1.5 To be professionally responsible for all aspects of the post holders own work.
1.6 Report any malfunction or defects in equipment relevant to the Cardiology Department.
1.7 Support the Head of Department in the implementation of initiatives aimed at improving
And developing the service of the Cardiology Department.
1.8 Maintaining the department environment to promote good infection control and health
and safety at work.
1.9 Taking due care of patient’s property and valuables in accordance with hospital policy.
1.10 Working co-operatively with others as part of the multi-disciplinary team helping and assisting
other clinical staff in the routine work associated with patient care.
1.11 Providing comfort, reassurance and support to patients in times of high anxiety or distress.
1.12 Obtaining, relaying, recording and storing information relating to care delivery whilst at all
times maintaining patient confidentiality.
1.13 Demonstrating an understanding of the importance of accurate documentation and
contributing towards recording daily reports of patients activity and progress.
1.14 Listening to and being able to accept constructive feedback.
1.15 Participating in discussion about patient care and ward/departmental development, including
handover and team meetings.
1.16 Undertaking a range of administrative and clerical tasks associated with patient care to
facilitate the smooth running of the ward/department.
1.17 Maintaining and controlling stock, equipment and materials related to patient care in order to
facilitate the efficient and effective use of resources and ensure that patient areas are kept
1.18 Complying with the policies and procedures at Blackrock Clinic, e.g.
• Health and Safety
• Infection Control including disposal of waste, sharps and infected lined.
• Accident and Incident Reporting
• Complaints Procedure
• Hospital Fire Policy and evacuation
2. Communication Skills
2.1 Communicate appropriately with colleagues and other members of the health care teams.
2.2 Communicate in a manner that avoids antagonism, reduces conflict and prevents undue
2.3 Recognise limitations and seek assistance where necessary.
2.4 Attend and contribute to appropriate meetings.
2.5 Accept constructive advice when appropriate.
2.6 Report all incidents immediately, which may adversely affect a patient, colleague or the
2.7 Communicating clearly and appropriately with patients, their relatives / friends colleagues and all
other members of the multidisciplinary team including responding to queries, answering the
phone, taking messages and passing on written and verbal information to patients.
3. General Expectations
3.1 Support the philosophy, objectives and goals of Blackrock Clinic.
3.2 Observe the appropriate lines of authority.
3.3 Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patients and the activities of Blackrock Clinic.
3.4 Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in all areas of the hospital/clinic as required.
3.5 The Ward/Unit Manager depending on the availability of locum cover will arrange annual leave;
this usually means the holiday periods i.e. Easter, summer and Christmas.
3.6 Participates in developing and providing quality care within Blackrock Clinic.
3.7 Assists in orientation, teaching and supervision of new and junior personnel.
3.8 Continue to develop personal knowledge and skills and seeks outside educational opportunities.
3.9 Present a professional appearance and conform to the dress, hygiene and infection control
policies of the Clinic.
3.10 Is always punctual on duty.
This job description is a reflection of the present service requirements and may be subject to review and amendments to meet the changing needs of the service.