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NOC 3217 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological

To apply under NOC-3217 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate electrocardiogram and other electronic equipment to record cardiac activity of patients
  • Perform non-invasive cardiovascular procedures and tests, such as electrocardiograms, exercise tolerance tests, ambulatory monitoring and scanning of tapes, holter arrhythmia scanning, pacemaker analysis and follow-up
  • Record and assess cardiac activity and provide preliminary reports of tests
  • Provide patients with care during procedures and tests
  • Prepare reports for interpretation by cardiologists
  • Reprogram pacemakers according to required standards
  • Check, calibrate and perform routine maintenance of cardiology equipment to ensure proper operation
  • May analyze tests and notify physician or other health care professionals of abnormalities
  • May administer certain drugs under direct supervision of physician
  • May document and record pacemaker implant threshold measurements under direct supervision of cardiac surgeon
  • May supervise and train students, other cardiology technologists and nurses.

Electrophysiological technologists perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Review patient’s case history and assess nature of problem to determine procedures and tests required
  • Attach diagnostic equipment to patients and ensure their comfort and safety
  • Operate diagnostic equipment such as electroencephalographic and evoked potential equipment to record the electrical activity of the brain and cranial and central nervous systems
  • Operate electromyographic equipment to conduct electrophysiological nerve conduction velocity tests and to assist physicians in conducting electrophysiological tests such as muscle strength and repetitive stimulation
  • Take notes on the recorded graph to identify interference such as poor electrode contact or patient movement
  • Prepare recordings and reports of findings for physicians to aid in the diagnosis of neurological disorders
  • Check, calibrate and perform routine maintenance of diagnostic equipment
  • Train and supervise students, technicians or other electroencephalograph technologists.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological. 

NOC 3217 – Cardiology technologists and electrophysiological: example titles.

  • assistant cardiology supervisor
  • assistant supervisor, cardiology
  • cardiac catheterization technician
  • cardiac stress technologist
  • cardiac technician
  • cardiology instructor
  • cardiology supervisor
  • cardiology technician
  • cardiology technologist
  • charge technologist – electrocardiography
  • chief electroencephalograph technologist
  • chief electromyography (EMG) technologist
  • chief EMG (electromyography) technologist
  • chief technologist, electroencephalograph
  • chief technologist, electromyography (EMG)
  • chief technologist, EMG (electromyography)
  • ECG (electrocardiographic) technician
  • ECG (electrocardiographic) technologist
  • echoencephalographic technologist
  • echoencephalography technician
  • EEG (electroencephalograph) chief technologist
  • EEG (electroencephalograph) technician
  • EEG (electroencephalograph) technologist
  • EEG (electroencephalography) technologist
  • electrocardiographic (ECG) technician
  • electrocardiographic (ECG) technologist
  • electrocardiography technician
  • electrocardiography technologist
  • electrocardiology technician
  • electrocardiology technologist
  • electroencephalograph (EEG) chief technologist
  • electroencephalograph (EEG) technician
  • electroencephalograph (EEG) technologist
  • electroencephalograph technologist
  • electroencephalographic instructor
  • electromyography (EMG) chief technologist
  • electromyography (EMG) technician
  • electromyography (EMG) technologist
  • electroneurodiagnostic (END) technologist
  • electroneurophysiology (ENP) technologist
  • EMG (electromyography) chief technologist
  • EMG (electromyography) technician
  • EMG (electromyography) technologist
  • END (electroneurodiagnostic) technologist
  • evoked potential (EP) technologist
  • Holter monitor technologist
  • Holter scanning technologist
  • neuroelectrophysiology technologist
  • non-registered electrocardiography technician
  • registered cardiology technologist
  • registered electrocardiography technician
  • student cardiology technologist
  • supervisor, cardiology
  • technician, cardiac catheterization
  • technician, cardiology
  • technician, echoencephalography
  • technician, electrocardiographic (ECG)
  • technician, electrocardiography
  • technician, electrocardiology
  • technician, electroencephalograph (EEG)
  • technician, electromyography (EMG)
  • technician, EMG (electromyography)
  • technologist, cardiac catheterization
  • technologist, cardiology
  • technologist, ECG (electrocardiographic)
  • technologist, echoencephalographic
  • technologist, electrocardiographic (ECG)
  • technologist, electrocardiography
  • technologist, electrocardiology
  • technologist, electroencephalograph
  • technologist, electroencephalograph (EEG)
  • technologist, electromyography (EMG)
  • technologist, electroneurodiagnostic (END)
  • technologist, EMG (electromyography)
  • technologist, END (electroneurodiagnostic)
  • technologist, evoked potential (EP)
  • technologist, vascular
  • vascular technologist

Employment Requirements

  • Cardiology technologists require completion of a two-year college diploma program in cardiology technology and Supervised practical training.
  • Cardiology technologists require registration with the Canadian Society of Cardiology Technologists in all provinces except Quebec.
  • Electroencephalograph and other diagnostic technologists require completion of a two-year college or hospital-based program in electrophysiology technology and Supervised practical training.
  • Registration with the Canadian Board of Electroencephalograph Technologists is available for electroencephalograph technologists; it is required in Alberta and is usually required by employers in other provinces.
  • Registration with the Association of Electromyography Technologists of Canada is available for electromyography technologists and is usually required by employers.
  • Registration with l’Ordre des technologues en imagerie médicale, en radio-oncologie et en électrophysiologie médicale du Québec is required for cardiology technologists and electrophysiological technologists in Quebec.


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  • Cardiology nurse technicians (in 3012 Registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses)

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