NSQF- Cardiac Care Technician.pdf

Cardiac Care Technician

  • Job DescriptionIndividuals in this job assist in performing invasive and non-invasive diagnostic examinations and therapeutic interventions of the heart and/or blood vessels at the request or direction of a provider.
  • Originally Approved
  • Last Revised
  • Code2015/HLT/HSSC/0095
  • SectorHealthcare
  • NSQF LevelLevel 4
  • Notional Hours1500
  • Accrediting BodiesHealthcare Sector Skill Council
  • Certifying BodiesHealthcare Sector Skill Council
  • Proposed Occupation

    Cardiac care technician in the health Industry is also known as a cardio graphic technician or cardiovascular technician. 

  • International Comparability

    While writing the NOSs the UK NOSs were also referred to and an effort was taken to maintain comparability in the technical part of the NOSs.

  • Progression Pathway

    Progression will be possible in both academic as well as professional area as:

    Level 5- Team Leader/ Supervisor - Cath Lab Department


    Level 5: Specialization in advanced cardiographic & cath lab procedures through bridge course

  • Qualification File NSQF- Cardiac Care Technician.pdf
  • Supporting Documents
  • Formal structure of the qualification
    Title of unit or other component Mandatory/ Optional Estimated size (Hours) Level
    HSS/ N 0101: Monitor patients heart rate and rhythm using electrocardiogram (ECG) equipment Mandatory 1500 (Cumulative Notional Hour for all NOS) 4
    HSS/ N 0102: Perform Treadmill Test (TT) to assess cardiovascular response Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0103: Assist cardiologist in assessing cardiac structure and function using cardiac ultrasound Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0104: Assist with transesophageal cardiac ultrasound studies Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0105: Assist with pericardiocentesis procedure by echocardiography Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0106: Assist with implant of pacemakers by establishing lead integrity Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0107: Assist with insertion of temporary pacemakers Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 0108: Demonstrate proficiency in using equipment Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9602: Ensure availability of medical and diagnostic supplies Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9603: Act within the limits of ones competence and authority Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9604: Work effectively with others Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9605: Manage work to meet requirements Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9606: Maintain a safe healthy and and secure working environment Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9607: Practice Code of conduct while performing duties Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9609: Follow biomedical waste disposal protocols Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9610: Follow infection control policies and procedures Mandatory 4
    HSS/ N 9611: Monitor and assure quality Mandatory 4
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