I believe that you're looking in the wrong place, San. The "ideal tech" is really about mind-set
(or, if you like, attitude). It can
be taught (often by example) - but in my experience, it's best to catch 'em young.
@Lee: how many times have I suggested a remedy to your problems? I'm a bit busy right now, but I can still take bookings for the winter season. Pay me when you can.
Actually - I'm thinking of starting up something called the RVCT. That's the Register of Voluntary Clinical Technologists. How's that