OR


Operation Theater Technologist

Oct. 26, 2017, 2:22 p.m.

 

By Nsim Team

 

If you want to become a Operation Theater Technologist, you first need to determine if this career path is a good fit for you. If the following description sounds like you, then you’re probably well suited for a career as a Operation Theater Technologist.


Who is an Operation Theater Technologist


Operation Theater Technologist prepares and maintains an operating theatre and its equipment, assists the surgical team during operations and provides support to patients in the recovery room. 

 

Job Duties

  • Preparing the operating theatre and equipment required to perform surgery.

 

  • Overseeing the smooth functioning of clinical equipment used for clinical procedures performed during surgery and post-operative care.

 

  • Performing and monitoring safety-, health-, environmental- and quality assurance procedures on clinical equipment used in operating theatres and post-operative units.

 

  • Assisting a Medical Specialist with therapeutic and organ system support procedures on patients in operative and post-operative care.

 

  • Supporting Medical Specialists to handle life-support equipment in situations where patients require operative care or post-operative care.

 

  • Positioning treatment equipment and adjusting settings and controls according to technical specifications.

 

  • Explaining procedures, observing and positioning patients, and using protection devices to ensure safety and comfort during treatment. 

 

Education Needed to Become a Operation Theatre Technologist

 

The BLS reported that operating room technicians usually need to complete some form of formal education in the field. Many colleges and universities offer short certificate and diploma programs, though some also incorporate the training into an associate degree program. Non-traditional training options might include teaching hospitals or a branch of the military.

Operating room technology programs generally consist of 9-24 months of study. Students learn and train in classroom settings and clinical environments. Students learn infection prevention and control, sterilization techniques and proper handling of drugs, supplies and solutions. Additionally, they learn surgical procedures and how to maintain patient safety in the operating room. Common course topics include:

  • Aseptic procedures
  • Anatomy
  • Microbiology
  • Physiology
  • Medical ethics

 

Career Prospects


Operation Theater Technologists are required across all hospitals for conduct of surgeries which include

  • General Surgery

  • Opthalmic Surgery

  • Orthopaedic

  • Gynacology Surgery

  • Plastic Surgery

  • ENT surgery

  • Neurosurgery

  • Cardio Therapy Surgery

  • Spinal Surgery

  • Urology etc.



Share with social media:


User's Comments:

No comments there.




Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienists

July 16, 2019, 11:56 a.m.

Dental hygienists help to prevent dental decay by cleaning patients' teeth and providing them with education about how to care effectively for their teeth and gums, and the effects of diet on oral health..

Read More


Chiropractors

Chiropractors

July 10, 2019, 12:48 p.m.

Chiropractors use a variety of physical techniques and therapies to treat and rehabilitate patients who are suffering from disorders and/or injuries of the back or musculoskeletal system.

Read More



Clinical psychologists

Clinical psychologists

June 28, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

Clinical psychologists work to reduce psychological distress in people with mental or physical health problems.

Clinical psychologists use psychological therapies and procedures to help clients overcome a range of problems including depr..

Read More


Health Service Managers

Health Service Managers

June 28, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Health service managers are responsible for the strategic, financial and day-to-day management of hospital and community health services and general practitioner (GP) practices.

Read More



Nutritionists

Nutritionists

June 26, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Nutritionists help to advance an understanding of how diet affects the health and wellbeing of people and animals.

Nutritionists provide information o..

Read More


Mental Health Nurses

Mental Health Nurses

June 11, 2019, 11:42 a.m.

Mental health nurses are responsible for planning and providing support and medical and nursing care to people who have a range of mental health issues.

Read More



Medical Physicists

Medical Physicists

June 6, 2019, 12:14 p.m.

Medical physicists use analytical and applied scientific techniques to assist healthcare workers in the safe diagnosis and treatment of patients.

Medi..

Read More


Pharmacovigilance Officers

Pharmacovigilance Officers

June 4, 2019, 12:05 p.m.

Pharmacovigilance officers play a key role in the pharmaceutical industry and the development and testing of new medications. They ensure that drugs on the market are safe for patients and identify any probl..

Read More


Orthoptists

Orthoptists

May 21, 2019, 4:06 p.m.

Orthoptists diagnose and treat the vision problems and eye abnormalities of patients of all ages, checking for evidence and symptoms of disease, injury or visual defects.

Read More



Health visitors

Health visitors

May 21, 2019, 11:18 a.m.

Health visitors are nurses or midwives with an additional specialist public health qualification who work with families with children aged under five to promote good health and prevent illness.

..

Read More





Operation Theater Technologist



(Numbers only)

Submit