As an operation theatre technician, you will be primarily working on maintaining and preparing an operation theatre for surgery. You will also provide technical assistance to surgeons during the operation.
An operation theatre technician usually works inside the operation theatre in a hospital set up. Their work mainly includes setting up the OT and instrument trolleys for specific surgeries, positioning the operation table and patient etc. They also provide assistance to the surgeons during surgery and do autoclaving and preparation of sterile supplies required for use in the operation theatre.
Studying Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the 10+2 level and securing a good aggregate percentage is essential for admission to an undergraduate course in OT technology.
After plus two, you may do a bachelor’s degree in Operation theatre technology which is of 3 to 3 ½ years duration.
A 2 year diploma course in Operation theatre technology can be taken after 10+2. Some institutions allow lateral entry into the second year of an undergraduate course after completing the diploma qualification.
After completing BSc, you can take a postgraduate degree in Operation theatre technology.
MSc Operation theatre technology course can also be taken up after a Bachelor’s degree in medicine.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
Candidate must have completed a bachelors in Life Sciences from a recognized college/ university and must have completed Diploma/ Certificate program in OT/ Anaesthesia Technology with minimum two Year of work experience in the department of OT/ Anaesthesia Technology from a reputed institute.
Candidate must have completed a bachelors in Microbiology/ Chemistry/ Medicine/ Ayurveda/ Homeopathy/ Unani from a recognized college/ university.
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OT technologists must pay close attention to their work while assisting in an operation. For example, in providing the correct sterile equipment to surgeons.
OT technologists should be comfortable handling delicate equipment and sterile supplies.
Since they are trusted to provide sterile supplies and quality patient care during surgical procedures, they must be ethical and honest.
OT technologists should be comfortable standing for extended periods while assisting in long surgical procedures.
Working in an operating room can be stressful. OT technologists should work well under pressure while providing a high level of care.