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Diploma Course in Operation Theatre Technician (DOTT)

By Pooja Sharma Subscribe to RSS | January 14th 2012 | Views:
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The success of a surgical procedure depends not only on the credentials of the attending doctors and nurses, but also on the technical aptitude, sagacity and agility of the operation theatre technicians. Their laidback attitude can cause any critical operation to go awry. This profile offers a massive career prospect but one must realize that this is not one of those nine to five office jobs. It comes with a great responsibility.

Job Profile

The job profile of an operation theatre technician can be summarized as follows:

• Preparation of the operation theatre before the commencement of a procedure as per the surgeon’s instructions.

• To make sure that all the equipments are in the working condition and also replace the damaged and the missing parts.

• To be abreast with the OT procedures and follow them sincerely.

• Assist the doctor as and when required.

• Taking care of the safety and hygiene of the OT.

• Assist the patient before, during and after the procedure.

Personal Attributes

When you are working so closely with a team of doctors and patients, amid blood, stress and hopes, your technical skills will not suffice. You need to have some essential personality traits as well. You will be required to work long hours and for night shifts untiringly, so be prepared in advance. Your attention to detail, ability to work under pressure and emergency will go a long way in a establishing your worth and indispensability to the organization. Development of patience and compassion is of supreme importance. Good communication skills, fine health and fitness levels etc. are some of the other prerequisites.

Training

The universities offer diploma courses in this field which could be of two or three years. A person willing to get enrolled for this course must have cleared all his senior secondary papers with physics, chemistry and biology as the main subjects. The curriculum includes a rigorous classroom coaching of subjects like Pharmacology, Biomedical Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Apart from these subjects, basics of surgery, instrument operation and handling techniques are also taught in detail. Practical training in a good hospital or a clinic is also a very critical part of the program. Lastly, classes on soft skills are also organized to instill qualities like fine communication ability, confidence, self assurance and courtesy in a person.

Career

The recent upsurge in the number of super specialty hospitals has put forth a huge demand for OT technicians. With experience and expertise, they can get very satisfying and stimulating remuneration. One can scale up to work specifically in cardiac, fertility, cancer and other surgical OT’s. At the end of the day, the contentment derived from the job is very therapeutic and motivating.

Pooja Sharma - About Author:
Wellwishers academy training healthcare professionals in the latest developments in Medicine by its Paramedical courses and Ultrasound Training and CT/MRI Training. Paramedical courses includes more Programmes like: D.O.T.T (Diploma in Operation Theatre Technician)

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