Operating theatre technicians prepare and maintain operating theatres and equipment, and assist surgical and anaesthetic teams during operations.
Duties & Tasks
Operating theatre technicians may perform the following tasks:transport patients to and from the theatre and wards
assist in preparing operating rooms for surgery
set up, check, connect and adjust surgical equipment
provide technical assistance to surgeons, surgical nurses and anaesthetists
clean and restock the operating room, arranging instruments, supplies and equipment according to instruction
position patients for surgical and anaesthetic treatments.
Operating theatre technicians usually work closely within a team in a restricted physical environment.par Operating theatre technicians may be required to comply with strict uniform requirements.
good communication and people skills
attention to detail
able to work under pressure
able to work accurately and with minimal supervision
able to work as part of a team
organised and methodical
good general health and fitness.