Disadvantages very Demanding and Hard Work
You can call this a new developed position, Healthcare Assistant if you wish.
The New title for those seeking a position within an operating theatre is Medical Technical
Officer Support ODP2 and these positions are becoming more widely popular within a Hospital Operating Theatre. Not like the 2 year training for a level 2 ODP which you do need O, levels for and now mostly come straight from university with no life experiences at all. But this is a good starter for anyone considering working in an operating theatre you are well trained and you need to have some of these basic skills first to be confident enough to carry out the basic tasks. I do feel sorry for those who enter from university into such a brutal place. To put it bluntly. Yes, you may have all the mental knowledge and o levels but you need the practical skills before you even consider it at all. Training consists of a 12 monthNVQ level 2. Which is very enjoyable and this course is designed to gently move you into life within an operating theatre?
Pay is very good because the position stands between Health Care Assistant and a Theatre Technician. So you can see you play a more technical role.
Imagine this life of all competencies, Obstetrics and Gynaecology is my domain.
Yes, I Help to deliver many babies everyday and once you have witnessed this.You will certainly have the wow factor. Other competencies include Urology, Ear Nose Throat, General and Orthopaedics, Bones to you and many other operations that can come through the door. No day is the same!!
This role can be very demanding and very tiring not only from the physical side and mentally, but also from Anaesthetic machine, you are yourself without knowing it being anaesthetised most of the day. But only small amounts!
But enough to make you tired before the shift is done. By the second day you have become accustomed to it.
Technical it is! And the rewards you get from being in such a prime position are tremendous
Life working in an Operating Theatre is quite amazing; working with so many very skilful, talented people working with some of the best surgeons and anaesthetists in the country and to watch them is awesome.
You need to be part of a team and be able to take criticism and to be shouted at by the surgeon, but remembering you too deserve some respect, you must remember that you are doing this job for the person who is having the operation not yourself. Think! It could be your relative! it is a fine line for you to take everything personally that's because the surgeon can get very irate, simply because He too is concentrating and he needs everything to go as smoothly as possible. You need the ability to say I do not know and most important ask! It is very wrong to say you know the answer but too nervous to say any other
most important is Communication and to be a Team player is paramount within an Operating Theatre.
There's no more of a true word spoken when applying for a position in health. They always ask you if you, if you have any experience.
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