Operating Theatre Technician Operation Room Technician

Operating Theatre Assistants

OT Technician

Minimum 12th class pass in Science Certified training for Operating Theatre Technician (programme aligned to HSS/Q 2601 released by Healthcare Sector Skill Council)

Preferred relevant work experience

The tasks an Operating Theatre Technician is expected to perform include: Transporting patients Preparing the operating room for surgery

Setting up, checking, connecting and adjusting surgical equipment

Assisting surgeons

Cleaning and re-stocking the operating room

Arranging instruments

Supplying equipment as instructed

Positioning patients for surgery

Knowledge about the various methods of preparing the theatre and their importance

Knowledge of how to prepare the operation theatre based on patient condition

Well versed with basic equipment care and maintenance Knowledge of the procedure for preparation of a deceased patient who has died in a theatre environment

Ability to ensure work is completed systematically with attention to detail without damage to equipment or harm to patient/personnel

Knowledge of theatre team responsibility in relation to the surgical count

Knowledge about basic microbiology and aspects of infectious diseases

Knowledge about how to prepare the theatre environment

Relevant professional qualifications

Team player

Efficient and helpful

Result oriented Ability to demonstrate clinical skills

Good communication and behavioural skills

It is not a desk job

Work from home option is not available

Part-time jobs are available

Need not handle a team

Travelling is not a part of this job

Working hours

Healthcare facilities usually work for 6/7 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday

Shift system maybe available Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include the risk of physical injuries like cuts, pricks, electrical shocks, burns and falls Health risks include exposure to needles, chemicals, possibility of contracting infectious diseases through contact with blood and other body fluids, etc.

For freshers - INR 5,000 to INR 6,000 per month For candidates with 2-3 yearsexperience - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Medical Tourism and Certification/Accreditation of Medical Institutions

As covered earlier, medical tourism is being widely promoted by the Indian government. Certification/Accreditation of medical institutions definitely play a large role in attracting foreign nationals to Indian hospitals for treatment. With healthcare delivery players in the private sector vying for a share of international medical tourists, there is bound to be an increase in the number of medical institutions being certified/accredited.

Developments and Newer Areas of Medicine

Combined with the required increase in the density of medical professionals per 1,000 persons, as well as the projected increase in population, significant capacity and skill development is required in the following areas:



Technicians and paramedics

Among the areas outlined above, the requirement of nurses, technicians and paramedics account for over 75% of the incremental human resource requirement.

Surgeries are on the rise in the healthcare sector, creating numerous opportunities for Operating Theatre Technicians.

Large hospitals across India Healthcare and medical research institutes across India

Public and private hospitals

Clinics in towns and cities across India

Will be updated


Jyoti Institute of Paramedical Sciences

Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Apollo Institute of Hospital Management and Allied Science

Bhandari Group of Hospital & Institutions Pvt. Ltd.