Operating Theatre Technician

Job ID:  295
Job Function:  Allied Health
Institution:  Alexandra Hospital

The job-holder is responsible to provide a safe and clean environment for the surgical patient.

Job Responsibilities
Primary Responsibilities (80%):
• Check the suction and diathermy machines for cleanliness and good working order
• Check operating lights for clarity and good functioning
• Clean, check and prepare operating table and accessories
• Prepare the operating room for each patient scheduled on the operating list
• Assist in the safe transfer of patient from trolley to operating table and vice versa
• Assist in positioning the patient
• Assist surgeon in application of tourniquet
• Adjust and focus the operating lights and assist nurses in patient care
• Perform daily inventory check on positioning aids and accessories
• Perform cleaning of the operating room in between cases within 15mins
• Clear soiled linen and surgical wastes to the disposal room after the next case had started or when necessary time allows
• Ensure that the disposable suction liner is capped tightly before discarding into the biohazard bag
• Maintain proper housekeeping of OT suite which include operating room, prep-room, scrub room, Anaes room and sluice room daily
• Do terminal cleaning at the end of the list or after infected cases as stated in the protocol
• To stay in the operating room to assist the surgical team when needed, eg. Change the suction liner, additional adhoc equipment needed etc
Secondary Responsibilities (20%):
• Maintain proper housekeeping of pantry
• Transport patient from the ward to OT and vice versa
• Perform routine cleaning of OT equipment e.g. tourniquet, light source etc weekly
• Perform any other duties as assigned

• WSQ Higher Certificate in Healthcare Support (Operating Theatre Support) or relevant working experience as an Operating Theatre Technician
• Possess initiative and keen to learn
• Possess good interpersonal and communication skills


If the role sounds interesting to you, please contact ‘careers_alexandra@nuhs.edu.sg’ to understand more on the role. Please indicate the position that you are interested in the subject heading.