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Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes: Operating Room Technician

Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes

This is a Full-time position in Sherbrooke, QC posted February 18, 2021.

Opportunity Do you want to make a difference in peoples’ lives?

Do you aspire to work in the healthcare field?

Consider a career as an Operating Room Technician with the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).

Whether it’s setting-up an operation room in a war-torn region of the world, or working in a very busy surgical department of a major hospital in Canada, you’ll gain hands-on experience in a fast-paced medical environment alongside r nurses, doctors and other medical professionals who are dedicated to the health of our military members.

Overview Operating Room Technicians are responsible for the provision of an aseptic environment enabling the safe performance of operative procedures in both static (at home) and operational (deployed) environments.

They are an integral member of the surgical team, providing perioperative care, post-operative care, assisting the surgeons and anesthesiologists and performing orthopaedic casting procedures in support of surgery.

Operating Room Technicians are also responsible for all Medical Device Reprocessing services, processing surgical materials and instruments.

An Operating Room Technician is primarily responsible for providing a clean and safe environment for patient treatment, assisting surgeons and anesthesiologists in all facets of the operative procedure, including, operating and maintaining field operating room equipment, medial and life-support equipment, and assisting in the recovery of patients from anesthesia.

They usually work a regular Monday to Friday schedule but may also work in shifts or on call depending on the circumstances.

To be eligible to apply to the CAF, you must: be a Canadian citizen be at least 18 years old (17 years old with parental consent), except: For the Paid Education programs—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent For the Primary Reserves—you may be 16 years old (with parental consent) and must be enrolled as a full-time student have completed at least Grade 10 or Secondaire IV in Québec (some jobs need higher levels of education) Related civilian occupations Registered Nursing Assistant Licensed Practical Nurse with perioperative specialty Medical Device Reprocessing Technician Endoscopic Reprocessing Technician Basic Military Qualification The first stage of training is the Basic Military Qualification course, or Basic Training, held at the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

This training provides the basic core skills and knowledge common to all trades.

A goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits maintain the CAF physical fitness standard; as a result, the training is physically demanding but achievable.

Basic Occupational Qualification Training The training consists of 4 modules.

Module 1 is a 2 year Practical Nursing Diploma at an approved Canadian educational institution.

Module 2 is an Operating Room Practical Nursing course either at Algonquin College (Ottawa) or Grant MacEwan University (Edmonton) for a duration of 6 to 8 months.

Module 3 is an on the job training program (OJTP) in a Canadian health care facility which is comprised of 1500hrs, including hours completed during the preceptorship in Module 2 in the operating room and is divided as follows: 500hrs in orthopedic surgery, 500hrs in general surgery and 500hrs in other specialties.

Module 4 consists of a field surgical services orientation.

Specialty Training Following the basic occupation training you will take a course in Medical Device Reprocessing (MDR).

Advanced Training The Advanced Education in Orthopedics for LPN’s course is offered when you progress in ranks and consists of advanced casting and orthopedic appliance application and maintenance.

Direct Entry Applicants must hold a Practical Nursing diploma, have a current license to practice as LPN/RPN from a provincial or territorial regulatory authority, a letter of good standing from the applicant’s professional regulatory authority.

It is an asset for applicants with a certification as an Operating Room Technician (LPN/RPN with peri-operative specialty).

For further information, please contact a Canadian Forces Health Services Recruiter: Join the CAF To learn more about becoming an Operating Room Technician, talk to a recruiter at a centre nearest you or call 1-800-856-8488.

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