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Intensive Care Technician

Intensive Care Technicians are also sometimes called Critical Care Technologists. The primary duties of Critical Care Technologists are focused on making sure the equipment and technology needed to support organ function and maintain life is working and being used correctly. 

Your skills and knowledge of technology and physiology are combined with patient care.

How to be an Intensive Care Technician in South Africa

Get the Required Qualifications

Depending on the specific career path you wish to take, you will typically need the following qualifications to  become an intensive care technician in South Africa.

  • Certificate (National Senior Certificate / NC(V) certificate)
  • Diploma (National Diploma in Clinical Technology (admittance upon Specific requirements of the educational institution)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Bachelor of Technology in Clinical Technology)
  • Internship (12-month internship)

Demonstrate Competence in the Required Subjects

Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:

Accumulate Years of Relevant Study and Experience

Intensive Care Technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 3 years. Upon completing training to become an Intensive care technician, you must register with the Health Professionals Council of South Africa in order to be able to practise. 

Find Relevant Employment Opportunities

Intensive care technicians in South Africa typically work at:

  • Hospitals and Clinics (Intensive, critical and high-care units)
  • Specialist doctor’s practices

Find More Information from Relevant Regulatory Bodies

To find more information about intensive care technicians, contact the:

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