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Additional information

body or mind

Body

Field

Medical Field

Boss or Team

Own Boss & Team

Communication

Good Communicator

Work With

People

Math & Science

Maths & Science

Study Length

Prepared to Study for Years

Environment

Busy Environment

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.

Required Qualifications

To become an Intensive care technician in South Africa, you will typically need the following qualifications:

  • 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)

Level of Schooling & School Subjects:

NSC / NC(V) certificate

School subjects recommended

Duration of study

Intensive Care Technicians in South Africa typically study for more than 3 years.

Employment Opportunities

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. 

Intensive care technicians in South Africa typically work at:

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

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