THE Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday welcomed to its training programme the fifth batch of trainee Operating Room Technicians.
The eighteen trainees, who are from various hospitals across the country, will, during the first nine months, undergo rigorous training in their desired discipline, and undergo preceptorship during the last three months of their training.
GPHC’s Manager of Training and Development, Mr. Soogrim Singh, urged the trainees to pay keen attention to the programme, and to always be punctual. “We have had 100% success so far, and we don’t want this time to be any different. Don’t give your tutors any hard time, you are here to learn and whatever they instruct you have to follow. This is a very intense programme, and it calls for your full concentration,” he said.
Additionally, he noted that the students will be monitored periodically.
Mr. Singh went on to say that when the training programme initially commenced, it was limited to only GPHC’s employees, but, after a while, local hospitals began expressing an interest in their employees being trained as well, and the hospital accordingly amended its admission requirement.
Meanwhile, Clinical Supervisor, Ms. Gail Gill informed the students that honesty is an important trait in Operating Room Technicians. She added that dishonesty can cost the life of a patient, and she encouraged the trainees to work together as a team to ensure their success.
The fifth batch of trainees includes persons from GPHC, West Demerara Regional Hospital, Davis Memorial Hospital, Georgetown Medical Centre, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, and from Region 2 and Region 10.