Professional Competency Certification (PCC) applied to those Operation Theatre Technologists / Surgical Technologists who are rigorously assessed for and found competent assisting surgery, managing instruments, operation theatres, sterilization and pharmaceutical agents, Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeon’s assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments, supervise and manage central sterile services department.
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Examination
Diplomat Board of Family Medicine Exam shall comprises of an online computer-based Test CBT and an objectively structured clinical examination OSCE,
CBT of 200 MCQs, A candidate may avail a pause of 30 minutes after attempting 100 MCQs with in allotted total time of 230 minutes. Passing criteria set as 70% to qualify for Board certification.
OSCE : The Clinical Skills Assessment schedule consists of 12 station OSCE. The duration of each station will be ten minutes and each station will entail complete consultation by the candidate.
Validity tenure of initial certification is ten-year, renewable for next ten years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A Diplomat Family Physician will be required to complete minimum 100 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration authority and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “Diplomat” status. These are general requirements for recertification in the same status.
1. Candidacy Criteria
2. Application Process
4. PCCS Certification Test
Applicants who have completed following: An approved “Bachelor Degree” in Operation Theatre Technology / Surgical Technology (16 years education with minimum four year degree in respective domain) and have completed six month clinical internship. Two years paid job Experience in respective domain after completing Internship.
PCCS Certification Test
PCCS certification will be administered as computer based online test at approved test centers. Candidate will be required to respond 120 MCQ type questions in two-hour time. Passing score required for the “PCC” 75%. Venue, Schedule, Login and Password will be emailed to each candidate seven days prior to the test date. Candidates will be required to bring original National ID card and exam slip with them coming to venue as a permission to appear in the CERTIFICATION exam.
Validity tenure of initial certification is five-year, renewable for next five years which require practice as prescribed in an approved Certification Scheme. A certified Surgical Technologists will be required to complete minimum 60 Credit of CME / CPD as one hour CME is equal to one hour of face to face interaction, shall remain in Good Standing of national registration body and follow PCCS Code of Conduct to maintain “PCC” status. These are general requirements for recertification.
“Advanced Board of Surgical Technologists” Scheme of assessment is also in process to meet more complex challenges of future in the specialized areas. Hopefully, upon completion of one Certification tenure of “PCC” a Certified Surgical Technologists will also find a pathway to become Diplomat in Advanced Board of Surgical Technologists with an area of “Specialization”.
THIS PART IS APPLICABLE IN ONLY APPROVED TESTING CENTER
I certify that the given examination material/ questions/ or any other related information will remain confidential. I understand and agree that, In case of sharing/ releasing information to a third party, my certification can be canceled and I may face legal action. Further, I will act in accordance with the details mentioned in the relevant certification scheme. If PCCS found any of my given information wrong or found any legal or industry conviction against me PCCS is authorized to cancel/ban the certificate, with or without informing the candidates and can demand to provide the justification, within the timeline. This submersion shall be considered my signed statement of the AGREEMENT.