Volunteers from around the world providing free, safe surgical care,freeing people from conditions that have been burdening them for years,while training local professionals in our specialties. These are our Operating Rooms.
Minimum 6-week commitment
About the role:
The Operating Room Sterile Processing Technicianupholds the highest standard of centralizing department practice, following International guidelines as you decontaminate, wash and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment
What you’ll contribute:
Inspection of all instruments for cleanliness, proper function and breakage
Assemble and wrap trays, supplies and single-pack instruments for sterilization
Sterilize single-pack instruments and surgical trays
Operate autoclaves safely and correctly
Maintain a clean working environment
Clear documentation and communication skills
For this role, you’ll need:
Current, active Central Sterilizer Technician License (or International equivalent) in home country
Minimum two years of experience within a central sterilizing department, either hospital-based or in a day surgical center
Previous experience with sterile instruments and equipment; knowledge of universal precautions required
Written and verbal fluency in English
Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity
Operating Room Scrub Technicians and Operating Room Nurses are eligible to work in the sterilizing department if a minimum of two years’ experience is met
Internal Number: 0001
About Mercy Ships
Mercy Ships is an international non-profit that uses hospital ships to address the global safe surgery crisis. We follow the model of Jesus, aiming to bring hope and healing to the poor, by providing free, life-changing surgeries to those in need and training local healthcare professionals in the developing nations we serve.
Everyone onboard our hospital ships is a volunteer - from the captain, to the surgeon, to the OR sterilizer. Consider serving with us!