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OR Sterilizer
Location:  Africa Mercy
Department:  Operating Room Sterilization
Preferred Minimum Commitment:  6 Weeks
Summary:  Clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Maintain inventory as directed by the Operating Room Manager

Available 06 January 2019 to 01 June 2019.

The OR Team is why our patients travel tens and hundreds of miles to see us. The OR Sterilizing team are there to ensure Mercy Ships can provide safe surgeries in clean spaces with sterile tools.

The OR Sterilizer volunteer position, part of the Surgical team, will be located on the Africa Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ship. The preferred minimum commitment for this role is six weeks. We recommend all interested applicants to submit an application at least six months in advance of your target service date. Commitments longer than ten months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Qualifications required:

  • Currently active Central Sterilizer Technician License (or international equivalent) in home country preferred 
  • Knowledgeable in sterilization techniques and operation of sterilizers
  • Minimum two years of experience within a central sterilizing department, hospital-based or day surgical center 
  • Requires physical endurance including frequent bending, kneeling, standing for long periods, and lifting (+/- 13 kgs)
  • Knowledgeable in the use and care of all instruments and equipment used in the operating theatres
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Fluent in English

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach Alyssa Rowe at [email protected].

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