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Operating Room Sterile Processing Technician

Summary:  Clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Maintain inventory as directed by the Operating Room Manager.

Description:  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 Operating Room Sterile Processing Technician volunteer position, part of the Sterile Processing team in the OR Department, will be located on the Africa Mercy and Global Mercy, the world's largest non-governmental hospital ships. 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 twelve months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program

Qualifications required:

  • Current active Central Sterilizer Technician License (or international equivalent) in home country desired, but not mandatory

  • Minimum two years of experience within a central sterilizing department, hospital-based or day surgical center 

  • Previous experience with sterile supplies and knowledge of universal precautions required

  • Scrub Technicians and Nurses are eligible to work in the sterilizing department if a minimum of two years experience is met

  • Oral and written fluency in English

  • Lift 30 lbs. to shoulder

  • Clean ceiling, floors, and walls

  • Able to stand for long periods for time

  • Able to work in a fast paced, noisy, and hot environment

  • Able to respond quickly to the needs of the operating rooms

  • Able to work cross culturally

  • Able to be exposed to a variety of chemicals/not chemical sensitivity

Questions about this information? Send us an email! Our medical recruiter would love to answer any questions you may have. You can reach a recruiter at med.recruiter.ioc@mercyships.org.

You can view the original posting for this at Mercy Ship's website: