Rehab Team Leader

Surgery is just the beginning. The volunteers of the Rehab Team work with our post-surgery patients day in and out, helping them to fully regain the life they once had. This team takes our patients from recovering to recovered.


Hospital Support Services


Min. 2 Years


Hospital Support Services


Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

The Rehabilitation Team Leader is responsible for overseeing a team of personnel focused on providing high quality rehabilitation services for pre- & post-operative surgical patients and Crew. You will be based both on the ward and in an outpatient setting either on-board or along-side the vessel.

What You Will Contribute

• Evaluate patients’ emotional and physical condition at surgeon screening and on ship by performing manual muscle testing, ROM, and other tests as needed to determine appropriate diagnoses

• Coordinate and participate in the planning, implementation and evaluation of patient treatment plans and goals, utilizing selected physical therapy procedures including physical agents, therapeutic exercise and gait and functional training

• Refer patients to outside facilities for continuation of therapy, orthotic needs, and other services as indicated

• Follow Hospital Services department policies and procedures; maintain a high level of safety for patients and property; ensure high standard of infection control

• Supervise, encourage and coach direct reports, providing regular feedback and spiritual leadership to ensure that they and their teams are functioning effectively and growing spiritually

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Mercy Ships experience required

• Registered Physical Therapist with a minimum of five years’ experience 

• Experience with surgical patients preferred, including orthopedics and burn reconstruction, as well as experience in musculoskeletal outpatients

• Excellent organizational skills 

• Superior relational skills

• Fluency in written and verbal English

Full job description available upon request.