OR Sterile Processing Team Leader

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.
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Operating Room


Min. 2 Years


Operating Room


Min. 2 Years

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About this Role

The Operating Room Sterile Processing Team Leader upholds the highest standards of central sterilizing practice as you disinfect and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment.

This role coordinates daily alignment of the Operating Room with the specialty Team Leaders to ensure the necessary instruments needed for the surgical list are sterile and available.

You will also provide leadership to the sterilizing team members, to encourage both personal and professional growth.

What You Will Contribute

• Leadership to the sterilizing team members, encouraging both personal and professional growth.

• A clean working environment

• Maintain a sufficient stock of sterile goods and instruments to meet daily operating needs

• Distribute sterile goods to appropriate storage location

• Operate autoclaves safely and correctly

• Inspection of instruments for cleanliness, proper function and breakage before assembly

For This Role, You Will Need

• Successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program

• Mercy Ships Alumni required

• Current, active Central Sterilizer Technician License (or International equivalent) in home country

• Minimum two years of experience following licensure

• Written and verbal fluency in English

• Flexibility and sensitivity to language and cultural diversity

Full job description available upon request.