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Mercy Ships

ship, Africa Mercy, , Belgium

Date Posted:
Health Care
Job Type:
Mercy Ships
Job Description:
Title: OR Sterilizer
Reports To: Operating Theatre Manager
Department: Health Care Services
Date Modified: 01-Mar-2007

Summary Description
Clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Maintain inventory as directed by Operating Theatre Manager.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* 1. Follow Universal Precautions by wearing the appropriate protective attire while working in the Disinfection area.

* 2. Decontaminate surgical instruments and other medical equipment as needed.

* 3. Utilize appropriate cleaning detergents and agents by reading directions.

* 4. Inspect all instruments for cleanliness, proper function, and breakage by viewing the instruments before assembly.

* 5. Assemble and wrap trays, supplies, and single-pack instruments for sterilization according to tray listings and with appropriately sized packaging.

* 6. Sterilize instruments and surgical trays by following prescribed policies and procedures upon request.

* 7. Operate the autoclaves and safely and correctly to ensure sterility of the supplies, using monitoring systems appropriately.

* 8. Monitor, read, document, and interpret, all parameters of sterilizers to insure proper function.

* 9. Maintain a sufficient stock of sterile supplies and instruments to meet daily operating needs.

* 10. Routinely clean and maintain the autoclaves.

* 11. Maintain a clean working environment, sanitizing workstation at the end of each day.

* 12. Distribute all sterile supplies to appropriate storage location.

* 13. Order and put away supplies as needed.

* 14. Maintain departmental policies and procedures by reviewing the manuals.

Prefer a long term commitment. Contact for more specific requirements if interested.
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About the Company

Mercy Ships

Mercy Ships is the leader in using hospital ships to deliver free world-class health care and community development services to the forgotten poor. We welcome those who have the time to devote to the work of bringing hope and healing to the world's poorest peoples. We are accepting applications for both our International Operations Center near Tyler, Texas and the Mercy Ship, Africa Mercy which serves primarily in West Africa. Mercy Ships has both paid and volunteer postions, which require individuals to raise their pown support. Volu More...