Sterile services – CSSD

Providing free, first-class surgical care for Africa’s poorest people

Use your sterile processing skills to serve Africa’s poor with Mercy Ships

Onboard each Mercy Ship, medical volunteers staff the operating theatres, wards and the auxiliary services that provide a complete essential surgery package for people in living in extreme poverty – people with little other access to the care they need.

The volunteer experience of a lifetime awaits the brave and compassionate who have a heart for adventure. Join the hundreds of healthcare professionals from all over the world who are making a life-transforming difference. Your skills play an important role in our surgical teams.maritime, medical and general volunteer roles with Mercy ShipsIf you have two years’ professional experience, volunteering onboard the world’s largest civilian hospital ship may be the next fabulous career move you make. We’re recruiting now for 2021, so why not check out the 6-week volunteer opportunity for sterile services technician (known onboard as Operating Room Sterile Processing Technician), job description here.

The surgical and sterile services department onboard the Mercy Ships hospital ships are state-of-the-art, and the equipment and processes are familiar to those working in a New Zealand or OECD health care context.