05 August 2016

Operating Room Nurse / Practitioner URGENT

Employer: Mercy Ships
Location: Worldwide

About Us

Mercy Ships is an international charity that was founded in 1978 by Don and Deyon Stephens. Mercy Ships currently operates the largest non-governmental hospital ship in the world, providing free health care.

Preferred minimum commitment:  2 WEEKS

2 week+ commitments available during the following periods:
4 September to 1 October 2016; 9 October to 22 October 2016; 16 October to 29 October 2016; and after August 2017

Cares for assigned surgical patients from check-in until discharge to the recovery room, assists the surgeon and surgical team by circulating or scrubbing, and maintaining accurate documentation.
Description: Knowledge, Skill, and/or Ability Required:
• Current Operating Room Nurse/Nurse Practitioner license in home country
• Ability to both scrub and circulate
• Fluent in English
• Requires flexibility and sensitivity to Language & Cultural diversity
• Knowledge of OR procedures, standards and equipment

Education and/or Experience Required:

• Minimum of 2 years Operating Room Nurse experience required
• Current Basic Life Support certification is required; ACLS and PALS are optional
• Commitments longer than 10 months require successful completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding program