The Operating Room (OR) Registered Nurse will work under the supervision of a physician to facilitate safe and effective surgical procedures during an international DART medical response. We are looking for experienced professionals who can work quickly and efficiently in fast-paced environments. The OR Registered Nurse will follow Samaritan’s Purse protocols.

Are you passionate about the Gospel, bold, flexible, resourceful and ready to serve?


Includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • – Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be a consistent witness for Jesus Christ.
  • – Deploy internationally to disaster settings as part of the DART team, serving with fellow members to further Samaritan’s Purse’s mission.
  • – Attend daily devotions and participate in prayer support for the ministry and ongoing response.
  • – Follow the policies and procedures of Samaritan’s Purse as set forth in the Policy Manual.
  • – Prepare the operating room environment and equipment to maximise patient safety.
  • – Prepare and anticipate all supplies required for surgical intervention.
  • – Ensure the preparation and maintenance of the sterile field in OR.
  • – Perform instrument counts for each procedure.
  • – Participate in the surgical site and patient verification during the time-out procedure.
  • – Monitor and provide supportive care during pre-op, surgical, and post-op phases.
  • – Anticipate the needs of the surgeon by assisting with instruments and supplies during the procedures, as directed by the surgeon.
  • – Works as circulating nurse and/or scrub nurse.
  • – Review charts for completeness, in accordance with documentation protocols prior to and after the surgical procedure.
  • – Communicate with patients, surgeons, and the multidisciplinary team to ensure continuity of care.
  • – Collect and label specimens taken during surgical procedures.
  • – Clean and prepare instruments for sterilisation.
  • – Keep accurate documentation throughout the procedure.



  • – Minimum of two years of nursing experience in a surgical setting.
  • – Clinical surgical experience within the last five years.
  • – Completion of accredited training as a Registered Nurse with current active licensure and board certification.
  • – Available on short notice for deployment of 3-4 weeks, once or twice per year.
  • – Able to serve within a very fast-paced environment, 7 days a week for extended hours while on deployment.
  • – Demonstrated travel, volunteer or work experience in developing countries.
  • – Willingness to work in unstable, insecure areas.
  • – Demonstrated ability to coordinate cross-culturally with a variety of health and non-health team members.
  • – Familiarity with all surgical instruments and equipment.
  • – Working knowledge of sterile and aseptic techniques.
  • – Highly detail-oriented in all areas of work.
  • – Experience with multiple surgical specialties or general surgery.
  • – Teaching experience.

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