Title : Medical/Surgical RN

Department : The Miriam Hospital

Type : Full Time

Location : Providence, RI

Job Details :

Deliver health with care.

About the Position

A Medical Surgical Registered Nurse at Lifespan provides care for patients both before and after various medical procedures, manages a broad and complex range of needs, and often times maintains a higher patient case load than other nurses. As a Med/Surg RN with Lifespan, you will assess patient conditions, administer medications, change dressings, monitor vital signs, keep records, and provide patients with support and education. Due to the nature of the unit, you will need a diverse and extensive knowledge and skill base within nursing care in order to meet the needs of your patients that have a wide variety of medical issues or are recovering from surgery.

About Lifespan

Formed in 1994, Lifespan is a not-for-profit health system based in Providence, Rhode Island comprising three teaching hospitals of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University: Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital; The Miriam Hospital, and Bradley Hospital, the nation's first psychiatric hospital for children; Newport Hospital, a community hospital offering a broad range of services; Gateway Healthcare, the state's largest provider of community behavioral health care; Lifespan Physician Group, the largest multi-speciality practice in Rhode Island; and Coastal Medical, a primary care driven medical practice. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide direct patient care
  • Provide leadership by delegating, supervising, and participating in safe nursing care activities provided by ancillary personnel
  • Evaluate effectiveness of patient care and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborate with the healthcare team, patients and their families, and community services for patient care outcome and discharge planning
  • Assess and provide appropriate education based on the patient and family needs
  • Participate in unit-based quality improvement and research activities
  • Utilize all available resources to provide quality, cost-effective patient care
  • Identify growth needs and participate in educational opportunities and professional organizations
  • Serve as a role model or preceptor to new graduate nurses and less experienced personnel

Key Results

  • Show care and compassion for a wide age range and cultural backgrounds
  • Determine priority of care based on physical, psychological, and social needs as well as other factors influencing patient flow 
  • Perform focused assessments of chief complaints of each patient in a timely manner
  • Care for the patient from arrival to admission or facilitate timely discharges

About The Miriam Hospital

The Miriam Hospital is a private, not-for-profit hospital and is ranked first among Rhode Island Hospitals by US News & World Report's 2022-2023 rankings. We have achieved Magnet Recognition for excellence in nursing since 1998, and we remain one of only a handful of hospitals in the world to maintain this elite designation for more than 20 years. The Miriam Hospital is also a major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and is committed to being at the forefront of medical research. 


  • Current Registered Nurse (RN) license in the state of Rhode Island
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN), preferred
  • Current CPR certification
  • 1 year of experience as a nurse

Benefits: Total Rewards for a Total You

  • Health and Well-Being
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Prescription drug savings with free home delivery
    • Member discounts through Blue 365
    • $150 annual well-being reimbursement
    • Dental and Vision plans
    • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) options
    • ​​​Living Well, Lifespan's employee well-being program
    • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for you and those in your home
    • Affordable emergency back-up care for children, adults, or elder relatives
    • Option to swap back-up care days for credit on Rover.com for pet care and service
  • Financial Wellness
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan upon hire with up to 6% matching
    • Student loan debt repayment program
    • Education assistance up to $3,500 annually
    • College planning and savings solutions
    • Life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance
    • Long- and Short-Term disability coverage
    • Pet insurance
    • Legal insurance covering home closings, estate planning, traffic violation issues, and LGBTQ+, diversity, and inclusion
    • HIV insurance
    • Home and auto insurance discounts
  • Employee Experience
    • Generous PTO
    • Flexible work arrangements
    • Reward and Recognition programs
    • Community involvement
    • Preferred partner programs offering employee savings on appliances, electronics, and more
    • Free employee parking

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity in the workplace.

Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.