Title : Operating Room RN

Department : Rhode Island Hospital

Type : Full Time

Location : Providence, RI

Job Details :

Deliver health with care.

About the Position

A Surgical Registered Nurse at Lifespan works alongside doctors, surgeons, and other members of the surgical team to ensure patients receive the best possible care and outcome. During surgical procedures, you will take on the duties of either a scrub nurse or circulating nurse. Following the procedure, you will provide intensive nursing care to post-operative patients when you are assigned to the post-anesthesia area. Due to the intense nature of surgical procedures, this role will require you to be a quick thinker and able to remain calm under pressure.

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
  • Review patient charts, administer medications, start IVs, and other necessary complex or routine treatments as prescribed by physician or necessitated by patient condition
  • Initiate or participate in life-saving procedures, including CPR when necessary
  • Participate in planning and implementation of nursing care plan for assigned patients
  • Utilize professional judgement to evaluate appropriateness of planned or prescribed treatments based on patient's current condition
  • Modify treatment or contact physicians as circumstances require
  • Review patient charts to ensure pertinent information, such as lab reports and operative permits, are readily available
  • Ensure all pre-operative medications and orders are carried out

Key Results

  • Assist during surgical procedures by preparing instruments, equipment, and supplies
  • Scrub or Circulate on cases
  • Anticipate the needs of the surgeon while maintaining sterile techniques
  • Apply dressings, administer medication, and provide total nursing care 
  • Check stability of vital signs and continually observe patients
  • Determine when patient's condition is stable and release to designated hospital area
  • Maintain records and charts of pertinent information regarding the patient's condition

About Rhode Island Hospital

Rhode Island Hospital is a private, 718-bed, not-for-profit acute care hospital and academic medical center. We are the largest hospital in Rhode Island, and we are a nationally and internationally recognized research center. We host the state's only Level I trauma center and the state's only verified burn center. We offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic services to our patients, while serving as the principal teaching hospital of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Rhode Island Hospital ranks among the country's leading independent hospitals that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. We are also the only hospital in Rhode Island to have three units recognized with a Beacon Award for nursing excellence from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses.


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

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.