Title : Surgical Technologist

Department : Rhode Island Hospital

Type : Full Time

Location : Providence, RI

Job Details :

Deliver health with care.

About the Position

A Surgical Technologist at Lifespan functions as a member of the surgical team to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for the surgical patient while also assisting the surgeon. You will provide care for patients of all ages, including infants, children, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and expertise in instrumentation and materials
  • Demonstrate proper preparation and passing of needles, sutures, surgical drains, medications, and hemostatic agents
  • Assist the surgeon as needed by anticipating needs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of surgical field set-up
  • Assist with optimum utilization of resources by using physician preference cards,  the proper resource person, as well as appropriate equipment and supplies 

Key Results

  • Maintain a safe environment for patients, physicians, and other surgical staff
  • Assist in safely moving patients to and from the operating table
  • Properly set-up and break-down a sterile fields and instruments
  • Participate in lifelong learning through continuing education and community activities

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.


  • Associate's Degree from 2 year accredited Surgical Technologist program
  • Knowledge of various surgical procedures, equipment, and aseptic techniques
  • 1 year of experience in surgical suite
  • 1 year of experience with increasing responsibility, preferred

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.