Title : Surgical Technologist

Department : The Miriam 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

  • 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 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. 


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least one of the following:
    • Completion of Accredited Surgical Technologist program
    • Completion of Surgical Technologist Associate Degree program
    • Current certification as a CST
    • Current NCCT-TC certification (for applicants with past military experience)
  • 3 years of experience as a surgical technologist
  • Current BLS certification

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.