Nursing Careers at Lifespan

RN - OR Job

Job Number: RIH18575

Job Title: Registered Nurse OR

Department: Recovery (PACU) - 1013128

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Under general supervision of Clinical Manager (or designee), renders professional nursing care according to established procedures for assigned area of Operating Room. Performs duties of scrub nurse or circulating nurse during surgical procedures. Provides intensive nursing care to post-operative patients when assigned to post anesthesia area.


1. Professional knowledge of clinical nursing to provide nursing care to pre-operative patients under stressful conditions requiring knowledge to sterile techniques, surgical procedures and special precautions and the ability to react to life-threatening situations.

2. Interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with patients, physicians and other hospital personnel.

3. Visual and aural acuity to monitor patient progress.

4. Demonstrates knowledge and skills necessary to provide care to patients throughout the life span, with consideration of aging processes, human development stages and cultural patterns in each step of the care process.

5. Graduation from accredited school of nursing.

6. Must have current licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Rhode Island.


Requires up to one year combined previous related and on-the-job experience to gain expertise effectively assessing and responding to changes in patient condition and to function as member of surgical team.