Surgical Technologist

Functions as a member of the Surgical Team to provide a safe and therapeutic environment for the Surgical patient and to assist the surgeon. Provides care for patients of all ages including infant child adolescent adult and geriatric.


Functions in the surgical scrub role:

- Demonstrates knowledge and expertise in instrumentation and materials such as sutures.

- Demonstrates proper preparation and passing of needles sutures surgical drains medications and hemostatic agents.

- Assists the surgeon as necessary anticipating needs.

- Demonstrates knowledge of surgical field set-up including knowledge of instruments and equipment.

Assists with the optimum utilization of resources including OR time by:

- Using physician preference cards

- Anticipating needs of the team

- Using the proper resource person

- Selecting equipment and supplies in an organized and timely manner

- Uses supplies in a cost-effective manner

Demonstrates knowledge of AORN standards of asepsis including but not limited to:

- Surgical scrubbing donning of gowns and gloves

- Creating and maintaining surgical field(s).

- Attentiveness to contamination possibilities responding appropriately when it occurs

Demonstrates knowledge of Retained Surgical Items/Surgical Counts protocol.

Demonstrates competency in preparing and utilizing equipment including but not limited to:

- OR tables

- Harmonic scalpel

- Lasers

- Suction devices

- Hydrothermablation machines

- Tourniquets

- Generators

- All powered instruments

- Drills

- Saws

Maintains a safe environment for patients physicians and other surgical services staff.

Assists in safely moving patients to and from the operating table.

Demonstrates knowledge of the proper procedure for the breakdown of the sterile field and preparation of instruments for decontamination and return to Central Supply and Processing.

Maintains a positive professional relationship with peers patients patient families/care-givers and other colleagues.

Maintains current BLS certification.

Participates in lifelong learning through continuing education.

Participates in community activities.


Other information:

Graduate of an accredited Surgical Technologist School.

Surgical Technologist Certification preferred.

Current CPR certification.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to sit stand squat/kneel walk for 3-7 hours per day lift over 50lbs with good mechanics twist/bend infrequently.

Must be able to use both hands/wrists and perform work that deviates from neutral position and be able to perform fine motor skills.

Must have accurate near and far vision 20/20 depth perception and discriminate among colors.

Must be able to hear whispers at 20 feet.


Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Location: Newport Hospital USA:RI:Newport


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 1


Union: Non-Union

Work Schedule:  Rotating day shift & call requirement