Surgical Technologist

Under the general supervision of the Professional Nurse provides direct patient care to the surgical patient.  Assists the surgical team with/by positioning patients scrubbing preparing and cleaning instruments and restocking of supplies.  Maintains patient confidentiality. Fosters patient and family centered care in accordance with the Lifespan mission vision and values and the philosophy of nursing at The Miriam Hospital and with consideration of the life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns



Prepares operating room in a timely manner with all anticipated supplies instruments and equipment.

Scrubs on a variety of surgical procedures; anticipates surgeon needs passes instruments sponges and sutures occasionally assists in suctioning holding retractors and cutting sutures.

Maintains strict aseptic technique and a safe environment for patients and staff.

Checks all equipment and instruments for proper functioning prior to each procedure.

Demonstrates competence in care of specimens; follows procedure for care and handling of specimens.

Accurately performs surgical counts according to policy and procedure; is aware of numbers and kinds of packs/sponges/instruments etc. in a surgical site. Maintains an orderly sterile instrument table according to hospital standard to facilitate efficiency.

Assists in positioning of patients according to department procedure.

Cleans and prepares room between cases and after the last case; restocks as needed.

Cleans and prepares instruments and equipment for sterilization.

Keep accurate account of medications and solutions used during a procedure.

May transport patients to and from the patient units operating room and PACUs.

Participates in hospital/department quality improvement activities.

Perform other related duties as required. Performs all essential functions with consideration of the age-specific needs of the geriatric adult and adolescent patient.  Fosters patient and family centered care and Nursing services in accordance with the Lifespan and The Miriam Hospital�s mission vision values with consideration of the life span including all developmental stages as well as cultural patterns.


Other information:


High school diploma or equivalent.  Completion of a Surgical Technician Program.  Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation certification preferred.

Demonstrated 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.


Six months related experience required.


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: The Miriam Hospital USA:RI:Providence


Work Type: Full Time


Shift: 2


Union: Non-Union