Job Description

Location: St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
Posted Date: 9/18/2023
Job Type: Full Time
Department: 0101.50350 SEH Operating Room

Staff Nurse-OR -Full-time 36hrs/wk, day and evening shift, 3 12-hr shifts 11a-11:30p, weekends required as needed, on call required.

Operating Room Nurse fellowship Program (for current SEMC Nurses)

Are you interested in the operating room but don't have the experience? Here at St Elizabeth Medical Center, we have created a Perioperative Fellowship Program for nurses interested in training to become operating room nurses. We offer this program for experienced nurses interested in making the transition to the operating room.

Here are details about becoming an OR nurse through this program:

The Perioperative Fellowship Program (Periop 101) is six to nine months long and prepares registered nurses (RNs) for both the circulating and scrubbing roles in the operating room.

As an RN, you will be supported by unit preceptors, managers, and educator. Upon acceptance into the program, you are then employed by St Elizabeth Medical Center in their operating rooms:

Clinical Expectations

The Perioperative RN Fellowship Program is a 30-week training program for registered nurses who are new to the operating room environment. You will experience three weeks of didactic and simulation education as an introduction to the operating room. You will then spend three weeks with a preceptor to further orient you to the operating room and surgical procedures and standards.

The next fifteen weeks will be spent with preceptors as you rotate through each of the specialty services including General Surgery, Vascular, Neurology, Cardiac, Urology, GYN, and Robotics.

Becoming an OR nurse at St Elizabeth Medical Center requires that all participants sit for the Periop 101 exam at the end of the course. You may be required to purchase some educational materials, such as a textbook.


  • Required to work 40 hours each week for training.
  • After training program is done eligible nurses must be able to work designated hours hired, call responsibility depending on the unit needs.
  • No time off will be permitted during the five-month training period.
  • Current Massachusetts or Compact RN licensure
  • Minimum of one year RN experience working at SEMC
  • BSN preferred.

In order for you to be considered for the position you will be expected to shadow in the OR for one shift, and shadow on call for one shift.

With your application, attach a cover letter explaining your interest in the OR Residency Program and why you believe this program is a good match for you at this time in your career.


We are fighting for a healthier world and a new era of wellness!

Over a decade ago, we set out to build an entirely different kind of health care company from the ground up—one that unlocks access to affordable, high-quality, and economically sustainable care and wellness in ways never imagined. Today, we are one of the largest private, physician-led health care networks—caring for millions of people across the U.S. Our transformative, fully integrated model represents a new beginning for America’s health care system and others around the world.

We have hospitals across 7 states serving over 800 communities, with more than 43,000 employees. We are ushering in a new day of world class health care. From renowned pediatricians, sports medicine specialists and cardiac surgeons to state-of-the-art hospitals, urgent care centers and medical practices, we can offer easier access to high-quality affordable health care to people nationwide — when they need it and where they want it.

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a Boston University Teaching Hospital, provides patients and families access to some of Boston’s most respected physicians and advanced treatments offering specialized care, including:

  • Advanced Center for Cardiac Surgery
  • da Vinci® Robotic surgery program; Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
  • Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
  • Award-winning bariatric surgery program
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
  • State-of-the-art emergency care with short wait times

Our medical staff, made up of some of the highest rated physicians in Boston, treats patients in our community practices in neighborhoods, including Allston, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Newton, Watertown and Weston.


  • 100% employer paid defined benefit retirement plan
  • Lowest cost health insurance, high quality BCBS
  • Grow with a health system that supports career advancement
  • Competitive Pay & Salary Increases
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Locations close to home, that support work-life balance
  • Affordable Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401k via Fidelity, for eligible employees, with company match
  • Tuition Assistance / Reimbursement
  • Family atmosphere and team approach that provides flexibility
  • Opportunities to grow your career, and not change your employer
  • And much more!

Job Summary –

Provides nursing care that has as its ultimate concern supporting the total person and promoting adaptation of the individual. This is accomplished by counseling, teaching, direct care, and collaboration/consultation with other health care professionals. The Staff Nurse meets patient needs in accordance with the Nursing Division's philosophy, policies and procedures.


Minimum Education/Experience:â¯

  • Associates Degree in nursing required.
  • BSN preferred.

Minimum skills/abilities:

  • Meets performance criteria of Staff Nurse.
  • Able to communicate verbally and in writing in the English language.
  • Able to complete mathematical computations required to administer medications and treatment protocols.
  • Able to lift, transfer and move patients.
  • Possess basic computer knowledge.


  • Current licensure in Massachusetts as a Registered Nurse.
  • BLS/ACLSâ¯required.
  • PALS required.
  • CNOR preferred

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provides superior customer service to internal and external clients, customers, and patients as referenced in the Service Excellence Standards."
  • Utilizes the nursing process in providing nursing care of patients through:
    • Assessing and reassessing patients and families.
    • Planning the process of nursing care.
    • Implementing and/or directing delivery of nursing care.
    • Evaluating care delivered.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within professional standards.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within legal standards.
  • Practices and promotes nursing care within ethical standards.
  • Provides patient teaching to patient and/or family.
  • Orients all level of Nursing division personnel, and nursing students.
  • Participates in unit-based educational programs.
  • Takes responsibility for own learning.
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills.
  • Supports and collaborates in the Medical Center Performance Improvement plan through unit quality improvement/quality control activities.
  • Utilizes current research in area of clinical practice.
  • Complies with patient safety goals as set forth by the Medical Center.

Steward Health Care is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Steward Health Care does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or any other non-job-related characteristic.

About Steward Health Care
Over a decade ago, Steward Health Care System emerged as a different kind of health care company designed to usher in a new era of wellness. One that provides our patients better, more proactive care at a sustainable cost, our providers unrivaled coordination of care, and our communities greater prosperity and stability.
As the country's largest physician-led, minority-owned, integrated health care system, our doctors can be certain that we share their interests and those of their patients. Together we are on a mission to revolutionize the way health care is delivered - creating healthier lives, thriving communities and a better world.

Based in Dallas, Steward currently operates more than 30 hospitals across Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Texas.

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