New Grad RN-- Surgical Services Opportunities- Greater Salt Lake City
Intermountain Healthcare
6d ago

Job Description :

The Nursing Graduate works under direct line-of-sight supervision of the Registered Nurse in the clinical setting and participates appropriately in the patient care delivery process.

The incumbent also orients to the RN assignment, excluding independent nursing care. This position may participate in medication administration under the direction and supervision of the licensed RN.


The Nursing Graduate job can be utilized for up to 12 weeks while employees are in the Intermountain Nurse Residency program and they are working toward preparing, testing, and passing the State Boards examination (obtaining an RN license).

After that 12 week period, or if the Nursing Graduate fails the State Board exam a second time, the employee can no longer remain in the Nurse Graduate job.

These employees can apply for any open jobs they qualify for, including jobs requiring a certification the employee currently holds (i.

e. CNA, etc.). Failure to either pass boards or to be hired into another job will result in termination.

Registered Nurse graduates must be enrolled and have started coursework in the Intermountain Nurse Residency program before providing direct patient care (including direct patient care supervised by a licensed RN).

If the hire date of the Nurse Grad does not align with the start date of the Nurse Residency program, then any nursing unit orientation performed prior to starting the Nurse Residency cannot include direct patient care.

Employee may complete CBTs or other indirect learning, but may not perform patient care until they have attended the first Nurse Residency class.

Opportunities within Surgical Services

Surgical Operations offers nursing positions in several venues including Same Day Surgery / Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU), Operating Rooms, and Endoscopy.

Interested candidates may post their application for the overall range of units but if desired, can elect to work in their single area of choice.

The surgical operations environment is team-oriented nursing with multi-disciplinary groups including surgeons, gastroenterologists, dentists, anesthesiologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, technicians, anesthesia monitoring techs, surgical techs, endoscopy techs orderlies and patient care techs.

The nurse is a central team member in these diverse teams and has many different levels of colleagues to lean on and collaborate to provide the patient with a safe and extraordinary experience.

Care of the patient in surgery or endoscopy is a complex yet intriguing care continuum from patient preparation for their procedure through post- anesthesia care to complete recovery before discharge to the inpatient setting or for routine surgical care, direct to home.

Nurses learn much about the unique stages of anesthesia, how to protect and prepare patients for surgery or Endo procedures where anatomical lessons abound.

Post-surgical care involves airway expertise, pain management and a deeper understanding of the hemo-dynamic monitoring.

Again, a nurse may choose one area in which to specialize.

Surgical services shifts are primarily Monday-Friday, day time work and allow for 8, 9, 10 and 12 hour shifts equaling prn, part or full time hours depending on personal circumstances and availability.

Some limited night shifts with a set schedule are available for the person who wants to work nights allowing for family or school obligations.

Due to limited emergencies and late cases, some evening and occasional weekend call for daytime staff may be involved. However, in most of our geographical areas, rural and community hospital settings allow for more weekday, daytime care.

Rural facilities also allow for broader skill development as our rural surgical teams cross cover several areas. There is a spot for every personal circumstance!

We invite every level of nurse, experienced, new grad or a nurse wishing for a change of pace to consider a career in surgical operations.

Care skills include intensive-type care, fast paced same day care including strong IV skills and the ever-popular teamwork in the OR or Endo.

Apply for a position in surgical services and we will help you discover where suits you best!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Current RN License in state of practice or official college transcripts
  • Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) for healthcare providers.
  • Unit specific certification as required (i.e., ACLS, PALS, etc.).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • RNs hired on or after January 1, 2021 who have 12 months or less of working experience as an RN prior to joining Intermountain must obtain their BSN degree on or before June 1, 2026.*
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN). Education must be obtained from an accredited institution. Degree will be verified.
  • Benefits : For more details regarding our benefits, .

    Find out more about our facilities in the Greater Salt Lake City Area :

    Physical Requirements :

    Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.

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  • Frequent interactions with patient care providers, patients, and visitors that require employee to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, alarms, needs, and issues quickly and accurately, particularly during emergency situations.

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  • Manual dexterity of hands and fingers to manipulate complex and delicate equipment with precision and accuracy. This includes frequent computer use and typing for documenting patient care, accessing needed information, medication preparation, etc.

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  • Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement to transfer patients. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment.

    Typically includes items of varying weights, up to and including heavy items.

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  • Need to walk and assist with transporting / ambulating patients and obtaining and distributing supplies and equipment. This includes pushing / pulling gurneys and portable equipment, including heavy items.

    Often required to navigate crowded and busy rooms (full of equipment, power cords on the floor, etc).

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  • May be expected to stand in a stationary position for an extended period of time.

    Location :

    Alta View Hospital, Avenues Surgical Center, Intermountain Medical Center, LDS Hospital, Riverton Hospital, TOSH

    Work City : Murray

    Work State : Utah


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