Surgical Technologist - iFlex Travel Agency
Intermountain Healthcare
6d ago

Job Description :

The OR Technician-iFlex (ORTi) is part of Intermountain’s internal travel agency for assignments. ORTi caregivers are expected to float if not needed at assigned facility.

The ORTi performs various duties as a member of the surgical team to ensure a safe and successful operative procedure. This position functions under the supervision of a Registered Nurse and directly reports to Surgical Services management.

It is expected that the ORTi will support system wide and surgical operations initiatives and practices. In addition, this person will actively participate in the surgical operations safety plan as outlined.

May be required to take call.

This job is right for you if you have the flexibility to travel to different parts of Utah and Idaho for 8-13 weeks assignments.

You must feel comfortable working on multiple units within surgical services (operating room).

Pay will be competitive with local and national travel Surgical Technologist (OR Tech) rates. We will evaluate pay every quarter and adjust based on market trends.

Each assignment will have a consistent pay rate.

For assignments greater than 50 miles from the employee's home, the caregiver will receive a taxable weekly living stipend.

The caregiver is responsible for finding their own housing during each travel assignment.

All iFlex employees will be expected to travel to all geographies and able to work at all Intermountain sites.

The OR Technician-iFlex (ORTi) has accountability for ensuring the operating room and all surgical items meet sterilization criteria.

This person maintains the sterile field and a safe environment. The tech recognizes and addresses sharps and fire safety processes.

The ORTi prepares the operating room and instruments for the surgical procedure. The ORTi may assist with sterile processing.

This tech will assist the surgeon(s) during the procedure but stays within the ORTi scope of practice. The ORTi is able to identify emergency situations and exercise judgement when implementing procedures to respond to emergencies.

On completion of the procedure, the tech will assist with room turnover, cleaning, and prepare for the next procedure.


Pay Rate : $70.00 / Hour

Benefits : Limited benefits available

Location : Intermountain Hospitals in Utah and Idaho (8-13 week assignments)

Minimum Qualifications

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers.

Completion of an accredited Operating Room Technician program (ORT)

Or graduated from a non-accredited surgical tech program within the past six months, but not currently eligible to sit for Tech in Surgery exam (NCCT)

Or two years of scrub tech experience in hospital or military surgical services within the last three years.

Or hired into a role specifically for on the job training in a rural hospital.

Or International training equivalent and legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Qualifications

Active National Certification as an OR Tech in Surgery or Certified Surgical Technologist. Certification is expected within the timeframe outlined below.

Managers will need to meet with new hires and determine certification course, projected certification window, and track progress.

Surgical Technologists who graduated from an accredited program must certify within one year of hire (may use either NBSTSA or NCCT certification).

Surgical Technologists who have graduated from non-accredited programs or completed on-the-job or military training, need to certify as soon as possible.

This can be done upon graduation or, according to the NCCT requirements, take beyond one year in order to meet worked hours (>

6000) and case tracking requirements.

Physical Requirements :

Additional Job Description

Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, sterile indicator tags, colors, 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 and instruments with precision and accuracy.

    This includes computer use and typing for documentation, 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 with personal protective equipment for an extended period of time.

    Location :

    Alta View Hospital, American Fork Hospital, Cassia Hospital, Cedar City Hospital, Heber Valley Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, Layton Hospital, LDS Hospital, Logan Regional Hospital, McKay-Dee Hospital, Orem Community Hospital, Park City Hospital, Primary Childrens at Riverton, Primary Childrens Hospital, Riverton Hospital, Spanish Fork Hospital, St George Regional Hospital, TOSH, Utah Valley Hospital

    Work City : Murray

    Work State : Utah


    Scheduled Weekly Hours :

    The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.

    $7.25 - $999.99

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