Intermountain Healthcare Employee Benefits
Intermountain Healthcare encourages ongoing growth and education for all employees. There are formal education opportunities and a variety of free training classes. The Employee Talent and Career Development team focuses on building a strong workforce pipeline and meeting unique workforce needs through partnerships with local businesses, educators and schools that support the career goals and aspirations of our employees.
Intermountain has openings for many types of jobs that don’t require a college degree in clinical and non-clinical areas. Some jobs offer help with training prior to getting hired. Intermountain is pleased to offer opportunities for employees to change career paths, receive support, or pursue financial assistance for education. These options are low-cost or free to qualified employees. Here are the roles and training opportunities:
Phlebotomists collect blood from patients for laboratory tests. Basic requirements include a basic life support certification and Intermountain will pay for a four-week training course for phlebotomy for qualified applicants who sign a training agreement to work for one year
Surgical technologists are responsible for instruments during surgery and hand them to surgeons. Applicants need to complete a certified surgical technology program which is offered at Davis Technical College in Kaysville or Mountainland Technical College in Lehi. Certified nursing assistant (CNA) certificate or one-year surgical services, or direct patient care experience is required. Intermountain will cover the cost of tuition and program fees for all required classes for current employees in good standing who work 20 hours a week.
Central processing technicians sterilize, assemble and distribute medical and surgical equipment for hospitals. Certification is required and offered at Mountainland Technical College in Lehi which offers a 6-9 month, self-paced hybrid program. Intermountain will cover the cost of registration, tuition and program fees for current Intermountain employees in good standing who work 20 hours per week.
Orderlies transport patients to operating rooms. They organize equipment and sterilize surgical suites. They may scrub in for operating room procedures to assist with surgical holds. CPR certification is required.
Medical assistants work primarily in clinics. They prepare patients for visits with providers, take vital signs, measure height and weight, administer immunizations and perform basic clinical and clerical duties. Basic Life Support certification is required and applicants need to have passed the national certified clinical medical assistant exam. Programs are available through some high school and technical college programs. Intermountain employees can apply for free tuition up to $5,250 per year paid directly to the school through Intermountain’s PEAK program which offers access to online programs. Some programs may include books.
Patient care technicians or certified nursing assistants (CNAs) work in hospitals or in homecare. They change bed linens, bathe patients, monitor vital signs, transport patients, document care, and assist with record-keeping. Applicants need to be CNA-certified in the state they are working. CNA programs vary in length and are offered at many local schools. Intermountain partners with ccCna to offer a two-week paid training ($16 per hour) for internal and external applicants.
Registered nurses (RNs) provide care for patients in hospitals and clinics. In partnership with Intermountain, Salt Lake Community College offers a two-year RN training program. Intermountain will cover the cost of tuition for current benefits-eligible Intermountain employees in good standing. Upon completion, caregivers will work as an RN for Intermountain.
For current Intermountain employees in good standing, working 20+ hours per week, additional educational opportunities with tuition reimbursement are available including:
English language learning: Free tuition for on-line English Language Learning classes is offered through the PEAK program for benefits eligible caregivers or their dependents. Or Intermountain employees can receive a waiver for the $100 tuition for English as a Second Language classes offered through Weber State University. A placement test is required to determine class level. Classes are offered in Ogden or virtually via Zoom twice a week during morning or evening hours.
Intermountain’s PEAK program offers up-front tuition coverage of up to $5,250 for employees in eligible positions, for more than 100 online learning options affiliated with In-stride.com, including undergraduate studies, professional courses and certifications, high school diplomas and English language learning. Employees can also opt to gift this opportunity to a qualified family member.
For more information about current job openings and the complete benefits of working at Intermountain Healthcare visit https://intermountainhealthcare.org/careers/
Employees who do not meet the commitment requirement for the educational assistance they received, can repay those benefit funds through Intermountain's online payment system.
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