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Comparative Medicine Surgical Tech - Lab Operations

Company Description

At Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.

As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.

Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect. We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as their most authentic selves.

Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture. Our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.

Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together, let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.

Job Description

Primary Function of Position:

Comparative Medicine focuses on animal welfare, employee safety and efficiency to enable an internal clinical environment for use by the research and development and training organizations.  The Comparative Medicine team simultaneously supports a multitude of product and procedure development programs to allow expedited iteration and evolution of our products and procedures.

The Comparative Medicine Technician 3 primary function is to, under limited supervision, perform moderately complex technical work and operational support in a wide  range of clinical R&D and training workstreams and to achieve compliance with federal, state, and local standards and governmental regulatory requirements within the CM ORs and Training labs.

Roles and Responsibilities:

In addition to general support within the CM ORs and Training labs

Vet Tech Duties:                                            

  • masters more advanced procedures including cutdowns, chest tubes, tracheostomy, OG tube placement, cystocentesis,  single lung ventilation, <and others as the end user needs require>
  • able to monitor more complex cases (R&D), monitor 2 patients (Training)
  • Understands requirements to remain "inspection ready" and participates in audits for compliance
  • Assists in planning daily activities (breaks, lunches, setup for next day

Lab Ops Duties:

  • Able to identify/reprocess more advanced instrumentation
  • Assist in training entry level team members
  • Participate in regulatory audits


  • Radiation safety
  • Assist in revision of DOPs, WIs, JHAs as assigned
  • Performs supplemental tasks required for laboratory logistics and operations with appropriate oversight.
  • Regulatory-understands inspection readiness and makes sure area of work is always inspection ready
  • Perform other duties as required to support the company's overall strategy and goals


Skill/Job Requirements:

  • HS diploma minimum, AS preferred (vet tech programs, biology, animal science preferred).  Contractor conversion, generally with minimum 18 months experience (at Intuitive) OR prior experience in animal setting (lab animal or clinic) including giving IM injections, placing catheters and anesthesia experience.
  • Within one year of hire/promotion, obtain ALAT certification.  In addition, individual may hold a minimum of one internationally recognized certification related to laboratory animal medicine or veterinary technical skills (e.g. RVT, ALAT, LAT, LATG, ASR, KLAT1/KLATII, SLAT, JLAST, etc).

DVM exempt

  • Good communication (written, verbal), documentation skills
  • Demonstrates the ability to work well with colleagues and stakeholders.
  • Understands and practices expected Intuitive behavior, demonstrates company values, shows ownership and accountability
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons  learned.
  • Promote animal welfare demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for animal welfare; communicates concerns
  • Good knowledge of common applications (Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Must wear personal protective equipment as defined/required by job assignments.
  • Must be able to lift/carry 50lbs
  • May be exposed to radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, allergens/biohazards/chemicals (cautery smoke)
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable Intuitive policies and procedures.

Additional Information

Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19.  Details can vary by role.

Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.

We provide market-competitive compensation packages, inclusive of base pay, incentives, benefits, and equity. It would not be typical for someone to be hired at the top end of range for the role, as actual pay will be determined based on several factors, including experience, skills, and qualifications. The target salary ranges are listed.

Base Salary Range Region 1: $59,500 USD - $80,500 USD
Base Salary Range Region 2: $50,600 USD - $68,400 USD
Shift: Day
Travel: 10% of the time
Workplace Type: Onsite - This job is fully onsite.

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