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Billings Clinic Surgical Technologist (.75) in Billings, Montana

You can make a difference as a part of our region's largest health care system, based locally in Billings, Montana. Join our amazing team with a focus on safe, high quality care and an excellent patient experience. Billings Clinic is here to take care of our community and region.

We look forward to meeting you.

About Us

Billings Clinic is a community-owned, not-for-profit, Physician-led health system based in Billings with more than 4,700 employees, including over 550 physicians and non-physician providers. Our integrated organization consists of a multi-specialty group practice and a 304-bed hospital.Learn more ( about Billings Clinic (our organization, history, mission, leadership and regional locations) and how we are recognized nationally for our exceptional quality.

Your Benefits

We provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to all full-time employees (minimum of 24 hours/week), including Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b) Retirement Plan with employer matching, Defined Contribution Pension Plan, Paid Time Off, employee wellness program, and much more.Click here ( for more information ordownload the 2021 Employee Benefits Guide ( .

Surgical Technologist (.75)

SURGICAL SERVICES (Billings Clinic Main Campus)


Shift: Day, Evenings, Nights, Weekends

Employment Status: Full-Time (.75 or greater)

Hours per Pay Period: 0.75 = 60 hours (Non-Exempt)

Starting Wage DOE: $19.15 - $22.98/hr

Assists in the care of the surgical patient by performing the scrubbing role of handling instruments, equipment and supplies. The Surgical Technologist has an understanding of the procedure being performed, anticipates the needs of the surgeon, maintains a sterile field and is responsible pre- and post-operatively for technical components of surgery.

Essential Job Functions

• Anticipates, plans for and responds to the needs of the surgeon and other members of the team by constantly monitoring the sterile field.

• Demonstrates proper handling of instruments and equipment.

• Identifies potential intraoperative complications and responds appropriately to identified needs.

• Assists team in maintaining adequate inventory of equipment, supplies and instruments.

• Utilizes performance improvement principles to assess and improve quality of patient care.

• Identifies needs and sets goals for own personal growth and development. Meets all system and departmental educational requirements.

• Maintains competency in all organizational, departmental and outside agency environmental, employee or patient safety standards relevant to job performance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Billings Clinic policy and procedures, both organizational and departmental

• Personal computers, hardware and software

• Billings Clinic Code of Business Conduct

• Billings Clinic Corporate Compliance Program

• HIPAA and confidentiality requirements

• Patient’s/resident’s rights

• Customer service techniques and Personal Service Excellence (PSE)

• Lean Six Sigma principles and concepts

• Patient safety standards

• Aseptic and sterile techniques

• Infection control and safety practices and techniques

• Surgical procedures and intraoperative patient care

• Instrumentation, equipment and supplies required for procedures

• Anatomy and physiology

• Team concepts in effective working relationships

• AORN regulatory standards

• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Professional communication skills, both verbal and written

• Manual dexterity to prepare, setup and “pass” surgical instruments, assemble and utilize power equipment

• Interpersonal skills in order to maintain effective contacts with patients, physicians and other health care team members

• Flexibility in order to adapt to a variety of workload assignments

• Applying principles of aseptic and sterile techniques to ensure infection control

• Applying safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Communicate clearly and effectively, both verbal and written

• Incorporate cultural diversity and age appropriate care into all aspects of communication and patient care; scope of services provided will encompass age groups ranging from infant through geriatric

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Concentrate and pay close attention to detail when assembling supplies, instruments, equipment and assisting surgeon

• Recognize safety hazards and initiates appropriate preventive actions

• The Surgical Technologist works under medical supervision to facilitate the safe and effective conduct of invasive surgical procedures. This individual works under the supervision of a surgeon to ensure the operating room environment is safe, that equipment functions appropriately, and that the operative procedure is conducted under conditions that maximize patient safety.

• Orientation on safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines performed under the preceptor supervision to ensure checks for quality and accuracy

• Oversight for safe pharmaceutical handling requirements is provided by the nursing and physician staff; physician and nursing staff responsible for verification

• Interruptions and frequent changes in work assignments

• Environment is fast paced

• Requires rapid, critical decisions regarding patient care

• Demonstrates knowledge and practice of basic patient care concepts

• Demonstrates the application of the principles of asepsis in a knowledgeable manner that provides for optimal patient care in the OR

• Demonstrates basic surgical case preparation skills

• Demonstrates the ability to perform the role of first scrub on basic surgical cases

• Safe pharmaceutical handling requirements and guidelines

• Analytical and critical thinking skills necessary to understand a variety of basic and/or routine problem scenarios associated with patient care

• Interpersonal skills which enable the incumbent to appropriately respond to a variety of patient/family requests and inquiries, to respond to inquiries from physicians, nursing staff and other health care providers, and to check for understanding, allay apprehension and enlist cooperation of the patient

• Ability to utilize and apply PSE skills

Minimum Qualifications


• Graduate from an accredited surgical technology program or equivalent


• One (1) year central service technician experience required

Certifications and Licenses

• Certification by the Liaison Council on Certification for Surgical Technologist (LCC-ST), desired

• BLS certification


Billings Clinic is Montana’s largest health system serving Montana, Wyoming and the western Dakotas. A not-for-profit organization led by a physician CEO, the health system is governed by a board of community members, nurses and physicians. Billings Clinic includes an integrated multi-specialty group practice, tertiary care hospital and trauma center, based in Billings, Montana. Learn more (

Billings Clinic is committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All policies and processes are designed toward achieving fair and equitable treatment of all employees and job applicants. Employees are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have in this regard with their immediate supervisor and/or the Vice President People Resources. All employees and job applicants will be provided the same treatment in all aspects of the employment relationship, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information or disability.