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Montana State University Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 18289

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Robin Kuntzelman, (406) 994-3199,

Classification Title Clinical Lab Spec I - BZ

Working Title Clinical Laboratory Scientist

Brief Position Overview

Position Number 4T6865

Department UHP Medical Services

Division Division of Student Success

Appointment Type Classified

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Non-Exempt

Union Affiliation MFPE

FTE On-Call

Benefits Eligible Not Eligible

Salary $21 per hour.

Contract Type Classified Hourly

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

Following an integrated, collaborative model, University Health Partners unites the components of the health and well-being for MSU students including prevention, health promotion, public health, medical services, dental services, and counseling & psychological services.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform clinical laboratory studies in the areas of bacteriology, serology, hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, parasitology, and immunology.

  • Utilize all laboratory instruments including automated cell counters, chemistry analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, spectrophotometers, automated EIA instruments and rapid testing systems.

  • Communicate with other health-care personnel on the applications and validity of laboratory data, laboratory policies and operations, and detailed information about all areas of the laboratory. Is able to communicate effectively with medical as well as non-medical personnel.

  • Collect samples: Perform venipuncture for hematology, chemistry, and serology. Collect throat and urine specimens for routine microbiological examination. Instruct patients on the proper procedure for collection of samples.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in medical laboratory science or similar major that includes an internship with an accredited hospital clinical laboratory.

  • Current certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)

  • Current Montana License to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist

  • Demonstrated working experience with clinical laboratory principles related to practices and techniques involving bacteriology, serology, hematology, urinalysis, chemistry, parasitology, immunology, and phlebotomy.

  • Demonstrated working experience with all laboratory instruments including automated cell counters, chemistry analyzers, centrifuges, microscopes, spectrophotometers, automated EIA instruments, and rapid testing systems.

  • Recent experience working as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in a CLIA designated “high complexity” clinical laboratory.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

The Successful Candidate Will

  • The ability to establish and maintain effective clinical relationships with patients

  • The ability to work collaboratively with the health care team

  • The ability to work independently

  • The ability to effectively supervise staff; ability to maintain a professional demeanor when interacting with patients and colleagues

  • The ability to represent the Student Health Service and its programs to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

  • Current Montana License to practice as a Clinical Laboratory Scientist.

  • Current certification by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP).

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens (Employees are provided with training and equipment that complies with OSHA requirements for a health care setting).

  • Exposure to other pathogens of all kinds that is inherent to working in a health care setting.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date At the conclusion of a successful search.

Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on May 18, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran’s status, sex, age, political ideas, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference please complete the veteran’s preference information located in the Demographics section of your profile.

MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the MSU Website: .