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Clark Fork Valley Hospital Medical Laboratory Technician/Scientist in Plains, Montana

Medical Laboratory Technician/Scientist

Plains, MT

Part Time




 Collects specimens and performs medical laboratory tests, procedures, experiments, and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by performing the following duties.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Prepares patient, collects, handles, and properly labels specimens

  • Performs all laboratory testing to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.

  • Records and reports testing results in a concise and timely manner.

  • Reviews tests results or worksheets to evaluate accuracy.

  • Performs Quality Control and Proficiency Testing.

  • Performs and records preventative maintenance on instrumentation.

  • Adheres to all departmental, hospital infection prevention, safety, and personnel policies.

  • Identifies critical results, notifies appropriate personnel, and documents the notification in the Epic Beaker Information System.

  • Verifies instrument function by checking patient and quality control results, calibrating, recognizing issues, and documenting corrective actions.

  • Trains and supervises students, Clinical Laboratory Technicians and new Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

  • Organize, prioritizes, demonstrates flexibility, cooperation, and uses good judgment in handling unusual circumstances not covered by written policies.

  • Resolves problems, multitasks, and reports unusual occurrences to the laboratory manager.

  • Performs several tasks simultaneously during heavy workload, and organizes and prioritizes work to accommodate both “STAT” and routine work.  



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


    Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Technology, Clinical Laboratory Science, or Medical Laboratory Science. Must have a current Montana CLS license. Prefer two years experience in a clinical lab.