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Logan Health Clinical Laboratory Technician - **$10k Sign On Bonus** in Whitefish, Montana

Job Description Summary:

Works independently and as a team member in the laboratory analysis of blood and body fluid specimens. If designated by Director, may serve as a support and resource for all Laboratory Information Systems by providing continuous service through implementation and maintenance of the system.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Performs diagnostic laboratory tests in the areas of chemistry, hematology, urinalysis, immunohematology, microbiology, serology and coagulation. Is also responsible for obtaining appropriate blood and body fluid samples from patients.

  • Uses established methods and techniques for laboratory analysis.

  • Adheres to strict safety regulations insuring appropriate protection against blood borne pathogens and other infectious agents for the laboratory staff, the hospital staff and the patient.

  • Maintains strict quality control checks on all instrument, test kits and microorganisms used in laboratory analysis.

  • Follows established procedures and protocol for all test results which fall into the critical value category.

  • Maintains competency in:

  • Routine patient test performance as well as patient preparation, specimen handling and processing.

  • Recording and reporting of test results.

  • Instrument maintenance and function checks.

  • Exhibits problem solving skills and attention to detail during daily laboratory operation.

  • Participates in proficiency testing as assigned and in a timely manner.

  • Maintains Montana State licensure competency by meeting required continuing education standards annually.

  • Insures the appropriateness, timeliness and integrity of laboratory specimens and test results.

  • Interfaces with physicians to insure that orders, both written and verbal, are followed appropriately and in a timely manner.

  • Interfaces with all clinical and allied health disciplines to insure that specimen requests, timetables for specimen collections and appropriate reporting mechanisms are in place and implemented.

  • Offers assistance to physicians and clinical/allied health disciplines in the requisitioning, collection and analysis which is not conducted within the institution.

  • Insures the integrity and timeliness of specimens which must be referred to other laboratories for analysis which is not conducted within the institution.

  • Documents environmental controls and indicators for safety, temperature and humidity to verify the integrity of specimen.

  • Assigns and documents a unique accessioning system to insure the individuality of specimens and eliminate misidentification of patients and/or specimens.

  • Maintains on-going quality assurance in the testing/patient arenas.

  • Manages regulatory requirements to meet CLIA and/or CAP requirements. Participates in inspections.

  • Cooperates in the operation of a 24 hour 7 day laboratory operation.

  • Maintains productivity during stats and high volume demands with a minimum of personal and/or non-work interferences.

  • Displays flexibility in work schedule to meet the demands of the laboratory and the staff.

  • Assists in the training and indoctrination of new laboratory employees. Maintains direct observation of employees in departments as assigned.

  • Assumes responsibility in the establishment and implementation of new methodologies and new test kits in assigned areas.

  • Assumes the quality control responsibilities for the area in the laboratory which coincides with and reflects the expertise and/or specialty background of the technologist.

  • Supports Laboratory Manager with hiring, financial and performance improvement process.

  • Participates in interviews to hire staff and support our culture.

  • Provides departmental information to help support financial/budget process.

  • Participates in department performance improvement process.

  • At Director’s discretion, may serve as support and resource for all Laboratory Information Systems.

  • Provide implementation and maintenance of the Laboratory Information System.

  • Perform all validation procedures and maintain all necessary documentation.

  • Maintain test tables, dictionaries, Lab DEX and interfaces.

  • Assist with training of new employees on Laboratory Information System.

  • Write and maintain LIS procedures to include documentation and review of CAP check lists annually for CAP inspection.

  • Test and implement new instrument interfaces, reference interfaces and clinic office interfaces.

  • Test and implement computer upgrades in a timely manner in coordination with all hospital department.

  • Maintain the report format for laboratory testing.

  • Maintain the Data Innovations middleware on the Laboratory side.

  • Work with IT to customize reports to fit the needs of the Laboratory and Medical Staff.

  • Assist Laboratory Director to update Charge Codes and CPT changes to include Medicare/Medicaid changes.

  • Assist Laboratory Director to monitor the LIS for billing discrepancies to insure correct billing for customers.

  • Shows good critical thinking and troubleshooting skills.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct: LHW is dedicated to the highest ethical standards as it is essential to meeting our commitment to our mission and vision. Individual responsibilities include adhering to our organizational Compliance Plan and Code of Conduct.

  • Maintains awareness and understands the organization-wide compliance plan. Familiar with and adheres to LHW's published Code of Conduct which provides guidance and expectations regarding confidentiality, conflict of interest, billing, controlled substances, Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act (EMTALA), payments for referrals, gifts, anti-kickback laws, safety and health, waste disposal, and compliance with antitrust laws, advertising and marketing, discrimination, insider trading and government requests.

  • Reports any violation or suspected violation of this Code or other hospital policies or procedures to supervisor, Compliance Officer or through the compliance hotline.

  • Attends and/or completes mandatory training regarding organizational compliance.

Education and Experience Requirements:

Requires: Baccalaureate degree in Medical Technology or a related science; completion of an accredited Medical Technology internship or the equivalent in education and experience; Current National Certification and Montana State Clinical Laboratory Scientist License; strong computer skills demonstrating proficiency and accuracy in word processing and data entry; excellent verbal and written communication skills; exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills; and detail oriented with excellent organizational skills. Requires current Montana Drivers' License; driving record will be reviewed through background check.

Desire: Experience using McKesson Paragon clinical documentation system and/or experience with Laboratory Information software to include implementation and maintenance. AHA BLS Certification.


Variable (United States of America)

Schedule Details:

Please know schedules and shifts are subject to change based on patient care and department/organizational needs.

Typically works 10 hour evening shifts, 7 on 7 off, working every other weekend and holidays, as scheduled. Also covers night shifts.

Logan Health operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Schedules are set to accommodate the requirements of the position and the needs of the organization and may be adjusted as needed.

Notice of Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

If you receive a job offer, please note all offers are contingent upon passing a pre-employment screening, which includes:

  • Criminal background check

  • Reference checks

  • Drug Screening

  • Health and Immunizations Screening

  • Physical Demand Review/Screening

Equal Opportunity Employer

Logan Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA/M-F/Vet/Disability). We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for employment. We do not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on protected veteran status, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable law. If you require accommodation to complete the application, testing or interview process, please notify Human Resources.

Patient Centered Care

Welcome to Logan Health - Whitefish and thank you for your interest in becoming a part of our fascinating team. We believe that everyone who works at Logan Health - Whitefish is a caregiver, regardless of their job description. While Logan Health - Whitefish provides competitive pay and benefits, as well as a comfortable work environment, our employees are motivated by our service commitment to provide quality patient care for our community.

As a Planetree affiliate, we have embraced the philosophy of providing patient-centered care, recognizing diversity and providing exceptional customer service. It was the catalyst for change that resulted in Logan Health- Whitefish receiving national recognition for six consecutive years from Avatar International, Inc. for exceeding patient expectations. We take pride in providing our quality level of service and continuously work to go above and beyond our stellar reputation.

Please take a few minutes to view this informational video for a look into Logan Health - Whitefish.

Our people are everything.

The amazing providers, employees, and volunteers at Logan Health gift this organization with their innovation, knowledge, and compassion. Together, we're connecting our community to trusted, quality care and helping to improve lives every day.

Do you dream of living and working in a beautiful area surrounded by stunning scenery and endless recreation?

Are you ready to evolve your career while working alongside passionate, talented, brilliant people?

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