Clinical Lab Scientist *$22,500 in Relocation Assistance Available*
Logan Health Medical Center
Location: KALISPELL, Montana
Type: Full Time
Salary: $66,830 - $100,256
4 Year Degree
10 openings available.
Internal Number: Req4185
We have openings at all 5 of our locations: Conrad, Cut Bank, Shelby, Whitefish, and Kalispell.
We are offering $10,000 for a sign-on bonus, and $12,500 in relocation assistance as long as you start before December 19th.
Job Specific Duties:
Performs clinical patient testing using a variety of automated and non-automated technologies. Stays current with and follows lab procedures, continually evaluates specimen integrity, patient/specimen identification, instrument function, reviews values to assure quality results and practices good lab technique at every stage. Requests clarification and assistance as needed.
Participates in Quality Control (QC) and Quality Management (QM) Performance Improvement (PI) activities to ensure accurate and timely reporting of results. Monitors and evaluates QC for all test results according to established protocols, provides documentation and Meditech comments as required, participates in QM studies in a variety of departments, and contributes to improvement of operations and processes.
Provides organized, legible documentation of activities, communicates effectively with coworkers to assure uninterrupted resulting of tests and provides quality customer service and patient care. Contributes to a functional and positive staff culture.
Performs triaging and organizing of work and work area for best flow and utilizes effective decision-making skills. Works efficiently as a professional, handles difficult situations with specimens, identifies and troubleshoots problems, seeks and considers alternative solutions and requests assistance when appropriate.
Performs accreditation-related tasks. Performs competencies assigned via CAP Competency Program and performs Proficiency Testing assigned by each department leader.
Maintains competency in computer skills. Accurately orders and cancels tests, verifies results and adds comments to patient record per department procedure. Utilizes the procedure/policy database.
Performs testing in a timely manner and efficiently handles workload and workflow. Sets priorities, organizes, runs routine, timed, and STAT work appropriately. Avoids batching specimens in areas of large volume and accurately hands off work to others at shift change.
Calls and documents Critical Values according to Laboratory policy.
Maintains laboratory equipment through preventative maintenance and troubleshooting according to established protocols.
May contribute to procedures and policies and assist with writing and revisions by leadership.
Trains new employees/students and participates in additional projects.
The above essential functions are representative of major duties of positions in this job classification. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs. Other duties may be assigned similar to the above consistent with knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job. Not all of the duties may be assigned to a position.
Maintains regular and consistent attendance as scheduled by department leadership.
Bachelor's degree in Clinical Laboratory Science or related science required.
Montana state Clinical Laboratory Scientist license or must successfully obtain within forty-five (45) days of hire.
Possess and maintain computer skills to include working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and ability to learn other software as needed.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with various audiences.
Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented, a self-starter, possess critical thinking skills and be able to set priorities and function as part of a team as well as independently.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to manage sensitive and confidential situations with tact, professionalism, and diplomacy.
Logan Health is a nonprofit, 577-bed health system located in the iconic Flathead Valley of northwest Montana. While the main medical campus is located in Flathead County, Logan Health draws from a total service area covering 13 counties, nearly 40,000 square miles and a population of more than 600,000. The health system consists of five hospitals, more than 40 provider clinics and a host of other health care services, including the nation’s first rural air ambulance service (A.L.E.R.T.), which it has maintained for more than 40 years. More than 4,300 physicians, nurses, health care professionals and support staff work together to provide patients and their families with
a positive, proactive, patient-centered experience. Founded in 1910, Logan Health has provided exceptional care for more than 100 years to the communities it serves. Throughout its history, the organization has continued to grow and evolve with the growth and changing needs of the communities it serves.