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

Medical Laboratory Technician/Scientist

Plains, MT

Full Time



Position- Medical Laboratory Technician/Scientist Night Shift

Here at Clark Fork Valley Hospital want you to enjoy what you do, and to succeed. Our entire hospital will support your work and welcome the energy and confidence you bring, specifically we are looking for an individual to join our Laboratory team that is motivated to learn, has excellent communication skills and is a great team player.

   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 and 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 students and new employees in the laboratory.

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


    Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must possess a current Montana CLT license

     Schedule- Day Shift 36-40 hrs. /week      Benefits- This position is eligible  for the full-time  benefits  package.


    Why Clark Fork Valley Hospital

    Clark Fork Valley Hospital and Family Medicine Network offers a very sophisticated medical environment while maintaining its small-town feel. With seven hospitalists and a number of specialty outreach providers, including orthopedists, a general surgeon, three rural health clinics countywide and a home oxygen service. Clark Fork Valley Hospital projects a larger footprint than one would expect of a rural Critical Access Hospital.

    As far as location, Plains is located in the scenic Northwest region of Montana and is the quintessential example of rural, western living. The Clark Fork of the Columbia River winds gracefully through town settled in a gorgeous mountain valley.

    Spend a summer day on the river casting your fly or on a hike in the Cabinet Mountains. Winter weekends can be full of cross-country skiing in the valley, snowmobiling in the wilderness or downhill skiing at one of the seven resorts within two hours.

    The area is also well-known for its outstanding elk, sheep and deer hunting. Glacier National Park, the "Crown of the Continent," is only two hours away for four-season enjoyment.

    The beautiful Clark Fork River, nearby Flathead Lake and Lake Pend Oreille provide excellent opportunities for the sail boating, water skiing or lake fishing enthusiast.

    Clark Fork has excellent schools in a hometown atmosphere. And it's close to the "big city," with Missoula just 75 miles away and Spokane, Washington, 150 miles away.

    Clark Fork Valley Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer