Clinical Lab Scientist

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Care Site Description
St. James Healthcare is part of SCL Health System, a faith-based, nonprofit health care organization.

Interested in making a difference? Then check us out. Our rich heritage and mission, and our focus on health care delivery that values person-centered care, excellence and accountability are a winning combination as we bring health – and hope – to our patients.

Fast Facts
  • Butte, Mont. (estab. 1881)
  • The only full-service acute care facility in Butte and largest hospital serving a seven-county area
  • 567 associates, 65 medical staff  
  • 98 beds (56 are staffed)
Services & Expertise:
  • 24/7 Emergency Medical Services
  • Cardiac Services
  • Inpatient & Outpatient Surgery
  • Oncology Services
  • Orthopedic Center of Excellence
  • Women’s & Children Services
  • St. James Medical Group

St. James Healthcare provides quality care close to home for the communities that we serve, especially the poor and vulnerable.



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Job Summary

Performs medical laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses to provide data for diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease by performing the following duties.
  • Ability to access, manage and update patient medical records through Hospital Electronic Medical Record Information System.
  • Accurately and reproducibly conducts chemical analyses of body fluids such as blood, urine, and spinal fluid, to determine presence of normal and abnormal components.
  • Identifies patients, collects, labels, transports and stores all lab specimens according to established policies.
  • Calls panic values per established policy.
  • Correlates and interprets test results and enters findings in computer.
  • Maintains appropriate inventory of supplies.
  • Performs quality control studies to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
  • Performs routine preventative maintenance on assigned instruments and equipment according to established schedule and procedure.
  • Verifies instrument functioning by checking and calibrating specific lab instruments and documents data.
  • Records on instrument logs any repairs, replacement, and maintenance needed of equipment.
  • Demonstrates practices to keep all medical record information protected and confidential.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with organizational mission and goals.
  • Follows all applicable hospital policies and procedures.
  • Participates in facility Quality Improvement/IOP Program
  • Follows policies and procedures for infection control and  facility safety in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Follows "Patients Rights Policy" at all times.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of information management as appropriate.

The information above is for summary purposes, and is not intended to be a comprehensive list of essential functions


Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year College or University; or a combination of education and training
  • Clinical Education in school of CLS
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
  • Certification by ASCP
  • CLS and Montana Licensure within 6 months of hire
Organization: St. James Healthcare, Butte, MT
Primary Location: MT-Butte
Department: SJB-Lab-Combined
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Variable Shift
Job Posting: 11/23/2016 11:01:44 PM
FTE: 1.0
Job Number: 16008178
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