Providence Health & Services Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in Microbiology (Clinical Laboratory Services, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Be responsible for the pre-analytic, analytic and post analytic testing of blood and body fluids to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • Determine Microbial culture results, and use internal protocols todetermine clinical significance and extent of work up.

  • Preform traditional microbiology and molecular testing to detectpathogens.

  • Call appropriate person with panic results or results that could gravely affect the well being of the patient.

  • Notify appropriate personnel of problems related to specimen collection or testing.

  • Utilize a collaborative interdisciplinary approach to ensure that testing is completed at the appropriate time to meet clinical needs.

  • Serve as a clinical resource for physicians and other health care providers.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Associate's Degree

  • Montana CLS or Montana CLT

  • The typical certifications to get the license are: MT/CLT (ASCP) - National certification as Medical Technologist (MT/CLT) from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS/CLS) from ASCP

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree

About the department you will serve.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Lab (Medical Technologist, Medical Lab Technologist)

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 201706