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Clinical Laboratory Scientist- Generalist
  • Location: Great Falls, MT
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #15885

Lighthouse Lab Services is excited to be representing a growing laboratory in Great Falls, Montana! They are looking to add a few Clinical Laboratory Scientists to their team. With excellent benefits and a friendly work environment, this is the place to be!

Position Summary: Under the general supervision of the Laboratory Manager, employee performs and interprets routine and complex laboratory examinations in a high complexity (CLIA) environment. Assesses and verifies the validity of these results before releasing them to the providers. Assist in the development and writing new procedures and techniques. Perform related duties incidental to the work described herein. Actively participates in quality improvement for department efficiency

All employees will exhibit the following behavioral traits:

Integrity and Trust

Individual is widely trusted and can present information and discuss situations in an appropriate and helpful manner, keeps confidences, admits mistakes, doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain. Is respectful in action and communication with clients, patients and staff.

Mission Integration

Adheres to the organization’s mission during times of ease or challenge, is dedicated to the expectations and requirements of the mission and vision, acts in line with the values identified by Alluvion Health.

Team Relations

Understands and supports the team approach and integrated model of Alluvion Health. Is seen as a team player, cooperative and supportive of his/her coworkers, practices what he/she preaches. Can be candid with peers and fosters open dialogue. Creates a feeling of belonging on the team and holds self and team accountable to those behaviors.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  1. Creates and maintains respectful rapport with patients;
  2. Provides excellent customer service;
  3. Utilizes the electronic medical record system on a daily basis;
  4. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information according to HIPAA;
  5. Establishes and maintains productive working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors;
  6. Participates in quality improvement programs and activities;
  7. Performs duties efficiently and effectively;
  8. Follows organization policies and procedures;
  9. Responsible for general clerical duties of the clinic;
  10. Responsible for completing various special projects/events, which may require reviewing and analyzing information, identifying problems, recommending solutions and writing reports;
  11. Performs a variety of other duties as assigned; which may include but are not limited to: directing or participating in special projects and events, conducting research, representing Alluvion at meetings and conferences, and attending continuing education and training events.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • Knowledge of general laboratory processes and procedures comprising all departments including automated and manual methods;
  • Knowledge and understanding of quality control and quality assurance standards and procedures including Proficiency Testing;
  • Knowledge for use and maintenance of laboratory equipment;
  • Knowledge of safety and infection control regulations;
  • Basic computer data entry;
  • Electronic Medical Record systems;
  • Cultural sensitivity;
  • HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules.

Ability to:

  • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgement, decision making and discretion in reporting patient results;
  • Ability to organize workload to produce optimum productivity;
  • Ability to perform in a competent manner in all assigned departments;
  • Ability to perform specimen collection involving phlebotomy, culture collection and/or assisting providers with bone marrows. This will involve patients ranging in age from neonates to elderly;
  • Ability to discriminate color for cellular and color producing analyte recognition;
  • Ability to demonstrate manual dexterity to handle devices and specimens in a rapid but safe manner;
  • Ability to communicate with staff and patients in accordance with their education level and understanding;
  • Ability to interact with computer directed devices using keyboards, mouse, software and related devices to access the Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other computer directed equipment;
  • Ability and willingness to assist in the development and writing of new procedures and techniques;
  • Ability and willingness to participate in Proficiency Testing and educational activities to keep abreast of changes and suggest need for further training.



  • BA or BS degree from an accredited college or university in Medical Technology or related field along with the successful completion of a clinical internship (NAACLS accredited or equivalent).
  • Must have a Clinical Laboratory Scientist License for Montana
      • 36 Semester / 54 Quarter hours in Physical and biological sciences
      • Successfully pass a Generalists’ Exam from a National Certifying Body for Clinical Laboratory Scientists.

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 18 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

#MTP Job ID: 15885

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