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Providence Health & Services Laboratory Services Manager in Polson, Montana


Providence is calling a Laboratory Services Manager (Laboratory, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson, 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:

  • Demonstrate the ability to provide leadership by developing a positive work environment; Provide guidance and support to staff members to ensure they they are able to perform their work effectively and efficiently; Directs the activities of the department to ensure that continuous quality and cost effective services are provided; Demonstrates the ability to make decisions, delegate tasks and encourage staff to use their talents to achieve the desired outcomes; Appropriately credits staff and/or other team members for their efforts and accomplishments.

  • Demonstrates professional interpersonal and verbal skills when communicating with a wide variety of people from differing literacy levels, languages and cultures; Exhibits the necessary written skills for effective communication and documentation.

  • Effective skills in management and leadership.

  • Exhibits the necessary skills to build effective teams by coaching, building trust, and training staff to work collaboratively and cohesively with other staff and/or team members in a variety of settings. Encourages positive interaction and if necessary, directs staff to work directly with other team members when resolving issues; Monitor key processes to identify and define the team's effectiveness.

  • Anticipates and adjusts operating plans to meet facility goals; Coordinates and collects statistical and other information to support and develop current and/or new services while insuring cost effective processes and development plans are in place.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical, Physical or Biological Science

  • National certification as Medical Technologist (MT) from the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) or as a Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) from ASCP

  • Licensed by the State of Montana as a CLS

  • 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

  • 7 years of experience in a laboratory

  • 2 years of experience in Laboratory management/leadership

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Joseph Medical Center is a 22-bed critical access hospital in beautiful northwest Montana employing nearly 250 employees, including physicians. With expanding services, building renovations and outstanding technology, our community hospital is the heart of medical care in Polson, Montana and the large, sparsely populated surrounding area. We have close ties to St. Patrick Hospital, Providence's tertiary center located 66 miles away in Missoula.

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: Non-Clinical Lead/Supervisor/Manager

Location: Montana-Polson

Req ID: 239545