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Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Operations

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Elgin
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, ) and ranked in more specialties than any other care provider. We have a vast array of opportunities ranging from Nursing, Clinical, to Finance, IT, Administrative, Research and Support Services to name a few. At Mayo Clinic, we invest in you with opportunities for growth and development. Our benefits and compensation package are highly competitive - for additional information please visit Mayo Clinic Benefits as eligibility may vary. We are excited to invite you to be a part of our team within the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology (DLMP) where you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism, mutual respect, and most importantly, a life-changing career!

Diversity and inclusion are integral to Mayo Clinic's mission to provide excellent, culturally relevant care in a welcoming environment to all individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. In DLMP and Mayo Collaborative Services (MCS), we aim to diversify our workforce and to create an inclusive work environment where differences are valued, allowing individuals to achieve and contribute to their fullest potential. By leveraging the strengths that each diverse individual and group brings to the table, we gain the strategic advantages of accelerated innovation, better problem solving, enhanced productivity and job satisfaction, improved quality, and, most importantly, we find better ways to meet the needs of our patients.

Position description
The Specimen Operations Team of One is looking for laboratory assistants for all shifts. As a laboratory assistant in Specimen Operations you will be a member of a diverse, agile team responsible for biological specimen receipt, identification verification, processing and storage. You will work behind the scenes impacting patient care without patient contact. You will perform a variety of clerical, processing, and other laboratory duties that include maintaining supply inventory, filing, stocking, receiving shipments, and cleaning. You will actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. In addition to gaining clinical laboratory experience, you will have many opportunities for career advancement within Specimen Operations. Don't miss out!

This position is located at the Superior Drive Support Center where immediate parking is available. Individuals hired to this position are required to complete 2 years in this position before becoming eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic.

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

You must have a high school diploma or equivalent to be considered for this position.
DLMP employees that have been in their current lab/position for less than 2 years must attach an early release approval from their supervisor .

This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

Additional qualifications

  • You must include a cover letter and resume to be considered for this position.
  • Internal applicants must attach your three (3) most recent performance appraisals to be considered for this position
  • Flexibility
  • Ability to work independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to stay organized, prioritize, and shift gears in a busy environment.
  • Conscientious of details and strict safety requirements for handling chemicals, reagents, and infectious agents. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of laboratory functions and medical terminology
    • Science background
    • 1-2 years medical experience
    • Experienced with computers, keyboarding, and telephone operations.
      License or certification

      Exemption status

      Compensation Detail
      Required education, experience, tenure, along with internal equity will be considered when an offer is extended. The pay range for this position is $16.70 - $22.42 per hour.

      Benefits eligible

      Full Time

      Hours / Pay period

      Schedule details
      Varied days of the week; 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

      In addition to your base pay, you will receive the following shift differentials:
      Evening: $1.50 / hour
      Night: $1.90 / hour
      Weekend Day: $1.75 / hour

      Weekend schedule
      Varied schedules; 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts.

      In addition to your base pay, you will receive the following shift differentials:
      Weekend Evening: $3.06 / hour
      Weekend Night: $3.65 / hour

      International Assignment

      Site description
      Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

      Laura Heyde

      As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Rochester , Laboratory Assistant - Specimen Operations, Healthcare , Elgin, Minnesota

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