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Histotech Assistant - Histology

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Hayfield
Posted on: March 14, 2023

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
Responsible for contributing to diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients by preparing a high volume of tissue specimens while maintaining sample integrity and patient identification. Responsibilities include retrieval and verification of patient samples; tracking specimens; accessioning; specimen photography; processing tissue specimens using various protocols; maintaining laboratory equipment; performing Hematoxylin and Eosin staining; performing coverslipping techniques; performing case assembly and distribution; handling outside/consultation material; troubleshooting equipment, reagent, and case issues; reagent preparation; reviewing pending list/logs; filing and retrieving tissue blocks and slides; handling/disposal of hazardous chemicals; knowledge of Lab Information System; record retention; and answering phones. Actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

Performs a variety of Histopathology technical procedures as trained under direct supervision including embedding of tissue blocks and performing microtomy.

Individuals hired to this position are required to complete 2 years in the role before being eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic

High school diploma or GED equivalent and 2 years relevant/demonstrated experience or Associates' degree from an accredited college/university.

This is a limited tenure position for a maximum of 3 years. Candidate is eligible to reduce to 0.5 FTE if accepted into the MCSHS Histology Technician Program. Candidate must work towards completion of MCSHS Histology Technician program prerequisites:

This position does not typically meet ASCP Board of Certification Route 2 eligibility requirements for HT Examination.

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

Additional qualifications
Medical terminology preferred. Laboratory or leadership experience preferred. Demonstrated communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills.

All MUST be included for your application to be considered:

  • CV/Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Internal candidates must provide their past three performance appraisals.
  • Transcripts (unofficial copy accepted) or NACES detailed international equivalency for foreign degrees. DLMP employees that have been in current lab/position for less than 2 years must attach early release approval from supervisor

    Non-DLMP Internal applicants that have been in their current department/position for less than 1 year must attach early release approval from supervisor

    License or certification

    Exemption status

    Compensation Detail
    $21.73 - $31.13 / hour

    Benefits eligible

    Full Time

    Hours / Pay period

    Schedule details
    Monday - Friday 10 am - 6:30 pm

    Weekend schedule
    Occasional weekend rotations


    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.

    Josie Gisel

    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 , Histotech Assistant - Histology, Other , Hayfield, Minnesota

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