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Histology Technician or Histotechnologist-HT/HTL - Histology

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Rochester
Posted on: March 15, 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
The Anatomic Pathology team is looking for Histology Technicians/Histotechnologists. As a Histology Technician/Histotechnologist you will be a member of a diverse, agile team responsible for preparing microscope slides for a Pathologist to review. Using a variety of techniques and equipment, this team prepares thin slices of tissue to make abnormalities visible with a microscope. You will assist with the training of students and new employees and 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 Anatomic Pathology. Don't miss out!

Histology Technician:
Performs a variety of technical procedures that result in the creation of microscopic slide preparations. These technical procedures may include: Accessioning specimens; specimen processing and microtomy techniques; paraffin, frozen, and plastic. Technical staining procedures include: Routine Hematoxylin and Eosin, special stains, immunofluorescence, immunohistochemical staining, and in situ hybridization. Participates in on-call rotations, including weekends as needed.
The minimum pay rate for Histology Technician is $24.75 per hour.

Prepares specimens and performs testing procedures on pathology specimens that result in the creation of microscopic slide preparations for diagnostic and/or prognostic analysis by the pathologist. Applies technical theory to provide overall operational support necessary to maintain and optimize testing activities. Able to accommodate scheduling adjustments, off shifts, holidays, on-call, and weekend work assignments.
The minimum pay rate for Histotechnologist is $30.25 per hour.

A two-year commitment to this position is required

Histology Technician (HT):

  • Associates Degree required
  • Coursework including 24 semester hours of the following:
    • At least 12 credit hours in chemistry, biology, or medical laboratory technology;AND
      • 6 credit hours in chemistry; AND
        • 6 credit hours in biology.
        • Histology Technician (HT) certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship with the exception of the TN visa classification; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.

          Histotechnologist (HTL):
          • Bachelor's Degree
          • Histotechnologist (HTL) certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Applicants needing visa sponsorship must possess CGFNS Visa Screen certification upon application.

            Additional qualifications
            Graduate of a NAACLS accredited program preferred.

            Graduates of the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Histology Technician Program will receive preference.

            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
              Histotechnician (HT) or Histotechnologist (HTL) certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP). Board of Certification required at start date. Employees obtaining certification(s) after January 1, 2004 will be required to demonstrate evidence of ongoing maintenance of certification.

              Exemption status

              Compensation Detail
              $24.75 - $36.69 / hour

              Benefits eligible

              Full Time

              Hours / Pay period

              Schedule details
              Schedule opportunities vary; Shift differentials available

              Weekend schedule


              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 , Histology Technician or Histotechnologist-HT/HTL - Histology, Professions , Rochester, Minnesota

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