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Laboratory Processing Assistant - Anatomic Pathology Support

Job ID 183679BR Date posted 06/23/2022
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Full Time
  • Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Mayo Clinic is the nation's best hospital (U.S. News & World Report, 2020-2021) and ranked #1 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 Pathology Support team is looking for Laboratory Processing Assistants. As a Laboratory Processing Assistant you will enjoy working in a diverse, dynamic team responsible for a variety of structured tasks including:
  • Performing pre-analytic specimen processing
  • Operating a variety of laboratory and office equipment including automated systems
  • Entering information and test orders into the laboratory computer system
  • Responding to phone calls seeking laboratory testing information
  • Ensuring correct patient identification on specimens and documentation
  • Resolving pre-analytic specimen-related issues
  • Performing complex reagent preparation
  • Managing work unit supply inventory
  • Providing training to others
  • Actively partnering 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 Pathology Support. Don't miss out!

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



Qualifications
Associate's degree OR High School diploma or equivalent and 2 years work experience including clinical laboratory and/or other relevant experience.

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


Additional qualifications
Associate's degree in a health or science field preferred. Previous experience or knowledge of computers and keyboarding, telephone operations and other office equipment desired. Ability to accurately read specimen labels and work with numbers to prevent mislabeling. Must be organized, able to prioritize and work in a fast paced environment. Must possess good human relations skills and be able to communicate effectively both orally and in written form. Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment. Must be able to accommodate scheduling adjustments, off-shifts, holiday, and weekend work assignments. Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling chemicals, reagents and infectious agents.

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



Exemption status
Non-exempt

Compensation Detail
$17.61 - $23.95 / hour

Benefits eligible
Yes

Schedule
Full Time

Hours / Pay period
80

Schedule details
Monday-Friday, Dayshift (8:00am-5:00pm)

Weekend schedule
N/A

International Assignment
No

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.

Recruiter
Josie Gisel

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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.
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