Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
Why Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic Laboratories (MCL) is the diagnostic reference laboratory for Mayo Clinic. MCL specializes in esoteric laboratory testing for health care organizations throughout the United States and around the world.
Mayo Laboratory Inquiry (MLI), the call center for MCL, is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide timely service when calls to or from clients are needed. Handling over a million calls a year, MLI has a comprehensive system in place, ensuring that clients get the answers they need quickly, without delays or excessive transfers. All MLI representatives are trained to manage the extensive information of a complex laboratory and are continuously updated on changes.
Customer service representatives answer more than 90% of all calls within 20 seconds, and clients are not subjected to touch-tone option menus. 93% of calls to MCL are resolved on the first contact.
MLI services calls for MCL and International clients (via fax or e-mail) and performing laboratories.
The position is part of a team that is a Certified Center of Excellence through Benchmark Portal. Responsible for providing high quality service to multi-site enterprise that continues to evolve in complexity. Supports the following departments: MCHS, DLMP with knowledge of over 3,000 tests and 58 unique labs requiring individualized processes, MML clients requiring knowledge of state and country laws and regulations, Patient Release of Information, ability to speak with patients to deliver their results, Davita Laboratories, Occupational Health Services - MCR technical support and result notification, Specialty Sales - Direct to Physician Office initiatives, MVSS special studies, Exact Science, Center for Individualized Medicine Bio Services, HICS, and allied health staff in a very high stress environment.
Critical thinking and responding to a variety of technical issues from clients, patients, laboratory staff and physicians via phone, email, web messages, chat, fax or mail. This includes but is not limited to; making outbound critical test results, cancellations, revisions and incoming defects to internal and external clientele. Able to resolve technical problems timely, obtaining additional information at the request of the laboratory to complete testing and ensure patient safety, and investigate new or unusual test requests. Assists in resolving a wide assortment of hardware/software technical problems, is able to coordinate problem resolutions with various departments and IS groups to include off hours and weekend on-call services. Manage client complaints and addresses issues in accordance to laws and regulations of HIPAA, CAP, CLIA, NY State, JACHO and other regulatory agencies. Responsible for notifying clients of reagent/assay performance or mechanical/technical issues, facilitating returning of samples, forwarding testing, writing credits, changing and/or canceling testing as determined by the client and DLMP. Utilize upwards of 30 applications in order to make informed decisions. Must be competent in various computer systems and responsible for system testing and IT support.
Bachelor’s degree OR Associates degree with 4 years relevant experience in customer service, healthcare or helpdesk/call center OR HS/GED and 6 years relevant experience in customer service, healthcare or helpdesk/call center is required.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Interact with physicians, pathologists, lab technicians, administrators and patients in order to provide accurate information while complying with quality and regulatory agencies. Must be self-motivated to work independently on multiple tasks as well as work in a team setting. Incumbent must have strong interpersonal human relation’s skills to accomplish goals through collaboration and coordination. Position requires strong organizational skills maintains professional standards and conduct. Communicates in a direct, clear and concise manner. Is skillful in working with personal computer software, Microsoft Word/Excel and troubleshooting systems. Listens carefully and is understanding and maintains an approachable atmosphere. Candidates should be proficient in Medical Terminology and must be able to adapt to varied levels of workload and work with ever changing technology in a dynamic environment. Bilingual is not required but recommended. Provide excellent customer service and technical support to internal and external customers and colleagues across multiple sites. Strong interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills are required. Effectively manages ambiguous situations and determines appropriate course of action. Able to work in a high stressed, client focused environment with no downtime in a given shift.
ALL MUST be included for your application to be considered:
*Internal candidates must provide their past three performance appraisals.
*Transcripts (unofficial copy accepted) or NACES detailed international equivalency for foreign degrees.
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $21.37 per hour.
Monday-Friday 6:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
Working every 3rd weekend
Every 2nd or 3rd weekend 6:00 p.m.-2:30 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday )
Alt. days off during the week -
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