Cytotechnologist - Cytology

Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Position description
Cytotechnologists are responsible for the screening and reporting of negative gynecological and non-gynecological cytology cases, and identifying and referring abnormal cases to the pathologists. May perform quality control activities. Will assist in the training and evaluation of cytotechnology students. May participate in additional activities in the lab that may include but are not limited to: Work in the Molecular Anatomic Pathology Laboratory or Pathology Research Core performing digital image analysis, FISH techniques, and/or tissue review. Serve as a member of the Fine Needle Aspiration (FNA) Team providing on site adequacy evaluation of FNA procedures. Provide technical advice and coverage to the preparation and processing area during times of short staffing in that area. Assist cytology specialists and management personnel with the gathering of data relevant to quality assurance activities, continuous improvement activities and/or special projects.

**A two-year commitment to this position is required**
Bachelor's degree in Cytotechnology or Bachelor's degree with completion of an accredited Cytotechnology program. A skills assessment test will be administered at the time of interview, and a PASSA score is required to be considered.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Additional qualifications
Requires experience using databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software. Possess good written and oral communication skills, the ability to prioritize work, manage time wisely and adjust to changes in work volumes and projects. Cytotechnologist experience preferred.

* Requires CV/Resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript(s), and for foreign trained lab personnel to provide a detailed equivalency evaluation to include US equivalent degree at the applicants expense.

* For international/foreign trained applicants, it is the responsibility of the international/foreign to provide to Mayo Clinic the following information.The applicant is responsible for the cost associated with obtaining the equivalency evaluation.

International transcript:
o MUST have a DETAILED equivalency evaluation
o MUST show US equivalent degree
o Evaluation MUST be completed from an organization listed as a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) OR the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE)

* Internal applicants must attach three (3) more recent performance appraisals
License or certification
Cytotechnology (CT, ASCP) or Specialist in Cytotechnology (SCT, ASCP) certification required prior to start date. Employee obtaining CT certification(s) after January 1, 2004 or SCT certification after January 1, 2006 will be required to demonstrate evidence of ongoing maintenance of certification.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $29.36 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. (hours vary), with rotating weekend coverage
Weekend schedule
Rotating Sundays: 6 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (when working Sunday shift, another weekday will be scheduled off)
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.
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