Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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We invite you to explore a career within the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology as you will be a valued member of an outstanding healthcare team and will experience the exemplary environment of one of the world's leading healthcare institutions.
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 MCL, 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.
The laboratory assistant is responsible for biological (e.g. blood, urine) specimen receipt, identification verification, processing and storage. The laboratory assistant is also responsible for performing a variety of clerical, processing, and other laboratory duties that include maintaining supply inventory, filing, stocking, receiving shipments, and cleaning. The laboratory assistant works with various computer information systems on a daily basis. Actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives.
**A two-year commitment to this position is required**
A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program**
Knowledge of laboratory functions, medical terminology, a background in science and 1-2 years medical experience is preferred, but not required. 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:
- Cover Letter
- 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 $16.37 per hour.
Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
Occasional Weekend Rotations
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