Technical Specialist - Laboratory

Red Wing
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Position description
Non-exempt position. Expected to maintain bench competencies and work at the bench for at least 50% of time worked. Function independently and collaboratively with the laboratory leadership in performing all major work responsibilities of professional laboratory practice. Perform a wide variety of complex diagnostic and therapeutic testing, and act as a resource for problem resolution and interpretation of results. May be responsible for instrument correlation, and method validation. Correlate data based on clinical knowledge, technical expertise, and other conditions affecting test results. Participate in laboratory quality assurance programs and performance improvement activities. Assist with staff and student training, orientation of new employees, updating procedures, and providing technical leadership for areas of responsibility. Provide direction and problem solving skills for laboratory functions. Implement standardization efforts in the laboratory as directed by laboratory leadership.

This Technical Specialist position will provide oversight and expertise in the Hematology and Coagulation department. Responsibilities includes troubleshooting, problem solving, technical expertise, training and regulatory/accreditation readiness.
Baccalaureate Degree in Medical Technology, Medical/Clinical Laboratory Science or health related field. Completion of a clinical laboratory internship. Or an Associates Degree Medical Laboratory Technician with completion of a clinical internship. An HEW certificate may be substituted for the specified degree. One year of experience actively working in a moderate or high complexity clinical laboratory. Ability to communicate in English, both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of quality assurance principles and practices. Ability to be effective in a diverse work group. Ability to work independently. Ability to exercise independent judgment and render decisions. Prioritization and problem solving skills. Critical thinking skills required. Computer skills required. Excellent customer service skills. Knowledge of relevant factors which can influence testing results. Demonstrate the ability to work under stress in a variety of situations. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Demonstrate manual dexterity. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance. May be required to work weekends or overtime.

** Visa sponsorship is not available for this position; Also, Mayo Clinic DOES NOT participate in the F-1 STEM OPT extension program.
Additional qualifications
Preferred: ASCP Certification in area of Specialty: Blood Banking, SBB (ASCP), Chemistry, SC (ASCP), Cytotechnology, SCT (ASCP), Hematology, SH (ASCP), Microbiology, SM (ASCP). Preferred: Four years of experience actively working in a moderate or high complexity clinical laboratory, working knowledge of laboratory information and reporting systems, excellent working knowledge of laboratory regulatory standards, knowledge of CLIA standards, experience with operational and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments and assays. Willingness to work at other sites preferred.

Requires CV/Resume, 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:
  • MUST have a DETAILED equivalency evaluation
  • MUST show US equivalent degree
  • 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)
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 $28.23 per hour.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Primarily day shift, but may be required to work off shifts to meet the needs of the schedule.
Weekend schedule
Every third weekend rotation and holiday rotation
Site description
Red Wing Minnesota, which is nestled among the bluffs, also known as the Banner County of Minnesota, is less than an hour from the St. Paul/Minneapolis metro area. Red Wing is known for its beautiful scenery and extraordinary history. The city’s more than 16,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of healthy living activities all year round! If it’s cultural and performing arts you enjoy, you’ll relish in the best local, regional and national arts and entertainment! This city is truly symbolic of “Minnesota Nice!”
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