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Technical Specialist - Histology

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Mankato
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Why Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other care provider according to U.S. News & World Report. As we work together to put the needs of the patient first, we are also dedicated to our employees, investing in competitive compensation and comprehensive benefit plans - to take care of you and your family, now and in the future. And with continuing education and advancement opportunities at every turn, you can build a long, successful career with Mayo Clinic. You'll thrive in an environment that supports innovation, is committed to ending racism and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion, and provides the resources you need to succeed.


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 position provides support to a clinical Histology area.


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.

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

Additional Qualifications:

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.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.

This position provides support to a clinical Histology area. 5 years HT/HTL experience highly 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) www.naces.org OR the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE) www.aice-eval.org

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$30.25 - $45.41 / hour

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

M-F 0600-1430 or 0700-1530

Weekend Schedule

Weekend rotation as assigned. Currently every 8th Saturday for approximately 4 hours.

International Assignment


Site Description

Just as our reputation has spread beyond our Minnesota roots, so have our locations. Today, our employees are located at our three major campuses in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, Jacksonville, Florida, Rochester, Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System campuses throughout Midwestern communities, and at our international locations. Each Mayo Clinic location is a special place where our employees thrive in both their work and personal lives. Learn more about what each unique Mayo Clinic campus has to offer, and where your best fit is.

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

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.


Rhonda Wilson

Keywords: Mayo Clinic, Minneapolis , Technical Specialist - Histology, IT / Software / Systems , Mankato, Minnesota

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