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Stain, mount, and study cells to detect evidence of cancer, hormonal abnormalities, and other pathological conditions following established standards and practices.
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Submit slides with abnormal cell structures to pathologists for further examination.
Examine cell samples to detect abnormalities in the color, shape, or size of cellular components and patterns.
Provide patient clinical data or microscopic findings to assist pathologists in the preparation of pathology reports.
Document specimens by verifying patients' and specimens' information.
Maintain effective laboratory operations by adhering to standards of specimen collection, preparation, or laboratory safety.
Prepare and analyze samples, such as Papanicolaou (PAP) smear body fluids and fine needle aspirations (FNAs), to detect abnormal conditions.
Examine specimens using microscopes to evaluate specimen quality.
Assist pathologists or other physicians to collect cell samples such as by fine needle aspiration (FNA) biopsies.
Assign tasks or coordinate task assignments to ensure adequate performance of laboratory activities.
Adjust, maintain, or repair laboratory equipment such as microscopes.
Common knowledge, skills & abilities needed to get a foot in the door.
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Education and Training
**Department** Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
**Why Mayo Clinic**
You bring unique insight into the experiences of so many patients, colleagues and members of our community. At Mayo Clinic, our diverse workforce encompasses more viewpoints, thoughts, and ideas to help solve the many challenges of today's health care environment.
Identification and rendering of diagnostic evaluation of cytological specimens for the evidence of malignancy or other diseases. May be responsible for handling chemicals and/or reagents including chemical hazardous waste materials.
Serves as a member of the FNA team providing on site adequacy evaluation of endoscopic ultrasound-directed and radiology technique-based fine needle aspiration (FNA) procedures. Cytotechnologists also provide the support for ancillary techniques and related interpretations.
Bachelor's degree in chemical or biological science required.
Completion of an approved Cytotechnology Program and ASCP registry eligible also required.
Ability to concentrate (microscopically) for long periods of time (6-8 hours).
Excellent judgement/decision-making abilities required.
*** You must provide a copy of your resume/CV and unofficial transcripts demonstrating that you meet the requirements above with your application. If you are foreign trained, you are required to submit a detailed equivalency evaluation to include US equivalent degree. Applications that do not include this information will not be considered. *** *** We are not able to sponsor visas for laboratory medicine positions ***
ASCP certification with two years experience preferred.
Good organizational, communication, problem solving, and computer skills.
**License or certification** None
**Exemption status** Non-exempt
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum pay rate is $35.07 per hour.
**Benefits eligible** Yes
**Schedule** Full Time
**Hours / Pay period** 80
**Schedule details** Monday-Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.
With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.
Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
**Category** Clinical Labs and Research
**Career profile** Clinical Labs
**Job posting number** 141900BR
**Recruiter** Frank Harris
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.