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Team Lead - Histology

Company: Mayo Clinic
Location: Higley
Posted on: September 17, 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.


The Team Lead contributes to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients by accurately processing surgical pathology specimens. Responsibilities include processing, embedding, and microtomy of all surgical tissues; cryotomy and frozen section staining; routine H&E and special staining; small tissue gross examination/tissue processing; equipment maintenance and record retention; and knowledge of pathology Laboratory Information System. Responsible for the day to day operations of surgical pathology or histology department in the absence of the histology supervisor. Maintains complete and accurate documentation of data generated and work performed; assists in Quality Management and problem solving; participates in testing and implementation of new equipment; develops protocols and QC slides; helps train new personnel; monitors supplies as needed; helps coordinate staff shift coverage and workload distribution; and assists in other activities as directed. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development of the life span. The ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and appropriately interpret information relative to the patient's age-specific needs is required.May be responsible for handling chemicals and/or reagents including chemical hazardous waste materials.


Bachelor of Science degree from an accredited college/university in histology, biology or having emphasized anatomical, biological, and chemical sciences and minimum 2 years laboratory experience; or Associate of Science degree from an accredited college/university in histology, biology or having emphasized anatomical, biological, and chemical science required and a minimum 4 years laboratory experience; or meet CLIA-88 regulations (42CFR493.1487 through 1491) for high complexity testing and a minimum of 6 years histology experience.

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

Additional Qualifications:

Excellent communication, organizational, and problem solving skills. Strong leadership skills and demonstrated good judgment in dealing with a variety of procedural and technical issues. Experience in test development and immunohistochemistry 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) License of Certifications:

    HT or HTL (ASCP) required.

    Exemption Status


    Compensation Detail

    $31.16 - $46.78/hour

    Benefits Eligible



    Full Time

    Hours/Pay Period


    Schedule Details

    Position works overnights Monday to Friday 9pm to 5:30am

    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, Phoenix , Team Lead - Histology, Other , Higley, Arizona

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