Tissue Registry Technician - Tissue Registry

Mayo Clinic
 Rochester, MN

Why Mayo Clinic

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The Tissue Registry Tech is responsible for reviewing all pathology reports and selects relevant Systematized Nomenclature Of medicine (SNOMED) codes based on tissue site and diagnosis. The Tissue Registry Tech is also responsible for performing a variety of clerical and processing duties that include pulling and filing of tissue (fresh and formalin fixed), glass slides, and paraffin blocks. Other duties may include maintaining supply inventory, stocking, receiving shipments, and cleaning. The Tissue Registry Tech works with various computer information systems on a daily basis. The Tissue Registry Tech needs to be able to handle fresh and formalin fixed tissue, organs, and amputations for archival purposes. Requires the ability to be attentive to details and to adhere to strict safety requirements for handling hazardous chemicals and infectious agents. Actively partner with team members by fostering an inclusive work environment and respecting others with different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

*Individuals hired to this position are asked to complete 2 years in the role before being eligible to transfer to other positions within Mayo Clinic*


A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Knowledge of medical terminology, and a background in science or 1-2 years of medical experience is preferred, but not required. Previous experience or knowledge of computers and keyboarding, telephone operations and other office equipment desired. The ability to accurately read specimen labels and work with numbers to ensure positive patient identification. Must be organized, able to prioritize and work in a self-disciplined 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 in a team environment.

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

* Requires CV/Resume, cover letter, 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

*DLMP employees that have been in current lab/position for less than 2 years must attach early release approval from supervisor

*Non-DLMP Internal applicants that have been in their current department/position for less than 1 year must attach early release approval from supervisor

Exemption Status


Compensation Detail

$18.14 - $24.67/hour

Benefits Eligible



Full Time

Hours/Pay Period


Schedule Details

Monday through Friday, dayshift (7:30 am - 4:00 pm)

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.


Josie Gisel