JOB TITLE: Embryologist
REPORTS TO: Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Director

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a position for an embryologist with clinical experience in Human Assisted Reproduction techniques to perform embryology laboratory services in accordance with the Laboratory Philosophy and Performance Standards.

SCOPE: This is a nonexempt position reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, Laboratory Manager and Laboratory Director. A Level 3 Laboratory Technologist (Embryologist) works under indirect supervision in performing assigned duties and responsibilities according to the specifications outlined in the Embryology Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures Manual.

PRINICPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Study and review Embryology and Andrology Laboratory Standard Operating Procedures Manual and become familiar with quality assurance, quality control, safety procedures, and operating guidelines for performing laboratory services.
  • Study and review OSHA requirements.
  • Participate in laboratory operations and laboratory services including the following:
    • Portioning Media and Culture Dish Preparation
    • Sperm Preparation, Semen Analysis and Cryopreservation
    • Oocyte Retrieval
    • IVF (In Vitro Fertilization) Insemination
    • Fertilization Check
    • Embryo Grading
    • Embryo Transfer
    • Embryo Vitrification and warming
    • Oocyte Vitrification and warming
    • Embryo Discard
    • Preparing IVF instrument and glassware preparation.
    • Recording and reporting laboratory results.
    • Equipment maintenance.
    • Assisted Hatching with acid
    • Assisted Hatching with Laser
    • ICSI (Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection) Insemination
    • Patient interaction
    • Teaching/training of visiting students/ new personnel
    • Perform Research
    • Act as the lead embryologist on weekend rotations
  • Work to develop a proficiency in the following:
    • Embryo Biopsy
    • Blastomere submission for PCR/CGH
    • Blastomere/Nuclear Fixation
  • Participate in laboratory proficiency testing programs.

TEAM EFFORTS

  • Work cooperatively with a multidisciplinary team to provide good patient care, while meeting the objectives and goals of the practice.
  • Attend practice and department meetings as requested.
  • Work weekends and holidays as scheduled, inclusive of beeper/on-call responsibilities.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Become proficient with the IS technology/software used to support the clinical and laboratory processes and procedures.

CONFIDENTIAL AND SENSITIVE INFORMATION:

  • Maintain patient confidence and protect operations by keeping all patient information confidential.

SCOPE OF FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Complete appropriate paperwork for patient billing.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND PERFORMANCE FACTOR REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have appropriate college degree and graduated with a “B” average or greater in a relevant laboratory science.
  • Minimum 4 year experience in Assisted Reproductive Technologies with proven experience in micromanipulation.
  • Proven ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.
  • Knowledge of office procedures and office machines (i.e. computer, fax, copier, etc.).
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work in a high standard, stressful environment.
  • Ability to communicate accurately and concisely.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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