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Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as an Embryologist.
In this role, the successful Embryologist candidate for this high volume fertility center with excellent outcomes will perform technical/clinical Assisted Reproductive Laboratory Technologies, plus research duties in the embryology laboratory and have the ability to interface with all clinical and administrative components of the IVF Program. Could participate in the oversight and training of Embryologists depending on experience level. Must be able to articulate outcomes and technology results to patients and colleagues. Demonstrate full understanding of clinical Laboratory standard operating procedures. Familiar with SART and ASRM guidelines for ART.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Quality Control- Monitors equipment reagents, media, and work environment by following quality control guidelines. Disposes of sharps and needles in designated hazard containers. Reports malfunctions to senior personnel promptly. Follows departmental procedures and instructions. Performs all tests utilizing universal precautions for bloodborne pathogens and in accordance with procedures developed by the Program management. Verifies status of patient consent compliance for various clinical procedures.
Documentation /Reporting - Ability to accurately enter data into and retrieve data from a predetermined Access database. Requires familiarity with PC based programs, i.e., Excel and Access. Requires familiarity with cryostorage record-keeping and reporting.
Advanced procedures - Senior level embryologists are expected to monitor the status of patient consent compliance as well as chart documentation. Senior embryologists are expected to mentor embryologists in the techniques and administrative requirements of the laboratory. Senior embryologists must be fully aware of the documentation requirements as they relate to patient confidentiality and informed consent, laboratory safety and reporting requirements for New York State Department of Health and/or SART-ASRM/CDC.
Advanced procedures - Senior level embryologists participation can include the following activities: data collection from computerized files or patient charts, statistical analysis, data organization and presentation at institutional, local, national or international meetings. Senior embryologist will participate in the harvesting and preparation of media or tissue specimens for analytic purposes. Senior level embryologists will participate fully in the laboratorys efforts to implement and monitor its clinical and research procedures thereby controlling, maintaining and improving the quality of the laboratorys clinical and research services.
Advanced procedures - Senior level embryologist is expected to have demonstrated the appropriate skill level to work independently at specific procedures referenced above. Senior embryologist is expected to be able to contribute valuable judgments to the laboratory and physician team in reference to the status and appropriateness of clinical sperm, egg and embryo specimens. Senior embryologists will have also demonstrated an expertise that allows them to discuss embryologic or laboratory issues with patients, physicians or other concerned individuals or providers. Senior embryologist is expected to participate in the development of laboratory research projects. This involvement could be voluntary or upon request of the Laboratory Director or Embryology Supervisor.
Basic Procedures - Cryopreservation and thawing of embryos at varying stages of development (includes subsequent culture and assessment of thawed embryos). Preparation of fresh and thawed embryos for intrauterine transfer (involves loading of catheter for transfer and assessing catheter for retained embryos as well as performing micromanipulation procedure assisted hatching when required). Arranges for the discard of fresh and cryopreserved specimens or arranging for transfer of discarded tissues for research purposes. Performs ancillary procedures required to control for and improve the quality of services provided by the laboratory (include the preparation and labeling of media and tissue culture materials, media and supply testing, equipment monitoring). Document all aspects of laboratory procedure in the appropriate written and computerized transcription formats (includes data involving clinical embryology and andrology procedures, laboratory equipment monitoring, media and supply testing and embryo and sperm cryostorage).
Basic Procedures - Must demonstrate sufficient competency in basic embryology and andrology procedures needed for In Vitro Fertilization to be permitted to work independently in the following: Collection and preparation of oocytes for insemination (involves oocyte microscopic identification, cleaning, distribution in dishes and insemination). Analysis and preparation of sperm specimen for insemination or for ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection (includes analysis and processing of fresh and cryopreserved semen specimens as well as the processing of fresh and cryopreserved specimens surgically obtained by epididymal aspiration or testis biopsy). Assessment of fertilization and zygote quality following insemination. Daily assessment/grading and handling of embryos through Day 6 of in vitro culture.
Participate in data management projects at the direction of the Director.
Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor's Degree in a biological science including work experience in a clinical laboratory setting performing basic and advanced embryology techniques with experience in in-vitro fertilization. Good written and verbal communication skills
Preferred Qualifications: 2+ years experience
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
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