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Embryologist

Job Duties:

Works collaboratively with the laboratory, nursing, physicians, front office and support staff to provide laboratory services, including embryology, andrology and endocrinology, at Laurel Fertility Care.  The primary responsibility for this position is in the embryology laboratory as an embryologist.  However, this position is also expected to be cross-trained in andrology and endocrinology and will fill in when needed.

Responsibilities:

  • Setting up media/dish and retrieving and stripping eggs for Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI)
  • Performing ICSI, IVF inseminations, embryo culture, embryo and egg freezing and thawing, embryo biopsy, embryo transfer, and assisted hatching to increase success of embryo attaching to uterine wall
  • Working with the Laboratory Director to modify and/or develop common oocyte and embryo preparation protocols for the practice, which include protocols for:
    • Oocyte cryopreservation
    • Oocyte identification, fertilization and culturing for embryo development
    • Vitrificationo
    • Embryo biopsy and preparation for evaluation
  • Maintaining the laboratory database, chart setup and data entry for cycles, cryo database inventory and maintenance, ordering and maintaining supplies, and proficiency testing
  • Entering data into the electronic medical records (EMR) to maintain current patient records
  • Conducting annual inventory of all sperm and embryos in the cryo tanks
  • Coordinating embryo, egg, and sperm shipping and receiving of frozen samples and maintaining the database and EMR to reflect current inventory
  • Developing and incorporating changes to the ongoing protocols and documenting and managing these changes
  • Evaluating and improving the current metrics for monitoring ongoing compliance according to standard operating procedures for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologist (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

Andrology Laboratory

  • Developing and functioning as subject matter expert (SME) in Computer Assisted Sperm Assessment with CEROS Sperm Analyzer system
  • Working with the Laboratory Director to modify and/or develop common sperm preparation
  • Developing protocols for the practice, including protocols for:
    • Sperm preparation for intrauterine insemination
    • Sperm preparation for in vitro fertilization
    • Sperm cryopreservation
  • Developing and incorporating changes to the ongoing protocols and documenting and managing these changes
  • Evaluating and improving the current metrics for monitoring ongoing compliance according to standard operating procedures for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologist (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

Endocrinology Laboratory

  • Maintaining expertise in the Tosoh Endocrinology System used for clinical diagnostic analysis
  • Working with the Laboratory Director to modify and/or develop common endocrinology preparation protocols for the practice, including protocols for monitoring the hormones estradiol, progesterone, and human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG)
  • Developing and incorporating changes to the ongoing protocols and documenting and managing these changes
  • Overseeing and managing ongoing calibration and maintenance schedule for Tosoh machine
  • Evaluating and improving the current metrics for monitoring ongoing compliance according to standard operating procedures for Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), College of American Pathologist (CAP), American Association of Blood Banks (AABB), and Commission on Office Laboratory Accreditation (COLA)

Requirements:

Applicants must have Master of Science Degree In Embryology or Biomedical Science With A Specialization In Reproductive Technology, or Related Area.

Interested applicants should send resume to Laurel Fertility Care, 1700 California Street, Suite 570, San Francisco, CA 94109, job 102.