Assistant Gamete Biologist (0.8 FTE, Days)
0.8 FTE, 8 Hours Day Shift
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Gamete Biologist Assistant supports the Gamete Biologists and other team members in both project work and lab workflows. Contributes to the management of diverse aspects of the service/program including but not limited to lab setup, paperwork, data entry into BBS/Epic, QC charts, discards, shipments, ID'ing, inventory, cleaning, sample handling and other duties as needed. The Gamete Biologist Assistant works with the administrative, clinical, and management teams to support operations, project work, and customer service. Provides support to all functions of the team.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the hospital’s policies and procedures, including its Service Standards and its Code of Conduct.
* Under the supervision of the Embryologist, assists with culture plate set-up, sperm processing set-up, retrieval set-up, sample discards, cryopreservation set-up, and transfer set-up.
* Assists with routine laboratory maintenance including patient requests for embryo/sperm inventory, measuring and filling liquid nitrogen tanks, completing lab QC logs, and maintain lab records within BabySentry for SART submission.
* Assists with optimization of clinic and operational workflows and metric tracking.
* Maintains and updates embryos/sperm disposition database.
* Assists in daily paperwork setup. Drafts and disseminates documentation as needed.
* Coordinate shipping/receiving of specimens with clinic and courier. Prepare PGS/PGD samples for shipping.
* Create and validate cryopreservation inventory billing lists.
* Performing calibrations, quality control, troubleshooting, and maintenance on lab equipment.
* Screens incoming calls for the lab. Relays information to appropriate individuals in a timely manner.
* Participate in yearly lab shutdown cleaning process.
* Performs other IVF Lab tasks as directed by Lab manager.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
* Education: Associate' s degree in a work related field.
* Experience: One (1) year experience in administrative/data collection -OR- One (1) year laboratory/research experience.
* License/Certification: None Required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
* Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job.
* Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information, e.g. protected health information (PHI)
* Ability to adapt to an ever-changing, fast-paced environment.
* Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines.
* Ability to solve problems and identify solutions
* Ability to use good judgment and in a team setting
* Strong organizational skills
* Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication (both verbal and written) skills
* Strong computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software (i.e., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and computer database programs.
* Ability to analyze information and situations, prioritize tasks, develop solutions, and make recommendations
Equal Opportunity Employer