Gamete Biologist/Embryologist - Lab-REI-Sunnyvale (1.0 FTE, Days)
1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift
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Stanford Medicine IVF program has a one-of-a-kind opportunity for two highly ambitions and motivated embryologists (one junior to mid level, one senior level) who are eager to helo make patient dreams come true, while having the opportunity to get involved with research, innovation, collaboration and take advantage of the unique opportunities that Stanford has to offer. There will be the chance to take the lead on essential lab-specific projects, thereby providing managerial experience with thoughtful mentorship to benefit your career for years to come.
The Embryologist is responsible for performing all aspects of in vitro fertilization procedures under direct supervision. The position is composed of embryology and andrology related duties. These tasks include, but are not limited to, media preparation, egg retrieval procedures, cumulus trimming and stripping, sperm preparation for ART procedures, insemination, fertilization checks, embryo culture, embryo transfers, vitrification and warming of embryos, assisted hatching. Some andrology procedures may have to be performed off-site.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
The Gamete Biologist is responsible for performing all aspects of in vitro fertilization procedures under direct supervision. The position is composed of embryology and andrology related duties. These tasks include media preparation, ovum pick up by harvest procedure, maintaining cell cultures, insemination, testicular aspiration or biopsy procedures, fertilization checks, blastocyst culture, transfer of embryos by catheter, cryopreservation and thawing of human embryos, assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). Duties in andrology include semen analysis and semen preparation for ART procedures.
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 Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
• Accurate maintenance of laboratory records, including proficiency testing, quality control, equipment maintenance, monitoring and calibration, patient test and clinical procedure records, deviations from established performance specifications and corrective actions taken.
• Identify problems which may adversely affect patient test or procedure results, and either rectify the problem or report it to the laboratory director, scientific advisor or laboratory supervisor; Solves problems using available reference material when necessary.• Maintains neat, legible and complete written records of work performed and performs additional record keeping or data analysis as required or requested.
• Performance of routine laboratory maintenance; ordering and stocking laboratory supplies.
• Performs embryology and andrology related procedures - media preparation, ovum pick up by harvest procedure, maintaining cell cultures, insemination, testicular aspiration or biopsy procedures, fertilization checks, blastocyst culture, transfer of embryos by catheter, cryopreservation and thawing of human embryos, assisted hatching and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI).
• Responsible for compiling accurate data for CDC/SART reporting.
• Responsible for performing all aspects of in vitro fertilization procedures. Performance of all the duties required in the REI/IVF laboratories.
• Strict adherence to all established safety regulations as outlined in the Universal Precautions/Infection Control Policy (Policy #P005).
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: Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university
Experience: One (1) year of progressively responsible and directly related work experience
Knowledge, Skills, and 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 apply judgment and make informed decisions.
• Ability to conduct analysis and formulate conclusions.
• Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
• Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
• Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, work independently and meet deadlines.
• Knowledge and in-depth understanding of chemical, biological or clinical laboratory science and medical technology.
• Knowledge and proficiency in human gamete cryopreservation.
• Knowledge and proficiency in micromanipulation Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI).
• Knowledge and proficiency in stem cell culture and somatic cell nuclear transfer.
• Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional area.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements related to areas of functional responsibility.
• Knowledge of new technologies (in specific field) and maintain and stay abreast of updates and changes.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
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