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Embryologist: Fertility Care Practice (FT/Days)


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Job Title: Embryologist

This position is located in Lancaster, PA

Full-time, 1.0, 80 hours per two weeks primarily dayshift with weekends/holidays dependant on workload

POSITION SUMMARY: The experienced Embryologist utilizes their knowledge of assisted reproduction to assist with a wide array of

embryological techniques including oocyte identification/grading, semen preparations, fertilization evaluation, embryo grading, embryo

transfer, trophectoderm biopsy, and cryopreservation of gametes and embryos. As a member of the Penn Medicine Fertility Care Lancaster

General Health in vitro fertilization (IVF) laboratory team, the Embryologist's primary focus is to participate in the daily operation of the

human IVF and andrology laboratories. This position includes 'hands-on' involvement in human IVF laboratory work as directed by the

Laboratory Director. This is a flexible position with rotating weekend call.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following

duties:

Conduct Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) laboratory procedures as directed. Techniques include:

 Aseptic tissue culture methods and safe handling

Demonstrate advanced knowledge of reproductive biology including the male and female reproductive system

Sperm washing and diagnostics (SA, IUI, IVF, ICSI, Testicular biopsy and Epididymal aspiration preps)

 Oocyte vitrification -closed system device

 Oocyte insemination – conventional or ICSI (Intracytoplasmic sperm injection)

 Fertilization evaluation

 Embryo culture and grading

 Laser assisted hatching of embryos

 Cryopreservation of Oocytes, Sperm, and Embryos

 Cryostorage maintenance of gametes and embryos

 Trophectoderm biopsy for preimplantation genetic testing

 Embryo transfer

 Quality Maintenance

 Attention to detail with an awareness and understanding of the sensitive and confidential nature of ART treatment.

 Monitor laboratory equipment and conduct general maintenance activities

 Maintain technical competency in routine laboratory procedures and in latest technologies

 Participate in required proficiency testing

Ability to maintain detailed and accurate patient logs and laboratory reports in EMR system and communicate detailed

information to patients, staff and regulatory bodies

Assist in the preparation of routine and ad hoc analyses of data relating to performance of the laboratory and individual

technologists and to specific research projects.

 Desire to obtain additional competency certification by the American Board of Bioanalysis.

 Patient/Staff support and Regulatory compliance

Deliver patient/customer services seamlessly across system boundaries

Handle stressful patient/customer situations appropriately. Ensure patient/customer and family confidentiality, respect, safety

and security.

Ability to teach and perform all laboratory techniques including micromanipulation with knowledge of troubleshooting when

applicable

 Develop and complete clinical research projects which are publishable, provide support for manuscript preparation and editing

Demonstrate preparedness and understanding for all regulatory inspections (CAP, FDA, CMS, SART, CDC)

JOB REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a biological science.

 Five (5) years of experience in a laboratory setting.

 Five (5) years of experience in a clinical in-vitro fertilization program.

 Specialized experience/training in Human IVF.

Demonstrated proficiency in all routine embryology and andrology laboratory procedures including micromanipulation and

biopsy of gametes and embryos.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 Preferred Certification: American Board of Bioanalyst (ABB):TS

Master's degree or PhD in related field.

Disclaimer: This job description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job.  It is intended to be a reflection of those principal job elements essential for recruitment and selection, for making fair job evaluations, and for establishing performance standards.  The percentages of time spent performing job duties are estimates, and should not be considered absolute.  The incumbent shall perform all other functions and/or be cross-trained as shall be determined at the sole discretion of management, who has the right to amend, modify, or terminate this job in part or in whole.  Incumbent must be able to perform all job functions safely.

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Benefits At A Glance: 

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

Benefits At A Glance:

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH offers the following benefits to employees:

  • 100% Tuition Assistance at The Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
  • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
  • Shift, Weekend and On-Call Differentials
  • Health, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Retirement Savings Account with Company Matching
  • Child Care Subsidies
  • Onsite Gym and Fitness Classes

Disclaimer

PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

 

Search Firm Representatives please read carefully: PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by PENN MEDICINE LANCASTER GENERAL HEALTH as a result of the referral or through other means.

CAMPUS Full Time Posted on 05/12/2022