Supervisor Embryology Laboratory-Fertility Center (Holiday/Weekend rotation)
Lancaster General Hospital
7551 Fertility Care
POSITION SUMMARY: The Embryology Laboratory Supervisor position is responsible for the clinical activities of the Embryology and Andrology Laboratories. This position is responsible for the oversight of scheduling and day-to-day operations within the Embryology laboratory. This position requires a focus on protocol compliance, maintenance of the highest clinical standards and provision of the services and resources necessary to support laboratory operations. In addition, this position is responsible for the direct supervision of laboratory staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Qualified individuals must have the ability (with or without reasonable accommodation) to perform the following duties:
- Undertake embryology laboratory procedures as directed. This includes advanced procedures requiring micromanipulation of gametes or embryos.
- Clear, professional and timely communication with staff, physicians and patients.
- Participate in Continuing Technical Improvement exercises.
- Maintain technical proficiency in routine laboratory procedures.
- Develop the proficiency necessary for oversight of technical staff in their use of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system.
- Assist in the management of new employees to ensure training goals are met.
- IVF Laboratory
- Oversees all Embryology & Andrology laboratory procedures and staff training.
- Aids in trouble shooting lab issues.
- Attends departmental meetings and implements new processes as necessary to improve performance
- Reviews with Laboratory Director and IVF Manager day-to-day operations and success rates.
- ART Laboratory Accreditation
- Consults with embryology & andrology staff and Director about quality control concerns and advises.
- Helps prepare laboratories for compliance inspections.
- Ensures that all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and policies (including OSHA) are updated and reviewed annually by all Embryologists/Andrologists.
- Ensure adequate staffing coverage and comprehensive staffing plan for department that complies with budget. Maintain competency in operations and cover for staff as appropriate when workload or staff vacancies require.
- Oversee and coordinate staff orientation in accordance with established orientation plan. Assure the required certifications and job requirements are current and maintained.
- Oversees departmental or office operation, assures smooth daily operation in departmental operations. Responsible for identifying bottlenecks and making suggestions to address them. Facilitates external communication with corresponding laboratories regarding use of services or supplies.
- Responsible for quality assessment and improvement and takes responsibility for pursuing patient complaints in a customer service orientated fashion. Documents concerns and seek resolutions. Demonstrates effective use of the Incident reporting system to route concerns and opportunities for improvement. Identifies improvement opportunities and participates in resolving problems identified.
- Provides a Safe Environment for Staff and Patients. Monitors physical environment for hazards and follows through to resolve them. Assists Laboratory Manager in the annual training of employees in Safety and Disaster plans.
- Assures Compliance with Applicable Regulations, Policies and Standards and serves as lead CAP/CLIA officer for the laboratory. Works closely with Director to ensure compliance of Policies and Standards prior to inspections. Monitors compliance with established practice and Corporate SOPs & HIPAA Standards. Understands and monitors compliance with applicable Accreditation Standards.Maintains knowledge of healthcare regulations and assists with education about and implementation of new regulations as needed. Assures compliance with Regulatory Standards.Consults with embryology staff and Lab Director about quality control concerns and advises.
SECONDARY FUNCTIONS: The following duties are considered secondary to the primary duties listed above:
- Incumbent will participate in ongoing continuing education, and will attend one national meeting per year, relevant to human embryology/andrology, as determined by the Director
- Ability to perform analyses that require a complex network of steps and variables. Initiative, creative ability, honesty and good judgment are essential in exercising decision pertaining to these responsibilities
- Must maintain quality control records, and document all cases received by the laboratory
- Attend required staff and laboratory meetings
- Reviews all relevant and new policies and procedures, fire, safety and emergency procedures and integrates into practice operations
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a biological science.
- 8 years of experience in a laboratory setting.
- Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a reproductive laboratory setting;
- Demonstrated proficiency in all routine embryology and andrology laboratory procedures including micromanipulation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis of gametes and embryos.
- Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, database and email applications
- Preferred Certification: American Board of Bioanalyst (ABB):TS
- 5+ years in a reproductive laboratory setting preferred.
Attention/Concentration: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to focus on certain aspects of current experience and reject others.
- The position requires strong concentration skills. The individual must have the ability to voluntarily sustain concentration to a task over an extended period of time as a result of an effortful and usually deliberate heightened and focused state of attention.
New Learning and Memory: The following level of ability is essential for the jobholder to learn and retain material.
- A large portion of this position required reliance on verbal memory and new learning. Efficiency in processing of verbal information, either in written or spoken form, is a major requirement and prerequisite of the job. The individual must be able to attend to and process multiple bits of information simultaneously. The individual must be able to organize and categorize this information effectively so that later recall is feasible.
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Creative Thinking: The following level of ability that is essential for the jobholder to think (in order to solve a problem) by combining two or more elements from past experience or imaginative thought.
- The position requires much autonomy of thought and problem solving. The individual must be able to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems. The individual must be able to think abstractly, which is manifested in the ability to form concepts, use categories, generalize from single instances, apply procedural rules and general principles, and be aware of subtle or intrinsic aspects of a problem. The development of hypothesis and potential solutions to problems involves careful interpretation, analysis and diagnosis. The individual must be able to collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. The individual must be able to think creatively with a degree of inventiveness, experimentation and intuition. They must be able to deal with a variety of concrete and abstract variables.
APTITUDES: The following are essential requirements of the position in relation to job-worker situations. These items describe how a worker must adapt, adjust, conform or act.
Performing under stressful conditions: Ability to perform under stress when confronted with emergency, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or in situations in which working speed and sustained attention are critical aspects of the job. Is subject to danger or risk, or to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
Variety and change: Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure involving significant differences in technologies, techniques, procedures, environmental factors, physical demands, or work situations.
Communication: Ability to exchange information with others clearly and concisely; to present ideas, facts and technical information.
Interpersonal relations: Ability to maintain relationships that facilitate task accomplishment; to cooperate and resolve conflicts; to recognize needs and be sensitive of others.
EQUIPMENT USAGE REQUIREMENTS
Equipment/Tools: Computer, Phone, Copier, Printer, Fax, Office Supplies
Software: Microsoft Office Products, Baby Sentry
Rarely 0-10%; Occasionally 11-35%; Frequently 36-70%; Continuously 71-100%
- Sit: Frequently
- Stand: Frequently
- Walk: Frequently
- Bend: Occasionally
- Push: Rarely
- Pull: Rarely
- Kneel/Squat: Occasionally
- Reach: Occasionally
- Twist: Rarely
- Balance: Rarely
- Climb: Rarley
Lifting: Degree of physical exertion is:
Light, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to move objects.
Sensory Abilities specifically required:
Position involves exposure to the following harmful elements:
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.
Posted on 01/10/2020