Andrologist

Greenwich, CT
Aug 24, 2020

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Job Description

Overview

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.

Under supervision of physician and Laboratory Director/Supervisor, performs technical/clinical and research duties in the andrology laboratories of the Greenwich IVF and Fertility Center. Performs comprehensive quantitative and qualitative analyses of semen specimens according to WHO protocol, thaws frozen specimens, and prepares "washes" semen for artificial insemination procedures. Performs quality control and maintains all equipment and reagents and media in accordance to the Departmental Policy & Procedure manual. Must implement and maintain State, Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures, including but not limited to laboratory, CLIA, OSHA, CAP, FDA, QA, safety, environmental, and infection control. Reports results electronically to Laboratory Director in a timely fashion. Completes daily monitoring, cleaning, and calibration of equipment in laboratory and orders and maintains laboratory inventory. Other duties include assisting in the embryology and phlebotomy laboratories as requested in addition to cross covering both the Tuckahoe, NY and Greenwich, CT andrology laboratories. Clerical duties include photo copying, scanning, filing, etc. Helps build team collaboration, promote learning and growth and must demonstrate adaptation to change. Serves as liaison between patients and other medical staff members both at Greenwich Hospital as well as Greenwich affiliates. Coordinates and collaborates with other licensed professionals the plan of care for patients being treated at the Center for Fertility and IVF. Must demonstrate and promote service excellence at all times and serve as a professional role model.

EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran

Responsibilities

  • 1. Performs, and is accountable for, professional and quality andrology laboratory techniques and procedures to patients seeking treatment at the Center for Fertility and IVF.
    • 1.1 Basic procedures: Performs diagnostic semen analysis according to WHO protocol Performs quality assessment/grading and handling of sperm during analysis and in vitro culture Prepares and washes semen for intrauterine transfer Cryopreserves semen for storage Prepares media for swim-up utilizing proper biological and chemical laboratory safety techniques Will assist the embryologist in performing clinical laboratory protocols relating to analysis and preparation of semen specimens for use in Embryology laboratory Will analyze semen specimens for appropriateness of use in IVF procedures Prepares patient documentation and ensures accuracy of information Interfaces and coordinates patient schedule with office personnel Transcribes andrology data into written and computerized program databases. Must accurately enter data into and retrieve data from a predetermined database. Completes daily monitoring, cleaning and calibration of equipment in laboratory Maintains appropriate inventory of laboratory chemicals and supplies
  • 2. Advanced procedures: Trains and oversees incoming junior andrologists Designs andrology related research/educational projects under the direction of physician Participates in the design, conduct and presentation of research projects for professional meetings if requested
  • 3. Quality control
    • 3.1 Monitors equipment reagents, media, and work environment by following Quality Control procedures
  • 4. Maintains advanced and current level of knowledge of Andrology laboratory techniques and Hospital policies and procedures. .
    • 4.1 Participates in relevant continuing education programs, reviews professional literature and attends specialized conferences as requested.
  • 5. Performs other assignments as requested.
    • 5.1 Assists in the implementation of new laboratory techniques and procedures.

Qualifications

EDUCATION

 

BA or BS in a relevant science.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Minimum 3 years experience in clinical laboratory performing basic andrology techniques.

 

LICENSURE

 

NY and CT Licenses; lab technologist certification to perform semen analysis; Clinical Laboratory technologist 

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

Good computer skills required for data entry , reporting, and statistics reporting utilizing EMR and Excel spreadsheets. Must have knowlege of WORD and Outlook and email. Phlebotomy skills Good written and verbal communication skills. Close concentration and attention to detail are required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMAND

 

Lifting of medium weight objects. Intense concentration with instruments, microscopes and procedures for several hours at a time. Small laboratory within private office setting in an off-site building. Non-windowed laboratory within a bright, windowed office. Certain laboratory procedures to be performed under hood (biosafety cabinet).

 

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Job Info

Job: 21589

Department: Invitro Fertilization
Category: TECHNOLOGIST/TECH
Sub Category: MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIST
Status: Full Time Benefits Eligible
Shift: DAYS
Hours: 37.5

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