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.
The laboratory manager is qualified to manage and direct the laboratory personnel and performance of high complexity tests and is eligible to be an operator of an embryology and andrology laboratory within the requirements of state regulations.
- 1. Ensure and maintain regulatory compliance with appropriate agencies including the State of Connecticut and New York, CLIA, CAP, FDA and SART.
- 2. Maintain and monitor quality control measures & clinical data to ensure optimal laboratory performance and pregnancy outcomes.
- 3. Develop special expertise in the use of and continual improvement to the electronic laboratory database.
- 4. Develop and contribute to improving all laboratory procedures, including oocyte retrieval, ICSI, embryo transfer, embryo biopsy, oocyte & embryo vitrification and warming, ovarian tissue cryopreservation.
- 5. Perform duties in accordance with laboratory policy including: the routine examination and analysis of semen samples before and during treatment cycles; preparation of semen specimens for treatment procedures; identification and examination of oocytes at collection; culture and insemination of oocytes, including insemination and microinjection techniques; culture and examination of embryos and their preparation for transfer; embryo cryopreservation procedures.
- 6. Data collection and submission for SART, FDA, CAP compliance reviews, re-certifications and submissions of data to these organizations.
- 7. Ensure optimal productivity and efficiency.
- 8. Maintain embryo cryopreservation records and storage of cryopreserved embryos. Facilitate yearly billing and collection of fees associated with embryo storage.
- 9. Develop new techniques and implementing new procedures into the laboratory as clinically necessary, insuring that all laboratory staff are trained and competent in the new procedures.
- 10. Coordinate the integration of research into the clinical laboratory flow.
- 11. Maintain Human Investigation Committee (HIC) protocols associated with the IVF laboratory and collection and processing of samples related to these protocols.
- 12. Report the results of special outcome analyses and other findings to the REI Faculty. Participate in the effective communication among members of the clinical practice involved in the provision of an effective IVF service.
- 13. Work such hours as may be required for the proper, effective and timely performance of the IVF laboratory, including weekends, according to the operational needs of the department and in support of the smooth and efficient running of the service.
- 14. Maintain quality control and assurance of the laboratory for FDA and CAP compliance reviews.
- 15. Patient interaction for communicating laboratory results and delivering evidence based interpretation of clinical data and laboratory outcomes.
- 16. Be aware of clinical data outcomes and be able to discuss with the clinical care team and patients.
- 17. The laboratory manager is responsible for the overall operation and administration of the laboratory, including the employment of personnel who are competent to perform test procedures, record and report test results promptly, accurately and proficiently, and for assuring compliance with the applicable regulations.
- 18. Ensure that the physical plant and environmental conditions of the laboratory are appropriate for the testing performed and provide a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical, and biological hazards.
A Masters degree in medical or biological sciences, required, PhD preferred.
High Complexity certification
Minimum of ten (10) years of progressive increasing management/professional administrative experience in a healthcare setting. Minimum of 5 years of experience Directing a Clinical IVF Laboratory
Maintain current license as a laboratory director issued by the State in which the laboratory is located.
Excellent interpersonal skills for communicating with patients
Proficiency in complex databases and spreadsheets
Must exhibit excellent attention to detail
Impeccable organizational skills
Ability to use clinical judgment to adjust protocols to yield optimal outcomes