Laboratory Technologist (Fertility)

Columbia University Medical Center - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.1


SUMMARY:

The Laboratory Technologist’s primary responsibility is to perform Embryology and Andrology procedures according to the Laboratory Policies and Procedures of Columbia University Center for Women’s Reproductive Care. This position must have thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical laboratory procedures and of quality control and quality assurance programs through academic or practical experience. This position must cross over into the diagnostic and embryology laboratories as needed. The Laboratory Technologist is responsible for training and working under the supervision of a Senior Embryologist or Andrologist and becoming proficient and authorized in Embryology and Andrology procedures as outlined below.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To work in the Embryology or Andrology Laboratory as assigned by the Embryology Laboratory Director.
  • To read and follow Laboratory Standard Operation Procedure manual.
  • To train in Embryology and Andrology procedures as outlined below.
  • To know and comply with federal and state regulatory guidelines for clinical laboratories.

RESPONSIBILITIES (PROCEDURES):

  • Training and become authorized in:
  • Sperm preparation for insemination and ICSI
  • Sperm cryopreservation, storage requirements and thawing
  • TESE preparation and cryopreservation/thawing. Organizing TESE scheduling with referral physicians
  • Media preparation, sterile technique
  • To know and comply with federal and state regulatory guidelines for clinical laboratories
  • Diagnostic Semen Analysis
  • Sperm preparation for IUI
  • Quality control, quality assurance and safety procedures
  • Recording and reporting of laboratory results
  • Maintenance of equipment
  • Performance of duties as assigned by the Laboratory Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology, Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • New York State Education Department Clinical Laboratory Technician Certification or New York State Education Department Technologist License or holds a New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist Limited Permit or New York State Clinical Laboratory Technologist Limited License (holders of limited permit or limited license must present the Clinical Laboratory Technician Certification or Clinical Laboratory Technologist License before the limited permit or limited license expires).
  • 0 – 1 year experience working in a Clinical Laboratory setting.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • women's health/fertility: 1 year
  • clinical laboratory: 1 year

Education:

  • Bachelor's

License:

  • NYS Education Department Clinical Laboratory Technician