Jr. Embryologist - IVF Clinic

 
Position: Jr. Embryologist - IVF Clinic

Job ID: 164556

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: REI-IVF CLINIC

Talent Area: Laboratory

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high- quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.     To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for an Embryologist - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. You will carry out numerous laboratory procedures involving testing of and achieving pregnancy in infertile couples through IVF, IUI’s, micromanipulation and other related reproductive procedures. You will also be responsible for providing input into policies associated with the job’s purpose and essential responsibilities.

 

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Responsibilities :

  • Performs Specimen Processing (Semen Analysis, Sperm Washing for IUI/ IVF and Cryopreservation) according to standard operating procedures with the highest regard to quality, efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness
  • Performs Intra-cytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI) in the least traumatic way possible. Tasks specific to ICSI include Hyaluronidase and assess eggs for maturity, daily embryo examination, and if necessary, take daily embryo photographs
  • Ensure that specimens received from the patient are labeled and placed into the incubator
  • Carefully document all tests and procedures on all patient test reports and patient logbooks. When appropriate, include pictures or additional commentary on test reports
  • Freeze Embryos/ova in plastic straws and store in canes that in turn are stored in a Liquid Nitrogen storage tank
  • Review QC and QA data at the end of each month. Address any problems with the manager and/or other members of the laboratory immediately
  • Accept or reject culture media intended for embryology use based on established in-house threshold ranges
  • Maintain lab supplies ensuring that appropriate materials are always available


Qualifications:

  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, Medical Technology or general sciences field required
  • 3 years Andrology and/or Embryology experience required


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