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Job ID: 173621
Category: Technician/Technologists
Work Type: FT
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2023
Work Schedule: Day Shift

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

OB-GYN IVF Laboratory

The position's primary focus is to participate in the daily operation of the human in-vitro fertilization laboratory. This position includes 'hands on' involvement in clinical IVF laboratory work as directed by the Laboratory Director and Lead Embryologist. This mid-level position is expected to have human embryology laboratory experience. The Embryology position responsibilities will include all embryology procedures, QA documentation, QC reporting, and associated administrative duties. Ideally, the candidate will have hands-on experience with almost all clinical IVF protocols including fertilization checks, embryo grading, retrievals, transfers, conventional insemination, ICSI, embryo vitrification and thaw. Biopsy training, egg vitrification and thaw, will be provided if needed. Salary will be based on current skill set. This position will require weekend and holiday rotations. We are only able to interview candidates who are currently eligible to work in the United States.

Exhibits attention to detail with awareness and understanding of the sensitive and confidential nature of infertility and ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) treatments. • Complies with HIPPA privacy regulations. • Performs clerical tasks diligently and follows established protocols and laboratory guidelines. • Enters data into computer databases and other software programs meticulously. • Maintains detailed and accurate patient logs and laboratory reports. • Communicates detailed information to patients, staff and regulatory bodies. • Performs laboratory ordering and stocking. • Follows aseptic techniques. • Demonstrates basic knowledge of reproductive biology including the male and female reproductive system. • Must be comfortable with the physical handling of oocytes, embryos and semen including potentially contaminated, hazardous (i.e. infectious) biological specimens. • Processes semen samples for IVF and other ART procedures. • Demonstrates competence in the correct assessment, count and grading of oocytes, embryos and sperm. • Identifies and isolates oocytes/eggs during retrievals. • Performs conventional insemination • Performs embryo transfers • Performs embryo freezing and thawing. • Identifies sperm from testicular and epididymal procedures (TESE/MESA) and freezes the sample. • Competently and independently performs micromanipulation of eggs and sperm for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and of embryos for assisted hatching (AH). • Learns freezing and warming of oocytes/eggs. • Identifies and trouble shoots laboratory issues. • Covers weekends and holidays, with embryo biopsy backup only. • Performs duties in accordance with Penn Medicine and entity values, policies, and procedures • Other duties as assigned to support the unit, department, entity, and health system organization.

Bachelor's Degree Bachelor of Science degree in biology or a related field and 3+ years Minimum of 3 years of clinical embryology experience, required.  Specialized experience/training in Human IVF, required.

We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

Live Your Life's Work

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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