EMBRYOLOGIST-IVF
New Mowasat Hospital
Salmiya , Kuwait
منذ 2 يوم

JOB SUMMARY

The Embryologist-IVF assists patients with reproductive health issues and clinical research. Conducts research and laboratory investigation of basic science aspects of IVF treatment and other programmes of assisted reproduction.

He / She is responsible for egg retrieval, assists with In- vitro fertilization, maintains clinical records, runs tests on eggs and carries out a wide range of microbiological techniques using well-defined procedures.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Operational Duties

  • Requests necessary tests for the patient to determine their fertility levels and effectively explains complex procedures / options to them.
  • Maintains the viability of gametes, tissues and embryos during processing.
  • Prepares sperm from Testicular Biopsies (usually performed by the clinician) and Epididymis Aspiration / TESA for the ICSI procedures.
  • Conducts micromanipulation and testing of suitability of each gamete.
  • Performs Embryo culture / transfer and cryopreservation; monitors embryo development, embryo selection for transfer to recipient women (guided by the clinician), and the implantation of embryos into reproductive organs.
  • Conducts complex procedures like Assisted Hatching and Blastocyst Culture.
  • Maintains records of all attempts, with both successes and failures documented; The records shall include :
  • Oocyte recovery
  • Fertilization
  • Cleavage
  • Embryo transfer
  • Pregnancy outcome
  • Works well in a team environment to ensure the procedures are handled correctly and being conducted in a timely manner
  • Evaluates and reports on the viability of new technologies introduced to the field prior to implementing them into the lab.
  • Genetic Duties

  • Attends to patients with genetic problems and the effect on pregnancy outcome.
  • Interviews patients and assesses their medical genetic history and reproductive history.
  • Gives all the counseling required to the couples.
  • Patient Care

  • Considers the patient's safety as the first priority while working.
  • Participates in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care needs
  • Maintains a work environment that promotes high standards for patient care and ethical behavior.
  • Compliance with Medical Ethics

  • Ensures implementation of Ministry of Health regulations, Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, rules & regulations and IVF & RM and Surgery Center policies & guidelines.
  • Complies with quality control, ethical issues, and regulations surrounding gamete and embryo handling. Ensures implementation of the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of IVF & RM and surgery.
  • Exhibits appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior; practices medicine ethically.
  • Respects the opinions of department Consultants / Specialists and referring Physicians in the management of patient problems.
  • Recognizes limits of personal skills and knowledge by appropriately consulting other Consultants / Specialists while caring for the patient.
  • Shows a pattern of maintaining current personal clinical skills and knowledge by continuing medical education.
  • Other Duties

  • Prepares papers / reports on research findings when required.
  • Attends the meetings of the IVF & RM and Surgery Center to discuss the rules & regulations, obstacles in work, incidents & complications encountered and suggestions to improve the quality of service.
  • Contributes to organizational performance improvement activities, in service and continuing education programs
  • Actively participates in the organization's activities designed to attain accreditation
  • Accepts all other additional assignments found necessary by the Clinical Director- IVF & RM and Surgery Center.
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS

    Education : Bachelors' Degree in biology or biomedicine followed by Masters' Degree in reproductive science or clinical science.

    PhD / MD preferred. Licensing : Valid License from Ministry of Health- Kuwait Experience : 5 years' experience with minimum 2 years' experience in the laboratory Other Skills Technical Skills : Expert in managing laboratory, IVF & cryopreservation equipment Administrative Skills :

    Analytical, Presentation, Counseling and Scientific skills; Team Player

    Soft Skills :

    Excellent Communication and Inter-Personal skills.

    Computer Skills : MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet Language Skills : Good in written and spoken English, Arabic is preferred.. WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Works primarily in an air conditioned, well-lighted and comfortable health care facility, while also exposed to infections and close contact with the patients.
  • Requires to undertake prolonged analysis of specimen, spend hours isolating cultures µ-manipulating specimens and constant handling of sensitive equipment under the Clinical Director's supervision.
  • May have to work long hours, in shifts and be available on call to deal with medical exigencies.
  • Occasionally involves prolonged standing, bending, sitting and lifting supplies / equipment.
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