UofL Physicians

Andrology Technician

US-KY-Louisville | US-KY-Louisville
Job ID
2017-3682
# of Openings
1
Category
Technicians
Department
OBGYN - Reproductive Endocrinology

Overview

JOB SUMMARY

Functions as the Technical Supervisor for Andrology services offered by the fertility clinic. Andrology responsibilities include semen analysis, semen preparation for IVF and IUI and semen cryopreservation. Responsible for equipment maintenance, inventory control and cryopreservation tanks.

Performs QC oversight for laboratory and as coordinator of andrology services. Also oversees donor sperm bank, oocyte bank, embryo bank and related shipping, receiving, and inventory of long-term storage specimens. Interacts with clinic staff and patients regarding lab services. Attends meetings with physicians and administration. Trains personnel in lab protocols and procedures.

** The position requires significant amounts of patient and physician communication, regular rotation in weekend coverage and the ability to work independently**

Responsibilities

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Regulatory

  • Performs Laboratory services in accordance with Laboratory policies and practices as set forth in the Operating, Safety, and Quality Management Guidelines
  • Assists Laboratory personnel in performing Laboratory services in accordance with Federal, State and Local laws and guidelines to ensure Laboratory maintains accreditation
  • Assists as required in maintaining Laboratory operations in conformity with OSHA and CLIA ‘88 regulations

Quality Management

  • Participates in Laboratory quality assurance and quality control programs as directed by the Laboratory Director or his/her designee
  • Participates as required in appropriate proficiency testing programs to monitor laboratory practice outcomes and to measure on a recurrent and regular basis that such outcomes meet or exceed industry and Hospital standards of practice

Operations

  • Carries out, as required or directed, laboratory services and functions in a manner that is consistent with the Laboratory’s operating procedures
  • Performs such duties as required to maintain laboratory readiness for inspection and review by appropriate regulatory agencies
  • Assist as required in the development and implementation of new laboratory services
  • Assist as required in maintaining equipment in good repair
  • Assist as required in the training of laboratory personnel
  • Attend laboratory meetings as requested by the Laboratory Supervisor/Director
  • Provide assistance and support as requested by the Laboratory Supervisor/Director

Research

Assists as requested in the development, implementation and performance of research projects or clinical investigations within the laboratory or division

Qualifications

MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent certificate
  • Two years of documented experience in an hematology lab or equivalent with proficiency in all aspects of andrology
  • Must meet CLIA ‘88 requirements of education and experience for Testing Personnel
  • Must be thoroughly familiar with Laboratory Operating, Safety and Quality Management Guidelines
  • Must demonstrate skills and competency in all criteria appropriate to the position
  • Must demonstrate an ability to function effectively without direct supervision and to perform laboratory services in accordance with the Laboratory’s operating procedures
  • Must demonstrate a good work ethic and commitment to participate in appropriate programs of continuing education and professional development to maintain up to date knowledge in the laboratory specialty

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

  • Initiative, communicator, problem solver
  • Proactive - anticipates and plans for problems before they arise
  • Service Excellence – responsive, informs constituents of process, pleasant to work with, educates and provides timely, accurate information
  • Organized – manages time effectively, keeps tasks appropriately prioritized
  • Flexible – ability to change directions as needed for the good of the department or organization
  • Critical Thinking – ability to think through issues and identify appropriate options
  • Work Ethics – motivated, diligent, industrious and persistent in the workplace, stays on tasks to completion, works at a fast pace to ensure optimal efficiency
  • Maintains a professional appearance at all times
  • Interpersonal – can build effective, strong working relationships with employees, colleagues, management, consultants, and media through trust, communication, and credibility
  • Team – ability to work with others, serve others, help others, lead others, mentor others, take directions from others in the interest of moving process and programs forward to the desired outcome
  • Self-Awareness – ability to reflect, understand limitations, and seek appropriate assistance and guidance
  • Judgment – exercises discretion and due diligence when making decisions and recommendations
  • Quality – is able to perform work in a neat, efficient, well-coordinated, well communicated manner with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism

WORKING CONDITIONS

Clinical and office environment - clinical and office setting, sitting, computer use, walking, lifting, etc.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Candidates upon hire will complete an electronic I-9 verification.
  • Only those candidates whose experience best meets our requirements will be contacted.
  • University of Louisville Physicians is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Current UofL Physicians employees must follow the UofL Physicians Internal Transfer Policy.

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