Laboratory Director / Lab Director
Hiring for a Medical / Healthcare company – Pasadena, CA
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The Embryology Laboratory Director should be an individual with demonstrated knowledge of all laboratory aspects of ART. The laboratory director should fulfill the following requirements:
- Hold an earned doctorate degree (PhD) from an accredited institution in a chemical, physical, or biological science as the major subject or a medical degree (MD or DO).
- From an accredited institution or have qualified as a laboratory director or supervisor prior to January 1992. The laboratory director should have the expertise and/or special training in biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology of reproduction with experience in experimental design, statistics, and problem solving/troubleshooting. The laboratory director should be responsible for formulating laboratory policies and protocols and should communicate regularly with the medical director regarding patient progress and protocols as they affect the laboratory aspects of treatment.
- Have two years of documented pertinent experience in a program performing IVF-related procedures. This experience should include:
- Familiarity with laboratory quality control, inspection and accreditation procedures.
- Detailed knowledge of cell culture, ART, and Andrology procedures performed in mammalian systems.
- If the medical director is also the laboratory director, there should be a qualified, designated laboratory supervisor. The embryo laboratory supervisor should have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a chemical, physical, or biological science as a major subject. The laboratory supervisor may act as a Technical or General Consultant.
- The Embryology Laboratory Director or supervisor should have had a period of training of at least six months and completed at least 60 ART procedures in a program that performs at least 100 IVF procedures per year with a minimum annual 10% IVF live birth per retrieval cycle. In lieu of formalized training, a similar experience within the director’s own practice is sufficient, provided the practice has performed at least 100 total retrievals and has had at least an annual 10% live birth rate per retrieval cycle.
Excellent communication and organizational skills; ability to interface with ART team and Physicians, and Supervisor
Reports to Managing Partner
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.
It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required of personnel so classified._
JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Adhere to Company Policies & Procedures.
- Provide excellent customer service.
- The laboratory director and his designee (supervisor) may direct all functions of the IVF
Laboratory. Responsibilities include:
- The overall operation and administration of the laboratory to assure patient care services;
- Providing leadership, direction, quality assurance and administrative duties;
- Interpretation, correlation and communication of laboratory data;
- Providing consultations regarding the medical significance of laboratory data to physicians;
- Interaction with physicians and/or medical staff, patients, administration, government and any other agencies;
- Monitoring of standards of performance quality control, quality assurance and quality improvements;
- Provision of educational programs, planning, research and development;
- Insuring sufficient trained personnel;
- Implementation of a safe laboratory environment
- Be proactive to eliminate crisis management.
- Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of daily work, recognizing that many confidential documents
and conversations will need to be relayed.
- Demonstrate regard for the dignity and respect of all employees, medical staff, and visitors.
- Communicate effectively in a timely manner.
- Keep work area and surrounding areas in a clean and organized manner.
- Coordinate efforts to work effectively with others in a manner that is productive, recognizing that this creates continued development of the “team” concept.
- Interact with fellow employees in a way that promotes a harmonious and cooperative working environment.
- Attend all meetings as required.
- Participate in performance improvement activities.
- Maintain proper attendance and punctuality to ensure that the practice operates in an efficient and cost-effective manner.
- Accept responsibility and accountability for actions.
- Vision within normal limits with or without corrective lenses
- Hearing within normal limits with or without hearing aids; consideration may be given to individual with partial hearing loss provided she can demonstrate the ability to receive, interpret and act on instructions given by normal speaking voice.
- Normal foot/leg motor skills; consideration may be given to an individual with a leg brace or prosthesis provided he/she can demonstrate the ability to move smoothly and rapidly within the operating room environment and carry out the duties of the position. Occasionally must be able to bend and stoop and to lift and carry loads up to 25 pounds
- Understand and carry out all functions of the position
- Must be able to communicate orally and in writing
- The position is not suitable for an individual with a physical or mental condition that subjects her to sudden lapses of consciousness and/or seizures. Consideration may be given to individuals with such conditions provided it can be verified that the condition has been well controlled without significant occurrence for a minimum of the 24 months preceding application. If hired, such individual shall be required to notify their supervisor immediately of any change in this condition.
Job Type: Full-time
- Lab Management: 10 years
- People Management: 5 years