Position Offered: Senior Embryologist

Repromed ireland, Dublin, Ireland

Role Title

Senior Embryologist

Purpose of the Role

To provide consistent and high standard clinical ART services upon completion of their training period

Key job responsibilities

  1. Develop a good working relationship with all staff.
  2. Assist the laboratory manager in the day to day management and strategic development of the laboratory facility.
  3. Participate and contribute to maintaining and improving standards of service and laboratory protocols.
  4. Authority to make treatment recommendations based upon test results, and intermediate recommendations during treatment.
  5. Founded upon sound academic knowledge, extensive in-house and vocational training, continually updated via journal reviews, conference attendance and membership of professional bodies, ensuring that the highest quality, up to date and appropriate treatment options are available to our patients.
  6. Be aware of and participate in the ReproMed Quality Management System and specifically the Corrective Action Request reporting system.
  7. Any other reasonable duties as may arise from time to time to be expected with the job.


Education, Training and Competence:

  1. Maintain and develop clinical/laboratory expertise and knowledge by actively engaging in appropriate continuing development.
  2. Ensure that your personal ‘Staff Training Logbook’ is maintained and up-to-date.
  3. Manage, participate and play a pivotal role in the training, education and support of others as appropriate.
  4. All staff working in the service will be expected to comply with the legislative requirements of the Tissue Directive- S.I.158 of 2006 and S.I. 598 of 2007. Full training will be provided.
  5. It is the duty of all staff to report any problems or concerns to their manager immediately.
  6. It is the duty of all staff to report to their manager immediately if they are experiencing any difficulties in executing their responsibilities.

Proficiency in the English Language:

  1. A level of proficiency in the English language, written and spoken, is a requirement of all roles within ReproMed. This will be assessed during the interview process to ensure your level of proficiency is appropriate to the role.

Confidentiality and Data Protection: 

  1. Be aware of the requirements for absolute confidentiality as per the ‘General Data Protection Requirements 2018’.
  2. In the course of your employment you may have access to or hear information concerning the medical and personal affairs of patients and/or staff, or other clinic business.
  3. Such records and information are strictly confidential and unless acting on the instructions of an authorised staff member, on no account must information concerning staff, patients or other business be divulged or discussed except in the performance of normal duty.
  4. In addition clinical records must never be left in such a manner that unauthorised persons can obtain access to them and must be kept in safe custody when no longer required.


Health & safety:

  1. All Staff will be aware of their responsibilities as per the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007)
  2. A candidate for and any person holding the office must be fully competent and capable of undertaking the duties attached to the post and be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service.
  3. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that infection control and hygiene standards are adhered to and maintained at all times.
  4. It is the responsibility of all staff to familiarise themselves with their mandatory training requirements.
  5. It is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that they are aware of current COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) guidelines and complete any required training.
  6. A candidate will be expected to comply with Health & Safety policies. 
  7. A full orientation package is provided to the successful candidate.


Daily Duties

In conjunction and consultation with the Laboratory Manager:

  1. Identify and support the needs of junior team members.
  2. Identify and deliver on the day to day requirements for the laboratory facility.
  3. Provide constant communication with the Quality Manager in respect of all aspects of the laboratories responsibilities under legislative and statutory requirements.
  4. Define and deliver on the day to day needs of the service based on the patient daily caseload
  5. Update and deliver on the daily laboratory needs in respect of the manipulation of non-patient components of the tissues and cells.
  6. Be aware of the often complex and multifactorial challenges, e.g. considering patient specific  factors, fundamental physiological and scientific principles, using job experience and knowledge of up to date results, theories and opinions.
  7. Take responsibly for daily patient specific decisions, such as assessing embryo fate i.e. transfer, cryopreservation, disposal.  Freedom to suggest procedural changes for subsequent discussion, approval and implementation.
  8. Complete all documentation as per appropriate SOP’s.
Experience Required:  a) Required: A recognised Life Sciences qualification with a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience in human embryology ii. Proficient in all aspects of Human Embryology including ICSI and Embryo Biopsy. IT skills and familiarity with document control systems and patient management systems b) Desirable: i. Staff management skills
Education Required:  A recognised Life Sciences qualification with a minimum of 5 years laboratory experience in human embryology
Salary:  available on request
Reference Number: SPN1

Contact:  Shane Nugent
Repromed ireland
5th Floor, Rockfield Medical Campus, Northblock, Dundrum
Dublin, , Ireland
Dublin 16, D16 W7W3
Website: http://repromed.ie

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