Glasgow, United Kingdom
GCRM Fertility is part of the Fertility Partnership, which is one of the largest providers of IVF in the UK. Our clinics, our staff and our patients, benefit from the partnership and all the expertise within the group.
To provide support in the delivery of embryology and andrology services for the assessment and treatment of infertility. As part of the embryology team, a laboratory technologist will be expected to perform a vast range of fundamental tasks in accordance with authorised standard operating procedures. The post holder will be involved in clinical decision making under the direct supervision of the laboratory team and state registered clinical scientists
- Diagnostic analysis of semen samples
- Semen cryopreservation
- Semen preparation for treatment
- Preparation of culture dishes for all treatment cycles
- Preparation and completion of laboratory notes for all treatment cycles
- Stocking up consumables and ensuring traceability across the laboratory area
- Contribute to internal QC within the laboratory (e.g. air quality, microbial swaps)
- Communication with external providers (e.g. genetic testing for PGT cases)
- Participation in the witnessing process
- Participate in Biochem lab.
- Accurate data input into databases
- Completion and computation of records in accordance with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and compliance with their guidelines
- Assisting with audits and generating audit reports
- Assisting in the procurement and delivery of donor sperm
- Professionally communicate with patients, in person and remotely, under the direction of a state registered scientist
- Liaise with other departments as required
- Attend laboratory and clinic meetings and accurately record laboratory minutes
- Writing and reviewing SOP’s under supervision of senior embryologists
- To contribute to the achievement of the unit’s KPIs
- To develop, apply and update knowledge, specialist skills and expertise in order to contribute to the provision and optimisation of clinical services.
- To accept further training as required for job fulfilment and continued professional development (CPD)
- To undergo and actively participate in personal performance appraisals and competency reviews in accordance with the clinic’s policy.
- To undertake and be compliant with all mandatory training.
- To undertake any other duties or responsibilities as may be determined by the Clinic
- BSC in Life Sciences
- Experience in working in a laboratory
- Experience of equipment monitoring and testing
- Attention to detail in practical work and record keeping
- Empathy and understanding the needs of patients
- Good physical dexterity with excellent hand-eye co-ordination and manipulation skills
- Highly motivated and willing to learn new skills in order to develop clinical practice
Terms and conditions
- Permanent post subject to 6 month probation period.
- Full-time 37.5 hours per week.
- Annual leave entitlement 27 days, with leave year starting on 1 January.
- Group Personal Pension Scheme consisting of 6% employee contribution and 6% employer contribution.
||Experience in working in a laboratory
Experience of equipment monitoring and testing
||BSC in Life Sciences
||Once position is filled