The Andrologist reflects the mission, vision, and values of the organization, adheres to the organization’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Compliance Program, and complies with all relevant policies, process, guidelines and all other regulatory and accreditation standards.
The Andrologist is primarily responsible for performing andrology tests and procedures, assuring quality assurance, coordinating patient appointments, documenting and interpreting as appropriate test results, reporting results in a timely fashion, ordering supplies and maintaining cryopreservation tank. This position may also be called upon to assist with other responsibilities, as needed.
• Perform andrology laboratory tests and procedures including semen analyses, strict morphology, anti-sperm antibody assay and semen cultures. Perform semen, epididymal fluid and testicular tissue processing, including cryopreservation. Perform quality assurance procedures.• Coordinates the scheduling of patient appointments for the above tests and procedures. Answer patient queries for appointment in timely manner.• Document test results with interpretation as appropriate and deliver results to the ordering physician and laboratory director in a timely fashion. Maintain accurate records with duplicate records in a safe, secure place. Maintain strict confidentiality regarding patient information.• Assist with the intraoperative evaluation of reproductive tissue (i.e., epididymal fluid, testicular tissue), subsequent processing and cryopreservation of this tissue in a timely fashion.• Order supplies and equipment necessary for performing duties. This includes ensuring that liquid nitrogen tanks supplying the cryopreservation tanks are adequately filled and in good working order.• Maintain cryopreservation tanks, ensure that they remain appropriately filled and in good working order. Trouble-shoot any potential problems affecting these units. Address alarm status/problem conditions in a timely fashion and take prompt measures to address mechanical, security or other issues potentially impacting the specimens. Maintain neat and orderly records regarding storage of above specimens.
Experience and Skills Required
Experience required: • Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant role. • Previous experience in micromanipulation, tissue culture, sterile techniques and egg iteration required.• Training and work experience in the US
• High level interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with patients, physicians, management, staff and other customers.• Demonstrated customer service skills, including the ability to use appropriate judgment, independent thinking, flexibility and creativity when resolving customer issues.• Ability to apply critical thinking, communication, influence, and flexibility to make optimal decisions based on multiple variables and desired outcomes.• Demonstrates attention to detail and monitors own work for accuracy.• Good ability to effectively handle challenging situations and balance multiple priorities• Ability to analyze data for decision making purposes.• Ability to adapt to changes in work environment, delays or unexpected events. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.• Desire to work in multi-disciplinary setting.• Recognizes and accepts accountability for safety and care of patients • Demonstrated patient centered / patient valued behaviors.• Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality.• Fluent English speaker. Knowledge of Arabic will be an advantage although not essential
Qualification’s Essential: • Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or equivalent relevant experience required.Preferred: • Certification as ART preferred. Licensing / Certifications Valid Primary License from the country of origin if applicable AND should be eligible for license in the Qatar with QCHP.• Certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR required. Core Competencies Results Driven: Consistently delivers concrete, relevant results.Collaborative: Demonstrates ability to work across functions and projects in a spirit of candor, trust and respect Change Leader: Encourages innovative thinking and bold action within the context of measured risk.Energizing Others: Openly shares and communicates enthusiasm and commitment to our mission.Judgment: Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems.