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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 317G
Category: Health Care


Supervise Clinical Embryologists and/or others; coordinate the day-to-day activities of the laboratory; oversee the maintenance of laboratory records; assist in research; develop and monitor budgets; coordinate quality assurance program; coordinate and provide training to staff and/or others in all lab procedures.

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action.  Oversee daily operations of in vitro fertilization unit; coordinate quality assurance and training; develop and monitor budget.

Typical Work

Oversee daily operation of the embryology laboratory; 

Make all operational decisions in the absence of the Director; 

Implement and monitor quality assurance programs for the laboratory; establish quality control standards with the Director; identify problems and take corrective action; 

Develop and monitor budgets; recommend and justify capital acquisitions; in the absence of the Director, make decisions to exceed the budget; 

Prepare daily and weekly reports of laboratory activities; 

Train laboratory personnel in all lab procedures including safe handling of gametes and associated mediums;

Participate in the development and evaluation of new laboratory procedures and protocols; 

Represent embryology laboratory at clinic executive committee meetings, andrology meetings and physician meetings when appropriate; 

Attend or send a representative to present patient data at daily rounds; 

Present patient data at chart review; 

Assure effective operations of the laboratory; oversee ordering and utilization of supplies; evaluate and select equipment for purchase; troubleshoot problems; ensure all maintenance on instruments and equipment is completed; establish and review maintenance contracts; 

Performing literature searches; assist in the design and implementation of projects and analyze results; 

Participate in developing and updating procedure manuals;  

Track monthly laboratory data such as pregnancy rates, fertilization rates, and total number of assisted reproductive technology egg recoveries;  

Perform the work of Clinical Embryologist Lead; 

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science 



Two years of experience as a Clinical Embryologist or equivalent 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New Class: 11-12-93
Revised new class code: (formerly 6458) effective July 1, 2007