Embryologist Job Description

Clinical Embryologists Are Scientists Who Work In Fertility Treatment And Reproductive Research. They Perform Routine Diagnostic Services And Therapeutic Embryological Procedures, Such As In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF), At Hospitals And Clinics. They Communicate With Patients About Specific Treatment Options Regarding Fertility And Research Infertility Solutions With Other Medical, Nursing, Counselling And Administrative Staff.

Clinical Embryologists Need A Practical And Theoretical Understanding Of Human Reproductive Biology, Embryology, Infertility And Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). They Also Need To Keep Up To Date With Current Regulations And Legislation Involving These Subjects.

Embryology Is A Rapidly Developing Field That Has Seen Enormous Growth In The Last 20 Years. It Is Anticipated That It Will Continue To Expand And More Educated Clinical Embryologists Will Be Needed As A Result.

Embryologist Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • micromanipulation and testing of suitability of each gamete;
  • preparation of gametes and the environment for IVF and facilitation of fertilisation;
  • determining fertility levels of individuals;
  • the collection of eggs and sperm (gametes) from patients for processing;
  • monitoring embryo development;
  • embryo selection for transfer to recipient women, research or other intended use and the implantation of embryos into reproductive organs;
  • record keeping.
  • maintaining viability of gametes, tissues and embryos during processing;
  • monitoring and maintaining cryobanks;
  • maintaining an understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and ART;
  • having knowledge of and complying with quality control, ethical issues, and regulations surrounding gamete and embryo handling;
  • care and maintenance of equipment;
  • using assisted reproductive technologies (ART) to help with infertility;
  • preservation of gametes and embryos for future use;
  • embryo culture and cryopreservation;

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