UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

CLINICAL EMBRYOLOGIST TRAINEE

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8455 (SEIU Local 925 Clerical Nonsupervisory)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide technical support to human in vitro fertilization.

BASIC FUNCTION

Participate in on-the-job training in an in vitro fertilization laboratory. Develop competency in conducting procedures.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Under direct supervision, participate in on-the-job training to learn and perform in vitro fertilization procedures and analysis. Perform in vitro fertilization procedures under observation until all procedures can be performed independently.

TYPICAL WORK

Participate in structured training modes to perform the following:

Identify and retrieve human eggs from follicular fluid aspirations;

Evaluate eggs for maturity;

Prepare semen for fertilization; perform a variety of sperm viability enhancement techniques;

Perform in vitro fertilization of human gametes;

Determine successful fertilization; select and prepare embryos for transfer;

Perform cryopreservation of embryos;

Prepare and maintain laboratory equipment;

Perform microinjection techniques;

Prepare all media used with human gametes;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS - Classified Non-Union

A Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science AND one year of experience as a technologist working with sterile techniques and cell culture.

OR

equivalent education/experience.

New Class: 11-12-93
New to CSA: 8-1-01

CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05