Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in employment at The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services (The Center). Our human resources team is readily available to assist existing and perspective employees with general inquiries regarding employment at The Center.

Working at The Center

With a diverse workforce of approximately 65 full and part-time employees, we are Connecticut’s largest fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) program. As a Center employee you will enjoy:

  • Working at one of the top fertility and in vitro fertilization (IVF) programs in the state and nation, with a mission of providing advanced infertility treatment through the combined application of high quality patient care, clinical education and research. We strive for excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes in a responsibly managed environment.
  • A team orientated environment that values respect, initiative and compassion.
  • A wide range of career and employment opportunities in multiple locations throughout the state.
  • A vibrant academic environment where clinical curiosity and commitment to research are valued.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to: competitive salaries, medical and dental plan options, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k), flexible spending accounts for health and child care expenses.

Benefits Overview

The Center offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Eye Care Plan
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching contribution
  • Short-term and long-term disability coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays

General Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Graduation from accredited school of nursing.
  • Current RN license to practice in the state of Connecticut.
  • Experience in REI-IVF preferred
  • Experience in OB/GYN or Women’s Health background required
  • Certified in CPR/BCLS and/or ACLS if applicable
  • Minimum 2 years of Nursing experience
  • Bi-lingual a plus

Please see below for current employment opportunities.

Position: Andrology and Endocrine Laboratory Medical Technologist 

The Center for Advanced Reproductive Services, Connecticut’s largest fertility center with locations in Farmington, Hartford and New London has an immediate opening for a medical technologist to join our laboratory team.

This position involves performance of a range of procedures in the andrology [sperm] and endocrine laboratories including but not limited to semen analysis, strict morphology, semen cryopreservation, semen preparation for insemination and daily operations with an automated blood analyzer.

Eligible candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or a related field and at least one (1) year medical technology experience in a clinical laboratory.

Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; and an ability to work quickly and accurately under stressful conditions. Schedule is M-F with rotational weekends and holidays. Candidates must be able to travel to all practice locations.

The andrology and endocrine laboratory medical technologist is responsible for performing daily clinical and diagnostic procedures in the andrology and reproductive endocrine laboratories.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts full range of andrology procedures including, but not limited to; semen analysis, strict morphology, semen cryopreservation, epididymal and testicular tissue processing and cryopreservation, and clinical sperm preparation for intra uterine insemination (IUI).
  • Conducts full range of hormone and infectious disease assays performed in the Immulite analyzer in the reproductive endocrine laboratory.
  • Conducts daily quality control testing of all assays performed on the Immulite analyzer.
  • Interprets quality control results and accepts or rejects for patient testing.
  • Performs comprehensive cross referencing of patient identification labels, requisitions and specimen containers.
  • Performs routine weekly, monthly and quarterly maintenance of the Immulite machine.
  • Performs routine calibration and adjustment procedures on assays performed in the Immulite machine.
  • Navigates the laboratory information system that communicates between the Immulite and the medical record system.
  • Promptly notifies the clinical team of abnormal test results.
  • Identifies errors in patient results, Immulite assays, and documentation and troubleshoots and/or notifies the laboratory supervisor as needed.
  • Responsible for the accurate and efficient completion of all accompanying documentation and reconciliation for procedures performed in the laboratory.
  • Proficient in data entry and navigation with the electronic medical record system.
  • Completes QA and QC reports on procedures and cryopreserved inventory as needed or requested.
  • Performs and documents daily Q.C. of all andrology and reproductive endocrine lab equipment.
  • Aids in the general up-keep of the laboratories (check for inventory, stocking shelves, end of day organization…).
  • Performs general laboratory preventive maintenance (such as cleaning of equipment).
  • Preparation of solutions and aliquots for sperm separation.
  • Makes semen smears, fixes and stains slides for microscopic examination.
  • Performs quality audits and daily cross checks of specimen labels for accuracy.
  • Uses universal precautions in handling of patient specimens.
  • Participates in the coordination and receiving of donor sperm shipments.
  • Attendance and participation at laboratory meetings.
  • Conducts human sperm survival testing on specific contact materials for the andrology and IVF labs.
  • Participates actively in all certification and proficiency testing processes as required by the State of Connecticut, CLIA and C.A.P.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality and complies with HIPPA guidelines at all times.
  • Travels to satellite andrology laboratories as needed to perform semen analyses and/or sperm preparations for IUI.

Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • A BS degree in biological sciences is required (Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology, Cytogenetic Technology, or a related field) AND one (1) year of Laboratory Experience.

Qualifications:

  • Significant hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity are required.
  • Scheduling flexibility, including weekend and holiday rotation commitment is essential.
  • Must be willing and able to travel to satellite andrology laboratories as needed.
  • Ability to use a PC with some data entry experience.

Special Requirements:

Andrology lab experience desired, preferably human, but other lab species will be considered.

Other Clinical Laboratory experience a plus.

Please contact: Alison Bartolucci, Director Lab Operations, ABartolucci@uconnfertility.com


Position:            Medical Assistant
Status:               Full time
Location:           Farmington office with ability to travel to other locations as needed
Date posted:     May 2, 2018
Position Description:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
●Patient flow activities and assistance with clinical exams and procedures related to all
●Reproductive Endocrinology office activities.
●Prepares and instructs patients as per protocol for basic diagnostic and screening procedures,
treatments, specimen collections, etc.
●Performs phlebotomy, and other appropriate procedures, i.e., vital signs, etc. in accordance
with protocols.
●Refers patients to appropriate physician/nurse staff when special needs are identified
●Documents activities/data in medical record
●Completes lab test requisitions, labeling, scheduling, and computer entry
●Participates in the implementation of protocol/care plans as appropriate; attends
interdisciplinary meetings.
●May participate in the collection of data and specimens as per protocols and QA requirements
●Orders supplies
●Equipment checks and follow-ups
●Prepares rooms and work areas for clinical and administrative use including stocking of
rooms/carts, etc; inventories/orders/maintains equipment, supplies and patient education
materials.
●Maintains/performs medical record functions and documentation
●Performs other related clinical and administrative duties as assigned.
●Medical equipment sterilization.

Required Skills:
●Medical Assistant School Graduate
●knowledge of medical assisting practices; strong organizational and interpersonal skills
●Strong oral and written communication skills
ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing environment
●Experience with medical equipment sterilization and/or willingness to take certification course.
●Must have ability and skills to perform above duties

Preferred Skills:
●Minimum of 1 year experience in a hospital, medical facility or physician office setting (Ob/Gyn or
women’s health setting ideal)
●Demonstrated proficient phlebotomy skills
●Computer skills
●Registered/certified Medical assistant
●CPR certified.
●Experience in EHR electronic scheduling system

Work schedule: Flexibility required based upon clinical needs. Hours generally are between 700 am to
400 pm weekdays; and or 645 am to 345 pm as assigned. Every other weekend and rotational holidays.
Must have the ability to travel easily between Farmington office other off site locations as requested.

Please contact:
Paul Verrastro, CEO, pverrastro@uconnfertility.com
Maureen Rescildo, Director Clinical Operations, mrescildo@uconnfertility.com

Position:              Patient Services Representative [Front Desk]
Status:                 Full time
Location:             Farmington office with ability to travel to other locations as needed
Date posted:       May 2, 2018
Position Description:
This mature and professional individual often serves as the first patient contact at the front desk. Greets
patients, signs patients in; acts as triage/receptionist for incoming patients and telephone calls;
schedules patient appointments for new and established patients; obtains/ processes billing/insurance
information.
Through strong organizational skills this role also provides administrative support to our clinical team and
assures availability of medical records; prepares a variety of requests for patient diagnostic testing; may
transport specimens; receives/records tests results, notifies physicians of test results; may stock work
areas; may order supplies and manage inventory; works on special projects; may perform secretarial
duties; keeps records and files; prepares reports/correspondence; performs other related duties as
required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
●Experience and commitment to outstanding customer services skills
●Knowledge of the principles and practices of physician/clinical office management
●Knowledge of medical terminology
●Insurance pre-certifications
●Charge entry
●Outstanding interpersonal skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills
●Ability to operate standard office equipment
●Ability to multi-task, manage and prioritize workflow
●Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
●Computer experience including electronic medical record
●Date entry

Required Qualifications:
●Demonstrated experience with outstanding customer services skills
●1-2 years physician office experience in welcoming patients, check in/checkout process and overall
clinic preparation/support
●Strong administrative experience such as word processing and data base management (ie, Outlook,
Microsoft Word, Excel,)
●Education and training experience that could reasonably be expected to provide the knowledge, skills
and abilities listed above;

Preferred Qualifications:
●Customer service training/experience
●Infertility physician office experience
●ObGyn physician office experience
●Specific computer program knowledge (ie, MISYS GUI, and RESource or other EMR)
●Understanding process of physician office billing (receiving the encounter to the charge entry and
ICD9/CPT coding)

Schedule:
Generally the work week would be Monday thru Friday.
Hours would be varied according to clinic needs (7:00am to 4:00pm), (7:30am to 4:30pm), (8:00 am to
5:00pm) or (8:30am to 5:30pm). The Center is opened 363 days per year. This position requires
weekend and holiday rotation. Employees must be flexible to work in all 3 locations of CARS (Hartford,
Farmington, and New London).

Please contact:
Paul Verrastro, CEO, pverrastro@uconnfertility.com
Susan Lyko, Practice Manager, SLyko@uconnfertility.com