Meet The Team: Ramona Mihart
What is Your Job Title?
Where did you study/go to school?
I went to the University of Bucharest in Romania and studied at the Faculty of Biology, specialising in Embryology.
Do you have any Hobbies?
I like to paint and crochet when I have the time, and I really enjoy reading and spending time with my family and friends.
Describe your Job in Five Words:
Methodical, fulfilling, important, rewarding, interesting.
Describe Yourself in Five Words:
Warm, hard-working, knowledgeable, caring, enthusiastic.
What is needed for this kind of Work?
You need a very specific set of skills to work in embryology, attention to detail is incredibly important for this kind of work, and of course, a passion for what you do is vital.
When did you join the Waterstone Team?
I joined the Waterstone Team in 2011.
Describe a Typical Day at Work:
My day starts early in the morning, the first thing I do is check for signs of fertilisation from eggs that have been collected, so that patients who are eagerly awaiting news can be contacted as soon as possible. After this, I spend my morning monitoring embryos and classifying them for selection and transfer, as well as assessing the viability of embryos for freezing and storage with the medical team. Afterwards, I contact patients with updates on the embryos and arrange follow-up appointments where necessary. The afternoon is usually spent doing freezing procedures and ICSI procedures. Sometimes I finish my day with meetings with the clinical team about specific cases and any updates within the lab.
Do you work in a Team or on your own?
I work in a great team of embryologists but I have daily contact with all of the excellent clinical staff here in Cork.
What are the Best Parts of Your Job?
The best part of my job is seeing life begin every day
Any Final Thoughts?
I love what I do here at Waterstone Clinic but I also love the people I work with, all of the staff here work so hard because they all want to achieve the same goal, we all want to help our patients to start a family.