Milk Bank Techcn

 
Position: Milk Bank Techcn

Job ID: 148763

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: MILK BANK

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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Summary:

We are searching for a Milk Bank Technician - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll store, prepare, and deliver a mother’s breast milk and/or pasteurized donor human milk to hospitalized infants. You’ll also provide assistance to mothers of hospitalized infants expressing milk for their infants in a manner appropriate and as necessary.

 

Think you’ve got what it takes?



Responsibilities :

  • Calculates accurate quantities of mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk and human milk fortifiers based on diet order
  • Uses approved technique and equipment to prepare milk
  • Weighs and measures all human milk, fortifiers, and nutritional additives
  • Maintains sanitation standards in the Milk Bank with daily sanitation of work areas
  • Monitors all needed milk preparation/storage supplies and discards expired nutritional additives
  • Uses sanitary techniques according to established procedures to prepare and store mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk for infant feeding
  • Prepares labels to accurately identify milk for individually prepared feedings
  • Accurately documents the number of syringes/bottles, milk volumes and additives of human milk preparation on the daily Milk Bank Record
  • Maintains competencies required to efficiently and effectively utilize milk preparation/storage equipment and supplies
  • Monitors and maintains the efficient operation and sanitation of all milk preparation/storage equipment
  • Communicates with parents delivering milk to the Milk Bank to ensure proper collection and storage of mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk
  • Contacts manager/lactation consultant/dietician for needed assistance in clarifying feeding order and verifies safety of maternal medication use and human milk feeding
  • Maintains approved par levels of Milk Bank supplies (including pasteurized donor human milk) by monitoring inventory, submitting orders, and stocking area on a daily basis


Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 6 months of healthcare-related work experience (A Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition, Healthcare or related field can substitute for six (6) months of experience)
  • One (1) year food and nutrition or breastfeeding education experience
  • Knowledge of milk preparation, measurement, and sanitary techniques
  • Ability to maintain sanitation levels
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to operate electronic scales analyzer and centrifuge with a high degree of accuracy


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