Milk Bank Techcn

 
Position: Milk Bank Techcn

Job ID: 143176

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO MILK BANK/LACTATION SPPT

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Part-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

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Scheduled to open in 2017, Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is a 548,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to treat children and adolescents in The Woodlands and counties throughout Greater North Houston such as Montgomery, Walker, Grimes, Liberty, Harris, Polk, San Jacinto and Hardin counties. Our new facility will include 25 emergency center rooms, 32 acute rooms, 28 critical care rooms, 12 radiology rooms and 4 operating rooms. We will also offer inpatient and outpatient pediatric care in more than 25 specialties including: cancer, cardiology, neurology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, urology, sports medicine, gastroenterology and nutrition, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, allergy and immunology, dermatology, adolescent medicine and physical rehabilitation. Outpatient care areas are scheduled to open in fall 2016.   To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.

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. Additionally, you will provide assistance to mothers of hospitalized infants expressing milk for their infants in a manner appropriate and as necessary.

 

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Responsibilities :

 

 

  • Accurately weighs, measures, and prepares mother’s own and/or pasteurized donor human milk for infant feeding per physician’s orders
  • Calculates accurate quantities of mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk and human milk fortifiers based on diet order
  • Uses sanitary techniques according to established procedures to prepare and store mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk for infant feeding
  • 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
  • Documents and delivers properly labeled human milk feedings to appropriate patient care area
  • Utilizes, monitors, and sanitizes all milk preparation (i.e., analyzer, centrifuge, milk warmer) and storage (i.e., refrigerators, freezers) equipment and supplies per departmental policy
  • Communicates with lactation consultants, nurses, co-workers, and parents to ensure accurate milk preparation, collection, and storage
  • Maintains daily inventory and stock of all Milk Bank supplies and equipment required for human milk collection, preparation, and storage


Qualifications:

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

 



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