Milk Bank Technician - The Woodlands

 
Position: Milk Bank Technician - The Woodlands

Job ID: 159216

Location: US-TX-The Woodlands

Department: WOO MILK BANK/LACTATION SPPT

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Per Diem

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a-5p (PRN)

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).   To join our community of 14,000+ dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

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:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

Required addition to the high school diploma or GED

  • Six months healthcare-related work experience (A Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Healthcare or related field can substitute for six (6) months of experience)
  • Ability to pass a basic math test
  • 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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