Formula Lab Technician
Methodist Health System Omaha, NE
Purpose of Job
Works in a fast paced environment to prepare and deliver safe infant feedings. The Infant Nutrition Technician will communicate to the Clinical Dietitian and Nursing Staff all appropriate information regarding orders and preparation of formulas and human milk and will maintain the Infant Nutrition Lab in a safe and sanitary condition, following protocol, procedure, and department safety standards.
Not neccessary for the position (0%): - Carrying
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Not Related: - Equipment/Machinery/Tools
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Occasionally (34%-66%): - Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Frequent (67%-100%): - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Responsible for the Infant Nutrition Lab and human milk supply at assigned facilities by accurately calculating, measuring and mixing feedings according to diet order, using established protocols to ensure positive patient outcomes.
Collects breast milk and delivers fortified breast milk, following policy and procedure.
Prepares supplemental feedings and formulas by processing feeding orders accurately, to promote optimal nutritional intake according to departmental standards.
Maintains organization of dry and cold storage areas, and maintains supplemental feedings and formula par levels. Monitors expiration dates and handles outdated product following established protocol.
Collects, labels, stores, and handles human donor milk, maintaining proper documentation according to policy and procedure.
Maintains appropriate documentation for all human milk and formula processes used in the Infant Nutrition Lab. Maintains adequate inventory of formulas and supplies. Orders formula products and supplies through Lawson.
Consistently verify diet/feeding orders in electronic system. Document patient charges accurately into the electronic medical record.
Orders and maintains inventory of pasteurized donor milk for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) from authorized members of the Human Milk Banking Association of North America.
Intakes and accounts donated breast milk including interacting with donors, setting appointments, and contacting the receiving milk bank for donated breast milk pick up.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
| Date Posted
November 26, 2018
| Date Closes
January 25, 2019
| Located In
| Work At
Methodist Women's Hospital
Food and Nutrition Services
7am-3:30pm/7:30am-4pm/11am-6pm hours per week
| SOC Category
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