- 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.
- Job Requirements
- High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.
- College coursework or degree preferred.
- 6 months customer service experience preferred, preferably in healthcare industry with patient interaction.
- Food Handler’s Certificate preferred.
- Basic math and algebra skills required and ability to use calculator accurately.
- Intermediate computer skills required, including using windows-based computer applications.
- Working knowledge of infant formulas and fortification process preferred.
- Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.
- Strong customer service skills required, including face-to-face and telephone, required.
- Able to read, write, and carry out oral and written instructions with accuracy and efficiency required.
- Able to type 30 words per minute required.
- Physical Requirements
- Weight Demands
- Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds of force.
- Not neccessary for the position (0%): - Carrying
- Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
- Repetitive Motions
- Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
- Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
- Distinguish colors
- Not Related: - Equipment/Machinery/Tools
- Rare (1-33%):
- 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.
Methodist Health System