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The Formula and Human Milk Technician is responsible for the safe receipt, storage, preparation and delivery of human milk and specialized enteral formulas as ordered in the electronic medical record (EMR). The Formula and Human Milk Technician adheres to preparation techniques in accordance with all sanitation regulations and standards established by regulating agencies and the medical center, including all policies and procedures. The Technician will regularly interact with the Supervisor, Clinical Nutrition Programs, Director of Clinical Nutrition, Registered Dietitians, and Registered Nurses. They may also interact with pharmacists, physicians, unit secretaries, and parents/caregivers.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities of the Job
Safely and accurately prepares and delivers human milk and enteral formulas: verifies and reconciles orders using computer systems, ensures proper product labeling, utilizes standardized recipes, accurately measures powders and liquids, adheres to quality control standards and procedures.
Inventories and maintains sufficient stock. Receives, inspects and tracks human milk and enteral formulas.
Prepares and maintains multiple logs.
Maintains sanitation in the preparation area including: follows aseptic technique, follows department and infection control policies, maintains daily appearance and personal hygiene.
Utilizes the chain of command to communicate problems with orders, storage, equipment, or product administration. Contacts the Registered Dietitian or ordering clinician when a standardized recipe is not available.
Participates in the training of newly hired Technicians. Precepts students as assigned.
Participates in Performance Improvement and LEAN projects including data collection.
- Experience in Formula Room setting preferred.
- Able to understand and perform algebra.
- Able to work independently.
- Close attention to detail.
- Offers to assist others when needed.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Organizational and time management skills.
- Basic computer skills.
- Some college or an Associates degree. Nutrition Science focus preferred.
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