University of Utah Health Care

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Milk Technician

Milk Technician

Requisition Number 
27968
Reg/Temp 
Regular
Employment Type 
Full-Time
Shift 
Rotating
Work Schedule 
Days, Evening, Weekends
Location Name 
University of Utah Hospital
Patient Care? 
No
City 
SALT LAKE CITY
State 
UT
Department 
UUH IPC 23A NBICU
Category 
Women and Children's Health

More information about this job

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, the University of Utah Health Care exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health Care seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position helps to provide optimal nutritional care to neonates and infants. The incumbent is responsible for the receipt of expressed human milk, proper storage, and preparation of individual feedings for neonates and infants cared for in the Newborn Intensive Care and Intermediate Care nurseries.

This position has no responsibility for direct patient care.

Responsibilities

  • Receives milk from mothers who are dropping off and stores expressed mother’s milk.
  • Scans all milk specimens at various intervals to ensure accurate tracking history.
  • Ensures appropriate education for proper labeling, transport and storage.
  • Retrieves daily orders for feeding and prepares according to medical orders.
  • Distributes prepared milk feedings to the bedside refrigerators at the appropriate intervals.
  • Cleans and pasteurizes the equipment used for milk preparation and any other reusable feeding equipment daily.
  • Cleans and disinfects preparation areas.
  • Ensures that refrigerators in prep room and bedside locations are functioning within appropriate temperature ranges.
  • Accepts delegated tasks based on the appropriate training and certification.
  • Performs other unit-specific duties, as required.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities

  • Ability to perform essential functions of the job as outlined above.
  • Demonstrated excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated basic math skills.
  • Demonstrated basic computer skills.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize well.
  • Ability to work independently, and with an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Qualifications

Qualifications

Required

  • High school diploma, or equivalency.
  • Completion of a basic math competency test at a minimum of 85% accuracy.
  • Current food service worker’s permit.
  • Completion of a hospital-provided Medical Terminology Course within one year of employment.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Preferred

  • Associate’s degree in Nutrition, Health Care, related area, or equivalency.
  • Prior healthcare or nutrition related experience.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise moving patients or objects, such as medical equipment, while providing patient care. This position may be subject to checmical and equipment hazards and is standing and walking for sustained periods of time.

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking