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Infant Feeding Formula Technician

Company: Intermountain Healthcare
Location: Lehi
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description:Performs a variety of tasks related to the preparation and delivery of human milk, pasteurized donor human milk, and infant/pediatric formulas and transfer of patient feeding order information. Technicians will greet and interact with internal and external IFPR customers. Technicians must adhere to all food safety/sanitation regulation and standards established by the hospital and regulatory agencies. The technician is responsible for the safe and effective operation of equipment needed to prepare infant/pediatric feedings and maintain sanitation in the preparation room. Processes human milk, pasteurized donor human milk, and formula orders and maintain temperature records. Performs required quality assurance monitoring activities.Essential Job DutiesMaintains friendly and helpful attitude toward customers (internal and external) and coworkers.Prepares, portions, and delivers patient feedings per feeding order, recipes, or registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) instruction.Maintains patient feeding orders via computer system and accurately prepares feeding orders that are not available as a ready-to-feed formula.Transcribes feeding order information to prepare feeding labels.Reports discrepancies in feeding orders to manager or RDN.Communicates with manager, patient care areas, and RDNs regarding issues or problems with feeding orders, human milk/pasteurized donor human milk/formula storage, or administration of feedings.Communicates with parents who are dropping off, storing, and/or picking up expressed human milk to ensure proper labeling and storing of expressed human milk.Communicates with parents, nurses, lactation consultants, dietitians, and colleagues to receive and clarify daily diet orders and ensures accurate preparation and labeling of human milk/pasteurized donor human milk feedings.Completes necessary paperwork for accurate billing and tracking of pasteurized donor human milk and infant formulas.Complies with daily records and updates computerized patient profiles regarding infant/pediatric feeding orders, including allergy information.Follow processes, as established, for quality assurance monitors.Sets up assigned workstation.Maintains an adequate inventory of IFPR supplies.Unpacks, labels, and stores fortifiers, formula, and supplies in their designated storage area; rotates supplies using first-in, first-out (FIFO) method.Covers, labels, and dates formula requiring refrigeration according to Infant Feeding Preparation Room policy.Maintains a sanitary and safe environment by following departmental and infection prevention policies; reports unsafe conditions and accidents to manager.Uses correct technique to measure solids and liquids.Maintains a clean and orderly workspace, ensuring that department standards are met and that all sanitary activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local health regulations.Maintains clean equipment and cleans small wares in dishwasher; records dish machine temperatures per procedure.Records refrigerator and freezer temperatures on appropriate log daily in designated pantries and work areas.Removes damaged formula cans and outdated formula stock from inventory and disposes per facility guidelines.Adheres to Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) guidelines; maintains temperature logs of prepared feedings for quality assurance.Adheres to uniform policy established in area; no artificial nails are allowed; nails must be kept short, clean and unpolished.Assist in training other staff in feeding preparation and proper handling techniques as needed.Attends mandatory meetings and in-service education programs as scheduled by the department and facility.Treats all information and data with the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security. Complies with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) regulations.Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment.Complies with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation and other local, state, and federal regulations.Recognizes and adopts activates appropriate to the specific needs of the patient population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of the patient population.Maintains compliance with standards of operation; maintains all records and reports necessary to comply with government and accrediting agency standards, regulation, and codes.Performs additional duties as assigned.Minimum RequirementsServeSafe CertificationDemonstrated proficient math skills with focus on attention to detail and accuracy of output.Basic computer operation, keyboard proficiency and demonstrated ability to utilize common computer software applications to perform work processes.Effective oral and written communication skills.High school diploma or General Education Development (GED).One-year experience working with a hospital culinary program, diet office, or in a medical field.Physical RequirementOngoing need for employee to see and read information, recipes, and labels.Frequent interactions with patient parents and colleagues that require caregiver to verbally communicate as well as hear and understand spoken information, needs, and issues accurately.Expected to lift and utilize full range of movement. Will also bend to retrieve, lift, and carry supplies and equipment. Typically includes items of varying weights, up to 50 lb.Remain standing for extended periods of time to perform work.Ongoing need for employee to see and read information, labels, assess patient needs, operate monitors, identify equipment and supplies.Finger dexterity required.Preferred QualificationsOne-year relevant job experience exercising problem-solving skills.Physical Requirements:Anticipated job posting close date:05/16/2024Location:Primary Childrens at LehiWork City:LehiWork State:UtahScheduled Weekly Hours:0The hourly range for this position is listed below. Actual hourly rate dependent upon experience.$18.29 - $24.84We care about your well-being mind, body, and spirit which is why we provide our caregivers a generous benefits package that covers a wide range of programs to foster a sustainable culture of wellness that encompasses living healthy, happy, secure, connected, and engaged.Learn more about our comprehensive benefits packages for our Idaho, Nevada, and Utah based caregivers , and for our Colorado, Montana, and Kansas based caregivers ; and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion .Intermountain Health is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.by Jobble

Keywords: Intermountain Healthcare, Lehi , Infant Feeding Formula Technician, Professions , Lehi, Utah

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