Milk Bank Technician

 
Position: Milk Bank Technician

Job ID: 166168

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Milk Bank

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a - 7p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility and one of a select few hospitals nationwide that provides women, mothers and babies with a full continuum of high-quality, expert health care. Offering a full spectrum of maternal and fetal medicine services, including an array of fetal diagnostic procedures and highly specialized fetal surgeries, the Pavilion for Women is connected to Texas Children’s Hospital via a two-story circular sky bridge to enhance patient care by providing physicians, staff and patient families with rapid access to other pediatric subspecialists. Three private OB/GYN practices, The Family Fertility Center, The Menopause Center and The Women’s Place – Center for Reproductive Psychiatry are all housed here. Additionally, we also recently opened a community-based OB/GYN practice in Pearland.

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Summary:

We are searching for a Milk Bank Technician– someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you will provide support and instruction to mother/infant dyads with breastfeeding needs/lactation problems in a manner developmentally appropriate for adolescents and adults as necessary.

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Qualifications:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption

Required addition to the high school diploma or GED

  • Six months healthcare-related work experience (A Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Healthcare or related field can substitute for six (6) months of experience)
  • Ability to pass a basic math test
  • Knowledge of milk preparation, measurement, and sanitary techniques
  • Ability to maintain sanitation levels and operate computers on a basic level
  • Ability to operate electronic scales, analyzer, and centrifuge with a high degree of accuracy

Responsibilities

  • Obtains and documents information related to lactation support and breastfeeding issues of mothers of hospitalized infants and notifies the RN-lactation consultant (LC) of abnormal findings as evidenced by supervisory observation
  • Provides input to the RN-LC for the development and ongoing modification of the plan of care, as evidenced by supervisory
  • Assists in identifying patient response to care provided and reports patient condition to the RN-LC to assure achievement
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate with multiple health care providers in a professional manner to prioritize workload
  • Provides basic hygienic care as evidenced by supervisory observation, verbal/written feedback.
  • Provides general comfort measures and performs other miscellaneous activities related to milk expression and breastfeeding as assigned and as evidenced by supervisory observation, verbal/written feedback.
  • Ensures effective time/resource management by performing delegated tasks in a timely manner and appropriate utilization


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