Milk Bank Technician

 
Position: Milk Bank Technician

Job ID: 161832

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Lactation Support (WT)

Talent Area: Clinical Support

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7a-7p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.   Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.   To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit texaschildrenspeople.org for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at infinitepassion.org.  At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for the women and children that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Summary:

We are searching for a Lactation Assistant – 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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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



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

 

One of the following required  high school diploma or GED

     

Preferred:

·   Breastfeeding Peer Counseling training (or similar program), breastfeeding education experience, or nutrition education

• Knowledge of breastfeeding and basic milk expression/collection procedures.
• Ability to perform tasks for numerous patients, communicate effectively with the team, and utilize breast pumping
equipment, computer terminal and telecommunications equipment.

    

 



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