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, a second community hospital opening in 2017. 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.
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We are searching for a Milk Bank Technician for Texas Childrens Hospital in The Medical Center - someone who works well in a fast-paced hospital setting. In this position, you’ll store, prepare, and deliver a mother’s breast milk and/or pasteurized donor human milk to hospitalized infants. Additionally, you will provide assistance to mothers of hospitalized infants expressing milk for their infants in a manner appropriate and as necessary.
Think you’ve got what it takes?
• High school diploma or equivalent
• Six months healthcare-related work experience (A Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition, Healthcare or related field can substitute for six (6) months of experience)
• One-year food and nutrition or breastfeeding education experience preferred
• 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
• Ability to pass a basic math test
Job Duties & Responsibilities
• Accurately weighs, measures, and prepares mother’s own and/or pasteurized donor human milk for infant feeding per physician’s orders
• Calculates accurate quantities of mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk and human milk fortifiers based on diet order
• Uses sanitary techniques according to established procedures to prepare and store mother’s own/pasteurized donor human milk for infant feedin
• Maintains sanitation standards in the Milk Bank with daily sanitation of work areas
• Monitors all needed milk preparation/storage supplies and discards expired nutritional additives
• Documents and delivers properly labeled human milk feedings to appropriate patient care area
• Utilizes, monitors, and sanitizes all milk preparation (i.e., analyzer, centrifuge, milk warmer) and storage (i.e., refrigerators, freezers) equipment and supplies per departmental policy
• Communicates with lactation consultants, nurses, co-workers, and parents to ensure accurate milk preparation, collection, and storage
• Maintains daily inventory and stock of all Milk Bank supplies and equipment required for human milk collection, preparation, and storage