Under the supervision of a registered dietitian, performs daily, hands-on aspects of the storage, preparation and delivery of breast milk, infant and pediatric formulas. Support the daily operations of the Milk Lab to ensure optimal safety for all patients receiving prepared products from the Milk Lab.
Coordinates with the registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) to provide timely, cost effective, and appropriate nutritional care for the patient while avoiding duplication and waste.
Receives and organizes physician/RDN orders, interprets orders by utilizing medical terminology and generic and trade names of all compounded components.
Perform calculations for preparation of ordered feeding product, including measuring breast milk, formula, calculating additives, and filling orders.
Adhere to established procedures for safe and accurate preparation of breast milk, formula, formula fortifiers and/or nutrition additives utilizing hygiene standards and personal protective gear.
Ensure proper use of necessary labels to accurately identify, apply expiration dates and track prepared products.
Handle and prepare breast milk and/or formula following aseptic technique.
Ensure all products are used within proper expiration dates and manufacturers safe usage recommendations.
Organizes the timely dispensing of final prepared breast milk and/or formula to unit refrigerators for individual patient use based on scheduled delivery times in consideration of expiration dates of each product.
Communicates with co-workers to ensure optimal breast milk and/or formula storage and preparation.
Document in electronic health record and other paperwork documentation as required for the preparation, delivery and proper inventory of breast milk, formula and feeding supplies.
Clean and sanitize the work area and equipment used according to established procedures.
Perform quality assurance tasks, such as maintaining logs.
Checks equipment for proper operation and reports problems to the appropriate supervisor.
Responsible of inventory and rotation of supplies.
Demonstrate fiscal responsibility by taking ownership of time management, decreasing waste and promoting cost effectiveness while maintaining patient safety and quality of care.
Assist in training other employees in breast milk and formula preparation and proper handling techniques as needed.
Work is typically performed in a clinical environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job. Additional competencies and skills outlined in any department-specific orientation will be considered essential to the performance of the job related to that position.
*Relevant experience may be a combination of related work experience and degree obtained (Associate's Degree = 2 years; Bachelor's Degree = 4 years).
Work Schedule: Four 10 hour shifts of 6:30am - 5pm or 8am - 6:30pm
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required), Bachelor's Degree- (Preferred)
Minimum of 2 years-Relevant experience* (Required)
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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