Infant Feeding Technician - NICU - York Hospital - Part Time - Days (Unable to consider students)

York, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 51163

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Part time 

Days

16 hours/2 weeks

Every other weekend/Every other holiday

Unable to consider students

 

General Summary:
Under direct supervision, prepares, batches, and delivers all infant feedings for NICU patients. Understands proper storage of breastmilk and adheres to sanitary requirements and standards established by regulating agencies and Hospital policies/ protocols. Practices aseptic technique. Follows recipes for milk mixtures precisely. Basic math competency is required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The following are essential job accountabilities:
1 Receives orders for all infant feedings requiring preparation, mixing and measurement. Verifies questionable orders with provider and/or lactation consultant.
2 Prepares and portions all feedings as ordered. Uses correct technique to measure powders and liquids. Uses clinical electronic patient information to review and update infant feeding mixtures and portions. Keeps clear filing system on recipes.
3 Prepares infant formula and breastmilk recipes accurately, following instructions and guidelines. Calculates appropriate amount of feeding required for 24 hours of infant feeding. Measures correct feeding volumes in bottles/syringes for each patient. Properly labels each portion. Stores mixed and measured infant feedings properly until delivery to the patient area.
4 Collects fresh expressed breast milk from NICU refrigerator and uses this milk for current feedings. Works with NICU lactation consultant team to rotate milk supplies per protocol for each patient.
5 Delivers feedings to unit and removes unused patient feedings in patient care area after expiration per Hospital and unit protocol.
6 Carefully monitors expiration dates for any feeding supplement product and rotates stock appropriately.
7 Catalogues temperatures of all breastmilk in NICU refrigerators/freezers. Maintains daily refrigeration and freezing equipment temperature logs.
8 Maintains sanitation in feeding preparation room as well as breastmilk refrigerator and freezer.
9 Maintains adequate supplies of prepared milk/formula for all NICU patients.
10 Operates all equipment used for preparation of feedings, including labeling system.

Department Description:

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is a level 3, 38 bed unit with a census that averages around 25 patients. In addition, we are a regional NICU referral center. Our NICU nurses specialize in providing exceptional patient care to all ill newborns with a strong emphasis on family centered care. We have a robust shared decision making structure, a nurse run transport team, and a strong team oriented culture. We are committed to providing high quality care to all the babies and families to whom we care for.


York Hospital Nursing supports the mission and vision through a centralized department of nursing. We strive to be the best in the eyes of our patients, family, staff, and community by providing safe, evidence based practice leading to exemplary outcomes. Each professional nurse accepts the accountability and responsibility for his/her professional practice by fostering an environment that supports leading change, responding to the healthcare needs of our community and advancing health. Nurses at YH are lifelong learners who value continued professional development and education. They are role models in honesty, responsibility, upholding human dignity, ease of human suffering and equality of all patients. Helping others in need and improving the quality of life for all is the act of behaving in a manner defined by the profession. YH nurses are active participants in decisions about patient care and nursing practice, and commit to upholding professional nursing standards at local, state and national levels.

Required Skills

High school diploma or G.E.D.

Feeding Prep Technician Certification provided

Required Experience

Detail oriented 

Strong communication skills 

 


Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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