Tracking Code: 203004

Infant Feeding Technician - Neonatal ICU Nursery - Day

Location: York Hospital, York, PA
Schedule: Part Time

Part time: 20 hlours/week

Shift: Days 9.30am-6pm or 10an-4pm

Combination 6 hour and 8 hour days

Every other weekend and every other holiday

PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION HAS NO CONTACT WITH THE NICU PATIENTS

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) is a 44-bed department where we care for over 450 ill newborns each year. Our patients are babies needing advanced care for prematurity, whole body cooling, surgery, hypoglycemia, sepsis, and more. Our NICU is a regional transport center for ill newborns.

General Summary

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

Essential Functions:

  • Receives orders for all infant feedings requiring preparation, mixing and measurement. Verifies questionable orders with provider and/or lactation consultant.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Delivers feedings to unit and removes unused patient feedings in patient care area after expiration per Hospital and unit protocol.
  • Carefully monitors expiration dates for any feeding supplement product and rotates stock appropriately.
  • Catalogues temperatures of all breastmilk in NICU refrigerators/freezers. Maintains daily refrigeration and freezing equipment temperature logs.
  • Maintains sanitation in feeding preparation room as well as breastmilk refrigerator and freezer.
  • Maintains adequate supplies of prepared milk/formula for all NICU patients.
  • Operates all equipment used for preparation of feedings, including labeling system.

Common Expectations:

  • Maintains established policies and procedures, objectives, quality assessment, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Required for All Jobs:

  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:

  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Occasionally
  • Reaching - Occasionally
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Occasionally
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Occasionally

Working Environment:

  • Occupational Hazards - Occasionally
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED Required

Work Experience:

  • Less than 1 year Relevant experience. Required

Courses and Training:

  • Feeding Prep Technician certification. Upon Hire Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Must be strong communicator, able to follow instructions and comfortable asking questions.
  • Understands significance of proper nutrition for NICU patients.
  • Must be detail oriented and able to focus on work.
  • Task isolation required: one patient's feeding must be completed, counters and equipment cleaned before another patient's feeding preparation begun.
  • Should enjoy working alone in quiet environment.

You’re unique and you belong here.

At WellSpan Health, we are committed to treating all applicants fairly and equitably, regardless of their job classification. If you require assistance or accommodation due to a disability, please reach out to us via email at employment@wellspan.org. We will evaluate requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Please note that we will only respond to inquiries related to reasonable accommodation from this email address. Rest assured, all requests for assistance or accommodation are handled confidentially, allowing applicants to share their needs openly and honestly with us.

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Anne Kohler
Talent Acquisition Consultant
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Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts
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