Formula & Milk Technician I


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Nutrition Lab
Category: Patient Care Svcs(Tech & Asst)
Location: Phoenix
Posting #: 614781
Employee Type: Regular

Position Summary

Posting Note: The Formula & Milk Technician position is currently being offered as a part-time role, to work at least 2 shifts per week (up to 20 hour work weeks), including rotating weekends and holidays. There are no nights/overnight shifts for this position. All shifts offered will be during the day.

Performs a variety of tasks that are responsible for the preparation, distribution, inventory and management of Human Milk (HM), Donor Milk (DM) and formula.

Position Duties

  1. Handle human milk and formula using aseptic techniques, which adhere to all sanitary regulations and standards established by the hospital, including HACCP and patient safety policies.
  2. Delivers and picks up to individual rooms/units/floors within the hospital.
  3. Verify feeding orders with registered dietitians or other designated medical staff to ensure accuracy.
  4. Communicates with lactation consultants, nurses, other medical team members and parents to ensure milk or formula is accurately utilized, prepared and stored.
  5. Monitors daily inventory which could include checking expiration dates, restocking units/floors, rotating stock and ordering additional supplies as needed, or notifying appropriate personnel when supplies are needed.
  6. Participates in a variety of in-service programs, meetings and conferences.
  7. Ensure that all utensils, workstations and supplies have been successfully cleaned and sanitized.
  8. Works cooperatively with own and other departments to continuously improve the quality of services provided.
  9. Demonstrates excellent customer service and adapts to unanticipated requests.
  10. Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.
  11. Maintains a working knowledge of technical terminologies and classifications as appropriate for the proper completion of job duties.
  12. Follow policies and procedures outlined for the hospital, department and Nutrition Lab.
  13. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. High school diploma
2. Degree or coursework in nutrition or further education in clinical/medical field
Do you meet this requirement?
1. At least 6 months previous experience in food preparation or clinical patient care
2. One or two years of equivalent customer service related experience
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Arizona food handler card or ServSafe certificate
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Ability to read, understand and exhibit basic mathematical skills
2. Ability to understand and interpret basic medical terminologies
3. Ability to use computer software
4. Ability to read, comprehend and write English
5. Strong analytical, planning, organizational skills and time management ability
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Constantly
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Constantly
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Occasionally
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Constantly
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Tasting/smelling - Frequently
12. Physical Requirement - Walking - Constantly
13. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
15. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
16. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Frequently
17. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
18. Physical Requirement - Lift more than 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
19. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
20. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Extreme temperatures - Applicable
21. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Confined areas - Applicable
22. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Airborne communicable diseases - Applicable
23. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Bloodborne pathogens or bodily fluid - Applicable
24. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Fumes or airborne particles - Applicable
25. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Hazardous materials exposure - Applicable
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