Infant Nutrition Technician - Orlando - Part Time

  • Adventist Health System
  • Orlando, FL, USA
  • Jan 20, 2018

Job Description

Infant Nutrition Technician - Orlando - Part Time
Florida Hospital seeks to hire a Infant Nutrition Technician who will embrace our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ.

Facility Profile:
Established in 1908, Florida Hospital is one of the largest not-for-profit healthcare systems in the country, caring for more than a million patients each year. The 2,286-bed acute-care medical facility, comprised of nine hospitals, has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the country for the past 10 years. It serves as a community hospital for Greater Orlando and as a major tertiary referral hospital for Central Florida and much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Department Profile:
The Nutritional Services Department employs approximately 750 teammates at 7 hospital campuses and 5 off-campus retail locations. The 5 areas of service provided are:

  • Patient Services ─ Each hospital campus has a Patient Services Area (PSA) whose teams function to feed patients. To that end, the various PSA teams obtain patient orders for food selections, assemble thousands of patient trays each day, deliver meal trays to patients, deliver nourishments to refrigerators on the patient units, and interact with patients to provide a warm and healing experience.
  • Retail Services ─ Each hospital campus and several non-campus locations have retail venues which serve food to visitors and Florida Hospital employees. The menu is planned and prepared by professional culinary chefs, cooks, and teammates who ensure that the food is attractive, nourishing, and tasty. The retail spaces also offer respite for our guests in inviting environments in accordance with CREATION Health principles. And the Florida Hospital Catering teams provide options from snacks to banquets to meet the culinary needs of every event.
  • Food Production Center (FPC) ─ The 30,000 sq. ft. FPC is located on the Orlando campus and employs more than 75 team members in production, purchasing, and CBORD/IS support. As a centralized food manufacturing facility, the FPC receives, stocks, prepares, and delivers extensive quantities of food and supplies to all campuses and retail locations for patient and retail needs. The FPC uses a state-of-the-art "cook-chill" system designed to cook foods and chill them rapidly to ensure freshness and safety. The FPC also has a full-service bakery where everything from bread and rolls to individual desserts and decorated cakes are prepared by professional pastry chefs.
  • Clinical ─ Registered Dietitians (RDs) collaborate with doctors and nurses to facilitate healing our in-patients through nutritional assessment and intervention. RDs make recommendations for interventions, provide tube feeding management, and diet instruction of the physician-ordered diet. They follow up with patients on tolerance of their diet, and serve as a resource to our teammates who work in the Patient Services Areas.
  • Center for Nutritional Excellence ─ The clinical staff delivers outpatient education and individualized nutrition counseling. They also participate in CREATION Health activities for employees and the community, provide nutrition information for corporate events such as cooking demos and health fairs, and serve as nutrition experts on the FH Speakers Bureau.

Work Hours/Shifts:
Generally working around 4 days a week from 11 am - 4 pm. Must be able to work weekends (Saturday and Sunday).

Job Summary:
Performs duties related to preparation, packaging, storage, and inventory of infant and pediatric formulas and related supplies. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

Knowledge, Skills, Education, & Experience Required:
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English
  • Mathematical capabilities essential to job duties
  • Computer skills necessary for job responsibilities
  • Associate's degree or greater in nutrition or related field (Preferred)
  • Experience using Cerner electronic health record (Preferred)

Licensure, Certification, or Registration Required:
  • Registration as a Diet Technician by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) (Preferred)

Job Responsibilities:
Demonstrates, through behavior, Florida Hospital's core values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship, and Teamwork
  • Verifies patient identifiers and nutrition orders daily, facilitates order clarifications, and creates patient labels. Logs orders that are prepared.
  • Manages nutrition recipes. Verifies recipes with the registered dietitian. Publishes verified recipes for storage in the nutrition room. Makes discharge recipes available.
  • Prepares infant and pediatric formulas that may include ready to feed liquid, liquid concentrate, powder, modular components, and human milk using verified recipes.
  • Inventories human milk supplies. Orders donor human milk from milk bank.
  • Collects, receives, packages, labels, and stores human milk utilizing Bridge EMR. Fortifies and supplements human milk with liquid and powder fortifier, modulars, and infant formula.
  • Distributes labeled infant feedings to patient area refrigerators. Removes human milk and formula preparations that are expired. Records temperatures for nutrition room and patient area refrigerators and heating equipment.
  • Inventories nutrition room stock. Maintains supplies of infant formula, glassware, bottles, enteral feeding bags, nipples and other supplies. Discards expired products and supplies. Follows procedures for formula recalls.
  • Maintains a safe and clean preparation area. Checks equipment for proper operation, creates work orders (as needed), and follows up with work order completion. Cleans and sanitizes all equipment and work surfaces before and after each formula preparation. Follows aseptic technique and policies regarding formula/breast milk handling. Conducts quality assurance on cleaning and sanitizing equipment and maintaining applicable logs.
  • Remains up-to-date with the neonatal and pediatric population activities, communications, and changes. Demonstrates and participates in controlling cost and minimizing waste. Provides training. Participates in the performance improvement process as needed.

If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Infant Nutrition Technician opportunity with Florida Hospital apply online today.

Job Keywords:
Dietitian, Dietician, Nutritional Services