Milk Prep Room Aide

Job Id: 1504945
Location: Toronto, ON

As a member of the Nutrition & Food Services team, you will be responsible to maintain the efficient operation of the areas of, Milk Prep Room with the possibility of support in Patient Services.

Shift: Must be able to work weekends and various shifts, primarily 7am-3 pm, 8:45am-4:45 pm, 9:45am-5:45pm, 11am-7pm

Although this posting indicates an initial area of assignment and shift, the Hospital reserves the right to assign to other areas of assignment and shifts as deemed necessary.

Here’s What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Following recipes and orders as provided by the diet techs to prepare formulas, EBM, and specialty feeds utilizing equipment such as balances to weigh product and pharmaceutical mixer to mix powdered feeds.
  • Adherence to proper aseptic techniques and guidelines with respect to clothing, hand washing, and sanitizing to ensure maximum safety of the end products.
  • Work with diet techs and other MPR staff to ensure orders are prepared in a timely manner, accurately, and ready for delivery.
  • Have an understanding of the importance of accuracy when pulling product, measuring, weighing and delivery, including of the handling of EBM, A bodily fluid). Adhere to policies and procedures including the double checking of breast milk.
  • Must have a working knowledge of math including cross multiplication skills, to be able to understand and be apply in practice when required to adapt formulas/breast milk recipes. Understand conversions and measurement in grams to 2 decimal points, ml, and liters.
  • Take direction from supervisor and provide input regarding overall improvement of the area. Report any errors and concerns to supervisor.
  • Pick up of EBM across the hospital, utilizing a breast milk data base, tablet, scanner and scale, scan EBM into and out of inventory. Organize breast milk in freezer.
  • Replenish and maintain par levels for ready to feed formulas and specialty items within aseptic area.
  • Maintain a clean, neat, and safe work environment at all times.
  • Delivery of prepared orders to the assigned unit within the hospital in a timely manner.
  • Pickup leftover/unused/empty formula bins from units and return to the MPR. Discard leftover or unused orders from previous days.
  • Responsible for safety and sanitation precautions in his/her area. Reports unsafe incidents to supervisor. Maintains and improves established sanitation standards and reports to the supervisor defective machinery or equipment in order to safeguard staff from accidents and harm.
  • Co-sign procedure utilized when preparing complex feeds (keto/metabolic) however generally feeds are prepared without immediate supervision and double checking. Must read and interpret individual patient recipes and ensure the exact ingredients are utilized to properly prepare feeds to avoid adverse reaction and outcomes for patients. Must identify any variances and bring forth to Supervisor for further clarification. Accountable for checking/co-signing EBM labelling and dispensing to ensure patients receive correct EBM.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Must have a valid food handlers certificate
  • Successful completion and pass of the skills and competency test to qualify for the position.
  • 1 to 2 years’ experience
  • Food /Hospitality service related/Milk Prep Room experience an asset. High degree of customer service.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment, both independently and in a team setting.
  • Proficient oral and written communication in English.
  • Ability to understand and apply moderate math skills.
  • Basic Computer skills and knowledge a requirement.
  • Attention to detail is required while performing work.
  • Must have a working knowledge of math including cross multiplication skills, to be able to understand and be applied in practice when required to adapt formulas/breast milk recipes.
  • Understand conversions and measurement in grams to 2 decimal points, ml and liters.

Employment Type: Part Time; guaranteed 7.5 hours per week


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