You bring your body, mind, heart and spirit to your work as a Nutrition Technician in Neonatal Intensive Care.
You know when to move quickly. When to sit quietly. When to laugh loudly.
You know how to move fast. You know how to stay organized. You know how to have fun.
Youâ™re great at what you do, but you want to be part of something even greater. Because you believe that while individuals can be strong, the right team is invincible.
The Center for Women & Infants at Saint Joseph Hospital, a designated Baby Friendly hospital, was designed exclusively for new moms and babies. Every inch of this special floor is dedicated to the care, comfort and well-being of new mothers and infants. As Saint Joseph Hospital cares for a variety of high-risk patients, following birth, our Level III NICU cares for babies who may be premature or have health issues requiring specialized care and is the one of the most advanced NICUs in the state of Colorado. Our NICU is designed to meet our familiesâ™ needs while keeping care and safety a top priority.
Saint Joseph Hospital is part of SCL Health, a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization that focuses on person-centered care. Our 365-bed facility is one of the top-ranked hospitals in Denver, and has been awarded the highest national recognition possible for nursing excellence â“ Magnet designation â“ by the ANCC. We are proud to extend the mission of SCL Health by providing care for the poor, the vulnerable, our communities and each other. Our deep community roots date back to 1873, making us one of the oldest hospitals in Colorado.
Benefits are one of the ways we encourage health for you and your family. Our generous package includes medical, dental and vision coverage. But health is more than a well-working body: it encompasses body, mind and social well-being. To that end, weâ™ve launched a Healthy Living program to address your holistic health. Healthy Living includes financial incentives, digital tools, tobacco cessation, classes, counseling and paid time off. We also offer financial wellness tools and retirement planning.
Together weâ™ll align mission and careers, values and workplace. Weâ™ll encourage joy and take pride in our integrity.
Weâ™ll laugh at each otherâ™s jokes (even the bad ones). Weâ™ll hello and high five. Weâ™ll celebrate milestones and acknowledge the value of spirituality in healing.
Weâ™re proud of what we know, which includes how much there is to learn.
As a NICU Nutrition Tech you need to know how to:
Act as a receptionist for mothers who are dropping off and storing expressed breast milk in the hospital.
Ensure appropriate education for proper labeling, transport and storage.
Retrieve daily orders for feedings.
Calculate new formulations or standardized recipes. Obtain verification formulation with the NICU registered dietitian or patientâ™s provider as needed.
Prepare expressed breast milk, donor milk or formula according to provider order.
Label and scan all feedings per NICU guideline.
Distribute prepared feedings to the bedside at appropriate intervals.
Clean and sterilize the equipment used for daily milk/formula preparation and any other reusable feeding equipment.
Ensure proper operation of all equipment and report problems to the appropriate supervisor.
Clean and disinfect returned grant and rental breast pumps.
Maintain all refrigerators, freezers, coolers and any other equipment used for storing or transporting feedings, and maintain daily temperature logs for prep room appliances.
Participate as a member of the NICU Nutrition Committee.
Participate as a member of Quality Assurance Team that develops and reviews plan for all steps in milk preparation and administration according to HACCP process.
Report to the NICU Manager and secondarily to the NICU Lactation Consultant.
We hire people, not resumes. But we also expect excellence, which is why we require:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Minimum of one (1) year in a direct care hospital or clinic office setting with exposure to all day-to-day operational functions
Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and organize tasks in a fast paced setting
Excellent math skills with the ability to pass a timed math test
Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical procedures/policies related to the NICU Nutrition Room as well as demonstrate knowledge and skill in pasteurization/aseptic technique and in basic milk expression management and techniques
Pediatric or subspecialty experience
Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish
Your next move.
Now that you know more about being a NICU Nutrition Tech on our team we hope youâ™ll join us. At SCL Health youâ™ll reaffirm every day how much you love this work, and why you were called to it in the first place.
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About SCL Health
SCL Health is a faith-based, nonprofit healthcare organization dedicated to improving the health of the people and communities we serve, especially those who are poor and vulnerable. Founded by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth in 1864, our $2.8 billion health network provides comprehensive, coordinated care through eight hospitals, more than 150 physician clinics, and home health, hospice, mental health and safety-net services primarily in Colorado and Montana.