Formula and Milk Handling Technician - Regular Part-Time
B.C. Women's Hospital & Health Centre
Vancouver, BC
BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre (BCW) is the only facility in British Columbia devoted primarily to the health of women, newborns and families. It provides a broad range of specialized women’s health services that address the health needs of women of all ages and backgrounds. BC Women’s is one of the largest maternity facilities in Canada, with over 7,000 births a year, and is both the major primary and secondary maternity services provider in the Lower Mainland and the cornerstone of the provincial tertiary care system. As an academic health centre BCW’s mandate includes providing strong leadership in research and the education and professional development of health care professionals in areas related to the health of the populations we serve.

BCCH and BCW are part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Formula and Milk Handling Technician
Regular Part-Time (0.74 FTE)

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday 0930-1730; Per rotation Saturday 0930-1730/0830-1630; Thursday 0930-1730

Wage: $27.54
BC Women’s Hospital

As a Milk Handling Room Technician on a daily basis you would be responsible for collecting expressed breast milk from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), preparing infant formula, and breast milk feeds for patients, using laboratory equipment to accurately weigh and measure fortification, using software for inventory and feed preparation all while maintaining aseptic technique. Preparing feeds safely and accurately is of the utmost importance for the health of these vulnerable babies.

You are a Grade 12 graduate with a basic understanding of nutrition and a completion of a recognized (2) two year Food Service Supervisor Program or equivalent. Some educational equivalents often considered include B.Sc Nutrition, pharmacy technician or formal training in laboratory procedures. You have one year’s recent related experience in a hospital or laboratory setting. A high degree of attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize your workload are necessary skills for this role on a daily basis. Effective communication, solid administrative skills and teamwork will all identify you as our ideal candidate for this position.

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