Diet Technician
Mount Sinai Canada
Toronto, ON
This is a temporary part-time position for up to eight (8) months.

In 2015, Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Circle of Care, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute and Mount Sinai Hospital, came together to form Sinai Health System – and leverage our collective expertise and create a system that better responds to the changing needs of our patients, families and clients. Sinai Health has a bold vision and strategy for the future: To create Canada's leading health system pushing the boundaries to realize the best health and care for complex patients.

A key enabler of this vision is Sinai Health’s People Plan – which provides an explicit commitment to our people about our commitment to creating a workplace culture and environment that is safe, caring, equitable, compassionate and accountable in order to ultimately provide optimal care to patients and their family caregivers.

To support us on our journey, Sinai Health System is looking for a Diet Technician to support our Nutrition, Milk Preparation Room at our Mount Sinai Hospital Campus. The Diet Technician performs all duties necessary to ensure all breast milk recipes and infant formulas for Mount Sinai Hospital nurseries are prepared accurately and efficiently.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Collect frozen breast milk from single infant room and freezers in NICU
Sort frozen breast milk and place in freezer
Rotate all breast milk in freezer in FIFO (First In, First Out Method)
Order any products and materials required
Check rotation and expiry dates on products
Collect daily feeding orders for each baby from nurseries database
Check that daily feeding volumes are accurate and be aware of any feeding changes
Print labels for each day's feedings
Communication with lactation consultants and/or primary nurses on breast milk volumes
Maintain daily log of refrigerators and freezer temperatures both in the milk preparation room
Monitor equipment, temperature controls and troubleshoot when necessary
Prepare monthly quality assurance reports and production summaries
Prepare probiotics for preterm infants
Cleans and sanitizes all work surfaces in the milk preparation room before and after each recipe preparation
Prepare and handle expressed breast milk following aseptic procedures
Prepare specialized infant formulas and donor breast milk following aseptic procedures
Accurately weigh and measure all ingredients (both liquid and powder) necessary to prepare all feedings
Make any necessary calculations if adjustments are needed to the day's feeds
Calculate amount of breast milk required for a 24 hour period for each baby to be thawed
Prepared specialized breast milk or formulate recipes required for research studies
Communicate breast milk/formula order discrepancies
Store prepared breast milk and infant formulas properly until delivery to the nurseries
Deliver all prepared breast milk and formulas to the NICU
Maintain daily records of patient profiles regarding feeding orders
Works following HACCP guidelines
Completes daily census sheets or numbers of formulas and breast milks prepared
Job Requirements
Successful completion of a Food and Nutrition Degree/diploma from an accredited educational institution
Minimum of three (3) years’ of recent Diet Technician experience; experience in a healthcare environment is preferred
Applicants with proven equivalent recent and related training and experience may be considered
Food Safety Training Certificate an asset
Knowledge of safe food handling procedures
Good communication and interpersonal skills with various levels of the organization
Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent problem solving skills
Demonstrated attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
Demonstrated leadership skills
Advanced computer skills and familiarity with CERNER and Timeless Medical Women and Infants software
Proven organizational and time management skills
Ability to work under pressure and meet time deadlines
Ability to work as part of a team or independently
Demonstrated satisfactory attendance and work performance.