Vanderbilt University Medical Center Senior Dietitian Assistant - Formula Room in Nashville, Tennessee

Senior Dietician Assistant – Formula Room

Requisition Number 1807161

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JOB SUMMARY:

Prepares and delivers all infant formula, donor breast milk, breast milk fortifier, skimmed breast milk, and tube feeding according to policies, care protocols, and procedures. Maintains safety, sanitation, and quality standards during preparation, delivery, and storage of Formula Room feedings. Documents required data to demonstrate compliance with protocols and regulations.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares and delivers infant formula, donor breast milk, breast milk fortifier, skimmed breast milk, and tube feeding in accordance with formula orders and recipes.

  • Follows policies and procedures to ensure and document safety and sanitation of all Formula Room feedings during preparation, storage, and delivery.

  • Communicates with unit patient care staff and clinical nutrition staff regarding formula/feeding orders, recipes, preparation, delivery, and storage.

  • Completes daily cleaning and sanitation of the Formula Room and equipment.

  • Maintains floor stock of feedings per established volumes.

  • The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES:

FORMULA & FEEDING PRODUCTION (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate formula and feeding production in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.

FORMULA & FEEDING QUALITY CONTROL (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate formula and feeding quality control in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Able to successfully demonstrate basic Quality Control techniques. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.

FORMULA & FEEDING REPLENISHMENT (INTERMEDIATE): Demonstrates mastery of formula and feeding replenishment in practical applications of a difficult nature. Possesses sufficient knowledge, training, and experience to be capable of successfully delivering formula and feeding replenishment services without requiring support and instruction from others. Able to train and educate by setting the example, giving technical instruction, providing leadership, and generally raising the level of performance of others while on the job.

FOOD INVENTORY MANAGEMENT (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate Inventory Management skills in practical applications of moderate difficulty. Demonstrates basic expertise with Inventory Management tools, procedures and processes. Generally works under the direction of others while accomplishing assignments.

FDA/USDA REGULATIONS (NOVICE): Possesses sufficient fundamental proficiency to successfully demonstrate FDA and or USDA regulations in practical applications of moderate difficulty.

CORE ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Organizational Impact: Performs non-routine tasks that significantly impact team's performance with minimal guidance.

  • Problem Solving/Complexity of work: Conducts research and analysis to solve some non-routine problems.

  • Breadth of Knowledge: Applies broad job knowledge and has basic job skills in other areas.

  • Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to less experienced team members.

CORE CAPABILITIES:

SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES (S3):

  • Develops Self and Others: Continuously improves own skills by identifying development opportunities.

  • Builds and Maintains Relationships: Seeks to understand colleagues' priorities, working styles and develops relationships across areas.

  • Communicates Effectively: Openly shares information with others and communicates in a clear and courteous manner.

DELIVERING EXCELLENT SERVICES (S3):

  • Serves Others with Compassion: Invests time to understand the problems, needs of others and how to provide excellent service.

  • Solves Complex Problems: Seeks to understand issues, solves routine problems, and raises proper concerns to supervisors in a timely manner.

  • Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Listens carefully to understand the issues and provides accurate information and support.

ENSURING HIGH QUALITY (S3):

  • Performs Excellent Work: Checks work quality before delivery and asks relevant questions to meet quality standards .

  • Ensures Continuous Improvement: Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond.

  • Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Demonstrates basic knowledge of conditions that affect safety and reports unsafe conditions to the appropriate person or department.

MANAGING RESOURCES EFFECTIVELY (S3):

  • Demonstrates Accountability: Takes responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond standard approaches to provide high-quality work/service.

  • Stewards Organizational Resources: Displays understanding of how personal actions will impact departmental resources.

  • Makes Data Driven Decisions: Uses accurate information and good decision making to consistently achieve results on time and without error.

FOSTERING INNOVATION (S3):

  • Generates New Ideas: Willingly proposes/accepts ideas or initiatives that will impact day-to-day operations by offering suggestions to enhance them.

  • Applies Technology: Absorbs new technology quickly; understands when to utilize the appropriate tools and procedures to ensure proper course of action.

  • Adapts to Change: Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work.

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Position Qualifications:

Required:

High School Diploma or GED (or equivalent experience) and 1 year relevant experience

Position Shift:

  • Days; could work 8:30a – 5:00p or 11a – 7:30p. Will need to be available every other weekend.

  • 40 hrs per week

Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:

  • Light Work category requiring exertion up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and uses negligible amounts of force to move objects.

Movement

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Lifting over 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects from one level to another, includes upward pulling over 35 lbs, with help of coworkers or assistive device

  • Occasional: Carrying under 35 lbs: Transporting an object holding in hands, arms or shoulders, with help of coworkers or assistive device.

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching or maneuvering self, patient and equipment simultaneously while working in large and small spaces

  • Occasional: Climbing: Ascending or descending stairs/ramps using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.

  • Occasional: Kneeling: Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.

  • Occasional: Crouching/Squatting: Bending body downward and forward by bending legs and spine. Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Reaching above shoulders: Extending arms in any direction above shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands.

  • Frequent: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Frequent: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Frequent: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Frequent: Fingering: Picking, pinching, gripping, working primarily with fingers requiring fine manipulation.

  • Frequent: Bimanual Dexterity: Requiring the use of both hands.

Sensory

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information.

  • Continuous: Auditory: Perceiving the variances of sounds, tones and pitches and able to focus on single source of auditory information

  • Continuous: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Continuous: Smell: Ability to detect and identify odors.

Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

Job Food Service

Organization: MCJCHV Nutrition Support Srvcs 209389

Title: Senior Dietitian Assistant - Formula Room

Location: TN-Nashville-Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt

Requisition ID: 1807160