Formula Tech II

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

MAIN - Main Hospital Req ID: 27485

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time 

Job Summary

Performs a variety of tasks that relate to the preparation and delivery of pediatric formulas and transfer of information concerning patient formula orders.  Techniques must adhere to all sanitary regulations and standards established by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and regulatory agencies.  The Formula Room Technician is responsible for safe and effective operation of equipment needed to prepare infant formula and maintain sanitation in the preparation room.  Completes formula orders and temperature records.  Performs required quality improvement monitoring activities.

Job Responsibilities
  • Maintains friendly, efficient Spirit of Service attitude towards customers, co-workers and clients.
  • Prepares, portions, delivers patient formulas per recipe or RD instruction.
  • Maintains patient formula orders via computer system and accurately prepares formula orders which are not available as ready to feed.
  • Transcribes formula order information to prepared formula labels.
  • Reports discrepancies in formula orders to manager or RD.  Informs service RD regarding unclear patient formula orders.
  • Communicates with Supervisor, patient care areas and Registered Dietitians regarding problems with formula orders, formula storage, or administration.
  • Complies with daily records and updated computerized patient profiles regarding infant formula orders including allergy information. 
  • Follows process, as established, for quality assurance monitors.
  • Sets up assigned workstation.
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of Formula Room supplies.
  • Unpacks, labels and stores formula & supplies in their designated patient care area pantry. Rotates supplies using FIFO (first in, first out).
  • Covers labels and dates formula requiring refrigeration according to formula room policy.
  • Maintains a sanitary and safe environment by following departmental and infection control policies. Reports unsafe conditions and accidents to manager.
  • Uses correct technique to measure solids and liquids.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly workspace, ensuring that department standards are met and that all sanitary activities are conducted in accordance with federal, state and local health regulations.
  • Maintains clean equipment and small wares in dishwasher. Records dish machine temperatures per procedure.
  • Records refrigerator and freezer temperatures on appropriate log daily in designated pantries and work areas.
  • Removes damaged formula cans and outdated formula stock from inventory.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
  • Adheres to HACCP guidelines. Maintains temperature logs of prepared formula for quality assurance.
  • Adheres to uniform policy established in area.  No artificial nails are allowed.  Nails must be kept short and unpolished.
  • Assists in training other employees in formula preparation and proper handling techniques as needed.
  • Attends mandatory meetings and in-service education programs as scheduled by the department and/or facility.
  • Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.  Complies with HIPPA regulations.
  • Adheres to all established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment.  Complies with all OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.
  • Recognizes and adopts activities appropriate to the specific needs of the patient population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient population.
  • Maintains compliance with standards of operation.  Maintains all records and reports necessary to comply with government and accrediting agency standards, regulations and codes.
  • Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
SSC - Serv Safe Certification
Required Education and Experience

Required Education: High School/GED or equivalent.


Required Experience:

  • One year experience working with a hospital diet office or in a medical field required; pediatric patient population preferred. 
  • One year relevant job experience exercising problem solving skills and demonstrating effective interpersonal and communication skills. 
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Pediatric patient experience.

Additional Technical Requirements


  • Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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