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Formula and Milk Handling Technician - BC Children's Hospital

Formula and Milk Handling Technician

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver BC


As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.


The Formula and Milk Handling Technician handles, labels, stores, prepares, and distributes human milk to inpatients using safe food handling techniques and established safe milk management procedures.

What you’ll do

  • Maintain strict adherence to aseptic procedures, Food Safe guidelines, and safety practices and procedures related to the handling of human milk, and the handling and preparation of infant, enteral and metabolic formula, including following the Guidelines for the Preparation of Human Milk and Formula in Health Care Facilities.  
  • Prepare all infant and enteral formula and human milk feeds, with or without added nutrition products by preparing and portioning into aliquots for feeding by nurses at the patient bedside as per the Nutrition Order and in accordance with established guidelines, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Collect human milk from NICU for labelling, storage and preparation with added nutrition products.
  • Deliver human milk and formula to clinical areas as appropriate according to established safety standards; rotate and/or remove expired products.
  • Receive and review new and existing Nutrition Orders.
  • Use the appropriate software technology to calculate or manually calculates amount of nutrition products to be added to human milk, or amount of product to prepare infant, enteral or metabolic formula required to achieve Nutrition Order.
  • Verify accuracy utilizing mathematical calculations as required.
  • Clean and sanitize work area daily according to established procedures to ensure that aseptic conditions are maintained, including the preparation space and equipment required for the labelling, handling, preparation and storage of human milk.
  • Perform additional cleaning tasks as per schedule and following standardized procedures and protocols to maintain an aseptic environment.
  • Operate equipment including hot water dispenser, blender, dishwasher, refrigerator and freezer required for storage and preparation of human milk, infant, enteral or metabolic formula according to established procedures and protocols to maintain an aseptic environment.


What you bring


  • Completion of Grade 12.
  • Completion of a recognized two (2) year Food Service Supervisor Program.
  • One (1) year’s recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


You also have the ability to:

  • Deal with others effectively
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Organize work
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Carry out the duties of the position.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.


Job Type: Casual
Wage: $
28.65 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9
Hours of Work: 
As per schedule - 7 days/week operation; 0830-1630


What we do


BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and BCCH are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.