Milk Lab Technician

Posted Date 1 week ago(11/23/2021 5:52 PM)
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Regular Full-Time
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Shift: Days Vary, Hours 7:30am-6:00pm


The Milk Lab Technician is responsible for maintenance of the milk lab and preparation of infant feedings. The technician is responsible for collection, storage, and inventory of breast milk. They prepare the breast milk and formula daily according to orders, recipes, and department policies. The technician is responsible for cleaning and stocking the milk lab and reports to the Milk Lab Manager.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary:  $29,120 annually ( $14.00 Hourly)


  • Performs duties to ensure the daily operations of the Milk Lab. Maintains the lab so that breast milk and fortified formula feeds can be prepared in a safe environment.
  • Responsible for following the policies of the UAMS NICU Milk Lab in accordance with the Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA).
  • Ensures equipment and supplies are in working order and available to complete the tasks.
  • Maintains cleaning protocols and keeps pod refrigerators cleaned and organized.
  • Stocks the Milk Lab and communicates with the manager when items are needed.
  • Makes copies of paperwork and keeps donor breast milk organized.
  • Communicates with Patients, Guest, and Staff in a helpful manner and refers to the lactation RN or Dietitian as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma/GED plus 1 year healthcare or foodservice related experience or some higher education in a nutrition or healthcare related field.
  • Must have the ability to follow oral instruction, read and write, as well as, understands written documents.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Human Milk Technician Certificate, or relevant healthcare related certification. 

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule requiring employees at all hospitals and health care institutions be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by January 4, 2022.  In accordance with this rule, all employees must meet the CMS guidelines and be fully vaccinated by this date.  Information about requests for religious and medical exemptions can be found at this link.


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Continuously
Sit: Occasionally
Walk: Occasionally
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 11 - 25 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Continuously
Talk: Occasionally
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Occasionally
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Laboratory Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological, Chemical


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