Tampa General Hospital and Kindred Healthcare (now LifePoint Health)are nearing completion of the freestanding 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the medical district of downtown Tampa. Announced as a joint venture in May 2020, our new facility will help meet the growing needs of Tampa Bay, the region and the state for rehabilitation recovery and care. It is expected to officially open in June2022.
The new rehabilitation hospital is located on Kennedy Boulevard between Oregon Avenue and Willow Avenue and brings downtown Tampa one step further in the development of a fully realized medical district that will attract the best scientists and physicians to the region and transform the area into a center for healthcare innovation. The rehabilitation hospital is projected to be approximately 80,000 square feet and cost $35 million. Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the new hospital, which is projected to employ more than 140 caregivers and staff. Tampa General Hospital will provide medical support services, such as imaging, lab and surgical procedures.
Responsible for the planning and implementation of the nutrition care of the patients in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local standards and regulations, clinical guidelines, and policies and procedures. Collaborates with Nutritional Services manager to ensure accurate food service is provided to patients.
Registered dietitians awaiting approval of state licensure/certification may practice under a provisional license if the state licensing board allows. Provisional dietitians must have all documentation in the medical record co-signed by a state licensed dietitian.
Completes annual competency testing and maintains professional growth and development portfolio to maintain registration and licensure/certification
Performs job based on applicable federal, state, and local regulations, company policies and procedures, and evidenced based clinical guidelines
Performs job within defined Scope of Practice
Participates in the planning of the department budget
Participates in planning and creating the hospital's strategic plan to achieve the mission and vision of the hospital
Participates in implementing policies and procedures related to nutrition care of the patient
Participates in the hospital's performance improvement program by conducting, aggregating, trending, and acting on data for key clinical nutrition indicators
Annual QAPI department plan is developed with mandatory components. Monthly reports are taken to hospital committee as per facility policy
Participates in quality assurance activities that ensure oral nutrition therapy is safe and accurate from the culinary department
Participates in the survey process; instructs staff in matters of conduct and disclosure; maintains a presence at all times while surveyors are on-site and directs the timely collection of information required by the survey team. Undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress, if appropriate; works with other hospital departments to develop survey plan of correction, as needed
Serves on various committees as required by company standards, regulations, and/or appointment by immediate supervisor
Direct Patient Care
Conducts initial assessments and reassessments on all patients admitted to the hospital.
Ensure proper completion of documentation (assessments, care plans, education, discharge planning)
Prescribes nutrition therapy to meet estimated needs and monitors tolerance
Provides ongoing reassessment to ensure optimal nutrition therapy is provided
Participates with interdisciplinary team meetings to develop, implement, and monitor the nutrition care plan
Interviews patients, family members, legal representatives, and/or significant others to obtain diet history, food preferences, and other pertinent information needed to develop and/or update plan of care
Advocates for patient to protect and promote patients' rights, and accommodate individual needs and cultural/religious preferences.
Involves the patient/family in planning objectives and goals for the patient.
Conducts nutrition education individually and in classes to patients, families, staff, and community as appropriate.
Conducts meal rounds to ensure patients are receiving therapy that meets patient's needs
Coordinates with culinary department to resolve patients' concerns or dissatisfactions with diet or meal service.
Menu Management (if Nutritonal Services manager is not a Registered Dietitian, then RD provides the following oversight)
Provides oversight of the menu management process
Reviews and approves all patient menus in the facility; must approve any substitutions provided to patients
Provides oversight for the transcription of diet orders in the department to ensure accuracy.
Provides oversight to patient snack process to ensure compliance with the diet order and distributed to patients timely.
Provides training to manager and staff as needed on therapeutic diets and menus, food allergens, or other related topics.
Is proficient in the menu management software system operations.
Bachelor's degree or higher in dietetics or nutrition related field.
Registration from the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
State licensure/certification, if required by state.
Previous experience in acute care setting, preferred.
Job:Plant Ops./Dietary/Materials Mgmt.Primary Location:FL-Tampa-CHC PR & MSA Tampa General RehabOrganization:6819 - CHC PR & MSA Tampa General RehabShift:Day