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Medical Nutrition Therapist II PRN Days

Req #: 17014049
Location: Tampa, FL
Job Category: Nutritional Services
Organization: Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Potential Referral Bonus: $

Work Hours/Shift
Florida Hospital Tampa
 Our hospital has celebrated many firsts in Tampa’s health care history since we opened our doors in 1968. Today, more than four decades later, Florida Hospital Tampa continues to offer innovative medicine as we elevate health care in the Tampa Bay region.

At Florida Hospital Tampa, our diverse clinical specialties provide world-class health care to our patients. We offer the most trusted, expert care in key specialties including cardiovascular care, neurosciences, orthopedics, women's health, cancer and surgery. Our skilled surgeons not only utilize minimally invasive and robot-assisted procedures, but they are also leaders in improving these advanced techniques.
You will be responsible for:
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services and medical nutrition therapy.
  • General knowledge of nutrient analysis, word processing, basic computer skills, e-mail and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to search the web for nutrition research or practice updates and apply knowledge to updating reference materials, preparing for presentations, education, etc.
  • Avails self to staff on units as the nutrition expert.
  • Performs Meal Test Trays 3 times per month (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • Attends interdisciplinary meetings and rounds on assigned units as scheduled unless valid excuse demonstrated and MNT Manager and Unit RN Leader notified.
  • Attends assigned team and/or committee meetings unless valid excuse demonstrated and MNT Manager notified for alternate arrangements.
  • Assists in regulatory survey preparation when applicable.
  • Reviews and/or updates department resource/reference materials when applicable or required.
  • When confronted with barriers to meeting patient care standards, improves process by planning and implementing action steps.
  • Identifies specific patient or staff needs, initiates and develops educational or clinical materials then evaluates outcomes.
  • Assures that care delivered to each patient is in accordance with established standards.
  • Skill and knowledge in working with an electronic health record system.
  • Analyzes and interprets reliable assessment data to identify an actual occurrence, risk of, or potential for developing a nutrition problem.
  • Nutrition Diagnoses/Problems are included on the patient care plan and updated as more data becomes available, or signed off as applicable.
  • Provides appropriate intervention in accordance with the identified patient’s goals.
  • Identifies and follows through with potential complex discharge planning needs, intervenes early to promote timely attainment of goals.
  • Adheres to reassessment timeframe per standards. Reassesses and updates nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated.
  • Complies with National Patient Safety Goals regarding abbreviation usage, patient identification.
  • Assessment, interventions and procedures utilizing equipment are appropriate for age group.
  • Collection of comprehensive data pertinent to the patients.
  • Analyzes the assessment data to determine nutrition diagnoses or problems.
  • Formulates goals/outcomes and determines plan of action.
  • Implements the identified plan.     
  • Evaluates progress toward attainment of expected goals/outcomes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written, electronic and verbal form to patients, public, staff, and physicians.
  • Ability to function independently on assigned patient care units and also with non-patient care duties (office, projects, committees).
  • Ability to counsel and educate others and adapt method of teaching style to accommodate different lifestyles or backgrounds. 
  • Attends monthly unit staff meeting as appropriate or provides information to submit for meeting.
  • Establishes and maintains positive communication with foodservice staff.
  • Communicates with patient and/or family whenever possible Communicates with the patient care team or Diet Office any pertinent data needed to ensure nutrition care plan is implemented.
  • Communicates with patient / parent/ guardian regarding plan of care based on assessed level of comprehension, understanding and readiness to learn.
  • Provides patient/parent education based on assessed education level, barriers to learning, and learning preferences.
  • Demonstrates mutual respect for others.
  • Asks for and gives constructive feedback to manager and team.
  • Participates in conflict resolution/problem solving.
  • Gives and receives criticism with respect for colleague or peer.
  • Voluntarily assists others when needed.
  • Proactively tackles and resolves personal or team conflicts and presents suggestions and resolution plan.
  • Practices effective time management and prioritization of daily tasks.
  • Sensitive to department and hospital-wide needs by adapting quickly and easily to changes.
  • Supports manager and staff in positive manner even when decisions/changes may not reflect personal desires.
  • Follows up on problems and/or notifies proper persons to rectify.
  • Monitors and practices cost saving measures as it relates to supplies, equipment or patient care process as applicable.
  • Utilizes established nutrition care process and critical thinking to collect, analyze and interpret nutritionally pertinent data per established standards.
  • Assesses educational needs when pertinent.
  • Responds to consults and screenings within 48 hours of notification >95% of time.
  • Maintains score of >92% on Peer Reviews.
  • Etiology and signs/symptoms are clear and concise, specific to the patient, and reflect evidence-based standards.
  • Selects specific goals that are reasonable, measureable and achievable for Average Length of Stay.
  • Documents outcomes on patient care plan and signs off and/or revises as applicable.
  • Evaluates achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/or family and documents results in appropriate area of medical record.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness and measures progress towards outcomes of medical nutrition therapy interventions.
  • Documents reassessment timeframe in appropriate area of medical record.
  • Identifies and collects performance improvement data, monitors outcomes, and initiates corrective actions.
  • Maintains safe practice by demonstrating clinical competency.
  • Demonstrates Age Specific Competency.
  • Integrates ethical decision making into daily practice.
  • Integrates research findings and Evidence Based Practice into practice.
  • Acts as a patient advocate. Demonstrates critical thinking skills appropriate to level of experience.
  • Integrates population specific standards when planning care     
  • Shows desire and initiative to increase knowledge and skills based on job needs, goals and performance evaluation feedback - must share plan with manager.
  • Plans and attends CEU programs relevant to practice area or to achieve goals per above.
  • Accesses professional websites frequently to stay abreast of current practice and research.
  • Familiar with evidence based practice standards and how to utilize information in daily practice.
  • Integrates latest research findings into practice -able to discuss topics at staff meetings; updates peers on applicable topics.
What will you need:
  • Completes a minimum of a bachelor's degree at a U.S. regionally accredited university or college and course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND).
  • Completes a CADE-accredited supervised practice program at a healthcare facility, community agency, or a foodservice corporation, or combined with undergraduate or graduate studies.
  • 1 year experience in a clinical setting.
  • Didactic program with strong focus in clinical nutrition (Preferred)
  • Worked as a Registered Dietitian for at least one year in hospital OR two-plus years in related health care or clinical setting. (Preferred)
  • Registered and Certified Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics; Florida Licensure.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.
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