Life Care Center of Punta Gorda

Nutrition Coordinator

Punta Gorda, FL

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Nutrition Coordinator
Life Care Center of Punta Gorda

Position type: Full-time
Shift: 40 hours

Position Summary
The Nutrition Coordinator works in conjunction with the Food Service Director and Registered Dietitian to meet patients' needs in producing quality nutritional service outcomes and quality care in accordance with all applicable laws, regulations, and Life Care standards.

Education, Experience, and Licensure Requirements

  • Must be a certified dietary manager OR meet the requirements in the Federal/State regulations
  • Must have experience in nutrition documentation for post-acute care patients
  • Must be currently registered/licensed in applicable State (if State required). Must maintain an active license in good standing throughout employment.
  • Prior skilled nursing experience required
  • Supervisory experience preferred

Specific Job Requirements

  • Must have numerical abilities to make various computations in clinical records
  • Must be proficient with computer software
  • Must be familiar with standards of practice used in the assessment of geriatric patients
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action
  • Must be knowledgeable of practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing functions in the post-acute care facility
  • Must have the ability to implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures of the department
  • Must perform proficiently in all competency areas including but not limited to: general food service responsibilities, patient rights, and safety and sanitation
  • Maintains professional working relationships with all associates, vendors, etc.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
  • Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and compliance procedures
  • Displays integrity and professionalism by adhering to Life Care's Code of Conduct and completes mandatory Code of Conduct and other appropriate compliance training

Essential Functions

  • Must complete thorough and timely nutrition documentation for each patient to identify problems, issues, or needs to be addressed through the interdisciplinary team and care plan process
  • Must complete assigned part of nutrition documentation timely and accurately
  • Must be able to plan and direct food service staff to prepare and serve high quality food on time and at proper temperature for meals and snacks
  • Must be able to ensure that the patient's physician-ordered diets are prepared and served accurately at meals and snacks
  • Must be able to order food and supplies for food preparation and service, reviewing all deliveries of food for quality, proper amounts, and pricing
  • Must be able to assist with other food service duties as required
  • Must exhibit excellent customer service and a positive attitude towards patients
  • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of patients
  • Must demonstrate dependable, regular attendance
  • Must be able to concentrate and use reasoning skills and good judgment
  • Must be able to communicate and function productively on an interdisciplinary team
  • Must be able to sit, stand, bend, lift, push, pull, stoop, walk, reach, and move intermittently during working hours
  • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language

Benefits for Full-Time Associates

  • medical, dental, vision, life and short-term disability coverage
  • 401(k)
  • paid vacation, sick days and holidays

 

For more information on our location, visit us at http://lifecarecenterofpuntagorda.com.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

LCAD 102261

Punta Gorda, FL

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