Dietitian/Nutritionist Tampa Lifehope Bariatrics FT Days in Tampa, FL at Florida Hospital Physician Group

Date Posted: 8/24/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Tampa, FL
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Function
    Nutritional Services
  • Travel
    Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Shift
    1 - Day
  • AHS Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    Florida Hospital Physician Group

Job Description

Work Hours/Shift
Full Time/Days
Florida Hospital Physician Group
Florida Hospital Physician Group (FHPG) is the Tampa Bay area’s premier, multi-specialty physician group, dedicated to improving the health and wellness of local communities throughout West Central Florida. With more than 100 physicians and providers representing over 25 medical specialties in 40+ locations, we have a broad range of medical and surgical specialties to meet patients’ needs.
Our neighborhood physician practices are conveniently located throughout Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. Our physicians provide care at their 40+ practices as well as five Florida Hospitals located in Carrollwood, North Pinellas, Tampa, Wesley Chapel and Zephyrhills.
Backed by Florida Hospital, one of the country’s largest not-for-profit health care providers with 22 hospitals in the state of Florida and more than a century of experience in health care, Florida Hospital Physician Group is expanding and transforming all aspects of health care with innovative advancements and leading edge technology. Our heritage of a unique, whole-person health approach to care – achieving wellness of the mind, body and spirit for our patients – is shared by our Florida Hospital Physician Group partners.

You will be responsible for: 

  • 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 staff meetings as appropriate or provides any information needed prior to meetings.
  • Establishes and maintains positive communication with staff.
  • Communicates with patient and/or family.
  • Communicates with physician or any member of the patient care team with 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 practice 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.
  • Selects specific goals that are reasonable, measureable and achievable for patients. 
  • 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.      
  • 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.
  • Honor's patient's rights by following privacy guidelines and code of ethics with our patients, physicians, co-workers, and guests. 
  • Demonstrates honesty and fairness in all that they do and accepts accountability for their actions.
  • Proactively supports a culture of safety and quality.
  • Listens respectfully and avoid defensiveness in verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • Displays support in organizational decisions in their communication and actions. 
  • Looks for opportunities to support, recognize and celebrate teamwork.

What will you need:


  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of 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.
  • Reviews and/or updates resource/reference materials when applicable or required .
  • 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.
  • Provides appropriate intervention in accordance with the identified patient’s goals.
  • Reassesses and updates nutrition care process and implement changes as indicated.
  • Assessment, interventions and procedures utilizing equipment are appropriate for age group.



  • 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


  • Didactic program with strong focus in clinical nutrition


  • Registered Dietitian(RD) with Florida State License (Or proof of submission for FL License if out of state)
  • Registered Dietitian Eligible (RDE) - Must sit for Registration exam and pass within 120 days of hire in order to maintain employment. Once Registration obtained, must show proof of Florida State Licensure submission.  NOTE: RDE will have all medical record documentation co-signed by Registered/Licensed Dietitian until Primary Source Verification of Registration and Florida Licensure is obtained.

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

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