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Planning, Evaluation & Research

RRM Category: GENERAL SERVICES AND PLANT OPERATIONS

RRM Module: Food Services

Overview
The RRM Food Service staffing module estimates the requirements for registered dieticians and food service staff to provide a comprehensive nutrition program including the storage, preparation, service of food, and diet formulation and nutrition counseling for inpatient care. The workload parameter that is the key variable in the staffing estimation is Average Daily Patient Load.

Services Description:
Food services provides a comprehensive nutrition program including the storage, preparation, service of food, and diet formulation and nutrition counseling for inpatient care.

Staffing Criteria:
Fixed Director Registered Dietician staff of 1.00 FTE (for each Hospital/Medical Center).
Fixed Food Service Manager staff of 1.00 FTE for the first 20 ADPL plus 1.00 FTE Food Service Manager staff for each additional 20 ADPL.
Fixed Cook staff of 3.00 FTE for the first 20 ADPL plus 1.00 Cook for every 30 ADPL over 20 ADPL.
Fixed Food Service staff of 3.00 FTE for the first 20 ADPL, plus 1.00 Food Service staff FTE for each additional 20 ADPL.
Fixed Clerk staff of 1.00 FTE for each hospital.
Fixed Clinical Registered Dietitian staff of 1.00 FTE for each hospital with a ADPL of 21 or greater.
Dietetic Technician staff of 1.00 FTE for every 40 ADPL over 20 ADPL.

STAFFING FORMULAE

Personnel Categories:
Registered Dietician
Food Service Staff
Cook
Clerk
Dietetic Technician

Driving Variables:
ADPL

MINIMUM STAFFING LEVELS (fixed):

Personal Category FTEs per
Registered Dietician 1.0 Per hospital/Medical Center
Food Service Manager 1.0 Per hospital
Cook 3.0 Per hospital
Food Service Staff 3.0 Per hospital
Clerk 1.0 Per hospital
Clinical Registered Dietitian 1.0 Per Hospital with 21 plus ADPL

Plus, VARIABLE STAFFING LEVELS:

Personal Category FTEs per Driving Variables Min. Max.
Food Service Manager Staff 1.0 20ADPL ADPL 20 n/a
Cook 1.0 30ADPL ADPL 20 n/a
Food Service Staff 1.0 20ADPL ADPL 20 n/a
Dietetic Technician 1.0 40ADPL ADPL 20 n/a


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