Archive for May, 2014

Facility creates more healthcare jobs in Tampa

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The opening of a new facility may lead to the creation of more healthcare jobs in Tampa.

Adult Care and Respite, an adult daycare facility, has opened in St. Petersburg. The move may cause facilities of a similar type to open in surrounding cities, such as Tampa.

An adult day care center, also commonly known as adult day services, is a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social support, and daily living needs of adults in professionally staffed, group settings.[1] Adult day services centers serve as an emerging provider of transitional care and short-term rehabilitation following hospital discharge.

Most centers operate 10 – 12 hours per day and provide meals, meaningful activities, and general supervision. Operations in adult daycare centers are often referred to as social models (focusing on socialization and prevention services) and/or a medical model (including skilled assessment, treatment and rehabilitation goals).

Adult daycare is an alternative to nursing home or ALF placement.

IT allows the adult to age in their own homes, have their health monitored and managed, socialize, and provide respite to caregivers.

Offering person centered care that focuses on adults’ strengths, likes and abilities. The center is a place where adults want to come to have their medical needs attended to, as well as socialize at the same time.

Whether it is someone with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia including traumatic brain injury, diabetes, CHF, COPD or caregiver respite, Adult Care and Respite helps those “remain an active participant in life.”

These daycare centers employ a variety of people such as nurses, CNAs, and sitters.

Tampa nursing jobs under scrutiny

Monday, May 19th, 2014

A new survey from Careerbuilder focuses on the satisfaction of those who hold nursing jobs in Tampa, among other jobs.

About 4 in 10 nurses (43 percent) plan to stay in their current setting – e.g. hospital or ambulatory – for at least 5 years. Home care and skilled nursing professionals are the most likely to be currently looking for a new setting. Ambulatory nurses are the least likely to look for a new setting.

Most nurses (54 percent) who want to move to a new area of nursing want to do so for a better work/life balance. Pay is the second leading factor (43 percent).

Acute care hospitals are seen as the most rewarding nursing setting by 25 percent of nurses. A combination of acute, specialty, and ambulatory follows with 17 percent. Specialty care hospitals are seen as the most rewarding by only 4 percent.

Many nurses appear content with never stepping into a management role. Thirty-seven percent of nurses have not worked in a management role and have no plans to.

Nearly all nursing professionals (93 percent) are satisfied with being a nurse and 85 percent are unlikely to ever switch careers.

While direct patient care takes up 38 percent of a nurses’ time (more than any other function), 41 percent feel they are spending less time on patient care than five years ago / beginning of their career. A majority (52 percent) say there are spending more time on notes and documentation related to patient care than five years ago/ beginning of their career, while a third are spending more time on administrative tasks (33%).

Fifty-seven percent of nurses think technology-based tools help them do their job more effectively; however, 46 percent think technology has made patient care more de-personalized.

Nurses are generally not optimistic about how the Affordable Care Act will affect their work. Forty-seven percent feel the reforms will have a negative effect on the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of patient care and 31 percent think it will have a positive effect. Twenty-three percent anticipate the reforms will have no effect.

Merger to create real estate jobs in Tampa

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

A merger between two firms will create more real estate jobs in Tampa.

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC and Fowler White Boggs P.A. have affirmed their merger.

The combined firm will have a significant presence in Miami and Fort Lauderdale, with a total headcount of nearly 30 lawyers in those offices. Fowler’s additional offices in Tampa, Fort Myers, Tallahassee and Jacksonville will bring the combined firm’s total Florida attorney headcount to more than 100.

The combined firm will be cobranded in Florida as Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney/Fowler White Boggs. After a year transition period, the combined firm will be branded under the single name, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC.

White Boggs was founded in 1943 and operated offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonville and Tallahassee. The firm’s more than 90 attorneys focus primarily on litigation, financial institutions, bankruptcy, real estate, labor, tax, government relations and corporate law.

“Buchanan’s geographic reach and practice strengths were key factors in our decision to combine with them,” said Rhea Law, Fowler’s CEO and board chairman. “Fowler White’s leadership in the areas of economic development has created opportunities to utilize Buchanan’s expertise in Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, Health Care and Financial Institutions. In addition, our firms share the same commitment to client and community service excellence.”

“This combination made sense from every angle,” stated Jack Barbour, Buchanan’s CEO. “We were looking to increase our bench in Florida, but only with professionals from a firm with the same cultural values and strategic objectives as ours. Fowler White perfectly fit the bill,” he added.