Managerial Dietitian with over 10 Years experience in progressive roles within school food service, clinical dietetics, and community wellness * Skilled in extensive nutrition/wellness education and presentations * Multi-site managerial clinical operations *Skilled in educating on the care and management of various disease states as well as wellness and nutrition
Cross-functional team management
Complex problem solving
Supervision and training
03/2013 to Current
Clinical DietitianFlorida Institute for Cardiovascular Care
Reduced and controlled expenses by ensuring only needed inventory purchased.
Liaison between seven (7) medical clinics and corporate.
Responsible for educating doctors, physician assistants, nurses, and medical assistants in how to implement diet program with other disciplines.
Accountable for reporting to supervisor current progress, updates, and growth of nutrition department.
Liable for correct billing and coding of nutritional services provided.
In charge of all aspects of the nutrition department including diet medication inventory, daily medical billing and coding, nutrition department budget.
Develop dietary plans to meet the nutritional requirements of individual patients.
Assess and calculate patients nutritional requirements.
Nutritional assessment using the Nutrition Care Process (NCP).
Perform nutrition focused physical exams and present possible considerations.
Apply critical thinking to review and interpret patients' labs to make certain of proper care.
Advise patients on healthy eating habits and evaluate dietary treatments of diseases.
Provide education on various disease states including DM, CKD, HTN, obesity, high cholesterol, and weight management.
Train patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans, diet modifications, food selection and preparation.
03/2010 to 03/2013
Community and Clinical DietitianHealthNut Nutrition and Wellness
Provide nutrition education in various clinical/hospital settings and in home health settings.
Assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health to develop and implement dietary care plans and provide nutritional counseling.
Advise patients and their families on nutritional principles, dietary plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.
Counsel patients and families on basic rules of proper nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.
Consult with physicians and health care personnel to advise of nutritional needs & diet restrictions of patients.
Coordinate diet counseling services.
Review pertinent labs with patients and medical care team as well as conduct follow-up visits.
Diabetes training (diet, lab results, glucose monitor usage and result reading) and management.
Obesity education, prevention and long term wellness management.
08/2010 to 03/2011
Elementary School TeacherMDCPS
Provided reading and language arts education to the ESL school population.
Used the Voyager Reading system regulated by the DOE of the State of Florida.
08/2000 to 08/2005
Food Service Coordinator IIIMDCPS
Provided supervision, technical assistance and training to all food service employees
within the individual school location; oversaw the operation of any satellite programs
assigned to the location.
Ensured that all computerized food ordering is completed by the established food
ordering production schedule, monitored food and non-food items ordered to ensure
adequate quantities are available for meal production and service.
Supervised food production and service to ensure that meals served were nutritionally
adequate, met high standards for flavor and appearance and met all federal and state
Reviewed promptly, computerized statistical reports issued from the Department of Food and Nutrition to monitor profit and loss and determine appropriate actions as necessary.
Trained food service staff to successfully meet the standards of the National School
Breakfast and Lunch Programs relating to food preparation, serving, display techniques
and sanitation and safety practices.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to train food service employees on the computerized Point of Sale (POS) Cash Register in order to maintain accurate student meal eligibility,correct meal and a la carte prices and ensures offer versus serve program and accurate cash exchange.
Acted as a liaison between the school staff, students, various departments within the
District, vendors, parents and community.
Bachelor of Science: Dietetics and NutritionFlorida International University － Miami, Fl
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyFlorida International University － Miami, Fl
Dietetic InternshipIowa State University － Aimes, IA
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Florida Academy of Physician Assistants
Certified Florida K-6 Teacher
Implemented a wellness program in outpatient medical clinics, extensive nutrition and wellness counseling, healthcare educator, advanced problem-solving skills, great organizational skills , bi-lingual