Clinical dietitian with experience in a variety of disease states. I have most recently worked with dialysis patients providing nutrition counseling, reviewing and interpreting nutrition labs and collaborating with the healthcare team to achieve desired outcomes for patients.
Knowledge of renal medications to improve and maintain bone health
Renal nutrition background
Active role in healthcare team
Strong communication skills
Compassion for patients and desire to improve quality of life
Work ethic to excel at job performance
Recent member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Completed Certificate of Weight Management.
Member of Indiana Council on Renal Nutrition.
Renal dietitian July 2009 to CurrentFresenius Kidney Care - Lafayette, IN
Collaborated extensively with interdisciplinary care team to meet the nutritional needs of each patient.
?Coordinated nutrition care with other members of the health care team and delegated responsibilities.
?Recommended specialized laboratory tests to assess and monitor nutritional status.
?Counseled patients regarding special dietary needs.
Clinical Dietitian June 2003 to June 2009St. Elizabeth Franciscan Health - Lafayette, IN
Reviewed records and assessed the nutritional condition of at-risk patients.
Encouraged clients and caregivers to follow recommended food guidelines for well-balanced diets.
Calculated nutritional requirements and assessed the adequacy of diet and nutrition support.
Served as a nutrition resource to departmental and health care staff to enhance nutritional services.
Clinical Dietitian August 2002 to June 2003Aramark Corporation at Manatee Memorial Hospital - Bradenton, FL
Consulted regularly with physicians on patients' weight as dietitian on bariatric surgery team.
Recommended appropriate feeding schedules and methods to meet nutritional needs for bariatric patients.
Counseled patients regarding special dietary needs.
Recommended program improvements and creation of innovative programs and services.
Provided pre and post op education to bariatric surgery patients.
Dietetic Internship : Dietetics, 2002Sarasota Memorial Hospital - Sarasota , FL, US
Completed dietetic internship with various experiences in the hospital clinical setting as well as public health, hospital and school foodservice, extended care facilities and an outpatient dialysis center.
Prepared for taking the Dietetic Registration Exam.
Bachelor of Science : Dietetics and Food and Nutrition in Business, 2001Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN, US
Coursework in Physiology, Anatomy and Chemistry.
Coursework in organizational leadership, accounting and other business related areas.
Completed bachelors degree with double major in Dietetics and Foods and Nutrition in Business.
Member of the Foods and Nutrition Society.
Volunteered at WIC teaching classes.
Worked part time as diet technician at local hospital.