Software:

Nutrition-Related software:

1. Invision Gold for Electronic Nutrition Charting

2. Vision for management of nutrition supplements and must-serve specifications

3. Medatech systems for Electronic Nutrition Charting

4. NDSR-Nutrition Data Systems for Research

Other:

1. All Microsoft Office Suite programs, including Frontpage for webpage design

Summary

Supervised Practice Experience:

Altoona Regional Health System                                                                                               March 2010-May 2010

315 bed, acute-care facility with trauma and primary stroke centers                                                      Altoona, PA

  • Reviewed nutrition care plans and conducted nutrition assessments for all at risk patients
  • Participated in staff relief to ensure quality nutrition care to patients
  • Offered recommendations regarding nutrition support when consulted
  • Worked as an integral part of multidisciplinary care teams for trauma and intensive care unit patients
  • Facilitated diet instructions/educations to patients as necessary

Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing                                                                                            May 2010-June 2010

75 bed, long-term care facility                                                                                                                      Hillsdale, PA

  • Prepared detailed nutrition care plans tailored to fit the needs of long-term residents
  • Worked closely with the residents of the specialized Alzheimer/Dementia unit
  • Performed all nutrition assessments during appropriate timelines to ensure Medicare reimbursement

Indiana Regional Medical Center                                                                              October 2009-December 2009

Food Service Management rotation                                                                                                                Indiana, PA

  •  Assisted in implementing a new quality assurance system to  provide patients with the best  nutrition possible 

  • Frequently checked the patient tray line for accurate dietary choices provided to patients 

  • Trained volunteers on Quick Charge system for cashless payments by payroll deduct 

  • Assumed responsibilities of clinical dietitian while using vacation, sick, or personal days

Outpatient Counseling; various sites                                                                                August 2009-October 2009

Nutrition Intervention rotation                                                                                                                          Indiana, PA

  • Implemented effective counseling strategies during several community weight loss programs
  • Provided counseling to individuals receiving chemotherapy treatments regarding adverse nutritional outcomes
  • Spoke with post-natal women concerning breastfeeding and nutrition under the supervision of a lactation consultant
  • Spent several days shadowing a Renal dietitian in an outpatient dialysis clinic

Work History

Work History
Apr 2007 - May 2009

Research Scientist

Diet Assessment Center
  • Collected 24-hour recalls from health study participants
  • Conducted surveys for health related research studies
  • Significant contributions to the RENEW study, TEEN study, and AASK study
May 2008 - Dec 2008

Kitchen Staff/Nutrition Educator

Commission on Economic Opportunity
  • Prepared meals for children participating in summer lunch programs based on nutrition guidelines
  • Monitored summer meal sites for accuracy of temperatures and serving techniques to ensure government reimbursement
  • Prepared nutrition lesson plans and facilitated lessons to children

Education

Education
Jul 2009 - Present

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

A 40-week supervised practice experience. The internship consisted of 5 domains: Clinical Nutrition, Nutrition Intervention, Nutrition Education, Food Service Management, and Community Nutrition. I  completed my internship with 18 credits of graduate work, and passed the National Examination for Registered Dietitians in August, 2010.

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Certifications

Certifications
Feb 2008 - Present

ServSafe

National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
Aug 2010 - Present

Registered Dietitian

Commission on Dietetic Registration