Elizabeth Bryant

Elizabeth Bryant

Summary

Self directed, enthusiastic nutrition professional with a strong work ethic and a wide range of interests. Committed to providing outstanding patient care through team work and evidence-based nutrition therapy.  Excellent interpersonal skills with patients, visitors and team members. Competent in all aspects of care for in-center hemodialysis patients including diet counseling, bone managment, and evaluation of dialysis adequacy and kinetics. Also experienced in management of enteral and parenteral nutrition support as well as theraputic diets. Strong research, computer, and writing skills. Comfortable working in a dynamic and diverse environment.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2011 - Present

Contractor/Health Educator

Wellness Corporate Solutions

  • Provide wellness counseling and interpretation of health numbers (i.e. cholesterol, weight, blood pressure) at corporate health fairs.
  • Provide brief, individualized counseling sessions focusing on food and nutrition as a way to improve health and wellness.
  • Adapt quickly to varying needs of clients at corporate wellness events.
Oct 2011 - Present

Renal Dietitian

Satellite Dialysis
  • Assess nutritional needs of patients with End Stage Renal Disease who are recieving in-center hemodialysis
  • Provide one-on-one diet counseling to patients to help them control nutrition related labs with diet and medications.
  • Competent in bone management
  • Competent in kinetic modeling and active in adequacy tracking and recommending necessary changes to dialysis orders to ensure that patients recieve appropriate dialysis treatments.
  • Participate in quality management and tracking
  • Provide staff education in appropriate areas including nutrition and bone management related medications, adequacy of dialysis and the dialysis diet
  • Act as the clinic staffs' Wellness Advocate by attending corporate meetings and relaying information about various company-sponsored wellness programs to clinic staff
Jun 2009 - Jul 2011

Clinical Dietitian

University Specialty Hospital
  • Assess nutritional needs of medically complex patients, including those on mechanical ventilators, dialysis, those with extensive wounds (i.e. multiple fistulae and infected decubitus) and transitioning to oral intake after emerging from comas
  • Implement and adjust nutrition interventions; coordinate care with medical and therapy teams as well as patients and families
  • Competent in the management of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. Routinely manage an average of 7-10 patients on parenteral support; hospital averages 70 enteral patients
  • Familiar with computer-based documentation
  • Act as a preceptor to dietetic interns
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011

Consultant Dietitian

ARAMARK
  • Provide clinical nutrition services on an as needed basis at an acute care hospital
  • Assess nutritional needs and devise nutritional plans of care for patients in the ICU and on the general floors
  • Provide patient education regarding therapeutic diets
Aug 2008 - Jun 2009

Dietetic Intern

  • 1,226 hours of supervised practice experience including development of the following skills:
  • Knowledge and application of nutrition and disease (physical rehabilitation, long term care, cardiac critical care, neuro critical care, intensive care, renal disease, diabetes)
  • Nutrition assessment in acute care, long term care and outpatient settings
  • Diet education for in-patient and out-patient populations, including group and individual counseling.
  • Food safety protocol for facilities and food preparation.
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008

Nutrition Director

Camp California Fitness

  • Camp California Fitness was a residential-style camp that integrated fitness, nutrition and personal development to foster adaptation of healthy lifestyle habits in adolescent girls.
  • Responsibilities included teaching nutrition and cooking classes and developing teaching materials, mentoring nutrition students and overseeing their classes, coordinating with campus dining, and monitoring and mentoring campers.

Education

Education
Aug 2004 - May 2008

Bachelor of Science

Cornell University

Relevant course work:

  • Physiological and Biochemical Basis of Human Nutrition
  • Nutrition Communications and Counseling
  • Nutrition and Disease
  • Implementation of Nutritional Care

Work Samples-Nutrition Education

Skills

Skills

Computerized Charting

Microsoft Office

Nutrition Assessment

Diet Education

Knowledge of Nutrition and Disease

Certifications

Certifications
May 2013 - May 2018

Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition

Commission on Dietetic Registration
Jun 2007 - Present

Member

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Jun 2011 - Present

Member

California Dietetic Association
Aug 2012 - Present

Certified Yoga Teacher

Yoga Alliance/Avalon Yoga Studio
Nov 2011 - Nov 2013

CPR/AED certified

American Heart Association
Mar 2008 - Mar 2013

ServSafe

National Restaurant Association
Feb 2011 - Feb 2012

Member

American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009

Member

Indiana Dietetic Association
Jun 2007 - Jun 2008

Member

New York Dietetic Association