Clinical Nutrition Manager- Sodexo – June 2018- Present
Manage the nutrition department at a 140-bed hospital and work as the sole dietitian on site. As the sole dietitian on site, I am responsible for the coordination and implementation of the nutrition care process for the critical care unit, progressive care unit, surgical unit, labor and delivery as well as all congestive heart failure and pneumonia patients. Update and comply with policies, participate in interdisciplinary meetings and committees. Work with the foodservice staff, chef, and management to ensure meals delivered to patients provide adequate nutrition appropriate for specific diagnoses. This year attended FNCE and continue to learn and grow as a dietitian. Personally follow a plant based diet and educate others on the benefits.
Dietitians on Demand- Consulting Dietitian PRN work- April 27- Present
Registered Dietitian II at Summerville Medical Center- contracted by Sodexo- Dates Employed: June 2013 – June 2018
Cardiac Rehab Dietitian:
Conducted nutrition assessments for patients in a cardiac rehabilitation program. Reviewed medications, labs, anthropometrics, and risk factors related to heart disease and establishes practical and goal oriented interventions. Collaborated with the cardiac rehab team to create individualized treatment plans for each patient.
Provided education classes to patients and spouses/family members to increase the knowledge and self-efficacy of the patient in the management of heart disease.
Worked on a team of clinical dietitians to meet the nutritional needs of a 90 bed hospital and 350 bed hospital. Practiced Medical Nutrition Therapy using evidenced based guidelines; completed nutrition screens, educations, and full nutrition support assessments; identified malnutrition in the acute care setting and creates interventions, plans of care and follow up assessments.
Participated in team meetings and interdisciplinary rounds for trauma, critical care, and floor patients to improve the care for the patient with a collaborative environment.
Completed competencies required for having order writing privileges for TPN and EN. Collaborated with medical team for any interventions out of the scope of practice.
Contributing Writer and Editor
Employer: Lisa Stollman, MS, RD, CDE, CDD
LocationHuntington, NY (Virtual)
Assisted in editing The Teen Eating Manifesto: The Ten Essential Steps to Losing Weight, Looking Great and Getting Healthy- A weight management book for teens.
Created press and marketing materials to promote book sales.
Composed nutrition communication articles for weekly blog posts.
Company Name: York County Board of Disabilities
Dates EmployedOct 2011 – May 2012
Counseled nutritionally at risk individuals.
Designed and conducted weekly nutrition classes taught to adults with special needs.
International Volunteer HQ for food outreach program
Lowcountry Food Bank
Community Garden of Fort MillKids Heart Felt Health
Medical University of South Carolina
Louise’s Kids- blog contributor
Winthrop University Dietetic Internship
University of South Carolina-Columbia