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Care Management

Maplewood, New Jersey, United States
March 03, 2018

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Esther O Udechukwu

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Objective: Seeking a position as a Clinical Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator


Nutrition & Diabetes Provider-Heart Center of the Oranges, Nutrition & Diet Consultant Private Practice Maplewood, New Jersey 2016-present

Consulting Dietitian, RD, LDN, CDE.

Provides nutrition and diabetes education to diverse population and formulates patient’s nutritional needs & care plans. Provides nutrition education on renal, weight management, cardiac, gastrointestinal and other nutrition related illnesses. Educated patients on blood glucose monitoring and demonstration, insulin & non -insulin pharmacotherapy management, appropriate diet plans and diet instructions. Follows up with clients as needed.

Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation Dillingham Alaska 2014-2016 Clinical Dietitian, RD, LDN, CDE.

Provided nutrition assessments and nutrition education to hospital in-patients/outpatients and provided follow-up care. Attended medical staff meetings and participated in case rounds with the interdisciplinary health care team to improve health outcomes. Planned, reviewed and modified hospital menus, incorporating native foods of the Alaskan Natives and worked closely with dietary department to coordinate nutritional needs of the population.

Planned and modified menus for the community Nursing Homes to improve nutritional needs

of the residents

Educated patients on diabetes, disease process, risk factors and all aspects of diabetes self- management education, including blood sugar monitoring, insulin management and adjustments and evaluated patients’ medication compliance. Reinforced the importance of annual diabetes follow-up care and referred patients to appropriate specialists

Educated patients and the communities on the importance of maintaining active lifestyle for disease prevention and control. Planned and implemented physical activity events such as “Color Run” and “Salmon Run”.

Assisted patients in achieving good glycemic control by providing individualized & group

nutrition education to patients and their care givers

Organized village trips to the surrounding twenty four villages of Bristol Bay area and presented to the community and surrounding schools topics on healthy eating, diabetes education as well as provided health fair exhibitions.

Developed cooking curriculum based on American Diabetes Association standard and conducted group cooking classes/cooking demonstrations incorporating native foods and plants.

Developed heart healthy eating guidelines for the communities of Bristol Bay region and provided nutrition and child birth education classes to the prenatal population, leading to

improved pregnancy outcomes and low health costs.

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Chronic Disease Management 2006-2014

Clinical dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Case management of people with diabetes: Provided telephonic diabetes management, including telephonic education targeting prevention and self-management of diabetes and its complications; reinforced compliance with primary care physician’s prescribed treatment plan. Provided other nutrition & disease prevention related education such as renal, obesity, cancer and gastrointestinal illness.

Participated in case rounds with interdisciplinary health team to improve member outcome and referred members to on line health resources such as the Academy of Nutrition website- and American Diabetes Association

Brookhaven Health Care Center East Orange, New Jersey 2004-2006 Registered Dietitian-Overseas Dietary Department

Assessed the nutritional needs of residents, formulated individual dietary care plans and re- assessed the residents’ response to nutrition care plans provided as needed.

Provided nutrition education to residents and their families upon discharge

Planned and modified menus, reviewed and approved all menus used in the facility

Attended Departmental Head Meetings, Patients’ Care Conferences and In-service Meetings

and conducted MDS charting.

Worked with the interdisciplinary care team to develop patients’ care plans and discharge


Assisted in the development of and participated in staff orientation and educational programs

Nutrition and Diet Consultant Private Practice East Orange, New Jersey 2004-2006 Consulting Dietitian, RD

Provided nutrition and diabetes education to diverse population and calculated patient’s nutritional needs based on anthropometric data and formulated client’s individual care plans. Provided appropriate diet plan, diet instruction and diet copy. Followed -up with clients as needed.

Essex Valley Visiting Nurse Association Newark, New Jersey 2003-2007

Consulting Dietitian, RD.

Provided outpatient nutrition assessments; formulated nutrition care plans and provided diet instructions to patients, family members and care takers including modified food consistency diets and tube feeding and communicated recommendations and care plans to primary care physicians.

Attended monthly meetings to discuss patients’ care plans with nurses and conducted follow-

up visits as appropriate.

Hospital Center at Orange, Orange New Jersey 2002-2004 Clinical Dietitian, RD

Conducted nutrition assessments, formulated nutrition care plans and provided diet counseling and education to both acute and outpatient care services. Participated in case rounds with the interdisciplinary health care team to improve patient outcomes.

Trinitas Hospital Elizabeth New Jersey 1999-2002 Clinical Dietitian, RD

Conducted nutrition assessments, formulated nutrition care plans and provided diet counseling

and education to both acute and outpatient care services

Participated in case rounds with the interdisciplinary health care team to improve patient


Provided quality assurance services for medical records

Provided WIC Certification to WIC clients according to New Jersey State WIC Policies and Procedures, including high risk children


Student of Rutgers-Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Certified Diabetes Educatior-2008

Dietetic Intern-New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York 1998 B.S. Dietetics, Montclair State University, 1997

National Certification of Education (NCE), Home Economics, Alvan Ikoku College of Education,



Substitute Teacher, Orange Board of Education, 1993-1995 Teacher Home Economics, Nigeria 1985

Microsoft Word/Excel; Power Point; Centricity; Outlook & MDS charting.

PROFFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Member American Dietetic Association Member New Jersey State Dietetic Association

Member American Association of Diabetes Educators

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