Sara Bennin, MPH, RD, LN
Patient Service Representative at Avadyne Health
Goal-oriented, and driven with a talent for motivating individuals with enthusiasm and encouragement. Extensive educational background in food science, nutrition and public health. Registered Dietitian as of March 2019.
Patient Service Representative
December 2020 - Present (4 months)
Billings, Montana, United States
Responsible for making payment arrangements for outstanding hospital account balances with client patients and guarantors through inbound andoutbound calling via use of an auto-dial system. Also responsible for noting information regarding account status as accounts are worked and promptly respond to customer inquiries.
Registered Dietitian II
March 2019 - December 2020 (1 year 10 months)
Billings, Montana Area
-Assess and treat patients on all medical-surgical units, providing malnutrition assessments utilizing Nutrition Focused Physical Exams, and providing interventions including diet education, enteral nutrition support, and parenteral nutrition support (both peripheral and central TPN). Actively work with patients and collaborate with the wider physician team to provide optimum nutrition treatment
-Stroke Coverage: Assess and treat those with strokes, provide diet education, and collaborate with health care team to provide optimum nutrition treatment.
-Cardiology: Assess and treat post open heart surgery patients, provide post-operative/heart healthy and diabetes diet education, collaborate with cardiology team and other health care team members to provide optimum nutrition treatment.
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-Oncology: Assess and treat patients with cancer, provide diet education
(mostly high calorie/high protein and neutropenic diet), provide nutrition support recommendations for head/neck and obstructing gastrointestinal cancer, collaborate with health care team to provide optimum nutrition care
-Surgical: Assess and treat post operative patients (GI, orthopedic, etc), provide nutrition support, recommendation as needed, provide post operative nutrition education including ileostomy/ostomy patients, collaborate with general surgery to provide optimum nutrition care
-ICU coverage: Assess and treat the highest risk adult patients including those on ventilators with COVID-19, collaborate with ICU team to provide optimum nutrition support
Loma Linda University Medical Center
November 2018 - December 2018 (2 months)
Last week of clinical rotation (40hrs):
I was responsible for learning nutrition care plans for pediatrics and oncology inpatients, determining nutrition needs, calculating TPN/PPN and enteral recommendations, becoming familiar with common medications, charting, and observing patients.
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
October 2018 - November 2018 (2 months)
Clinical rotation for dietetic internship (160hrs). I was responsible for providing initial nutrition consults with inpatients, providing nutrition education (diabetes, renal, cardiac, low sodium, low purine diets), providing nutrition focused physical exams, calculating individual nutrition needs, carrying out nutrition care plans, calculating TPN/PPN and enteral feedings, charting, and collaborating/communicating with other health professionals (doctors, nurses, social workers, speech pathologists). Valenta, Inc.
September 2018 - October 2018 (2 months)
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
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I was responsible for assessing and counseling patients, providing meal support, creating lesson plans, determining individual nutrition needs, and providing cooking experientials with patients.
Loma Linda VA Healthcare System
February 2018 - March 2018 (2 months)
Loma Linda, CA
I completed a 200 hour food service rotation at the VA Healthcare System in Loma Linda, CA.
Monitored quality control procedures to guarantee the preparation and delivery of healthy menu choices.
Followed proper standards for product freshness, food safety, weights and measures, refrigeration and sanitation.
Reviewed and approved employee schedules and time-sheets. Provided in-service training with food service workers. Inventoried and restocked items throughout day.
Loma Linda University
2016 - 2018 (2 years)
I graduated from Loma Linda University's MPH in Nutrition (Coordinated Program in Dietetics) in June 2018. While finishing graduate classes I also completed rotations for a 1200 hour supervised practice except for the clinical rotation, which will be completed by December 2018. Home Depot
June 2014 - June 2016 (2 years 1 month)
Worked the cash register and processed various payments, including credit card, check, and cash transactions. Resolved customer complaints and maintained a clean and tidy checkout area.
Mentored other store employees in customer service and assistance to help improve overall satisfaction.
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Loma Linda University
Master of Public Health - MPH, Public Health · (2016 - 2018) Montana State University-Bozeman
Bachelors of Science, Nutrition Sciences
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