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dietitian

Location:
Long Beach, CA, 90840
Posted:
September 01, 2012

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SUMMARY:

Highly motivated Registered Dietitian, ServSafe Certified, and CPR Certified professional with a passion for delivering the highest quality of services, attention to details, equipped with clinical training in nutritional care for patients. Actively participated in community outreach activities, hospital internships, and nutritional care at local schools and agencies for the past 3 years.

EDUCATION:

Dietetic Internship-Utah State University, Salt Lake City, UT (USU)

-Graduate 2012

-Professional Advancement Scholarship

Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics-California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), Long Beach, CA

-Graduated Cum Laude, 2011

-2009 – 2010 President Honor’s List & Leadership Academy Graduate

Associates in Science in Biology-Orange Coast Community College (OCC), Costa Mesa, CA

-Graduated 2008

-Community Service Silver Award & Horatio Alger California Scholarship

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Long Beach VA Healthcare System, Dietetic Intern, USU (December 2011)

-Conducted nutrition assessment, provided diet education and planned the nutritional care of patients through utilizing electronic medical records

-Completed the nutrition-related sections of MDS (minimum data sheet) evaluation; interacted with patients and collaborate with members of multidisciplinary health care team to ensure patients are receiving high quality food service and nutritional care

-Attended in patient care meetings

-Developed 5-day cycle menu including breakfast, lunch, dinner for different therapeutic diets and adjusted menu to accommodate a population’s culture and religious food preferences

-Utilized nutrient analysis program to check for nutritional adequacy of one complete meals of all specialized diets created

Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Dietetic Intern, USU (August-September 2011)

-Developed lesson plan and delivered nutrition sessions to psychiatric/behavioral health patients

-Visited and interviewed patients regarding their satisfaction on food products and services patients received

-Observed and tested tray line accuracy and reported findings following the hospital’s protocol

-Performed various presentations:

-Nutrition case studies to dietitians and colleagues

-Research paper on “Nutrition Support Therapy for Severe Acute Pancreatitis” ( a controversial topic)

-Nutrition information topic on “Malnutrition in Hospitals” to 15-20 doctors, nurses and medical staff

-Assisted dietitians to create a hospital-wide display about foods and nutrition

-Worked as a dietitian during two-week clinical staff relief

Outpatient Clinic, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, Dietetic Intern, USU (August-September 2011)

-Screened, assessed, and counseled outpatients regarding food choices

-Provided education to patients regarding health and nutrition related to their diagnosis and condition

COMMUNITY & WELLNESS:

Newport Mesa Unified School District, Dietetic Intern, USU (January-April 2012)

-Developed lesson plans, articles and recipes that promote healthy food choices targeting children and adults

-Participated in nutrition promotion programs. Duties include cooking, food demonstration and presenting healthy aspects of recipes to 35-40 school district employees.

-Taught various nutritional topics in elementary and secondary schools.

Orange County WIC, Dietetic Intern, USU (November-December 2011)

-Provided nutritional screening, assessment, counseling, group and individual education

-Developed lesson plan called “Child’s Fitness” which includes an interactive activity for clients and their children

-Designed an intervention proposal addressing childhood obesity

California Dietetic Association of Orange District, Community Nutrition Co-chair (July 2010-June 2011)

-Coordinated nutrition activities and services to serve community

-Projects included organizing food drive and developing place mats that contains nutrition information to teach seniors at congregate meals about healthy eating

FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT:

Newport Mesa Unified School District, Dietetic Intern, USU (January-April 2012)

-Conducted menu analysis & post-serving analysis; conducted taste panel, plate waste, & productivity/time studies

-Standardized one multiple-ingredient recipe for large scale production and converted it to HACCP format

-Worked as a high school foodservice supervisor during staff-relief week

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Catering Associate (June 2009-July 2011)

-Utilized knowledge in therapeutic diets to worked with patients in planning meal orders

-Managed tray line, meal orders, meal deliveries, and food tally

California State University of Long Beach, ServSafe® Student Coordinator (August 2009-June 2010)

-Responsible in maintaining ServSafe® seminars

-Planned, purchased, and served foods for ServSafe® seminars

CLINICAL/ COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCES:

-ABC School District, Long Beach (2011)-Assisted a community dietitian from Network for a Healthy California

-Long Beach VA Healthcare System (2010-2011)-Assisted a clinical dietitian. Reviewed menu plans with patients

-AIDS Project Los Angeles (2010)-Worked with a dietitian. Performed food demonstration to clients with AIDS/HIV

-Fountain Valley Regional Hospital (2007-2009)-Assisted nurses, foodservice workers and foodservice manager in Food and Nutrition Department and Same Day Service Department

CERTIFICATIONS & SKILLS:

-Registered Dietitian (2012)

-CPR/First Aid Certified (2012-2014)

-ServSafe® Certified (2009-2014)

-Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

-Fluent in Vietnamese

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS:

-Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics/ADA

-California Dietetic Association (CDA) of Orange District

-Sigma Alpha Lambda National Leadership and Honor Organization, CSULB

-Kappa Omicron Nu National Honor Society in Family and Consumer Science, Treasurer, CSULB (2010-2011)

-American Red Cross, Community Ambassador Volunteer (2006-present)



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