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Career Update

Flowers from my co-workers on my last day- love them!

Since I last shared that I received my Master's degree, I have a new update to share with you.

I have been a dietitian at a nursing home in Southgate, MI for over a year now and have really enjoyed it. I have gotten alot of experience, learned more about the field of dietetics and met some amazing people. I love my coworkers which is rare in many jobs.

However, I was recently hired at a new position at a larger nursing home in Detroit, MI for a new company. Today is my first day on the new job and I am pretty excited! I finally get my own office and the building is huge.

They have two (two!!) kitchens and they have 24/7 meal service for the residents. I will be doing mostly clinical work like I do at my current job. I will be charting on residents with weight loss, wounds, dialysis, tube feeding, TPN and any other clinical issues. I complete all nutritional charting which I love.

Wish my luck on my new job. I hope that I enjoy it as much as I have enjoyed my last job.

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  1. I am completing a Master's program in nutrition and would love to hear more about a day in your life as a dietitian at a nursing home. It's not a career that many people think of, but I am sure that it's very satisfying. Do you visit the residents to talk about nutrition issues? Are you working with MDs and nurses? I would love to hear more about the process.

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for your comment. I do talk to the resident's about nutrition issues such as poor intake, weight changes, wounds, low protein levels, dialysis and much more. I did not initially think that I would be doing such a job but I love long term care. I work closely with MDs, nurses, social workers, speech therapists and more which is neat to be an important part of the care team.

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  2. Hi Amanda.

    Congratulations on your new job. I'm glad that you're doing well and climbing the mountains of success after your degree.

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  3. congrats on the new job! movin on up :)

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  4. Congratulations on your new job - I hope you find much joy in it.

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    1. Thanks so much Deborah! The first day went well : )

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