August 19, 2013

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.

    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.

  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.

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

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


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