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Summary

I have 17 years of experience as an Inpatient and Outpatient Dietitian, offering expertise in various areas of adult and pediatric nutrition, food service, education, weight loss counseling, diabetes management, overall wellness and fitness. I am a self-starter with strengths that include developing and implementing curricula and personally delivering education to patients in a one-on-one setting as well as in large groups. I have developed a successful outpatient nutrition program as part of a family medicine practice, have participated in menu planning, training nutrition personnel, and maintaining quality control within a food service setting. Specialties in Education, Program Development, Food Service, Adult Nutrition, Pediatric and Neonatal Nutrition, Eating Disorders, Weight Loss and Diabetes Management. I have extensive knowledge and experience in and great passion for nutrition education, with a specific interest in disease prevention.

Highlights
  • Extensive knowledge of clinical nutrition and medical nutrition therapy
  • Certified Diabetes Educator
  • Experience with managing food service staff, interns and volunteers
  • Program Development
  • In-depth understanding of ServSafe Food and Beverage Safety
  • Development of education material on a variety of nutrition-related topics
  • Member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Experience
Director of Nutrition Services 02/2015 to 06/2015 PENINSULA POST ACUTE Burlingame, CA
  • Lead the Food and Nutrition Services Department.
  • Planned, administered and directed all activities related to food service including financial accountability, compliance with Title 22 and other regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for the daily management of all food and nutrition services.
  • Responsible for recruiting and hiring, scheduling and providing orientation, training and development to staff.
  • Monitored the performance of the department as a whole as well as individual food service employees.
  • Screened and performed nutritional assessments on patients identified at nutritional risk.
Lead Clinical Dietitian 07/2012 to Current SEQUOIA HOSPITAL-DIGNITY HEALTH Redwood City, CA
  • Maintain and manage departmental policies and procedures.
  • Actively work in support of regulatory compliance assuring that Sequoia Hospital maintains full accreditation and compliance with State and Federal Regulations
  • Identify patients at nutritional risk and prioritize nutritional assessments.
  • Collect, integrate and appraise nutrition-related data to perform nutritional assessments.
  • Evaluate patients eating patterns including understanding of and compliance with dietary prescription.
  • Identify patients appropriate for nutrition support, determine appropriate nutrition support regimens, including accurate calculations of energy and protein requirements.
  • Serve as an educational resource to nursing and medical personnel.
  • Identify staff development needs for Food Service personnel and conduct educational activities as appropriate.
  • Developed an Outpatient Education to follow at-risk patients after discharge. Developed protocol, education materials and related forms.
Pediatric Dietitian 04/2010 to 03/2014 LUCILE PACKARD CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Palo Alto, CA
  • Dietitian responsible for the LPCH inpatient and outpatient eating disorder unit, outpatient diabetes management, cystic fibrosis and general pediatrics.
  • Participated in daily nutrition rounds with medical team to review medical issues and plan-of care, including review of nutritional status, growth and feeding/TPN plans for high risk infants.
  • Performed in-depth nutritional assessments.
  • Coordinated and implemented detailed written nutritional care plans for high risk newborns in the ICU and assisted in coordination of the post discharge nutrition plan-of-care, including CCS recommendations and prescriptions.
  • Managed the implementation of a human milk-based fortifier (Prolacta).
  • Coordinated Quality and Performance Improvement projects in the NICU and participate in monthly Nutrition Task Force meetings and provided training for nursing staff and incoming residents in the NICU.
Clinical Dietitian 03/2008 to 03/2010 EL CAMINO HOSPITAL Mountain View, CA
  • Screened and prioritized patients with increased nutritional needs.
  • Performed nutritional assessments, counseling, and implemented plan of care and nutrition support for inpatients in the areas of General Medicine.
  • Participated in individual and family-involved counseling and coordination of discharge nutrition plans.
  • Assisted in the implementation of CBORD and revision of the Hospital patient menu.
  • Coordinated and implemented detailed written nutritional care plans for high risk newborns in the Newborn ICU.
Neonatal Dietitian 01/2001 to 03/2008 ALTA BATES MEDICAL CENTER Berkeley, CA
  • Participated in daily patient rounds and coordinated nutrition care plans with attending physicians.
  • Coordinated and implemented detailed written nutritional care plans for high risk newborns in the ICU and post discharge.
  • Designed and continuously implemented protocol for initiating feedings and the use of specialty infant formulas and nutritional supplementation post discharge.
  • Coordinated Quality and Performance Improvement projects in the NICU.
  • Created and implemented training for nursing staff, physicians, and new residents in the NICU.
  • Designed the "Nutrition While Breastfeeding" pamphlet for breastfeeding mothers.
Clinical Dietitian 09/2000 to 03/2001 CALIFORNIA PACIFIC MEDICAL CENTER San Francisco, CA
  • Performed nutritional assessments and counseling, and implemented plan of care for inpatients in the areas of General Medicine (Cardiac Rehabilitation, Oncology, Organ Transplant, and Diabetes), Surgery, Adult ICU, and Neonatal and Pediatric Medicine.
  • Helped manage a successful completion of a JCAHO Audit.
Graduate Research Assistant/Consultant 09/1999 to 06/2000 SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY San Marcos, TX
  • Assisted in the entry and statistical analysis of a large compilation of data for a large nutrition research project.
Education
Dietetic Internship: Dietetics and Food Administration 2000 SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY San Marcos, TX
Master of Science: Nutritional Science and Education 12/2000 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Chico, CA
Bachelor of Science: Dietetics and Food Administration 12/1997 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Chico, CA
Skills

Counseling, goal setting, instructing, writing, speaking, presenting, active listening, critical thinking, designing and implementing policies, quality control and improvement, research, providing seminars/education for staff development, statistical analysis/monitoring.

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Professional Summary
Passionate recent public health graduate with background in developing and delivering presentations on weight management, diabetes, and cardiac health. Sound knowledge in clinical, foodservice, and community nutrition. Exceptional communication skills and dedicated to collaborate with various businesses to plan community health programs.
Skills
  • Nutrition Intakes and assessments
  • Effective Team Leader
  • Effective team leader
  • Self-starter
  • Diabetes Education
  • Program planning
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • ServSafe Certified
  • BLS Certified
  • Microsoft Office
  • Cultural Sensitivity
Work History
Program Coordinator , 10/2016 to 06/2017
Loma Linda University Loma Linda, CA
  • Enlisted the support of student volunteers and collaborated with local businesses and community groups to organize an annual community health fair.
  • Spearheaded and led two new team projects, including the Full Plate Diet (8-week weight loss program) and the W-Files (weight loss support group).
  • Led a weekly weight loss program that served over 20 overweight adults.
  • Set goals with clients related to weight loss, healthy eating, and diabetes management and set goals to accomplish desired result.
  • Educated clients about the long term health benefits of balanced diets and exercise.
Registered Dietitian, 09/2017 to 12/2017
Loma Linda University Medical Center Loma Linda, CA
  • Reviewed and interpreted pertinent laboratory data and implications of results.
  • Interviewed clients to analyze dietary habits and overall health.
  • Assessed individual nutritional risk and status.
  • Monitored quality control procedures to guarantee the preparation and delivery of healthy menu choices.
  • Educated clients about the long term health benefits of balanced diets and exercise programs.
  • Provided in-depth information on concurrent and alternative modes of nutritional care.
  • Established and maintained thorough nutritional records and information.
  • Instructed clients in proper meal preparations and diet therapies.
  • Educated patients about therapeutic nutrition, sanitation, food prep and presentation.
  • Led educational presentations on topics of nutrition and wellness.
  • Planned, directed and monitored the clinical functions of the dietary department.
Health Educator, 06/2017 to 08/2017
Davis Memorial Hospital Georgetown, Demerara-Mahaica
  • Created detailed expense reports and requests for capital expenditures.
  • Operated summer sports day camp for children aged 5 to 13 years old and handled all aspects of planning curriculum and activities.
  • Implemented reading and writing workshops to increase student literacy and support school reading programs.
  • Improved student test scores on state math test by 20% in one year period by implementing new curriculum.
  • Planned, implemented, monitored, and assessed a classroom instructional program which was consistent with Capistrano Unified District regulations and Board of Education goals.
Education
Bachelor of Science: Dietetics, 2015
Oakwood University - Huntsville, AL
Master of Public Health : Nutrition , 2017
Loma Linda University - Loma Linda, CA
Certifications
ServSafe Certification
BLS Certification
Controlling FoodService Costs 2.0
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Summary
Broad-based skill-sets in the following areas: Accreditation Chronic Disease Care Training Development Patient-Centered Decision Making Strategic Planning Diabetes Self-Management Education Professional Relations Public Health Public Relations Food and Nutrition Program Management Research Methods Clinical Intelligence and Leadership Global and Local Clinical Expertise Digital Health Patient Engagement
Accomplishments
  • B Eichorst, R Raia.
  • Global perspective on providing group diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) using Conversation Map® tools.
  • Poster presented at the AADE, 2017 annual conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Barbara Eichorst Volunteer Diabetes education at Highland Park Hospital Health and Fitness Center in Buffalo Grove, Illinois: 2006-present Publication Reviewer: Diabetes Spectrum, Journal of Diabetology, and several other diabetes related publications Outreach Committee Member: National Certification Board for Diabetes Educator Practice Analysis Task Force: National Certification Board for Diabetes Educator Blogger: Healthy Interactions.
Experience
01/2007 to Current
Vice President of Clinical Healthy Interactions
  • Leads the US and a global network of health care professional trainers.
  • Oversees training development for the US and a global franchise (over 120 countries).
  • Provides leadership and direction for diabetes program development, education and training.
  • Delivers training for a "train the trainer", program users and, corporate partners.
  • Provided leadership to both, in person patient experience, and digital/technology engagement program development.
  • Professional Liaison to research initiatives, professional associations and pharmaceutical corporate partners.
01/2005 to 01/2007
Diabetes Educator
  • Innovex: Sanofi- Aventis Provided product specific education to a network of over 200 medical providers within Chicago land.
  • Worked with the pharmaceutical sales to support their accounts.
  • Provided insulin use education to patients and healthcare professionals.
  • Managed one of the most successful territories in US (exceeded metrics for the whole duration of the project).
01/2004 to 01/2005
Program Director American Association of Diabetes Educators
  • Directed and supervised 2 business units of the Association for all educational activities that are CE accredited by AADE, either as a provider or an approver program (ACPE, ANCC, CDR and ACCME).
  • Responsible for providing leadership and direction for continuing education and training for nurses, dietitians, physicians and other health care professionals involved in diabetes care and intervention.
  • Lead strategic development of continuing education and accreditation inline with AADE mission, revenue goals and strategic issues.
  • Developed new business and strategic partnerships.
  • Staff liaison to the following committees: Research, Professional Practice and Professional Development.
01/2004
Diabetes Program Manager Rush University Medical Center
  • Provided diabetes intervention for primary care medical practices (1) performed complete/focused assessments, (2) recognized and prioritized complex data in order to identify needs of patients with diabetes across the life span, and (3) provided therapeutic problem-solving, counseling, and regimen adjustments.
  • The scope of practice included management skills such as medication adjustment, medical nutrition therapy, exercise planning, counseling for behavior management and psychosocial issues.
  • Attaining optimal metabolic control included treatment and monitoring of acute and chronic complications.
  • The depth of knowledge and competence in advanced clinical practice and diabetes skills afforded an increased complexity of decision making, which expanded the traditional discipline specific practice.
  • Research, publications, mentoring, and continuing professional development had been expected skill sets.
  • Responsibilities included creating and implementing corporate wellness nutrition programs.
01/2001 to 01/2004
Weight Management/Diabetes Intervention Specialist Northwestern Memorial Hospital
  • Provided Medical Nutrition Therapy for patients with diabetes and obesity.
  • Practiced as a part of the multidisciplinary team of physicians, psychologists, nurses and exercise physiologists to improve patients' health outcomes.
  • Sub-investigator on several clinical intervention trails.
  • Multiple media appearances with expertise in diabetes, weigh management/bar iatric surgery and chronic disease intervention.
  • Responsibilities included creating and implementing corporate wellness nutrition programs.
01/1999 to 01/2001
Clinical Dietitian Loyola University Medical Center
  • Clinical assessment and care for patients with complex chronic disease states: cardiovascular, diabetes, HIV, IBS, renal, oncology, malnutrition, eating disorders and obesity.
01/1996 to 01/1999
Public Health Nutritionist
  • CEDA-WIC Provided clinical care and intervention for high-risk women, infants and children.
  • Assessed health risk and care priorities for at risk populations.
  • Certified lactation consultant.
Education and Training
D.C.N. (Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition) - incomplete University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Part time doctoral student Temporarily on hold
M.S
Master of Science
1999
B.S Eastern Illinois University
1996
Bachelor of Science: Chemistry and Dietetics Olivet Nazarene University Chemistry and Dietetics
Activities and Honors
American Diabetes Association Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics American Association of Diabetes Educators
Skills
diabetes, mentoring, oncology, clinical care, primary care, program development, sales, strategic development, surgery, Therapy, training development
Additional Information
  • Registered Dietitian (RD) Specailty Training/Awards Media Training Lactation Education Specialist Insulin Pump Trainer Faculty for Choices & Changes - Clinician Influence & Patient Action Social Media Public Speaking AADE Change Champion
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Professional Summary
Highly Motivated Nutritionist with expertise in the field of Food Service Management with a specific interest in School Food Service. Enthusiastic to pursue my management skills along with menu planning, employee scheduling, and dietary training while working with school aged children.
Skills
  • Great Organizational Skills
  • Attentive to Details
  • Hospitality Management
  • Menu Planning

  • Employee Scheduling
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Child Care
  • Food Service Management
Work History
12/2017 to Current
Cafeteria Aide Forest Hills Junior-Senior High School Sidman, PA
  • Performed all position responsibilities accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Pleasantly and courteously interacted with students.
10/2017 to Current
Child Care Worker The Growing Tree Day Care Salix, PA
  • Established a safe play environment for the children.
  • Dressed infants and toddlers and changed their diapers.
  • Organized and engaged in recreational activities such as games and puzzles.
08/2015 to 05/2017
Closing Data Processor Express Abstract and Settlement, Inc. Johnstown, PA
  • Analyzed departmental documents for appropriate distribution and filing.
  • Mailed out Deeds, Mortgages, and Payoff Statements for Recording Data post closing.
05/2001 to 07/2002
Patient Services Manager Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, PA
  • Planned and revised nutritionally balanced menus for a variety of diets in an acute care setting.
  • Implemented the "At Your Request" Room Service Dining feeding program developed by Sodexho Services.
  • Trained employees on diets, computer techniques, trayline procedures, and customer service.
  • Scheduled employees on a biweekly basis.
  • Implemented Quality Control procedures to ensure high quality services to patients participating in the Room Service Program.
04/1999 to 05/1999
Dietary Research Assistant General Clinical Research Center University Park, PA
  • Assisted in the preparation of meals for research participants.
  • Analyzed dietary records using Nutritionist V software.
  • Received training pertaining to food handling and safety procedures.
05/1999 to 08/1999
Dietary Aide Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, PA
  • Prepared food and patient trays on a trayline.
  • Cooked and served food in the hospital cafe and cafeteria.
  • Delivered trays and snacks to patients.
05/1999 to 05/1999
Dietitian Shadowing Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center Johnstown, PA
  • Shadowed 3 dietitians on a part-time basis for 1 week.
  • Observed the responsibilities of a dietitian in renal dialysis, a nursing home, rehabilitation center, and food service management.
Education
2001
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition
Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA
  • ADA approved Dietetic Internship
  • Emphasis on Acute Care Food Service Management, School Food Service, Nutrition Intervention, Clinical Dietetics, Community Nutrition, Nutrition Education, Neonatal Nutrition, Nutrition & Cancer, Renal Dialysis, and Counseling.
2000
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition
Penn State University - State College, PA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.70/4.00.
  • Dean\'s List
  • Recipient of Lillian Van Dyke Scholarship
  • Member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, American Dietetic Association
  • Publication of a research article in the General Clinical Research Center's Newsletter
2000
Bachelor of Science: Nutrition
Penn State University - State College, PA
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.70/4.00.
  • Dean's List
  • Recipient of Lillian Van Dyke Scholarship
  • Member of Golden Key National Honor Society, Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, American Dietetic Association
  • Publication of a research article in the General Clinical Research Center's Newsletter