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Cathy Dargitz,

MS, RDN
302-437-6083
3006 Rosemont Dr., Landenberg, PA 19350
Electronic Portfolio - www.cadargitz.weebly.com
Email cadargitz@gmail.com

Licensed to Practice in:


State of Pennsylvania, State of Delaware, State of Maryland
Education
Dietetics and Nutrition, Master of Science | Graduation Date
May 2017
University of Saint Joseph, West Haven, Connecticut Distance Learning
Dietetics and Nutrition, Bachelor of Science | Graduation
Date May 2014
West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
Management, Bachelor of Science | Graduation Date May
1994
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Experience
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist December 2015 Present
Saint Francis Hospital, Wilmington DE
Nutritional Intervention Servicescounseling and education with nephrology, weight
loss, bariatric surgery, diabetes, and oncology practice patients.
o Planning, developing and directing all nutritional care activities for assigned clients,
including those with complex medical and nutritional needs.
o Assessment of nutrition status - Calculation of nutrition requirements, lab interpretation
and assessment, anthropomorphic assessment, dietary food recalls
o Provision of nutrition interventions - Development of individualized medical nutrition
therapy plans, individualized diet planning and modification, specialized nutrition
therapy, behavior modification therapy, counseling in a culturally sensitive environment.
o Monitoring and evaluation following the A.D.I.M.E. method.
o Documentation of patient care utilizing electronic medical record system.
o Cooperative participation with interdisciplinary care team.
Group Counseling and Education Classes - Cardiac Rehab and Weight Loss.

Sodexo Dietetic Intern | Graduation Date August 2015


Clinical MNT Concentration | Allentown, PA Campus
800 Hours - Clinical MNT Rotations at: Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville Hospital Rehab Center, &
Brandywine Hospital with additional specialty rotation hours spent at: AI DuPont Childrens Hospital,
Brandywine Inpatient Eating Disorders Unit, and Wellington at Hershey Mills Long Term Care Facility
Calculation of nutritional requirements and necessary diet restrictions or food/drug
interactions.
Documentation of nutrition care plan in the patient's medical record, including nutrition
assessment data, medical nutrition therapy initiated and recommendations, results of
nutrition counseling and discharge planning.
Performed in-depth medical histories and provided diet instructions and menu planning
for patients with varied medical conditions including: cardiac, diabetic, GI conditions,
eating disorders, and pressure ulcers.

Detailed experience with electronic medical records charting using multiple


computer systems while utilizing the A.D.I.M.E. method.
Organized and conducted both cardiology and diabetic group education classes for
patients and family members
Worked independently in the critical care setting to perform dietary needs assessments
and provided nutrition recommendations for patients requiring both TPN, and EN
support.
200 Hours - Community Rotations: Sites throughout Southern Chester County
Participated in various activities with community organizations including: The Chester
County Food Cupboard, Jennersville Headstart, Kennett Area Senior Center, Phoenixville
School System Backpack Program, and School Lunch Program for high school students
in the Daniel Boone School System.
Developed poster displays, nutritional games, screening tools, and newsletters to
provide opportunities for nutritional education to various age groups.
200 Hours - Food Service Management Rotation: Saint Francis Hospital
Participated in food production, risk-cost analysis, budget development, human
resources, quality improvement and legislation
Developed and implemented plans for catering events
December 2013 | to February 2014
Volunteer Support to Registered
Dietician
Christiana Hospital | Christiana, Delaware
Aiding a skilled Registered Dietitian in providing Gestational Diabetic counseling and nutritional support
to high risk maternity patients
September 2012 | December 2012 Volunteer Nutrition and
Dietetics Support
Women Infants and Children (WIC) | Toughkenamon, Pennsylvania
Maintaining client files and updating the computer system for underprivileged mothers and children
June 1997 | to Present Full Time Parenting
Landenberg, Pennsylvania
Providing for the developmental needs of three children including exemplary social, emotional, and
nutritional care
September 1993 June 1997 Manager of Customer Service
US Airways | Bridgeport, Connecticut
Directly supervised, scheduled, assigned, and monitored employees; designed and implemented office
policies; established standards and procedures
Memberships and Certifications
American Dietetic Association
ServSafe Management Certified
Skills
Nutrition Data System for Research (NDSR) Proficient
Electronic Medical Records Proficient
Outstanding Customer Service Skills
Effective and efficient in team building and problem
solving