My favorite thing about working for Dietitians On Demand is the flexibility of the hours, as well as the opportunity to grow as an RD in new settings. I also love meeting a variety of people through the different contracts – Dietitians On Demand has also brought me one of my greatest RD mentors!
The flexibility is perfect for time between employment, or to supplement a part-time or full-time income. It has also been great meeting new people, making new connections, and learning new systems — overall working for Dietitians On Demand makes you a better practitioner.
Why did you pursue a career in dietetics: I have always enjoyed learning about nutrition on my free time, and thought it would be great if I could teach people about something they do every day of their lives.
My favorite thing about working as a consultant with DOD would be the flexibility the job offers and meeting so many different people.
Why did you pursue a career as a dietitian: I wanted a career that had a positive impact on the lives of others, incorporated wellness, and involved patient education. I love learning about different disease states and the nutritional interventions that are used in treating these conditions. I like that math and science support the recommendations I make as a dietitian. Additionally, I like the versatility of a dietitian being able to work in multiple settings.
In the few months I have worked with DOD, I already love it! My favorite thing is how caring the DOD team is towards their consultants and clients. I appreciate the sincerity and easy communication from the recruiters I have worked with thus far. They strive to make sure their dietitians are happy in their placement and have work to the best of their ability.
What is your favorite advice to share with patients: Don’t let a slip become a fall! Sometimes all a patient really needs is someone to let them know it’s okay to mess up and encourage them to keep going. The important thing is you keep working towards your goal despite the moments of weakness.
I love that [with DOD] I can choose where and when I work, that I can be flexible in my life. I have spent lots of years working in very stressful situations where I was not in control of my schedule or my life. I love that with DOD I have the opportunity to make my life and work what I want it to be. I also love being in a situation where I have to adapt quickly and think on my feet. Every situation is different and you have to be flexible, be a quick learner and up for a new challenge. I love a good challenge!
Why did you pursue a career in dietetics: I was always interested in healthcare, my grandmother was a nurse at University of Michigan Hospital when I was growing up and I loved her stories. I was sure I would become a nurse, but I realized that I did not want to physically take care of patients, my interest was in helping them become healthier. I loved teaching and empowering people and I had a passion for nutrition. I combined all those things and decided to become a Registered Dietitian.
I love having FLEXIBILITY in my job … how awesome! I enjoy how helpful DOD is with finding a job you know you’ll enjoy AND feel comfortable accepting. The recruiters are familiar with who you are and are very personable both via email and over the phone. They want the best for you and try their hardest to make your consulting situation work, even if it’s just for a short amount of time! DOD is a professional company and are a huge advocate in providing high quality dietitians on the workforce.
While this is only my first assignment working with Dietitians On Demand, I have had nothing but a positive experience so far. Everyone at Dietitians On Demand is professional and genuine, and I look forward to continuing to work with them!
What do you love about being a travel dietitian: As someone who does not know where they want to live long term, working as a travel dietitian gives me a wonderful opportunity to live different places, experience various work environments, and network with other dedicated dietitians all across the country.