Grant Cefalo, MDA
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 05/25/2021

 

Grant Cefalo

14940 North 4400 West • Garland, Utah • 84312

  cell (435)452-1844 • [email protected]imail.org

 

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE

Exceptionally qualified professional with over fifteen years of clinical experienceEffective in communicating and collaborating with patients, caregivers, students and physicians. Highly proficient in evaluating learning needs and developing an appropriate plan of action. Skilled and experienced in developing mentoring relationships and collaborative partnerships with interdisciplinary committees and organizations.  Informed and practiced in nutrition care and wellnessProven mentor with vision and commitment to excellence, centered on effective healthcare education and treatment. Focused approach that education is paramount to success.

 

COMPETENCIES

Growth Mindset Oriented                                          Exemplary Moral and Ethical Conduct

Program Assessment and Evaluation                            Staff Mentoring and Coaching                                           Evidenced Based Protocol Development               Continuous Improvement Tracking

 

EDUCATION 

              Master of Dietetic Administration                                                                        December 2009

                                          Utah State University, Logan Utah

 

              Bachelor of Science                                                                                                   May 2005

                                          Utah State University, Logan Utah

 

CERTIFICATIONS

              Certified Diabetes Educator              (CDE)                                                        November 2016

              Certificate of training in pediatric weight management                            March 2015

              Registered Dietitian (RD,CD)                                                                      August 2005

 

EXPERIENCE             

              Outpatient Dietitian November 2014- present

  • Educate patients on:
    • Diabetes
    • Pre-diabetes
      • Expand program availability and teach monthly Pre-diabetes class for Cache Valley
      • Highest intervention rate for pre-diabetes within Intermountain
    • Weight management

 

  • LiVe Well Partner
    • LiVe Well Champion Orientation and Training
    • Regional activities
    • Monthly Collaboration meeting

 

Lead Dietitian 2005 to 2014

Medical, Surgical and Surgical Intermediate Care Units  

McKay-Dee Hospital, Ogden, Utah

  • Conduct Patient Assessments
  • Train New Hire Department employees
  • Compiled New Hire Orientation Handbook
  • Actively involved in health and wellness committees
  • Committee member for Joint Commission Survey
  • Build strong relationships with doctors and other care providers
  • Advanced practice with competency in feeding tube and bridle placement
  • Trainer for ECIS and Kronos Workforce Central
  • Team leader in updating of electronic medical record
  • Committee member for implementation of new food service program
  • Coordinate interns from multiple universities: USU, BYU, U of U
  • Cancer Committee member
  • Member of Limb Preservation Council
  • Interdisciplinary Staff Education presentations

 

Rehab, Transitional Care, Psychiatric and Cardiovascular Units     

  • Instructor for patient and staff education
  • Interdisciplinary team conferences and family meetings

 

Instructor- Dietetics Program

Utah State University, Logan, Utah

Advanced Nutrition Assessment                                           Fall 2011- Spring 2012

  • Instructed students in the Nutrition Care Process
    • Evidence based lecture development
  • Taught Medical Nutrition Therapy for various disease states
  • Developed course competency exams

 

 

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Treasurer for the Utah Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Planning committee for Diabetes Educator and Dietitian conference
  • Presenter for various groups including; healthcare professionals, universities, community organizations, professional organizations and media
  • Contributor to newspaper articles

 

AWARDS

  • Extraordinary Care Award 2018
    • Engaged Team Award
  • National Outstanding Preceptor Award 2014
    • Only seven recipients nationwide

 

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