Dietetic assistants are vital in helping people with their diet and nutrition. They help people by advising them on how their food choices can lead to more fulfilling and healthier lives.
In hospitals dietetic assistants may help patients choose from the hospital menu, order supplies for the department, monitor a patient’s food, input data on patients’ records, show patients how to use feeding tubes and pumps, weigh patients and explain a patient’s diet/nutrition plan.
They could work with people who:
You will need:
There are no set entry requirements for dietetic assistants. Employers expect good numeracy and literacy and some experience or qualifications in health or social care. Employers may ask for GCSEs in English and Maths. Science may also be useful. Employers may ask for an NVQ, BTEC or equivalent qualification in health and social care or healthcare.
It would be an advantage if you have worked in health or social care, in paid employment or voluntary work.
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