Dietary aides assist dietitians to maintain high standards of nutritional care for patients in hospital settings.
Duties & Tasks
Dietary aides may perform the following tasks:discuss the dietary needs of patients with healthcare professionalsinterview patients to discuss food preferencesassist with the planning of menus for patientsensure food is hygienically and correctly prepared and well presentedmaintain diet recordsassist with the implementation of a nutrition care plan in consultation with dietitiansassist with training staff to prepare and serve meals for patients with particular dietsuse computers for data entry and retrieval.
Dietary aides may be required to undertake rostered weekend work and shiftwork.
- good communication skills enjoy working with people good organisational skills.