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 professionals
interview patients to discuss food preferences
assist with the planning of menus for patients
ensure food is hygienically and correctly prepared and well presented
maintain diet records
assist with the implementation of a nutrition care plan in consultation with dietitians
assist with training staff to prepare and serve meals for patients with particular diets
use 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.