Dietetic support workers assist dietitians with patient assessments and keep patients healthy by treating or preventing certain illnesses.
You could be:
helping out in the clinic advising patients on diet and nutrition
giving advice on using feeding tubes and pumps
helping a patient to choose from the hospital menu
keeping nursing staff up to date on patients' dietary requirements
updating the dietitian on patient progress
weighing patients and updating their records
Under NHS Agenda for Change, dietetic support workers start on Band 2, £23,362 to £25,368 a year. With promotion your salary would rise to Band 3, £25,468 to £27,486 a year. The current pay scales are from April 2023.
You would be based in either a community or hospital setting.
You would work under the supervision of a registered dietitian.
Working hours are normally regular but there may be occasional weekend and evening work.