Dietetic Assistant

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Job Summary

A dual role comprising of kitchen working to prepare and serve breakfast and snacks for patients and supporting the dietetic team through administration tasks and representation at multidisciplinary meetings. 


Principle Duties

Key Accountabilities

  • Food preparation and service, setting tables preparing meals as prescription for the patients
  • Attendance at multidisciplinary team meetings to provide the dietetic feedback written by the dietitian and gather information discussed in meeting for handover to the dietitian. 
  • Administration tasks to include scanning, data inputting, emails to parents and community teams to support the dietetic team as detailed below.
  • Food preparation and service
  • Support in receiving deliveries of food items and stocktaking.
  • Stock taking using prepared stock sheets
  • Stock rotation of dry store, fridges and freezers.
  • Ordering using an online shopping system to support chef team where required.
  • Complete opening checks in the kitchen and report any concerns such as equipment failure or temperature checks to the lead Dietitian.
  • Communicate effectively with patients.  This involves giving advice to patients with emotional, physical and psychological difficulties where acceptance can be challenging and patients can become distressed.
  • Communicate with referring agents and other agents as necessary, through personal, written, telephone or email contact.
  • Work with all disciplines and the catering department to prescribe dietary intake for each patient throughout their admission.



Schoen Clinic Newbridge Birmingham

Job Type

Full time, Permanent




up to £20,000

Closing Date

30 May 2022


• Salary up to £20,000 with an annual salary review • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays • Professional development opportunities • Contributory pension scheme • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions. • Eye care scheme with Specsavers • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts • Cycle to work scheme • Group Life Assurance • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay • Paid emergency leave • Occupational Sick Pay above SSP • Interest free season ticket loans • Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


  • Knowledge of Safeguarding  responsibilities and relevant legislation.
  • Evidence of CPD.
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance.
  • Ability to give and receive feedback constructively.
  • Computer literate. 
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Good time management.
  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Adaptable
  • Previous dietetic experience post qualification NHS experience
  • Experience of working within a mental health setting, preferably eating disorders