If you are highly motivated and really interested in helping athletes, if sports nutrition is one of your interests, you ought to know that there is a variety of sports related nutrition jobs available.
If your interpersonal skills are great and you can always show a smiling face, you can exploit your smile while being a sales representative. It is a job which provides you with the chance to become responsible for enlarging the horizon of buyers of your company. As the line of products is mainly represented by prescription for adults or oral nutrition, you’d better do you job in the neighboring hospitals or companies involved in home care.
Provided that you really need this job, it’s worth trying to be the ideal candidate. It is not an insurance that you will automatically get the job, but you will be at advantage. The ideal candidate is preferably a registered dietitian, having a four year nutrition degree. If you don’t meet any of these requirements, you can compensate if you have some previous sale experience and at least a year experience in the field.
There is also the possibility to get a full time job as clinical dietitian. If you consider yourself an inviting involved person, keen on interdisciplinary, then the job is for you. You will be not just a nutritionist, but also a counselor and a mentor to the patients and their families. Your main responsibility will be to make sure that your patient nutritional needs are satisfied. In a word, you have to persuade your patient that he needs not worry.
The documentation of each patient’s nutritional status also falls under your responsibility. It is necessary for you to be a member of the hospital’s health care team. Being a registered dietitian is a plus to this job. One more plus would be considered your ability to work on your own, without any supervision.
Any communicative skills as well as prioritization competences are extremely important. Equally relevant can be a two year experience in acute caring, as well as knowing other languages.
The job can also be applied for as a part time one. You are required to join the interdisciplinary team environment, so that you can easily connect with your patients and their families. A clinical dietitian license is requested from you along with your registration, as this job appeals to ventilator or pulmonary rehabilitation, wound care or long term treatment with intravenous antibiotic, as well as neurological recovery. Great nutrition support skills are required for this job.
The position of clinical nutrition manager can be aimed at if looking for a job in the field. You will be the manager of a three diet technician team and a diet clerk. Clinical activities such as annuals, assessments, MDS, or RAPS will also be your responsibility. As a manager in clinical nutrition you will be an active member in the management team that handles the development of food service.
A sports nutritionist job is not an easy task. You need to be focused on helping people with their recovery, or at least speed it up.