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Nutritionist job profile. Nutritionists assess and deliver scientific evidence-based nutritional advice in a variety of settings to improve health and wellbeing.

Nutritionist job profile

They work in non-clinical public and private settings such as: educational and research institutions;food retailers and manufacturers;local authorities;national health service (NHS);overseas aid;sports organisations;the media. Nutritionists often work within community settings and, on occasion, are based within health service nutrition and dietetics departments. It is only possible to work directly with acutely ill or hospitalised patients under the supervision of a dietitian.

A requirement of most nutritionist roles is to be registered with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Primary care graduate mental health worker Job Information. Page Content Primary care graduate mental health worker Hours37.5 per weekStarting salary£21,909 + per year.

Primary care graduate mental health worker Job Information

Careers in the allied health professions. Allied health professionals. There are all sorts of roles available within the allied health professions.

Allied health professionals

You could help treat a broken toe or assess and make recommendations for someone’s diet. The allied health professions (AHPs) include everything from chiropodist/podiatrist, dietitian, and music therapist, to physiotherapist, diagnostic radiographer, therapeutic radiographer, and speech and language therapist. Whichever you choose, you'll make a big difference to patient care. Whether you're interested in science, the arts or physical movement, you're bound to find a role to suit you.

Entry requirements Entry requirements to be an AHP vary, and acquiring the knowledge and skills to become a professional involves training and study at degree or diploma level. The academic requirements and training demands are high, but so are the rewards, in terms of both job satisfaction and career prospects. Have a look at the role pages in this section for more detail. Dh_117982.pdf. Health Careers. Gaining experience.

This page describes the various ways you can gain the experience you need to prepare you for a career in health.

Gaining experience

It explains the benefits of gaining experience, how you can make the most of it and how to go about finding opportunities. For some courses and jobs in health you have to have some appropriate experience. At the very least, you need to demonstrate that you have found out about the role you are interested in and have some understanding of what the work involves. Ways of getting experience Getting some relevant experience is one of the most important things you can do to help find a career in health, so take any opportunity you can. Work experience placements. The greater and more varied the experience you have the better, so you could, for instance, do a placement as well as some volunteering. HealthSocialCare AlliedMed. Financial support at university. The NHS Bursary Scheme provides support for students taking NHS-funded courses in England leading to professional registration as a: If you intend taking a health professions course in Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland, the support is similar but arrangements differ so it is important to consult the relevant authority.

Financial support at university

If you live in England and study medicine or dentistry, you apply through the NHS Bursary Scheme, regardless of where you study in the UK. NHS bursary reform. From 1 August 2017, new nursing, midwifery and allied health students will no longer receive NHS bursaries.

NHS bursary reform

Instead, they will have access to the same student loans system as other students. We are carrying out a consultation on how we can successfully implement the changes outlined below. Overview The new system will provide: Students Student Bursaries NHS Business Services Authority. NHS Student Bursaries is part of Student Services and is supplied by the NHS Business Services Authority.

Students Student Bursaries NHS Business Services Authority

We award and pay NHS Bursaries to students on pre-registration health professional training courses according to the NHS Bursary Scheme as published by the Department of Health. Workexpteachersguide-final- A- Z List of All NHS Acute (Hospital) Trusts in England. Home. Operating department practice. Operating department practitioners (ODPs) are an important part of the operating department team working with surgeons, anaesthetists and theatre nurses to ensure surgery is as safe and effective as possible.

Operating department practice

ODPs provide a high standard of skilled support during peri-operative care. Their broad knowledge and skill base, including management and communication skills, is used in the assessment, delivery and evaluation of peri-operative care ODPs are degree educated professionals who are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. Pay and responsibility will depend upon experience and further specialist skills you may acquire.

It is possible to become a senior ODP, perhaps running a theatre unit. Find out more about the role of a operating department practitioner. Prosthetist/orthotist. Prosthetists provide an artificial replacement for patients who are missing a limb.


Orthotists provide a range of aids to correct problems or deformities in people’s nerves, muscles or bones. This page has information on being a prosthetist and an orthotist with links to further information. Working life As a prosthetist your aim is to design and create prostheses which match as closely as possible the missing limb. As an orthotist, you'll provide splints, braces and special footwear (orthotics). Download transcript As a prosthetist, you first make a model of the area where the prosthesis will be fitted.

An important part of the work is assessing the patient and understanding what they want and need their prosthesis to help them achieve. Once the prosthesis is made, you'll fit it. Skills for Health - Home.