Nature And Nurture: Sports Nutrition Jobs
There are different kinds of sports nutrition jobs that you can apply for. But, you must be applying for these jobs because you are truly interested in helping others, primarily athletes, and also interested in sports nutrition in general, and not just because you are desperately need of a job.
If you are great with personal relations and always has a smile on your face, then you can use that smile in facing your customers as a sales representative.
This sports nutrition job is an opportunity for you that makes you responsible for looking for buyers for your company’s product line of products that are mainly prescription for adults and oral nutrition. But it would be best to do so in your company’s territory hospitals, long term care facilities and companies that regard home care.
If you really want this sports nutrition job so bad, then you can try to be an ideal candidate. Being an ideal candidate does not mean that they will be the only ones that can be accepted, but if you are an ideal candidate, then you are advantaged to have an edge, compared to others who have none.
You can be an ideal candidate if you have a four year degree in nutrition, so what is preferred is a registered dietitian. But still, you can have a minimum of a one year of experience in a field clinic and also to some outside sales experience that are prior to your application.
You can also be a full time clinical dietitian. To be one, you must be interdisciplinary, inviting and involved. Why? It is because this is the kind of environment you will experience as you serve a nutritionist, a mentor or as a counselor to the patient’s families and to the patients themselves.
As a full time clinical dietitian, you will be ensuring your patient that his or her nutritional needs are being met. So you have to assure your patient that there is nothing to worry about.
You must also document the nutritional status of each of the patient that is under your observation. Also provide your patient and his or her family with counseling or education about that certain patient’s status and the various operations or assessments that will take place.
To be able to have this sports nutrition job, you must serve as one of the members of that hospital’s interdisciplinary health care team. And also, you should also lead in nutrition in-services.
To be able to be more successful in this sports nutrition job in your bag, you can be a registered dietitian with the commission on dietetic registration. You should also have the ability to work independently, without any supervision, but if supervision is needed, then at least only in seldom situations.
You should also have skills in prioritization and communication. Also, as much as possible, you should be bilingual so that patients will not have a hard time understanding you. And also, you will be much more preferred for this sports nutrition job if you have already had two years of acute care experience.
If you cannot offer yourself to being a clinical dietitian for twenty four hours, then you can be a part time clinical dietitian.
You have to join the hospital’s interdisciplinary team environment because this kind of environment will connect you with the patients and also with their families. You also have to be registered and a licensed clinical dietitian to be able to avail of this sports nutrition job, ranging from ventilator or pulmonary, long term intravenous antibiotic or wound care and rehabilitation and neurological recovery.
So basically, this sports nutrition job requires strong nutrition support skills.
Sports nutrition jobs also offer a clinical nutrition manager. With this sports nutrition job, you will have to manage a team of three diet technicians and also one diet clerk, and all of you belong to a one hundred eight bed nursing facility.
You will also complete clinical activities that include querterlies, assessments, annuals, MDS, RAPS and care plan meetings. Not only that, but a clinical nutrition manager also participates as an active member of the management team regarding food service development.
These are only few of the sports nutrition jobs that you can apply for. Having a sports nutrition job is not all about meeting the bigwigs, or taking care of the superstars, but it is about helping other people recover, or if not that, help speed up the recovery.