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Job Title: Clinical Dietitian
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Fayetteville, NC
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
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Job Description
Clinical Dietitian
  • Establishes and maintains a continuous and systematic process of curriculum development, assessment, review, revision, evaluation and implementation of the weight management program at the FVAMC.
  • Assures local compliance to the VHA Weight Management Program Directive. Areas that fall outside of compliance will be assessed and brought into compliance. Tracks data as it relates to MOVE/Weight Management in the facility.
  • Formulates new or revised facility and or departmental policy relating to weight management.
  • Serves as a weight management specialist and resource for Nutrition and Food Service (NFS) throughout the.VISN and facility.9 6. Acts as resource person for Nutrition & Food Service Central Office, Washington, D.C. on weight management program policies and projects.
  • Promotes health through weight management to facility employees.
  • Participates in agency operational or planning meetings, public briefings, or other formal or informal settings to publicize weight management program accomplishments and to solicit resources or other forms of support and cooperation necessary to ensure program success.
  • Utilizes effective written and oral communication skills to promote and maintain effective working relationships with all faculty and significant parties at the national, state and local level.
  • Knowledge of more complex investigative processes and techniques in order to direct or participate in the design of studies, collect data, conduct statistical analysis, interpret findings, and translate results into written and oral communications.
  • Ability to set priorities, delegate tasks, meet multiple deadlines, analyze organizational problems, and develop and implement effective solutions.
  • Performs, under general administrative supervision with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, work of high complexity, patient load and responsibility.
  • Serves as a consultant within the nutrition and food service and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to patients.
  • Plans and coordinates activities covering a broad range of the nutrition and food service programs at individual or multiple sites.
  • Coordinates and directs the MOVE staff in a professional manner.
  • Conducts regular meetings with MOVE staff. Keeps minutes of the meetings.
  • Maintains up-to-date program information accessible through web sites. Develops materials for the MVAMC intranet site as it relates to Weight Management for Veterans and staff.
  • Teaches weight management classes for Veterans and staff. Keeps track of data and monitors trend information for reporting.
  • Counsels patients in an inpatient and outpatient setting to promote health and wellness through weight control. Takes into account the individual and modifies the plan according to the patient individual needs.
  • Incorporates technology into the development of course content and learning opportunities for the participants in the weight management program.
  • Remains up-to-date in areas impacting the direction and administration of the MOVE program.
  • Initiates individualized plan for continuous professional development.


Work Schedule: 8:00 AM -4:30 PM and Occasional Saturday

Financial Disclosure Report: Not requiredBasic Requirements:
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
Education and Supervised Practice. (1) The individual must have earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent and fulfilled each of the following criteria:(a) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic education (CADE). (b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. (2) Individuals who have earned college and/or university degrees outside the United States and its territories also must have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service to determine if their degree is equivalent to a degree granted by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Validation of a foreign degree does not eliminate the need for verification of completion of didactic program, dietetic internship, or coordinated program requirements. The completion of ACEND didactic program requirements and at least a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent are necessary for eligibility to enter an ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
Registration/Certification. All applicants must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Advanced Level Practice Dietitians must possess a minimum of one advanced practice credential relevant to the area of practice, (e.g. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR), Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), or Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO)).


Grade Determinations:
Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. The dietitian program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities but is responsible for broad program management. The program coordinator has full responsibility for managing and may supervise all phases of a specialty facility program, such as the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans, which falls under the umbrella of a larger program such as Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP). Coordinators of a more complex facility program, such as HPDP, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), virtual or Telehealth care, at a Complexity Level 1 or 2 medical center would also be in this category. These individuals are responsible for the overall technical and administrative oversight of the nutritional care program operations within their program area. The program coordinator develops, organizes, directs, manages, controls and may supervise. The individual plans and develops policies, procedures and goals, and implements and educates staff on applicable VHA directives, handbooks, or other policies. The program coordinator has overall responsibility for planning, assessing, and evaluating programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by the program and overall delivery of healthcare within the facility.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs and the potential to acquire the KSAs and/or demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
1. Ability to develop, maintain, and supervise a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies to assure compliance with various accrediting, regulatory, and agency authorities.
2. Knowledge of the principles of program management and oversight required to develop program goals and objectives, administer and monitor program, evaluate program outcomes/accomplishments, set and redefine priorities, and implement effective solutions in processes/systems as needed.
3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
4. Ability to determine the continuing education needs of program staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.
5. Ability to manage and establish program goals and objectives, plan and administer a program, coordinate associated activities and resources, evaluate program accomplishments, redefine priorities, problem solve, and modify objectives.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005 PART II APPENDIX G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard GS-630 Veterans Health
Administration. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy GS-12

Physical Requirements: This position requires intermittent walking and standing for up to 50% of the tour, routinely carrying written/reference materials. Some of the work is sedentary, involving nutritional plans, research and reports. Use of computer keyboard and mouse to access patient data and record patient encounters is a frequent part of the work and happens intermittently during the day. Moderate lifting: 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying: 15-44 lbs. Use of fingers, both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Hearing (aide permitted); Mental and emotional stability, Whisper voice; Environmental factors: Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working closely with others, and working alone.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Cerficiation and License
  • Resume
  • Transcript

Must be uploaded........VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: http://www.va.gov/vaforms/search_action.asp?FormNo=2850&tkey=&Action=Search.

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)
  • Cerficiation and License
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Requirements:
U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
English Language Proficiency. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d).
Education and Supervised Practice. (1) The individual must have earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent and fulfilled each of the following criteria:(a) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic education (CADE). (b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. (2) Individuals who have earned college and/or university degrees outside the United States and its territories also must have their transcripts evaluated by a foreign transcript evaluation service to determine if their degree is equivalent to a degree granted by a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Validation of a foreign degree does not eliminate the need for verification of completion of didactic program, dietetic internship, or coordinated program requirements. The completion of ACEND didactic program requirements and at least a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college/university or foreign equivalent are necessary for eligibility to enter an ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
Registration/Certification. All applicants must be registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Advanced Level Practice Dietitians must possess a minimum of one advanced practice credential relevant to the area of practice, (e.g. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR), Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), or Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO)).


Grade Determinations:
Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level.
Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. The dietitian program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities but is responsible for broad program management. The program coordinator has full responsibility for managing and may supervise all phases of a specialty facility program, such as the MOVE! Weight Management Program for Veterans, which falls under the umbrella of a larger program such as Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP). Coordinators of a more complex facility program, such as HPDP, Home Based Primary Care (HBPC), virtual or Telehealth care, at a Complexity Level 1 or 2 medical center would also be in this category. These individuals are responsible for the overall technical and administrative oversight of the nutritional care program operations within their program area. The program coordinator develops, organizes, directs, manages, controls and may supervise. The individual plans and develops policies, procedures and goals, and implements and educates staff on applicable VHA directives, handbooks, or other policies. The program coordinator has overall responsibility for planning, assessing, and evaluating programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by the program and overall delivery of healthcare within the facility.

Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs and the potential to acquire the KSAs and/or demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSAs designated by an asterisk (*):
1. Ability to develop, maintain, and supervise a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies to assure compliance with various accrediting, regulatory, and agency authorities.
2. Knowledge of the principles of program management and oversight required to develop program goals and objectives, administer and monitor program, evaluate program outcomes/accomplishments, set and redefine priorities, and implement effective solutions in processes/systems as needed.
3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
4. Ability to determine the continuing education needs of program staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.
5. Ability to manage and establish program goals and objectives, plan and administer a program, coordinate associated activities and resources, evaluate program accomplishments, redefine priorities, problem solve, and modify objectives.

References: VA HANDBOOK 5005 PART II APPENDIX G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard GS-630 Veterans Health
Administration. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy GS-12

Physical Requirements: This position requires intermittent walking and standing for up to 50% of the tour, routinely carrying written/reference materials. Some of the work is sedentary, involving nutritional plans, research and reports. Use of computer keyboard and mouse to access patient data and record patient encounters is a frequent part of the work and happens intermittently during the day. Moderate lifting: 15-44 pounds; Moderate carrying: 15-44 lbs. Use of fingers, both hands required; Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously; Near vision correctable at 13" to 16"; Far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and 20/40 in the other. Hearing (aide permitted); Mental and emotional stability, Whisper voice; Environmental factors: Slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working closely with others, and working alone.
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