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Job Title: DIETITIAN (Whole Health - Program Coordinator)
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Education and Library, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Information Technology, Quality Control, Medical
Job Description
DIETITIAN (Whole Health - Program Coordinator)
Duties include but are not limited to:
  • integrating many nutrition therapies centered around whole foods, supplements and spirit/mind and body modalities in very personalized therapies;
  • providing whole person primary care and a continuum of care;
  • functioning independently and may serve as only nutrition provider within satellite clinic;
  • assisting Physicians/Physician Extenders with providing appropriate therapeutic nutrition care;
  • providing nutrition care appropriate to the cognitive, emotional and chronological maturation needs of the adult (18 -65 years) and older adult (66 years or older) patients;
  • supporting facility's mission;
  • coordinating and integrating clinical functions with other sections and services;
  • assessing plans and evaluating functional clinical nutrition program to ensure proper coordination between delivery of functional clinical nutrition services and the overall delivery of health care;
  • ensuring compliance with internal and external regulatory authorities; etc.

Work Schedule: M-F; 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (Subject to change, based on the needs of the organization)
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

For all assignments above the full performance level, higher-level duties consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and are performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. A dietitian program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities but is responsible for broad program management. Program coordinator has full responsibility for managing and may supervise all phases of a specialty facility program. These individuals are responsible for overall technical and administrative oversight of the nutritional care program operations within their program area. Program coordinator develop, organize, direct, manage, control 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. Program coordinators have overall responsibility for planning, assessing, and evaluating programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by the program and overall delivery of healthcare.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education and Supervised Practice: 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); and (b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. Supervised practice programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of ACEND, formally known as CADE. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.
  • Registration/Certification: 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).
  • Creditable Experience for GS-12 Program Coordinator: Must have completed one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade-level and demonstrated the following KSAs and demonstrated 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 and/or systems as needed.
  • 3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
  • 4. Ability to determine the continuing education needs of 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.
  • 6. *Ability to manage/supervise, i.e., plan, organize, delegate, direct, control, review, activities of the program and groups of subordinates
References: VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II, Appendix G20 - Dietitian Qualification Standard

Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform portions of the work. However, there is periodic walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as medical records, food trays, instructional material, books and manuals. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

None

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

  • 10-2850c
  • Resume
  • SF-50 (required only for all current and former federal employees)

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
  • OF-306
  • 10-2850c
  • 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

For all assignments above the full performance level, higher-level duties consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and are performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. A dietitian program coordinator may or may not have supervisory responsibilities but is responsible for broad program management. Program coordinator has full responsibility for managing and may supervise all phases of a specialty facility program. These individuals are responsible for overall technical and administrative oversight of the nutritional care program operations within their program area. Program coordinator develop, organize, direct, manage, control 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. Program coordinators have overall responsibility for planning, assessing, and evaluating programs to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by the program and overall delivery of healthcare.

Basic Requirements:

  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education and Supervised Practice: 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); and (b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. Supervised practice programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of ACEND, formally known as CADE. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.
  • Registration/Certification: 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).
  • Creditable Experience for GS-12 Program Coordinator: Must have completed one (1) year of experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade-level and demonstrated the following KSAs and demonstrated 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 and/or systems as needed.
  • 3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
  • 4. Ability to determine the continuing education needs of 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.
  • 6. *Ability to manage/supervise, i.e., plan, organize, delegate, direct, control, review, activities of the program and groups of subordinates
References: VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II, Appendix G20 - Dietitian Qualification Standard

Physical Requirements: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform portions of the work. However, there is periodic walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as medical records, food trays, instructional material, books and manuals. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
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