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Job Title: Clinical Dietitian
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 05/18/2019
Expire Date: 06/17/2019
Job Categories: Education, Information Technology, Restaurant and Food Service, Counseling, Medical
Job Description
Clinical Dietitian
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/23/2019. . 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. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 United States Code 7402 (d). Applicants must be verified with the Commission on Dietetic Registration, as licensures will be updated prior to expiring. Bachelor's degree from a United States 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).(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. 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 fulfill the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.(c) 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 (1) 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: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates. GS-7 Dietitian (Entry Level) - (a) Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements, with the exception of completing an accredited dietetic internship and being Registered Dietitian Nutritionist eligible by the time to enter the position (Graduated but have not yet passed a registration exam & have not yet registered with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics). (b) Assignment. Employees at this grade are closely supervised and competency in progressively complex tasks. GS-9 Dietitian (Developmental Level) - (a) Experience or Education. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or master's degree from an accredited university or college in the field of dietetics or closely related field. (b) Assignments. Employees at this grade level serve in clinical dietitian positions. It is expected that they receive guidance from higher-level or supervisory staff members. Employees at this grade are under general supervision. Progressively complex tasks are monitored by supervisor. Employees at this grade level serve in a developmental position. GS-11 Dietitian (Full Performance Level) - (a) Experience or Education. At least 1 year of experience as a registered dietitian equivalent to the next lower grade level, or education equivalent to 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university or college in the field of dietetics or closely related field. (b) Assignment. Employees at this grade level serve as staff dietitians at the full performance level. Registered dietitians are responsible for independently planning, developing and directing all nutrition care activities (e.g., food service and/or clinical nutrition). Registered dietitians serve as important members of the interdisciplinary team of care providers, and focus on offering exceptional nutrition care and guidance to optimize health. Registered dietitians work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, outpatient centers, residential treatment programs and patient homes. They are responsible for using evidence-based approaches to develop menus, counsel patients and provide nutrition care. References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, Dietitian Qualification Standards GS-0630 and the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/dietition-and-nutritionist-series-0630/. The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. The actual grade at which an applicant may be selected for this vacancy is in the range of GS-07 to GS-11. Physical Requirements: Most of the work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office setting, however there will be occasional exposure to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces in the kitchen environment and temperature changes when entering walk in refrigeration or freezing units. Work Environment: Most of the work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office setting, however there will be occasional exposure to hot liquids, sharp cutting blades, hot working surfaces in the kitchen environment and temperature changes when entering walk in refrigeration or freezing units.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/533198600?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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