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Dietitian – Wichita, Kansas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 463645Start Date: 06/02/2021End Date: 06/18/2021
Applicants must meet all the requirements of the position prior to the closing date of this announcement. 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: 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: 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). 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. All applicants applying for the GS 11 full-performance level 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). NOTE: Applicants applying for the GS 7 and GS 9 will have two years from the time of appointment to get their CDR registration. English Language Proficiency. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d). Grade Determinations: Resume must support and demonstrate your experience as outlined below. No assumptions can be made. GS-07 Experience or Education: None beyond the basic requirements. AND In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Basic knowledge of principles and practices of dietetics and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT). Ability to provide nutrition care utilizing the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) to patients, family members and/or caregivers considering psycho-social issues and age-appropriate, evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with patients, family and/or caregiver, and other professional healthcare providers (e.g., tailoring to audience and use of medical terminology). Ability to plan and organize work consisting of multiple tasks and priorities under direct supervision. Basic knowledge of, and ability to use, current information technology operations, software, hardware, terminology, security requirements, and capabilities. Knowledge of basic food production and service for various populations which incorporates principles of sanitation, safety, and menu planning within a healthcare environment. Knowledge of educational concepts, methods, and the ability to execute existing education and training activities for Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) employees. GS-09 Experience or Education: At least one 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. AND In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Ability to plan and organize work of considerable difficulty and responsibility, under general supervision. Knowledge of various food preparation and delivery systems within a healthcare environment. Knowledge of educational concepts, methods, training materials, and resources and the ability to develop and conduct education and training programs for NFS employees. Ability to participate in research studies and conduct performance improvement studies and document findings to evaluate staff, food, supplies, equipment, and service, in order to improve the efficiency of the operation. Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dietetics including NCP and MNT in order to plan, develop, and coordinate nutrition interventions, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities that promote Veteran health, wellness and lifestyle management. GS-11 Experience or Education: At least one 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. AND In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: Knowledge of best practices in the dietetics profession and in scientific literature, including knowledge of research methods, study design, data collection, interpretation of findings, and translation of results into nutrition practice. Ability to comply with various accrediting, regulatory, and agency authorities. Ability to develop and maintain a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies. Knowledge of computer software programs relative to food service systems. Knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition care and the treatment of complex cases in clinical settings in order to develop, implement and coordinate best practices in the dietetics profession (e.g. assessment, diagnosis, intervention, monitoring and evaluation). Knowledge of best practices in areas of clinical nutrition and the ability to apply nutrition interventions to patients with multiple co-morbidities. Ability to act as a consultant for health care providers including dietetic interns, nurses, physicians, etc. Please include responses to the KSAs in your application resume’ so we can accurately qualify you.If the experience is not detailed in your resume, then it is recommended to update your resume and/or include a separate document that speaks to the above list of KSAs as applied to your experience. Quality of Experience. Experience is only creditable if it is post-registration experience as a registered dietitian directly related to the position to be filled, i.e., the clinical dietitian must have relevant clinical nutrition healthcare experience; the food service system dietitian must have relevant food service system management experience. Qualifying experience must also be at a level comparable to dietetic experience at the next lower level. References: VA Handbook 5005 Part II Appendix G20 Physical Requirements: Requires intermittent walking and standing for up to 50% of the tour and possibly driving to Veteran’s homes in rural areas. Moderate lifting 15-44 lbs. and moderate carrying 15-44 lbs. is routinely done. Intermittent daily use of computer and electronic medical record requires rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously. This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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