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Clinical Dietetic Technician – San Juan, Puerto Rico
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 555174Start Date: 12/29/2021End Date: 01/13/2022
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), No person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English. You must be proficient in basic written and spoken English in order to meet the requirements of this position. Because this position is located in Puerto Rico, applicants must also be proficient in basic written and spoken Spanish. The hiring facility will interview or test to evaluate the applicant’s ability to write and speak in English and Spanish. AND This position also has a basic education requirement that must be met by all applicants. Basic Education Requirement: Applicant must have successfully completed a course of study in an accredited college leading to an associate’s degree in Dietetic Technology with an emphasis in Nutrition Care or the equivalent post-secondary education. Education must have included instruction in nutrition care/diet therapy, the natural sciences (e.g. anatomy, physiology, biochemistry), social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology), food sciences, medical terminology, communications, and education. In addition, education must have included supervised field experience in a hospital or similar clinical setting. Note: Copies of pertinent transcripts (unofficial or official) must be submitted with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. AND In addition to the language proficiency and the basic education requirement, applicants must also meet the following specialized experience requirement in order to qualify. Specialized Experience: For this Clinical Dietetic Technician, GS-6, applicants must possess at least one (1) year of progressively responsible specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-5) in the field of clinical dietetic technology in which you have demonstrated successful use on the following: (1) Knowledge of human nutrition requirements in health and disease; (2) Ability to gather data from the medical record and document information pertinent to nutritional care; (3) Ability to monitor and influence the patient’s nutritional intake; (4) Ability to provide nutrition education for selected groups of patients; (5) Skill in patient interviewing and nutrition counseling; (6) Ability to interact and communicate orally with people from a variety of backgrounds; and (7) Ability to function effectively in a support position within a Clinical Dietetic section of a general medical and surgical and/or psychiatric hospital. Qualifying specialized experience includes: developing and revising nutrition care plans; interpreting significance of abnormal laboratory values related to nutritional status; performing nutrition screening, assessing meal intakes and adjusting meal plans as appropriate; providing nutrition education; communicating with patients and other health care team members regarding patients’ nutritional needs; using nutrition technology applications; and assessing the effectiveness of nutrition care plans, documenting care plans using the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) guidelines. You will be rated on the following Competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
Clinical Data Collection/DocumentationCommunicationsFood ServicePatient CareTechnical Competence IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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