Department Of Veterans Affairs Saginaw , MI 48601
This is an internal job announcement. Current permanent Aleda E.
Lutz employees, current permanent VA employees from another facility, and current permanent employees from another Federal Agency MUST apply under this announcement. An external announcement will open on 10/09/18 with the announcement number CBBV-10303765-18-CR. Veterans Preference is not used on internal announcements. If you wish to apply using your Veterans Preference, you may also apply under the external announcement as well.
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The Clinical Dietitian is the medical nutrition expert responsible for independently planning, developing and directing all nutritional care activities for assigned clients, including those with complex medical and nutritional needs. He/she supports the facility's mission and coordinates nutritional care with other health care providers, the client, the client's family and the community.
Clinical nutrition is complex with increasing specialization. The Clinical Dietitian's expertise is specific to diagnosing nutrition problems and the nutrition ramifications of disease entities and medical treatment modalities. Assessment methodologies such as, identifying physical signs of malnutrition, drug/nutrient interactions/depletions, and assessment of intake and nutrient losses are critical skills used by Clinical Dietitians. Duties include but are not limited to:
Develops and implements an individualized plan for medical nutrition therapy in accordance with the patient's medical program goals and objectives.
Documents in the medical record, the education materials provided, the care plan determined by the provider and the patient, an assessment of the patient's comprehension level to the education given and the expected compliance.
Assists in achieving compliance with regulatory agency standards, including state, federal, and Joint Commission standards.
Schedules appointments in accordance with current guidelines, assuring that patients that are 50% or more service connected, Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF / OIF), or appointments for a service connected condition are scheduled within 30 days of the desired appointment date specified by the patient or clinician, or added to the Electronic Wait List (EWL) if no appointment slots are available.
Supports Performance Improvement activities by participating in the development of nutritional care indicators, evaluation criteria, collecting continuous quality improvement data, monitoring outcomes and initiating corrective actions.
Work schedule: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Monday through Friday)
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement Title: Clinical Dietitian
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not Required
HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment
Must be proficient in written and spoken English
Subject to a background/security investigation
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
The Clinical Dietitian position requires intermittent walking and standing for up to 50% of the tour.
Carrying normal amounts of written reference materials is routinely done. Occasionally, duties may require the movement of audio-visual equipment charts and arrangement of classroom areas. Some of the work is sedentary, involving nutrition 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.
Selected applicants may be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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.
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. 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)).
Exception. Non-CDR registered applicants who otherwise meet the minimum qualification requirements may be appointed, pending CDR registration, as a temporary full-time graduate dietitian under 38 U.S.C. 7405(a)(1)(B). In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7405(c)(2), this appointment may not exceed 2 years.
Applicants appointed under this exception must provide care under the supervision of a registered dietitian at or above the full performance level. Applicants who fail to obtain CDR registration during this temporary full-time appointment may be terminated. The exception only applies to positions at the GS-7 and GS-9 level. For grade levels at or above the full performance level the candidate must be registered with the CDR.
English Language Proficiency. Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 740 (d).
Grade Determinations: In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met.
Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA's) based on your application for this position: Please make sure that each is addressed in detail in the body of your resume. A list of the KSA's can be found at the link below.
Please refer to: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard.
Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard.
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-7 to GS-11.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.