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Job Title: Dietitian
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/10/2017
Expire Date: 01/09/2018
Job Categories: Healthcare, Other, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Quality Control, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Dietitian

The RD/CSR is responsible for the medical nutrition therapy of highly complex inpatient and outpatient Veterans at VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System requiring specialized nutrition interventions for acute or chronic kidney disease, under treatment by kidney transplantation, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, or other modalities. The work includes planning and conducting renal nutrition education for multiple types of medical professionals, interns and students of VA Salt Lake City Healthcare System. Administrative and quality management improvement duties are required. This individual is involved in planning, executing and/or evaluating clinical nutrition research.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Functional Statement Title/#: Advanced Level Practice Registered Dietitian/Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition

Basic Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education. The individual must have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, and fulfilled each of the following criteria:
  1. Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  2. Completed a ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
  3. Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.).
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; religions; 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.

Grade Determinations: Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs:
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/systems as needed.
3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
4. Ability to mentor and educate peers and other multidisciplinary team members in complex issues, procedures and practices.
5. Ability to make presentations on topics regarding food, nutrition and health issues.
6. Ability to make high level decisions with a focus on delivering patient care and achieving program outcomes.
7. Ability to contribute to evidence analysis process to affect practice and identify and create new practice opportunities.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
Physical Requirements: Light lifting under 15 pounds, light carrying under 15 pounds, use of fingers, walking (4 hours), hearing (aid permitted), good distance in one eye and ability to read printed size type written material (glasses permitted), slippery or uneven walking surfaces, work around moving objects or vehicles, and working closely with others.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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

  • Resume


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), documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).

  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • KSA's
  • 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
Basic Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education. The individual must have earned a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university, and fulfilled each of the following criteria:
  1. Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
  2. Completed a ACEND accredited supervised practice program.
  3. Passed a national examination administered by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing branch of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (A.N.D.).
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; religions; 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.

Grade Determinations: Experience. Completion of 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly related to the position being filled, and must fully meet the KSAs at that level. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following technical KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment specific KSAs:
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/systems as needed.
3. Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
4. Ability to mentor and educate peers and other multidisciplinary team members in complex issues, procedures and practices.
5. Ability to make presentations on topics regarding food, nutrition and health issues.
6. Ability to make high level decisions with a focus on delivering patient care and achieving program outcomes.
7. Ability to contribute to evidence analysis process to affect practice and identify and create new practice opportunities.

References: VA Handbook 5005/15 Part II Appendix G20 Dietitian Qualification Standard This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.
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