Announcement closing date extended to obtain additional applications.
This vacancy announcement will remain open until filled and may be closed if vacancies are filled.
Applications will be referred as needed.
Work Schedule: Schedule alternates between the hours of 5:00 a.m.
- 7:30 p.m.; Rotating Weekends & Holidays.
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
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: (1) 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: (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 fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program.
Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.
(2) 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: 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 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)).
Preferred Experience: Working in a hospital clinical setting or hospital food service setting (The hospital food service is preferred but lack thereof does not preclude applying).
Grade Determinations: Applicants must possess at least 1 year of experience as a registered dietitian equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11).
In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following 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 determine the continuing education needs of staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.
5. *Knowledge of human resource management principles and the ability to manage/supervise, i.e., plan, organize, delegate, direct, control, review activities of groups of subordinates.
6. *Ability to direct and supervise food service and production with focus on customer acceptance and budgetary guidelines to include principles of menu planning, food purchasing, delivery schedules, and ability to estimate food quantities.
Specialized Experience that is directly related to this position includes: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience in private industry or federal service equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for Dietitians.
Examples of specialized experience would include, but are not limited to: Working in a hospital clinical setting or hospital food service setting (The hospital food service is preferred but lack thereof does not preclude applying).
References: VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, Dietitian Qualification Standard.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-12.
Physical Requirements: This work is performed in the kitchen areas where steam and heat from dish washing equipment and cooking may cause uncomfortable temperatures and humidity.
The work area is well lighted buy may be noisy from food service activities, and there is danger of slipping on floors where food or beverages have been dropped.
Work in the kitchen has the potential for exposure to hot liquids, sharp items such as knives, hot working surfaces and extreme temperature changes such as entering walk-in refrigerators or freezers.
Communicating is also required throughout the work day.
Hearing (with aid permitted) and near vision correctable at 13" or 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 are also required.