This Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) Clinical Dietitian position is located at VA Central Iowa's Knoxville Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC).
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Major Duties include, but are not limited to:
50% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position using a government vehicle during duty hours.
0630 Dietitian And Nutritionist
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: 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).
(a) Completed a dietetics program 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. * 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)). Grade Determinations: (1) GS-7 (a) Experience or Education. None beyond the basic requirements. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Ability to provide nutrition counseling to patients, family members and/or caregivers considering psycho-social issues and age appropriate guidelines, and to communicate effectively with other health care professionals. 2. Ability to plan and organize work consisting of multi-tasks and priorities under general supervision. 3. Basic knowledge of computer operations; software, hardware, terminology, security requirements, and capabilities. 4. Ability to synthesize nutritional assessment components to evaluate nutritional status and utilize principles of medical nutrition therapy using established practice standards and guidelines to deliver nutritional care. 5. Knowledge of basic food production and service which incorporates principles of sanitation, safety, and menu planning within a healthcare environment. 6. Knowledge of educational concepts, methods, training materials, and resources and the ability to implement existing education and training activities for Nutrition & Food Service employees. (c) Assignments. Employees at this grade are closely supervised and competency with progressively complex tasks is monitored by supervisor. Employees at this grade level serve in a career development position.
(2) GS-9 (a) Experience or Education. At least 1 year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, or education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or master's or equivalent graduate degree from an accredited university or college in the field of dietetics or closely related field. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Ability to plan and organize work of considerable difficulty and responsibility under minimal supervision. (c) For Clinical Dietitian Positions, the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities must be demonstrated: 1. Ability to participate in research and performance improvement studies. 2. Knowledge of, and ability to, apply the basic principles of enteral and parenteral nutrition support. 3. Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy in order to plan, develop, and independently coordinate medical nutrition therapy intervention, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities.
(3) GS-11 (a) Experience or Education. At least 1 year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that 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. In addition, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs: (b) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 1. Knowledge of basic investigative processes and techniques in order to participate in the design of studies, collect data, interpret findings, and translate results into written and oral communication. (c) For Clinical Dietitian Positions, the following Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities must be demonstrated: 1. Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dietetics and medical nutrition therapy for patients with complex medical conditions in order to plan, develop, and coordinate medical nutrition therapy intervention, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities. 2. Knowledge of complex areas of clinical nutrition including management of critically ill and malnourished patients, and ability to apply medical nutrition therapy to patients with multiple co-morbidities. 3. Ability to act as a mentor/consultant for health care providers including registered dietitians, dietetic interns, nurses, physicians, medical students, and allied health professionals.
References: VA HANDBOOK 5005/15 PART II, APPENDIX G20
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.
Physical Requirements:Work is predominantly sedimentary, however it does require bending, stooping, carry books and items up to 25 lbs.
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Open & closing dates: 11/08/2018 to 11/29/2018
Pay scale & grade: GS 7 - 11
Salary: $41,365 to $79,586 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time