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Job Title: Dietitian
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Loma Linda, CA
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 09/16/2020
Expire Date: 11/05/2020
Job Categories: Education, Information Technology, Counseling, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Applicants pending the completion of educational or certification/licensure requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met.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: 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 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)). May qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision as described in the VA Qualification Standard for this occupation (only applicable to current VHA employees who are in this occupation and meet the criteria). Grade Determinations: GS-11 Dietitian (Full Performance Level) Experience or Education. At least 1 year of experience as a registered dietitian equivalent to the next lower grade 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 to the experience listed above, the candidate MUST demonstrate the following KSAs: (these KSAs must be demonstrated in your resume to receive credit toward qualifying for this series and grade level). Knowledge of best practices in the dietetics profession and in scientific literature, including knowledge of research methods, study design, data collection, interpretation of findings, and translation of results into nutrition practice. Ability to comply with various accrediting, regulatory , and agency authorities. Ability to develop and maintain a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies References: VA Handbook 5005 reference/80 Part II Appendix G20 The full performance level of this vacancy is GS 11. Physical Requirements: The Clinical Dietitian must be able to move around the facility up to 4 hours daily, stand up to 2 hours daily, as well as sit at a workstation. Must be able to carry light items (5pounds), examples: books, manuals, laptop computers, body fat analysis tool, etc. Must be able to transfer items to a cart and occasionally push a light cart (audio visual equipment), portable metabolic cart. Must be able to verbally communicate, read, write and use computer keyboards without impairment. May be over 5 hours daily. Hearing (with aid permitted) and near vision correctable at 13" or 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4 are also required Interact with ill patients, in an environment where individuals may have communicable diseases. Mentally stable and physical demeanor/skills to work counsel patients that could have significant mental illness as well as be able to work with patients with physical handicaps.
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