Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Position Opening at usajobs.gov in Dayton, Ohio

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OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/ VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply. The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.**

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Responsibilities

This position is for a Clinical Dietitian for Nutrition & Food Services (N&FS;) at the Dayton VA Medical Center, Dayton, OH. The incumbent is the medical nutrient expert on the interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers. The Clinical Dietitian will be responsible under general supervision for using evidenced-based approaches for the planning, developing, and directing all nutritional care activities for assigned clients, the clients family and the community, including those with complex medical and nutritional needs, in a variety of settings including the Dayton VA Medical Center's main campus, any of the four Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC), located in Springfield, Middletown, Lima OH and Richmond IN. This assignment primarily includes provisions of Medical Nutrition Therapy to home bound Veterans enrolled in the Springfield Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) program, as well as Veterans at the Springfield CBOC, in outpatient clinics and classroom settings. The increasingly complex nature of the nutrition care process requires that the Clinical Dietitian have expertise in a wide range of disease entities, behavior changed strategies, nutrition-focused physical examination, nutrition-specific diagnostic, treatment modalities , nutrikinetics and drug/ nutrient interactions. He/ she will be involved in the professional practice of dietetics in accordance with policies set forth by N&FS.; Additional duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment for patients at nutritional risk;

  • Develop and implement individualized plans for medical nutrition therapy in accordance with the patients medical program goals and objectives;

  • Calculate nutritional requirements and necessary diet restrictions or food/ drug interactions;

  • Provide initial and on-going nutritional assessments of patients receiving enteral and/ or parental nutrition;

  • Evaluate and monitor the effectiveness and outcome of medical nutrition therapy interventions;

  • Evaluate achievement of learning objectives by the patient and/ or family;

  • Participate in community projects and education as needed;

  • Maintain productivity standards and practices, effective time management and prioritizing task;

  • Support performance improvement activities by participating in the development of nutritional care indicators, evaluation criteria, monitoring outcomes and initiating corrective actions.

Work Schedule: Intermittent; days and times may vary and will depend on needs.

Functional Statement Title/#: Clinical Dietitian/000000

This announcement will close once 2 qualified candidates are selected.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - May be required with use of government vehicle

Supervisory status

No

Who May Apply
This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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Requirements
Conditions of Employment
  • Must pass pre-employment examination
  • Must be proficient in written and spoken English
  • Designated and-or Random Drug Testing required
  • Background and-or Security Investigation required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.

Physical Requirements:Work is mostly sedentary, but it does require some periods of standing, walking, and bending

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
  • Completed an ACEDN accredited or approved supervised practice program
  • Registered with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
  • Must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(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:

For GS-7

(a) * Experience or Education.* None beyond the basic requirements.

(b) Assignment. Employees at this grade are closely supervised and competency in progressively complex tasks is monitored by supervisor. Employees at this grade level serve in a developmental position.

(c)* Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities. *In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs:

  1. Basic knowledge of principles and practices of dietetics and Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT).

  2. Ability to provide nutrition care utilizing the Nutrition Care Process (NCP) to patients, family members and/or caregivers considering psycho-social issues and age-appropriate, evidence-based nutrition practice guidelines.

  3. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with patients, family and/or caregiver, and other professional healthcare providers (e.g., tailoring to audience and use of medical terminology).

  4. Ability to plan and organize work consisting of multiple tasks and priorities under direct supervision.

  5. Basic knowledge of, and ability to use, current information technology operations, software, hardware, terminology, security requirements, and capabilities.

  6. Knowledge of basic food production and service for various populations which incorporates principles of sanitation, safety, and menu planning within a healthcare environment.

  7. Knowledge of educational concepts, methods, and the ability to execute existing education and training activities for Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) employees.

For GS-9

*Experience or Education.* At least one (1) year of experience at the next lower level that demonstrates the core competencies described at that level, or education equivalent to two (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:

  1. Ability to plan and organize work of considerable difficulty and responsibility, under general supervision.

  2. Knowledge of various food preparation and delivery systems within a healthcare environment.

  3. Knowledge of educational concepts, methods, training materials, and resources and the ability to develop and conduct education and training programs for NFS employees.

  4. Ability to participate in research studies and conduct performance improvement studies and document findings to evaluate staff, food, supplies, equipment, and service, in order to improve the efficiency of the operation.

  5. Knowledge of the principles and practices of clinical dietetics including NCP and MNT in order to plan, develop, and coordinate nutrition interventions, including enteral and parenteral nutrition, interdisciplinary care plans, and nutrition education activities that promote Veteran health, wellness and lifestyle management.

References: VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II, Appendix G20. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office.

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.

Additional information

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

Your application, résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.

NOTE: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* or GS-9. The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will recommend the grade and salary for new appointments. *

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Security clearance

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Required Documents

All Applicants must submit the following documents in order to ensure a complete application packet:

1. VA Form 10-2850c - Application for Associated Health Occupations (Available at http://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf) (required) 2. Resume/CV (required)**3.** Current SF-50 (required, if you are a federal employee only)

4. Transcript (required)

5. Copy of Current License (required)

6.Any other documents such as DD-214, SF-15, and etc.

Note: Failure to submit any required documents will result in ineligibility for this vacancy. You will not be contacted for more information if you fail to submit any required documents.

Please use this checklistto make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or 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 Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents:You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is 2017876.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

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  • Healthcare insurance
  • Pay and leave

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.**

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave:** Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, September 28, 2018 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

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Agency contact information
Sharita Cospy
Phone

(937)268-6511x2569

Email

SHARITA.COSPY@VA.GOV

Address

VHA Dayton VAMC Department of Veteran Affairs 4100 West Third Street Dayton, OH

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Next steps

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly.

After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/481607700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 10/11/2017 to 09/28/2018

Salary: $41,579 to $66,120 per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 07 - 09

Work schedule: Intermittent

Appointment type: Intermittent - Intermittent NTE 1 year