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Dietitian Chief

Company: Veterans Health Administration
Location: Providence
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryThis Chief Dietitian position is located in the Nutrition and Food Services at the Providence, RI location. This position is a Full-Time position at 40 hours per week. Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates07/01/2022 to 07/22/2022Salary$124,851 - $162,305 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 14HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Providence, RI1 vacancyRemote jobNoTelework eligibleNoTravel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanentWork scheduleFull-time - Monday-Friday. Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm.ServiceExceptedPromotion potentialNoneJob family (Series)0630 Dietitian And NutritionistSupervisory statusYesSecurity clearanceNot RequiredDrug testNoPosition sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low RiskTrust determination processCredentialingSuitability/FitnessAnnouncement numberCBTD-11558198-22-TANControl number663303400HelpThis job is open toFederal employees - Competitive serviceCurrent or former competitive service federal employees.Federal employees - Excepted serviceCurrent excepted service federal employees.Internal to an agencyCurrent federal employees of this agency.Clarification from the agencyCurrent permanent employees of the Providence VA Medical Center Nutrition and Food Services.VideosHelpDutiesThe duties include but are not limited too: Establishes organizational structure and guidelines, performance standards, reporting requirements and defines the lines of authority and supervisory controls necessary and essential in carrying out the mission of the service.Provides leadership and guidance to ensure that all diverse activities of the staff are closely coordinated in order to achieve an effective integration of the key elements of patient care, education, training and research.Oversees the coordination of policy and procedure for nutrition care of veterans in the continuum of care and in a multidisciplinary model.Assures that all policies and procedures are incompliance with VA manuals, Central Office Guidelines, N program guides, VISN guides, professional guidelines and JCAHO standards.Develops and administers a human resource management program for all employees that maximizes staff performance and job satisfaction and supports labor-management cooperation.Develops and implements staffing and position management goals that will support high quality food service, complex clinical nutrition care and constantly promote effective manpower utilization.Develops and administers a budget management program that provides for the effective utilization of available financial resources, adequate monetary controls and budget estimates based on accurate and applicable data.Plans and justifies an annual budget for subsistence, supplies and personnel costs.Develops and directs a performance improvement program to continually monitor major functions of N for quality and appropriateness of nutritional care.Assures that the performance improvement program is in compliance with applicable standards established by OSHA, HACCP, VHA, JCAHO and other reviewing agencies.Provides leadership to N, which consists of professional and non-professional staff. Provides direction and presents conclusions and recommendations to staff at departmental meetings.Directs personnel management program for the service by making decisions on all personnel actions including selections, promotions, reassignments, retention, and recommendations for adverse actions.Reviews cases, documents and takes disciplinary action for employees with poor performance records and those involved in service disciplinary actions.Assures that locally available educational funding and any other funding available for staff education are effectively utilized for the benefit of the medical center and the maximum development of N staff.Recommends training to improve efficiency of work force and increase manpower utilizations using personal observation and employee surveys.Coordinates the extent and type of formal clinical nutrition-related research and investigative studies, which are administrative, metabolic or clinical in nature.Assures that new information / nutritional advancements are incorporated into daily practices and procedures which ensure continued improvement in services provided. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday. Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm. Compressed/Flexible: Not Authorized. Telework: Not Authorized. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Functional Statement #: Position Title/Functional Statement #:Dietitian Chief/PD000000 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentYou must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.Must be proficient in written and spoken English.You may be required to serve a probationary period.Subject to background/security investigation.Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.Must pass pre-employment physical examination.Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP).Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. QualificationsApplicants 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: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).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. Grade DeterminationsGS-14 Service Chief: (a) 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. (b) Assignment. For all assignments above the full performance level, the higher-level duties must consist of significant scope, complexity (difficulty), and range of variety, and be performed by the incumbent at least 25% of the time. Employees at this level serve as the chief of NFS at VA medical centers that are Complexity Level 1a (high complexity) facilities, and which are affiliated, tertiary care health care systems. Service chiefs have full responsibility for managing and supervising all phases of NFS operations. The chief has the ultimate responsibility for the practice and provision of NFS. Service chiefs plan, develop, organize, direct, manage, supervise, control, implement and evaluate programs for the service. They have overall responsibility to ensure proper coordination between care delivered by NFS and the overall delivery of healthcare within the facility/facilities. The chief is a member of the senior leadership team providing advice for integrated care programs for a diverse Veteran population with multiple diagnoses, and other needs. The chief is involved in management planning to achieve medical center, VISN, and national goals. (c) Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs and demonstrate the potential to acquire the assignment-specific KSA designated by an asterisk. Preferred Experience:Ability to perform, under administrative direction, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, work of unusual difficulty and responsibility.Ability to plan and coordinate activities covering a broad range of nutrition and other programs.Ability to serve as a recognized expert to provide authoritative advice and coordination of nutrition care programs that may encompass multiple medical centers, including consolidated facilities or departments.References: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005/80, Part II, Appendix G-20 Dietitian Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. The position is above the full performance level.EducationIMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on 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. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.Additional informationReceiving Service Credit or 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status. 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. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. Due to COVID-19, VA is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement. Management officials will provide information about returning to the official, pre-pandemic worksite, when applicable. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework depending upon the terms of your organization's telework policy and the duties of the position. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.Read moreHelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou 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, r--sum--, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment. 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. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.HelpA 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. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility 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.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:LicenseProfessional CertificationResumeSF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations can be found at: https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-2850c-fill.pdf. The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklistto ensure you have included all documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), etc.Cover LetterLicenseOF-306VA Form 10-2850cProfessional CertificationResumeSF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionTranscriptIf 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 fromschools 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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