Supervisory Dietitian (Informatics)

Richmond, Virginia
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 10, 2023
Full Time

2. Functions or Scope of Assigned Duties:
- Plans, directs, and assesses the workload and competency of all subordinate staff.
- Uses available technology to enhance the work of all employees within NFS.
- Utilizes electronic programs to produce reports, analyze data and improve personnel efficiency and productivity in the NCC.
- Independently manages VHA supported software programs and/or commercial off-the-shelf software (COTS) to support the effective management of food operations and patient meal services.
- Enters and maintains ingredient information, recipes, nutritional information, and menus into the technology package.
- Oversees the technology used for meal production, meal service and temperature control.
- Leads a menu committee.
- Ensures recipes are standardized.
- Costs out recipes and assures they are within budgetary constraints.
- Creates and revises menus, considering VA established guidelines, policy, patient preference, and religious and cultural considerations.
- Signs menus indicating they are approved by a registered dietitian.
- Completes nutrient analyses of regular and modified menus and ensures menus follow required diet guidelines.
- Develops and maintains training and reference materials for the NCC.
- Manages productivity reports for the NCC.
- Completes audits for the NCC, determining action plans when results require corrective measures.
- Coordinates and supports downtime procedures for the NCC, ensuring procedures remain up to date.
- Coordinates all aspects of training related to computer systems, menus, and informatics for NFS employees.
- Collaborates with the clinical nutrition section and leadership to ensure the enhancement of the Veterans dining experience.
- Supports patient satisfaction within NFS.
- Serves as a department Automated Data Processing Application Coordinator (ADPAC) between administration, food services, clinical staff, and the Office of Information Technology (Ol&T) regarding clinical information system processes.
- Manages and updates the service SharePoint site.
- May perform other related duties as assigned which are appropriate for this
grade and assignment.

3. Supervisory Controls:
The Supervisory Dietitian (Informatics), GS-11 reports directly to a Supervisory Dietitian, GS-12 or above and functions independently for all professional and technical aspects of their position.
-The incumbent is responsible for planning and organizing their own work, coordinating with staff and management personnel as appropriate. Work is reviewed for technical adequacy and conformance with VHA procedures and practices.
-They provide the supervisor with annual performance objectives, periodic activity reports, including recommendations for modifying operations for improved metrics. The incumbent ensures regulatory controls consistent with VHA, JC, OIT and other regulatory body standards.

4. Qualification Requirements:
Meets the qualification standards for the Supervisory Dietitian (Informatics), GS-11 as
defined in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, GS-0630.

Work Schedule: 8:00AM - 4:30PM - Monday - Friday
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Functional Statement #: PD013500
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job.
  • 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.
  • 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.


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.
  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) or Registered Dietitian (RD) - 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).
Current VHA Dietitians that qualify based on being covered by the Grandfathering Provision may not be promoted to a higher grade if they do not meet the current RDN/RD requirements.

Grade Determinations: All individuals assigned to this occupation must meet all the basic qualification requirements above in paragraph 4 and all basic qualification requirements defined in the specific assignment. All positions must be designated in one of the approved title or parenthetical title, as described below and duties must meet the definition of the assignment:

Preferred Experience: Meets the qualification standards for the Supervisory Dietitian (Informatics), GS-11 as
defined in VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, GS-0630.

Physical Requirements: The work required does not inherently include any physical requirements essential for successful job performance that could not otherwise be performed with accommodation or workplace adjustment. A pre-placement physical examination is not required.


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: . 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: .

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Additional information

Receiving 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.

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 .

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