Health Technician (Dietetic)
The Defense Health Agency, National Capital Region Medical Directorate (NCR-MD) is the future of Military Medicine- a partnership in World Class Medical Healthcare. The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Dilorenzo Clinic and the Joint Pathology Center, provide world class medical services to the nation's service members and their families.
About the Position:
Applicant will provide nutrition care primarily for 2-3 assigned wards, and will cover all wards when pulling weekend duty; hospital wards include Internal Medicine, General Surgery/Orthopedic, Behavioral Health, Traumatic Brain Injury, Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric, Maternal & Infant care, Telemetry, Intensive Care (surgical, medical, pediatric). Applicant will work closely with 2 other Health Technicians (Dietetic), sharing one office area. Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of walking and standing, and is sedentary at times. Work requires the daily use of a computer and telephone.
Incumbent will review the electronic medical record of patients on assigned wards, complete a bedside interview of each patient, and document the assessment in the patient's medical chart/electronic medical record. Incumbent will confer with ward dietitian about the ongoing care of assigned patients, and refer to the dietitian as medically appropriate. Incumbent may also initiate and calculate calorie counts, and provide general nutrition or drug-nutrient education. Incumbent will enter appropriate information (i.e. likes, dislikes, allergies, nourishment) in Computrition® nutrition software program.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
- Not Required
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least 1 year of specialized experience that demonstrated your ability to perform the work of the position, specialized experience is described as: providing food, nutrition and/or dietetics services; answering calls; providing effective customer service; and operating computerized systems in a medical treatment facility. These examples are typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-05).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
- Care Management
- Computer Skills
- Oral Communication
- Technical Competence
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Tier 3 (T3) security clearance.
- This position requires the incumbent to have tuberculosis testing.
- This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program.
- This position has a mandatory seasonal influenza vaccination requirement and is therefore subject to annual seasonal influenza vaccinations.
- This position requires rotating shift and holiday work.