Dietitian

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 30, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Dietitian, you will be:
  • Conduct nutritional assessments in a timely fashion including dietary history and laboratory test for each patient to accurately assess metabolic needs.
  • Review the prescribed diet. Make nutrition calculations, tailor the diet to the patients individual needs.
  • Conduct patient nutrition education, both on an individual basis and through group classes.
  • Assist the Chief Dietitian in planning, scheduling and coordinating the functions of the Clinical Nutrition Section including budget management and menu planning, food quality control and service, safety and sanitation, and investigative studies in these areas for improving the efficiency of operations and the quality of services.
  • Keep abreast of current developments in the field of foods and nutrition management, and attend professional meetings to maintain professional credentials.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment



The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.
Key Requirements:
  • Please refer to "Conditions of Employment."
  • Must be U.S. Citizen or U.S. National


  • Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    For the GS-11 level, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 level. Specialized experience includes: Directs specialized activities of the food service management administrative function in food quality control, food safety/sanitation, and dietetic services.
    Examples:
    Conducting nutritional assessments including dietary history and laboratory test for each patient to accurately assess metabolic needs OR
    Conducting nutritional education OR
    Developing or modifying teaching materials OR
    Ensuring provision of acceptable and nutritionally adequate meals for all residents with established budgetary and ration allowances.

    AND

    Bachelors or graduate/higher level degree in the fields of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The educational program must have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For dietitian positions, the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AND Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for dietitians or nutritionists. Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

    AND

    Completed a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for dietitians or nutritionists.

    AND

    Registered as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)


    The work involves long periods of moving about the work unit. Work requires regular and recurring standing, bending, lifting, stooping, stretching, lifting and repositioning Residents. Must use proper body mechanics when lifting objects and use lift equipment for Residents. The work may require considerable and strenuous physical exertion, such as lifting objects greater the 50 pounds or defending oneself against physical attack.

    Education

    Education Requirements: Bachelors or graduate/higher level degree in the fields of dietetics, food, nutrition, food service management, institution management, or related science. The educational program must have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained. For dietitian positions, the curriculum must have been in accordance with the qualifying requirements established by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics AND Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics for dietitians or nutritionists. Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

    The education generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions .

    Additional information

    As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the AFRH, if after November 22. Vaccines can be provided by AFRH. AFRH will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    - This is a non-bargaining unit position.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    -Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 . Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    - Pass a pre-employment physical examination. An OF-178 , Certificate of Medical Examination will be required if selected for this position. DO NOT SUBMIT AT TIME OF APPLICATION.
    - Selectees will be subject to the AFRH Tuberculosis Surveillance Program.
    - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    - Because the AFRH's mission requires uninterrupted, direct human support and medical care for its Residents, this position is considered essential for continuing AFRH operations. Therefore, the incumbent is expected to arrive for duty on time, as scheduled, and to complete the assigned tour during emergency situations such as hazardous weather.

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