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Clinical Dietitian
FRANKLIN WV 26807
Category: Manufacturing
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Job code: lhw-e0-89823731

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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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  Job posted:   Fri May 18, 2018
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Clinical Dietitian
* Duties
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## Duties
### Summary
This position requires providing in-home Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) to Veterans enrolled in the Home Based Primary Care Program within the Franklin West Virginia and Petersburg West Virginia areas. The Clinical Dietitian is the medical nutrition expert responsible for independently planning, developing and directing routine and non-routine care activities for assigned Veterans, including those with complex medical and nutritional needs. The Clinical Dietitian is responsible for using evidence-based approaches to counsel patients and to provide exceptional nutrition care to optimize health. S/he supports the facility's mission and coordinates nutrition care with other health care providers, the Veteran, the Veteran's family and the community. The increasing complexity and specialization in nutrition requires that the Clinical Dietitian have expertise in a wide range of disease entities, treatment modalities and drug/nutrient interactions. The Clinical Dietitian in this position is expected to possess knowledge of the principles and practices of nutrition care in the treatment of complex cases in order to independently implement best practices. S/he is expected to translate current research into nutrition practice and to address routine and non-routine situations as they arise.
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### Responsibilities
**Work Schedule:** To Be Determined
**Duty Locations:** The Veterans Administration Franklin Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 91 Pine Street, Franklin West Virginia 26807 & the Veterans Administration Petersburg Community Based Outpatient Clinic, 15 Grant Street, Petersburg West Virginia 26847
**Financial Disclosure Report:** Is Not required
### Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
##### Supervisory status
No
##### Promotion Potential
11
* #### Job family (Series)
0630 Dietitian And Nutritionist
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* Requirements
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## Requirements
### Conditions of Employment
* You must be a U.S. Citizen
* 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 a background investigation/security investigation
* Local travel is required - a State issued Driver's License is required for this position
### Qualifications
**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.
* English Language Proficiency: Dietitians must be proficient in spoken and written English as required by 38 U.S.C 7402 (d).
* Applicants must have earned a minimum of a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or Foreign Equivalent.
**Part-Time Experience.** Part-time experience as a registered dietitian is credited according to its relationship to the full-time workweek. For example, a registered dietitian employed 20 hours per week, or on a half-time basis, would receive 1 full-time work week of credit for each 2 weeks of service.
**Grade Determinations.** In addition to the basic requirements for employment, the following criteria must be met when determining the grade of candidates.
**GS-7 Dietitian (Entry Level) -**
(a) **Experience or Education.** None beyond the basic requirements, with the exception of completing an accredited dietetic internship and being Registered Dietitian Nutritionist eligible by the time to enter the position (Graduated but have not yet passed a registration exam & have not yet registered with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics).
(b) **Assignment.** Employees at this grade are closely supervised and competency in progressively complex tasks.
**GS-9 Dietitian (Developmental Level) -**
(a) **Experience or Education**. At least 1 year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade level or education equivalent to 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or master's degree from an accredited university or college in the field of dietetics or closely related field.
(b) **Assignments.** Employees at this grade level serve in clinical dietitian positions. It is expected that they receive guidance from higher-level or supervisory staff members. Employees at this grade are under general supervision. Progressively complex tasks are monitored by supervisor. Employees at this grade level serve in a developmental position.
**GS-11 Dietitian (Full Performance Level) -**
(a) **Experience or Education.** At least 1 year of experience as a registered dietitian equivalent to the next lower grade level, or education equivalent to 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited university or college in the field of dietetics or closely related field.
(b) **Assignment.** Employees at this grade level serve as staff dietitians at the full performance level. Registered dietitians are responsible for independently planning, developing and directing all nutrition care activities (e.g., food service and/or clinical nutrition). Registered dietitians serve as important members of the interdisciplinary team of care providers, and focus on offering exceptional nutrition care and guidance to optimize health. Registered dietitians work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, outpatient centers, residential treatment programs and patient homes. They are responsible for using evidence-based approaches to develop menus, counsel patients and provide nutrition care.
**References:** VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G20, Dietitian Qualification Standards GS-0630 and the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Group Coverage Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions -data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/dietition-and-nutritionist-series-0630/.
The full performance level of this vacancy is GS-11. Title of Functional Statement: Nutrition and Food Services, Martinsburg, West Virginia (Hybrid Title 38), Clinical Dietitian GS-11.
### Education
**IMPORTANT:** 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: 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: -visitus-forrecog.html.
### Additional information
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
United States Citizenship Required; non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
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.
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.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application
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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, C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE:**Applicant's education and experience will be reviewed by a Professional Standards Board and utilized in determining the grade and salary of the applicant selected. The recommended salary may be at any point in the range listed for this vacancy.
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.
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### Background checks and security clearance
##### Security clearance
Not Applicable
* Required Documents
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## Required Documents
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
* Resume
* A currently completed, signed and dated (within the opening and closing dates of this announcement) VA Form 10-2850c Application for Associated Health Occupations -10-2850c-fill.pdf
* A legible copy of your education transcripts or certificate of foreign equivalency must be submitted with your application
* A legible copy of your current valid & unexpired Driver's License (front and back)
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this to 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, documentation to support Veterans Preference or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).
* A copy of your valid unexpired Commission on Dietitics Registration (if applicable)
#### 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. Learn more about federal benefits.
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 full questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on the closing deadline, in order to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS 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 USA JOBS account, , 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 USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
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### Agency contact information
### Nikia Blackwell
##### Phone
(304) 263-0811 X6205
##### Email
NIKIA.BLACKWELL@VA.GOV
##### Address
Martinsburg VA Medical Center
510 Butler Avenue
Martinsburg, WV
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### Next steps
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. 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. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. 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 USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Information regarding your application status can be found at
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## Fair & Transparent
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.
* Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
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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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#### Legal and regulatory guidance
* Financial suitability
* Social security number request
* Privacy Act
* Signature and false statements
* Selective Service
* New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/499454500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
*Open & closing dates:* 05/15/2018 to 05/31/2018
*Salary:* $19.82 to $38.13 per hour
*Pay scale & grade:* GS 7 - 11
*Work schedule:* Part-Time - 20 Hours
*Appointment type:* Permanent

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