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Nutritionist

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Pinon
Posted on: May 3, 2021

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Summary

This position is located within the Chinle Service Unit, Pinon Health Center, Clinical Services, Diabetes Program, Pinon, AZ. The purpose of this position is to provide technical assistance in nutrition planning, implementing and evaluating outpatient care, education and prevention with special emphasis on family-oriented education of diagnosed diabetes.

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Responsibilities

This position is being announced concurrently under Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP) and Merit Promotion Plan (MPP) procedures Please review vacancy announcement number IHS-21-CH-11007794-ESP/MP; for eligibility requirements. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

  • Deliver nutritional services to the community and clinics as part of a comprehensive health program.
  • Participates in development and modification of treatment programs through a team approach.
  • Conduct nutritional assessment of clients.
  • Develops nutritional care plans consistent with cultural, social and physiological requirements.
  • Plans for and participates in group teaching and training of clients to expand services and increase public awareness of diabetes control and prevention.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

9

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Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Form required.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

The selected individual is required to obtain and maintain medical staff clinical privileges, including any licensure requirements. If privileges are not obtained or maintained during employment, the employee will be subject to adverse actions, up to and including removal from Federal service.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.

You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.

Qualifications

To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Individual Occupational Requirements

Applicants must meet one of the following requirements for all grade levels:

Bachelor's 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 (ACEND), 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) (formerly American Dietetic Association (ADA) prior to January 1, 2012) in effect at the time of graduation.

Completion of a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists.

Professional registration as a Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).

NOTE: Applicants who have completed a coordinated undergraduate program, internship, or other clinical component approved by AND (formerly ADA) for dietitians or nutritionists; or applicants who possess professional registration as a Registered Dietitian or Registered Dietician Nutritionist meet the requirement for GS-7.

NOTE: Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: Assessed, counseled and educated the community on food and nutrition needs at long term care facilities, hospitals, community/public health facilities, nutrition programs, business and research; interpreting food and nutrition legislation; consulting with health care professionals and communities to establish, improve, and maintain quality nutrition; professional knowledge of dietetic principles, practices and procedures and knowledge of food service management, education and training methods of professional standards and requirements; provided in-service training to staff and provided nutritional instruction to patients and allied health personnel.

GS-07: 1-year of graduate-level education or superior academic achievement and/or 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-05.

GS-09: 2-years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree and/or 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-07.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Education

For positions requiring positive education requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: https://www.ed.gov/accreditation

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Saint George , Nutritionist, Other , Pinon, Utah

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