Dietitian (Facility Program Coordinator)

  • Full-time
  • White City, OR
  • posted August 18, 2023

Clinical Dietitian

Salary Range:

$82,830 - $107,680 per year

Starting Date:


Position Description:

Dietitians in this assignment serve as a Facility Program Coordinator leading a multidisciplinary team. They are administratively responsible for a specialty program and provide program-specific leadership, guidance and direction, technical advice, and staff development. Facility Program Coordinators have oversight responsibilities for program, policy, and procedure development, set goals, monitor, and redefine priorities and may have an active role in the fiscal management for the program.

General Description of Assigned Duties:
They direct or participate in the design of research activities or quality improvement studies, including data collection and analysis. Facility Program Coordinators have oversight of and are responsible for developing and maintaining training and reference materials. May supervise up to two people and plan, organize, delegate, direct, control and review activities and performance

Functions or Scope of Assigned Duties:
-Manages all aspects of the program for the facility, assuring local compliance with national policy and direction.
-Coordinates with the multidisciplinary team to develop local goals. Measures progress toward the goals and reports to the appropriate officials at a local, VISN and national level.
-Provides direct patient care by developing and implementing comprehensive nutrition therapy, practicing within their scope/clinical privileges.
-Serves as the professional and technical advisor for their program.
-Promotes and maintains effective working relationships with all faculty and significant parties at the national, state, and local level.
-Directs or participates in the design of studies, collects data, conducts statistical analysis, interprets findings, and translates results into written and oral communications.
-Sets priorities, delegates tasks, meets multiple deadlines, analyzes organizational problems, and develops and implements effective solutions. -Serves as a consultant and technical advisor within NFS and with other facility health care staff in evaluating health care delivery to Veterans and employees.
-Determines the continuing education needs of program staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.
- Oversees all aspects for the program, policy, and procedure development.
- Oversees development and maintenance of training and reference materials.
- Establishes and manages program goals and objectives.
- Plans and administers a program, coordinates associated activities and resources, evaluates program accomplishments, redefines priorities, problem solves, and modifies objectives.
- Takes an active role in the fiscal management for the program, identifying resource needs that may include staffing, supplies, contracts, etc.
- Maintains program information through approved social media outlets.
- May perform other related duties as assigned which are appropriate for this grade and assignment.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy.
  • Education and Supervised Practice (1) The individual must have earned a bachelor's degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university or foreign equivalent and fulfilled each of the following criteria: (a) Completed a didactic program in dietetics accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetic Education (CADE). (b) Completed an ACEND accredited or approved supervised practice program. Supervised practice programs are post-baccalaureate degree programs that provide supervised practice experiences which meet the eligibility requirements and accreditation standards of ACEND, formally known as CADE. Completion of a coordinated program in dietetics fulfills the requirements of a supervised practice program. Time spent in a dietetic internship or supervised practice program does not qualify as creditable experience.
  • Registration/Certification. All applicants 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). Advanced Level Practice Dietitians must possess a minimum of one advanced practice credential relevant to the area of practice, (e.g. Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC), Board Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition (CSR), Board Certified Specialist in Gerontological Nutrition (CSG), Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE), or Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO)).
Desired Qualifications:

In addition to the experience above, the candidate must demonstrate the following KSAs 

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and supervise a system of internal reviews and direct quality control and performance improvement studies to assure compliance with various accrediting, regulatory, and agency authorities.
  • Knowledge of the principles of program management and oversight required to develop program goals and objectives, administer and monitor program, evaluate program outcomes/accomplishments, set and redefine priorities, and implement effective solutions in processes/systems as needed.
  • Ability to act as a consultant for staff.
  • Ability to determine the continuing education needs of program staff and appropriate resources to meet those needs.
  • Ability to manage and establish program goals and objectives, plan and administer a program, coordinate associated activities and resources, evaluate program accomplishments, redefine priorities, problem solve, and modify objectives.

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

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documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/25/2023 to
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