This position works in the Nutrition Communication Center (NCC) as the NCC Coordinator located in the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (ECHCS). The employee works with Nutrition and Food information and is responsible for maintaining the systems and resolving issues related to the N&FS systems as they arise throughout the medical center. To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR): Specialized Experience (for positions at GS-4 and above): Positions in this series range widely in type and include support duties to medical or health personnel such as audiologists, speech pathologists, medical officers, and optometrists. Therefore, technician experience is experience that required application of the knowledge, methods, and techniques of the position to be filled. Specialized Experience for GS-06: You must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-05) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include but are not limited to: Resolving IT issues related to the Food Service System and other programs. Developing and updating nutrition information on menu items served. Making changes and updating menus and recipes. Creating electronic reports. Providing training for employees on computer systems and security issues. There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level. 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. ["This is an open-continuous announcement. The announcement will remain open until there is no longer a need. There will be multiple cut-off dates used to consider applications for referral to the selecting official. The first cut-off date to consider applications for referral to the selecting official will be January 26, 2022, with subsequent cut-off dates every two weeks. Eligible applications received after that date will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled. Duties include but are not limited to: Resolves information technology issues related to integrating various systems and software applications. Develops and updates nutrient database through analysis of menu items. Performs computer system updates as needed to ensure efficiency and accuracy of the system.Edit Item Troubleshoots and resolves electronic and paper menu issues. Makes menu/recipe changes and updates food service systems. Ensures that all recipes are standardized and costed. Applies knowledge of modified diet therapies and medical nutrition therapies for health and a wide variety of disease states. Serves as liaison between patients, healthcare staff and the department. Conducts data collection and analysis, corrective action and prepares reports for the purpose of performance improvement activities. Consults with clinical nutrition staff to resolve issues pertaining to tray tickets and modified/special diets. Contacts external computer contractors when unable to resolve issues with commercial off-the-shelf computer applications/programs. Develops training plans that pertain to food safety and sanitation, standard operating procedures, customer service, etc. Evaluates training needs and establishes training schedules of mandatory and nonmandatory topics. Develops and conducts department orientation for new staff. Provides training to employees on computer systems and security issues. Work Schedule: Varying hours, Sunday - Saturday, 05:00am - 08:pm-Including Holidays and weekends. Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician (Dietetic)/ 99861-S Physical Requirements: Routine work requires repetitive motion activities of the hands and fingers for extensive phone, keyboard and computer mouse use, standing and sitting for extended periods of time, intermittent/non-strenuous ambulation around all areas of the medical center, and carrying light items such as papers, books, portable scales, and food trays. Occasionally, duties may require the movement of audio-visual equipment and/or classroom area organization and driving an automobile."]
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