The VISN 3 QA Manager Dietitian is responsible for the QA program for the centralized food production unit and subsequent service of those foods to patients at all receiver sites. This dietitian provides professional and management support, which includes planning, implementing and directing quality assurance and food safety programs throughout the VISN.
You may be eligible to apply for the Education Debt Reduction Program if funds are available.
1. Manages a comprehensive program to measure compliance and overall achievement in
providing food production. Manages the performance improvement and quality control programs.
Develops, monitors, and ensures compliance with local, VISN, and VHA performance measures
2. is responsible for developing all policies and procedures that measure quality of centralized
commissary as well as food services for the receiver sites.
3. Evaluates the current food production and service system in relation to patient satisfaction and
makes recommendations to the VISN Food Service Director for areas to improve or requiring
4. Assesses quality of work produced , qualified product taste panels, safety and sanitation
programs, Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point Program (HACCP), infection control program,
menu review and other quality improvement monitors. Implements changes based on above
monitors and systematic internal and external reviews to assure compliance with all regulatory
agency requirements (i.e. Joint Commission (JC), American Dietetic Association (ADA), Food
Code and specific VHA guidelines.
5. coordinates the menu planning and implementation processes for the VISN. Assures that all
menus meet the nutrition requirement as established in the Diet Manual, budgetary standards,
production limitations, and food delivery system needs.
6. prepares routine reports on a quarterly basis to compile food reviews, taste panels and patient
satisfaction presents findings to managers with recommendations for improvement.
7. Integrates customer service, including patient satisfaction and stakeholder support, into the
8. As part of site visits participates in local sensory evaluations as well as taste panels, meets
with other staff and patient groups as necessary to discuss the quality of foods served. Refers
plating and recipe issues to the test kitchen dietitian and or site manager for follow up action.
9. Evaluates equipment issues as part of routine work, reports and tracks any issues and makes
specific recommendations for replacement. Participates in weekly multi service reviews of
equipment. Tracks equipment issues.
10. Monitors food wastage through expiration, discards due to quality or safety issues assists in
tracking causative factors as well as common problems that affect wholesomeness of foods.
Report waste on spreadsheet weekly.
11. Monitors contract and in house pest control programs works with EMS to monitor outside
12. Monitors purveyors who supply food and supplies to the centralized commissary works with
them to assure their adherence to HACCP plans as well as any issues identified by Commissary
or receiver sites.
13. Coordinates all recall efforts from internal or external sources in relation to food safety.
14. Maintains all MSDS information assuring that the commissary has updated information.
Reviews employees issued PPD's for appropriateness also verifies equipment such as eyewash
stations to assure they are in working order.
15. Participates in facility, and VISN committees as assigned
16. Conducts testing of food samples on premises and preparing samples for offsite labs.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fi nancial Disclosure Report: Not required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Conditions of Employment
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/16/2019.
IMPORTANT: A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
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This position is in the Excepted Service and does not confer competitive status.
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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, r sum , C.V., and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect consideration for employment.
NOTE: The Professional Standards Board (a peer-review group) will review the selected candidate's education and experience and recommend the grade and salary at which the candidate will be placed. For internal selectees eligible for promotion, the board will recommend grade and HR will determine step in accordance with policy.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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.
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