Dietitian

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Provide personal RD services as described within this TO PWS and within scope of practice as defined by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The work is performed in coordination with the SRT2P team at designated FORSCOM locations and in MTF. The RD shall report to the BN SRT2P Coordinator.

Please specify what location you are applying to:
 
1. Camp Atterbury, Indiana 
 
2. Fort Riley, Kansas 
 
3. Fort Knox, Kentucky 
 
4. Fort Polk, Louisiana 
 
5. Fort Bragg, North Carolina 
 
6. Fort Drum, New York 
 
7. Fort Bliss, Texas 
 
8. Fort Hood, Texas 
 
9. Joint Base - Lewis-McChord, Washington

DESCRIPTION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree with four years of experience or Master’s Degree with two years of experience from a college or university accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) or completion of a Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) accredited by the ACEND or completion of a post- Baccalaureate degree Dietetic Internship Program of supervised practice (for a minimum of 1200 hours) accredited by ACEND.

  • Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support (5.2.3): RDs shall have and maintain BLS with AED certification. The American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers is the only program accepted. BLS recertification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing under this contract.

  • Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD). The contractor can request a waiver to COR and TOKO for individuals who do not possess a CSSD but meet all other qualifications. Those individuals must obtain the CSSD certification within six months at no cost to the Government.

  • Possess current registration as a Registered Dietitian from the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and a current, active, valid, and unrestricted state license in any of the 50 Unites States, the District of Colombia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DESCRIPTION OF TASKS

  • The RD will be required to observe BN specific training events (e.g., shooting ranges, obstacle courses, combatives training). Be physically able to hike in austere environment and terrain (i.e. rocky, no running water, no shelter, no bathroom, no climate control, inclement weather, loud, smoky) while carrying their own backpack with necessary supplies. Be physically able to lift and manipulate loads and weight plates up to 45 pounds.

  • Function as an integrated member of a BN-based, multi-disciplinary team focused on optimizing military mission readiness and performance through medical availability and task specific performance by providing and facilitating force health protection in support of military operations and patient/casualty care.

  • Provide and perform the following services in support of FORSCOM’s SRT2P.

  •  Attend BN physical training sessions in order to assess physical demands, determine the nutritional requirements, and make recommended plan to the SRT2P team on nutritional strategies to improve physical performance.

  • Screen, assess, conduct, and interpret body composition for individual Soldiers and BNs.

  • Assess body composition through circumference measurements IAW Army Regulation 600-9, Army Body Composition Program and other public health guidelines.

  • Interpret results within context of Army regulations, public health guidelines and scientific literature for the achievement and maintenance of foundational health and optimal task and environment specific performance.

  • Assess and interpret energy intake, energy expenditure, and hydration results within context of Army regulations, public health guidelines and scientific literature for the achievement and maintenance of foundational health and optimal task and environment specific performance.

  • Make individual Soldier and BN group recommendations, based on assessment and BN METL and WTBD for expected nutritional demands. Synchronize recommendations with the BN military training plan/calendar in context of lifestyle and organizational culture.

  • Order appropriate biochemical and physiological tests IAW Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics practice guidelines, sports nutrition best practices, and as privileged by the local MTF. Interpret results in the context of foundational health; chronic disease and condition prevention; optimal task-specific physical performance; and injury control, illness rehabilitation, reconditioning, and recovery.

  • Provide medical nutrition therapy and, as needed; coordinate with MTF based Nutrition Care Providers.

  • Perform nutrient analysis of dietary intake using computer programs and published dietary data.

  • Translate current public health guidelines and BN commander’s physical performance guidance into nutrition education through print, electronic, and BN approved social media platforms that are tailored to the organizational culture and size of the BN.

  • Develop and conduct education sessions to individuals and groups of various sizes (up to 500+) with or without audiovisual aides.

  • Integrate nutrition education into SRT2P team education sessions that are synchronized and integrated with the BN military training plan/calendar.

  • Conduct nutrition training sessions for BN fitness leaders, Nutrition Care Specialists (68M), Combat Medics (68W), Culinary Specialists (92G) and other Soldiers to standardize nutrition messages across the BN in accordance with current evidence-based practice standards, practice guidelines, and scientific nutrition research.

  • Conduct nutrition training sessions for BN medical providers, SRT2P team members, logistics and training leaders, chaplains, and BN leadership through established and novel BN training forums.

  • Recommend and integrate nutrition strategies with SRT2P team functions that support military operations and training events.

  • Provide RD supplies and equipment recommendations to the SRT2P team for approval by BN SRT2P Coordinator. Provide feedback to SRT2P team regarding RD supplies and equipment utilization and needs.

  • RDs shall participate in periodic and routine meetings with the SRT2P team to review and evaluate the nutrition services provided to Soldiers, discuss medical issues of concern that affect safe and appropriate Soldier care, identify existing problems, identify opportunities to improve delivered care, and provide recommendations for corrective action.

  • RDs shall in accordance with Army Regulation 40-66, Medical Records Administration and Health Care Documentation, document in the Soldier’s official electronic health record any encounter involving the observation, treatment or care of a medical condition. A medical condition is defined as any condition that has a corresponding ICD code (e.g. rhabdomyolysis, dehydration, anemia, etc.). The documentation shall occur on a daily basis and includes subjective history, objective findings, assessment, and plan of care with short-term and long-term goals for all encounters. The documentation shall also include the appropriate ICD codes and CPT codes for the services provided. The RDs will document a sufficient amount of electronic health records to maintain privileges at the supporting MTF.

  • The RD shall furnish data and reports, and make all records available for contract surveillance review as requested by the BN SRT2P Coordinator. The reports/data are considered government property and shall be maintained at the local site. Data to be submitted to BN SRT2P Coordinated include, at a minimum: non-clinical data encounter count, data summaries, education briefs, and logs and/or incident reports. The reports and/or data shall be provided on format required at the local site.

  • Participate as a contributing member of the SRT2P team on issues related to body composition, nutrition environment, fueling, and nutrition status for optimal performance, rehabilitation and recovery.

  • Conduct RD-specific equipment, product, and literature reviews to assist SRT2P team in incorporating emerging best practices.

  • Participate in peer review at their supporting MTF IAW OTSG/MEDCOM Policy Memo 16-073 Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Peer Review Process and IAW Army Regulation 40-68.

  • Attend and participate (i.e. answer questions, provide updates/presentations, receive Commander’s intent) in meetings with other SRT2P team members and BN leadership as requested and/or required. It is the RD’s responsibility to review meeting notes/information from the meeting if not present.

  • Ensure safe and effective operation of equipment used for patient/Solider care and contribute to a safe working environment.

  • Attend and follow mandatory Government training in accordance with Army regulations, MTFs and BN policies.

  • Perform clinical, administrative, and other tasks, within the RD scope of the practice and in line with the designated roles of the BN SRT2P team members.

  • Collect and report data as requested/required by the BN SRT2P Coordinator.

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