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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 02/14/23

Applications Due02/16/24

Vacancy ID124110

AgencyPeople With Developmental Disabilities, Office for

TitleDietitian 2

Occupational CategoryHealth Care, Human/Social Services

Salary Grade18

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $64651 to $81791 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 40


From 8 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Orange

Street Address 45 Waverly Place

City Middletown


Zip Code10940

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
On or before the date of filing your application, you must have:
Either 1: current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a Registered Dietitian (RD). You must indicate your RD registration number on your application.
Or 2: your New York State Education Department (NYSED) certification in dietetics-nutrition AND have completed a minimum of an additional 400 hours* of supervised dietetics practice under the supervision of a RD. You must indicate your NYSED certification in dietetics-nutrition number on your application.
* If you are qualifying under #2, the additional 400 hours required is in addition to the 800 hours of supervised dietetics practice under the supervision of an RD required for NYSED certification.
On your application you must provide the name of the institution where you obtained the additional hours; the name of your supervisor; and your supervisor's qualifications.
• Incumbent must have valid driver’s license.
Appointment to Dietician 2 position requires:
If you fail to maintain your license and/or registration once you are appointed, action will be taken to remove you from the position. A complete background investigation, including a criminal background check. All individuals appointed to Dietician 2 positions, will be required to satisfactorily complete a probationary period of 52 weeks, which begins at the time of permanent appointment. If appointed, you may be required to become an enrolled Medicare provider; obtain and provide to your employer a National Provider Identifier (NPI) number issued by the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES); and otherwise actively participate to the degree necessary to allow for your services to be billed through Medicare and Medicaid. If you are appointed and you lose the ability to bill through Medicare and Medicaid, you may be terminated from your employment.

As a Dietitian 2, you would be a member of an interdisciplinary team and provide Medical Nutrition Therapy which may include consulting with
physicians on nutrition support requests; planning and supervising the preparation of special diets and menus; maintaining safe and sanitary conditions;
and training or assisting individuals, families, and staff to plan specialized and therapeutic nutrition care plans. You may have oversight responsibility in
the service of food; assist in the instruction of students or nutrition interns in Medical Nutrition Therapy and food preparation techniques, supervise
dietetic interns and technicians; and/or supervise a small food preparation service unit.
This clinician will address the increasingly complex dietary needs of the individuals and provide critical services to maintain the health and safety of the
individuals with specific needs such as poor glycemic management of their diabetes, and other complex conditions that require more intensive, onsite,
and individualized services. We have an increasing demand for dietitians to translate and identify the accuracy and consistency around the terminology
of the diets of those discharged from hospital or rehabilitative care.
• Monitor the need of high nutritional risk individuals in their assigned area (i.e., tube feeding, pre-tube feedings, those prone to aspiration
pneumonia, multiple chopped/puree consistency diets, as well as individuals with kealoric, electrolyte, nutrient and other metabolic needs,
such as diabetes, hypertension, low body weight, renal and kidney disorders etc.).
• Complete an Annual Nutritional Assessment & Nutritional Diagnosis via the nutritional care process (NCP) for each individual based on his/her
nutritional care needs.
• Perform semi-annual nutritional review for all IRA & Willowbrook individuals.
• Perform monthly weights, lab reviews, and diet roster update.
• Develop staff training plans for employees on all three shifts in assigned areas based upon individuals' specific nutritional care needs.
• Develop seasonal menus tailored to the individual's needs.
• Conduct weekly meal observations.
• Train staff on proper food safety and sanitation.
• Provide nutrition care instructions to individuals and their families.
• Conduct annual sanitation inspections of kitchens and food safety update.
• Other duties as assigned appropriate to the title.
• Travel required.


Additional Comments *Please note, the posted Hiring Salaries includes the sum for any special salary treatments in effect for this position for Hudson Valley DDSO and the Downstate Adjustment ($1,513).

Please note:
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Hudson Valley DDSO regarding the posting of job vacancies.
• Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
• All OPWDD employees must be eligible and maintain eligibility for full and unconditional participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Continued employment will depend on maintaining eligibility.
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• Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that they need a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office at (518) 473-4785 or Email at to obtain information and RA forms.
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• OPWDD is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of inclusion. We believe that we are most effective in managing and improving our service system with a diverse team of employees. With such a large workforce, we rely on the collective individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, self-expression, ideas, and talent that our employees bring to their work. This speaks to our culture and is a key part of our successes. As we continuously recruit people for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that applicants bring in terms of their education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.

Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.

Name HVDDSO Human Resource Department

Telephone 845-947-6000 option 3, option 5

Fax 845-947-6189

Email Address


Street 7 Wilbur Rd

City Thiells

State NY

Zip Code 10984


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA # 22-075RR2 in all correspondence and submit cover letter and résumé to:

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