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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 12/05/23

Applications Due12/18/23

Vacancy ID145389

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 $63108 to $80245 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Other (see below)

"Other" Explanation Flexible Full Time/Part Time with options available for up to <br />2 days of telecommuting.

Hours Per Week 40


From 12 AM

To 12 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Queens

Street Address 80-45 Winchester Boulevard, Bldg 80

City Queens Village


Zip Code11427

Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Permanent Service as a Dietitian 2


Current registration with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR) as a Registered Dietitian (RD).

Or 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.


• Monitor the Nutritional need of Individuals assigned – Develop seasonal menus tailored to the individual’s needs. Develop weekly food shopping list consistent with the menus. Help implement the concept of access to food/ individual first.
• Complete an EHR based Nutritional Assessment – including initial, quarterly etc. via the nutritional care process (NCP) for each individual based on his/her nutritional care needs, ensuring all components of the E.H.R assessment are completed.
• Do interim notes as needed.
• Attend all the meetings including Initial, quarterly, semi annuals, core etc. as needed.
• Ensure monthly weights, lab reviews as available and needed, mealtime guidelines update monthly or as needed.
• Develop training plans for employees on all three shifts in assigned areas based upon individuals' specific nutritional care needs
• Conduct daily meal rounds to ensure acceptance and tolerance of planned meals.
• Ensure completion of annual trainings for self (e trainings)
• Provide trainings to individuals - including meal planning, shopping, cooking, sanitation to facilitate / promote independent living upon discharge. Encourage participation/ involvement in shopping, cooking, cleaning etc.
• Provide training to staff – shopping, meal planning, textures, cooking, proper food safety and sanitation and other topics as needed.
• Provide nutrition care instructions to individuals and their families
• Conduct monthly sanitation inspections of kitchens and food safety update
• Supervise DSAs and FSWs on food and food safety related issues and communicate with NSA and TTL as needed
Other duties as assigned appropriate to the title.

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Additional Comments *Please note, the posted Hiring Salaries includes the sum for any special salary treatments in effect for this position for Bernard Fineson DDSO and the Downstate Adjustment ($3,026).

Please note:
• The assignment of PS&T employees will be made in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding between PEF and Bernard Fineson 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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Name Bernard Fineson DDSO Human Resources Office

Telephone 718-217-5110

Fax 718-264-3436

Email Address


Street 80-45 Winchester Boulevard

Hillside Complex -Building 80

City Queens Village

State NY

Zip Code 11427


Notes on ApplyingPlease reference the above EOA #2023-113 with job title in all correspondence
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by 12/18/2023 to:
Bernard Fineson DDSO
Human Resources Office
Hillside Complex - Bldg. 80
P.O. Box 280507
Queens Village, New York 11428-0507
OR Email to:

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