Minimum Qualifications Transfer Qualifications: Any permanent Dietitian 2
Promotional Opportunities: Anyone currently reachable on the Civil Service List.
Provisional Appointment: In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the minimum qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next scheduled Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained.
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.
Duties Description PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Determines and monitors the nutritional status for each individual assigned.
• Observes mealtime, which may involve travel to a variety of locations
• Provides nutrition care instructions to individuals, families, family care providers, food and nutrition staff and other health care professionals.
• Maintains system for documenting information in an individual’s medical record. Documents appropriate information on diet history, food intake, caloric and other nutrient requirements, drug-nutrient interaction, and existing disease states.
• Writes and approves menus and subsequent substitutions or changes.
• Provides discharge counseling to individuals/families.
• Participates as a member of the interdisciplinary treatment team.
• Attends case conferences for the individuals assigned.
• Collects data and analyzes laboratory results with other pertinent information to complete nutrition assessments
• Makes recommendations to the team for the maintenance or improvement of individuals nutritional status.
• Visits community-based homes to provide consultation on nutrition, menu planning, sanitation, food preparation, etc.
• Requests supplies, materials and equipment.
• Conducts inspections of food preparation area to ensure compliance with State and Federal standards
• Presents new recipes and new products to staff.
• Plans and conducts in-service training as well as NEO training
• Integrates cultural, religious, and ethnic foods in the planning and delivery of balanced meals
• Monitors food expenditures
• Maintains assessments and diet order in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) System.
• Travel required (with use of state vehicle)
• Other duties as assigned.
Additional Comments Will cover Hamilton County Houses and Hosley Houses
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.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit cover letter and résumé by December 19, 2023 to:
2445 State Route 30
Tupper Lake, NY 12986
Phone: (518) 359-4150
Fax: (518) 359-4161
Please reference the above EOA # 23-164 in all correspondence.
• For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
• 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.
• OPWDD IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
• 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 Division of Administration Central Office at (518) 486-7222 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain information and RA forms.
• Position may be eligible for Loan Forgiveness via the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program:
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