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1 Georgia Department of Public Health Dietetic Internship Update Dietetic Internship Update Presentation to: Nutrition Services Directors Presented by: Rhonda Tankersley, MPH, RD, LD Date: July 2014

2 A Healthy and Safe Georgia DPH Vision DPH Mission To prevent disease, injury, and disability; promote health and well being; and prepare for and respond to disasters.

3 Workforce/Career Track Data Collection –Information for all districts through July 2012 –Collection tool revised –Used to maintain1 pager for Nutrition Collected and used in workforce legislative advocacy efforts Provides current picture of PH nutrition workforce by credential and degree Provides information on vacancy rate and turnover HRA Workforce Report Resource –http://doas.ga.gov/News/Lists/News/Attachments/265/FY14_WF Report.pdfhttp://doas.ga.gov/News/Lists/News/Attachments/265/FY14_WF Report.pdf

4 Job Code Changes Dietitian/Nutritionist (WL) –HCP 021 in proposed system –Requires BS in Nutrition with Verification Statement –Requires two years experience providing nutrition care Dietitian/Nutritionist 1 – HCS 020 in proposed system – Revised for short term use – Job responsibilities & performance standards and minimum qualifications must be entered by DOAS as needed

5 70018 Job Code Use Department of Administrative Services, the Temporary solution ( please complete the following steps): –Complete the posting entry of your vacancy as usual (yes, the old title and requirements will appear…just ignore them) –Place your posting on HOLD – DOAS and advise that your posting is up and on hold and we will manually override the career.gov system and update your posting to reflect the requirements for the entry level nutritionist job. –If there is anything other than the title and the min qualifications that need to be changed, please include (or attach) a copy of what it should read

6 Dietetics Practice Update Dietetics Credential UpdateDietetics Credential Update: –NDA (Nutrition and Diet Associate) tabled –Replaced with NDTR (Nutritionist Dietetic Technician Registered) BS degree from ACEND accredited DPD can sit for DTR exam Distinguishes the BS prepared DTR from the AS prepared DTR requirements-for-dietetic-technicians-new-pathway-iiihttp://www.cdrnet.org/program-director/registration-eligibility- requirements-for-dietetic-technicians-new-pathway-iii

7 Internship Update Accreditation –Reduced accreditation term granted 18 month accreditation period June 30, 2015 –Additional monitoring and reporting required Progress report due April 17, 2015 July 2015 decision expected

8 Internship Update –Graduated 10 Interns in August of 2014 –Yearly First Time Past Rate 1 intern from the graduating class of 2013 took the test in January and did not pass 9 interns from the graduating class of 2014 have taken the test and 9 have passed 1 interns have not yet tested

9 First Time Pass Rate by Year

10 Interns Testing by Year

11 Internship Update Interns and Rotations –11 interns began the program August 2014 –Over mid-way through Community Rotation –Food Service rotations secured and preceptor training in process –Clinical rotations tentative –Added LTC rotation for all interns –Three CHOA slots for 2015 –Affiliations Added for Community 6 School Food Service 8 Clinical - pending

12 Internship Update Competition for Clinical Preceptors –18 Distance Internships –12 Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway (ISPP) –4 Alabama Internships –7 Georgia Internships –5 North Florida Internships Efforts –Preceptor Appreciation –Site Visits –High Quality Interns –Early Planning –Increase Site Variety

13 Focus Areas Test Success for former GDPH Interns –Updated materials –Testing strategy –Study “Coach” Facility and Preceptor Recruitment –Contacts via NSD’s and Alumni –Rebuilding bridges

14 Internship Update Next Steps for 2015 –DI “Open House” Information Sessions December 19, 2014 January 9, 2015 –District Vetting –Application March 31, 2015 –Interview Early May 2015 –Selection Late May 2015

15 THANK YOU


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