This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT in support of COVID-19
operations. The initial cut-off date for referral of eligible
applications will be March 30, 2021 and applicants will be referred
on an 'as needed' basis. NOTE: Announcement will remain open until
no longer needed but no later than April 30, 2021.
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The Health Care Aid may be permanently or temporarily appointed
on an intermittent, part-time or full-time schedule in support of
VA facilities across the Nation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Duties consist of, but are not limited to:
- Maintains safe and sanitary environment for
inpatients/residents, staff and visitors;
- Follows infection control procedures;
- Maintains safe environment for patients, staff and
- Monitors flow of oxygen, replaces empty tanks, and fills
personal use portable oxygen;
- Assists with obtaining items needed, such as dressings, linens,
- Provides a range of personal care as needed to include bathing,
toileting, hair and nail care, and dressing in personal clothing
while maintaining privacy and dignity of inpatient/resident;
- Maintains inventory control as needed;
- Performs a range of clinical support duties which may include
taking vital signs, recording vital signs and reporting deviations
to the RN.
Work Schedule: A variety of work schedules are available; Work
schedule will be determined upon selection. NOTE: May be expected
to work rotating weekends and holidays.
Pay Schedule: The salary range listed in this announcement is a
Base-Line Salary for a full-time work schedule. Starting salary
will be set based on locality (which may include a special pay rate
depending upon location), as well as FT, PT or Intermittent
Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Certain locations are deemed
as 'Hard to Fill' and 'may' offer Recruitment Incentives, but such
an Incentive is not guaranteed.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses: Not Available
NOTE: The salary listed represents full-time employment and will
be prorated based on the actual number of hours worked each
pay-period. Likewise, employees not working on a full-time basis
will have benefits and time-off accrual prorated and based on their
Intermittent appointment is defined as non-fulltime employment
in which employees serve under an excepted or competitive service
appointment without a regularly scheduled tour of duty.
Intermittent positions offer health insurance only if the employee
is expected to work at least 130 hours per month for at least 90
0640 Health Aid And Technician
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
- Subject to a background/suitability investigation
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- May serve a probationary period
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
English Language Proficiency: Applicants appointed to direct
patient care positions must be proficient in [both] spoken and
written English as required by 38 U.S.C. 7402(d), and 7407(d).
Experience: Six (6) months of general experience. General
Experience is defined as (1) any type of work that demonstrates the
applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or (2)
experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or
processes of the broad subject area of the occupation.
Education: Applicants may substitute education for the
experience required. Successful completion of one (1) year, beyond
high school, of study that included study in medical, health or
related fields. If qualifying based on education, a transcript
should be submitted with your application.
Combination: Applicants may qualify based on a combination of
education and experience. The total qualifying experience is taken
as a percentage of the 6 months' experience required; qualifying
education is taken as a percentage of the 1 year education
substitution. When added together, the total percentage must equal
at least 100 percent to qualify.
To calculate, first identify the percentage of required
education you have earned (when substituting, you cannot use the
first 60 semester hours that you earned). Then identify the
percentage of required experience you possess. Add the two
percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent
to qualify at the GS-03. For example, an applicant who has 9
semester hours of graduate level education (i.e. 50% of graduate
education required) and 6 months of creditable specialized
experience (i.e. 50% of the required experience) would equal 100%
of the required experience for the position A transcript must be
submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of
your qualifications on education.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including
volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace
Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;
philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).
Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and
skills and can provide valuable training and experience that
translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for
all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE
WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
Physical Requirements: Duties require extensive periods of
standing and walking. Working with residents requires regular and
recurring bending, lifting (not to exceed 35 pounds), reaching,
carrying, stooping, stretching and similar activities.
If qualifying based on education, a transcript should be
submitted with your application.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that