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. 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 visitors; Monitors flow of oxygen, replaces empty tanks, and fills personal use portable oxygen; Assists with obtaining items needed, such as dressings, linens, etc.; 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 employment. Recruitment Incentive: Not Available Relocation/PCS Incentive: 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 work schedule. 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 days.
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.