DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 002) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4). To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. GS-03 grade level: Six months of general experience in any type of work that demonstrates the applicant's ability to perform the work of the position, or experience that provided a familiarity with the subject matter or processes of the broad subject area of the occupation. OR Applicants may substitute education for the experience required for the GS-03 level: Successful completion of one year of study that included study in medical, health, or related fields. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. OR Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-03 level. To calculate, first determine the percentage of the 6 months' experience required; then determine the percentage of the one year of education that meets the requirement. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED. 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-3. 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. ["Major duties include, but are not limited to: Greets patients and visitors in a pleasant and courteous manner. Provides information and directions to patients and visitors including assisting with physical transportation of Veterans within the hospital and clinics. Provides transportation of Veterans to clinic appointments including general wayfinding. Answers calls politely and courteously, providing what is being requested in a timely manner. Assists patient with miscellaneous needs such as directions for service needs, waiting room, etc. Performing removal of Reusable Medical Equipment (RME) from patient room post use, and following correct procedures for cleaning and red bin removal. In room cleaning of non-removable RME. Performing room set up and supply stocking daily to ensure the exam rooms are stocked with supplies needed for exams such as dressings, ointments, bandages, etc. Performing room cleaning post visit, this would also include, checking garbage's, floors for items and contacting Environmental System Service (ESS) for additional cleaning if needed. May be called upon to assist with obtaining items needed, such as dressings, linens, etc. Work Schedule: Position Description Title/PD#: Health Aid/ Physical Requirements/Work Environment: The work requires long periods of standing, with minor bending, lifting, and pushing. The work may include carrying different sizes and weights of items. The work also requires agility and dexterity to handle papers, books, charts, boxes of copier paper and medical supplies. The work environment involves regular and recurring exposure to infections and contagious diseases, as well as working with infectious substances, irritant reagents, and potentially emotionally disturbed patients. The work environment may also be at any of the buildings on the main hospital or community-based outpatient clinics. The employee is required to follow infection control policies relating to the use of standard precautions. and posted isolation practices. The policies may require the wearing of protective gowns, gloves, masks, and eyewear."]
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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.