Health Technician Health Aid Screener Job in OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Vacancy No. CBSU-10944570-21-AMD Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $25,479.00 to $36,138.00 Grade 2 to 3
Perm/Temp Temporary FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/23/2020 Close Date 12/31/2020
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    Opening and closing dates 10/23/2020 to 12/31/2020

  • Service


  • Pay scale & grade

    GS 2 - 3

  • Salary

    $25,479 to $36,138 per year

  • Appointment type

    Temporary - Not to Exceed 4/1/2020

  • Work schedule


  • Oklahoma City, OK few vacancies
Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible


This job is open to
  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS. 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).

Announcement number


Control number


  • Duties
    Duties Summary

    This is an OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT and will remain open until December 31, 2020. The first initial cut-off date for referral of eligible applications will be the August 15th for the first review, with subsequent cut-off dates on the 1st and 15th of each month following. Eligible applications received after the mentioned cut-off dates will be referred at regular intervals or as additional vacancies occur on an as-needed basis until positions are filled.

    Learn more about this agency

    The primary purpose of this position is to provide Health Care aid at the Medical Center.

    The position is responsible for delivering a broad array of health care services throughout the Medical Center, and it's various locations that provide in patient care, such as but not limited to the living centers. The Health Aid is responsible for performing selected patient/resident related transports and duties to support the facility COVID-19 response.

    Duties include, but are not limited to:
    • Provides holistic in-patient care to Veterans in a manner conducive to the comfort and safety of those in the facility hospital units, living centers and/or household.
    • Protects, sustains and nurtures the resident by providing assistance as needed with activities of daily living, and with other needs as required in accordance with established policies and procedures to assure the highest degree of resident's quality of life and care is maintained.
    • Provides care for a group of patients/residents of varying age.
    • Uses and follows proper hand hygiene, universal precautions and general infection control principles.
    • Educates and assists inpatients/residents and families in adhering to infection control principles throughout the facility.
    • 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.
    • Assists as needed with eating drinking, positioning/turning, ambulating, transferring, and escorting inpatients/residents.
    • Performs a range of clinical support duties, which include taking and recording vital signs, and reporting deviations to the RN.
    • Performs bladder scans and pulse oximetry as needed.
    • Performs a complete range of treatment procedures that include: applying simple and complex sterile dressing, assists with inpatient/resident examinations and performs simple treatments such as hot and cold soaks, hot and cold packs, topical medications, foot soaks, etc.
    • Monitors flow of oxygen, replaces empty tanks, and fills personal use portable oxygen.
    • Implements facility fall prevention guidelines.
    • Establishes and promotes effective interpersonal relationships and communications with inpatients/residents, families and others.
    • Escorts inpatients/residents to recreation therapy programs as needed.
    • Listens to all customer feedback and acts to resolve complaints within his/her control, and reports to Guide/immediate supervisor in a timely manner.
    • Monitors appetites and food intake of inpatients/residents and obtains/records weight as needed.
    • Maintains inventory control as needed.
    • Conducts physical inventory of food and supplies prior to requesting/ordering food and supplies
    • Forecasts usage requirements and prepares orders for food and expendable supplies and provides orders to Nutrition and Food Services.
    Performs other duties as assigned such as:
    • Screens visitors, patients, and staff according to current guidelines.
    • Takes temperatures, asks screening questions, and takes other vital signs.
    • Greets patients and visitors in a pleasant and courteous manner.
    • Provides and monitors employees, Veterans and visitors for compliance wearing PPE and adhering to temperature screening requirements.
    • Wipes down work area, chairs, tables, counters and equipment as well as any highly touch surfaces in the hospital and clinic.
    • Provides information and directions to patients and visitors.

    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday; Shifts Vary ( 5:30am-4pm; 6am - 6:30pm; 11am - 7:30pm; 5:30am - 2pm; 7am - 3:30pm)
    Position Description Title/PD#: Health Technician(Health Aid Screener)/ 99917-A
    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.
    Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

    This is a temporary position, however, may be extended based on the needs of the Medical Center for COVID-19 response.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Requirements
    Requirements 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 12/31/1959
    • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
    GS-2 grade level - General Experience: Three (3) Months of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provides a familiarity with the subject matter or is related to the work of the position to be filled.
    • Examples of related general experience include (but are not limited to): direct patient care activities; ability to observe, perceive, use judgment, show initiative, and pay attention to detail; ability to take and record vital signs and other information; ability to politely and courteously provide customer service and relay information; and basic knowledge of infection control.
    • High School Graduation or Equivalent
    GS-3 grade level - General Experience: Six (6) months of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of the position or experience that provides a familiarity with the subject matter or is related to the work of the position to be filled.
    • Examples of related general experience include (but are not limited to): direct patient care activities; ability to observe, perceive, use judgment, show initiative, and pay attention to detail; ability to take and record vital signs and other information; ability to politely and courteously provide customer service and relay information; and basic knowledge of infection control.
    Successfully completed a full 1 year of study above High School with courses related to the Occupation (i.e. course work in medical, health, or related fields). Transcripts and/or Student Record Required.
    Applicants may also combine Education and Experience to qualify at the GS-3 grade level: Must possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Transcripts and/or Student Record Required.

    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.

    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:

    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 education.

    Additional information

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at

    Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

    This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

    If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Applicants will be accessed in the order in which the applications were received and select any qualified applicant in that order.

    Resume should Include for example: contact information; descriptions of jobs held, including the name and address of employer, job title, description of duties, beginning and ending date (month/year) of employment, average hours worked per week if part-time, and supervisor's name and phone number; education, including name and location of college, dates attended, and type and date of any degree earned; other information such as possession of licenses, certificates, etc. Descriptions of duties must be sufficiently detailed to document the level of experience. Although not mandatory, if the position is (was) with the Federal government, either military or civilian, you should state the series and grade or pay grade (rank) and the date of last promotion.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents
    Required Documents

    Documents Accepted:

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Resume
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
    • Transcript

    Documents Required:
    • Resume

    Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

    Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

    Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    How to Apply

    All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

    To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 12/31/2020 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click

    1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

    2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

    NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    Agency contact information Aaron Duran Aaron Duran

    Oklahoma City VA Health Care System
    921 Northeast 13th Street
    Oklahoma City, OK 73104
    Learn more about this agency

    Interested in a career that offers a true work-life balance? Look no further! The Oklahoma City VA Health Care System offers a balance of professional and clinical complexity that stimulates growth yet, it also allows the professional an opportunity to enjoy life outside of work. If you are interested in a career that offers an integrated patient-centered approach while providing compassionate and state of the art care to Veterans, we welcome you to apply. By serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans, we fulfill President Lincoln's promise, "To care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow, and his orphan."The VA is in Oklahoma City, which offers a vibrant arts culture with rich historical influences along with the amenities of an urban city. Not many urban areas can claim as much outdoor diversity but with more than 250 days of sunshine each year. OKC offers the perfect mix of social vibe, modern businesses and family life making it an ideal location to start a career, raise a family, or ease into retirement.The VA offers a teaching hospital, with state-of-the-art technology, education and research, making this hospital an ideal career choice for many clinical and administrative professionals. The 192-bed facility that serves a population of 81,000 has numerous specialized programs in addition to the comprehensive health care.

    Next steps

    After the vacancy announcement closes, applicants are evaluated to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email.

Fair & Transparent

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.