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VA Sunshine Healthcare Network


VA hiring housekeeping staff across Florida, signing bonuses up to $3,000 available

August 23, 2021

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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – The VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is hiring housekeeping aides for positions located at VA health care facilities in Cape Coral, Gainesville, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

Those interested in employment as a housekeeping aide are encouraged to attend a virtual hiring event scheduled for Tuesday, August 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Individuals can register for the event by texting ChooseVA to 25000 or by visiting This event is open to Veterans only. Job offers will be made the same day.

Prospective employees are asked to have a resume and a copy of military discharge paperwork (DD Form 214 - Certificate of Release or Discharge) available. Assistance will be available for those who do not have a resume or DD Form 214.

VA housekeeping staff support the mission to help Veterans get better fast by keeping facilities clean and safe for patients, employees and visitors. Veterans who become housekeeping aides will work alongside fellow Veterans, who make up 85% of VA’s custodial staff.

VA also provides expansive benefits, competitive salaries, paid time off and paid holidays, career advancement opportunities and more.

VA housekeeping aide benefits and incentives include, but are not limited to:
  • Up to a $3,000 signing bonus
  • Paid vacation time that starts building right away, paid sick leave and 11 paid federal holidays.
  • Comprehensive health insurance, including dental and vision care, which may become effective on the first full pay period.
  • Generous retirement benefits through the Federal Employees’ Retirement System, or FERS, a three-tier retirement plan that includes a 401(k)-type savings plan with an up to 5% employer match, Social Security, and pension.
  • Childcare subsidy (VA will help pay for childcare while the employee is at work)
  • Transportation subsidy (VA will pay the cost of public transportation and van pools)

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About VISN 8

Headquartered in beautiful St. Petersburg, Florida, the VA Sunshine Healthcare Network (VISN 8) is the nation’s largest system of hospitals and clinics serving a population of more than 1.5 million Veterans in a vast 64,153 square mile area spread across 79 counties in Florida, South Georgia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. VISN 8’s seven healthcare systems include eight Joint Commission-accredited VA medical centers and more than 60 large and small outpatient clinics. More than 30,000 full-time VISN employees work at these facilities, providing a full range of high quality, cost-effective medical, psychiatric, and extended care services in an inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, and home care settings.