The Department of Veterans Affairs is the most technologically advanced integrated health system within the United States. Within their 1,400 sites of care, there are 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centres, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 home-care programs within all 50 states, the District of Columbia and US Territories. There are roughly 250,000 full-time employees and 90 health-care professional trainees working within the VA.
VA Medical Training has given more than half of US physicians and nurses their experience. The facilities help train students from 107 different medical schools, 55 dental schools and more than 1,200 other health care schools. The medical community within VA developed the cardiac pacemaker and the CT scan, as well as performing the first successful liver transplant.
VA fulfills President Abraham Lincoln’s promise “TO care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan” by hiring an intelligent, innovative and motivated workforce. The work culture at VA is advanced, forward-thinking and Veteran-focused. They offer a diverse set of opportunities, including courses designed to teach employees and how to advance and improve their skills in order to best serve the Veteran community. VA employees strive to increase Veteran health, education, training, counseling, financial and burial benefits. They want to raise readiness to provide Veteran services assets in times of crisis but also after Veterans return home. The VA invests in human capital by hiring Veterans, which ensures their jobs as well as bettering the Veteran community.
VA offers competitive salaries, a Federal benefits package that starts on the first day of employment, flexible schedules and an incredible education support program. The work/life balance at VA is important. Doctors are ensured to work no more than 60-hour weeks, as well as 13-26 days of paid annual leave. Other benefits include insurance benefits (liability protection, life insurance and long-term care insurance), financial benefits (Thrift Savings Plan and Flexible Spending Accounts), and retirement benefits. VA also offers flexible work hours, on-site child care, sick leave, court leave, child care subsidy and more.
VA works with many government initiatives that aid finding jobs for Veterans, such as The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act, The Veterans Recruitment Appointment, The Disabled Veterans Enrolled in VA Training Program, The Veterans Preference, and The Vocational Rehabilitation and
VA offers careers in dentistry, physicians, allied health professionals, nursing, pharmacists, mental health, administration and technical professionals, and support professionals.
More information regarding Veterans Affairs Jobs can be found here: http://www.va.gov/jobs/
Job listings at the Department of Veterans Affairs can be found here: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/
Contact VA Careers:
Call toll-free at: 1-800-949-0002
Write to: Department of Veterans Affairs
1250 Poydras St., Suite 1000
New Orleans, LA 70113