The Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.
More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA health system, with more than 5.5 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.
VA’s patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today’s younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.
We have about eight million reasons that may convince you.
As Mike, a VA nurse, says, “I’m not just a nurse. I’m serving those who have unselfishly served our country. You will hear a response like that at every VA Medical Center.
Sonia, Chief of Primary Care at a VA Medical Center, says, “I’m not just a physician. I’m pioneering advanced medical technology.
Come join us.
In return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care, VA strives to offer our employees a better quality of life, both on the job and off.
We do so through competitive salaries, a robust Federal benefits package that begins on your first day of employment, flexible schedules, and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the nation.
Joe, a VA IT specialist, agrees: “I’m not just an IT professional. I’m maintaining computer networks at the heart of Veterans’ care.”
Our Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS), considered the most advanced patient record network in the country, connects us to Veterans across a network of over 1,400 medical facilities.
“I’m not just a physician. I’m pioneering advanced medical technology.”
More options. More Opportunities. More Advancement.
VA offers a wide range of career fields and opportunities nationwide.
In addition to our medical, nursing and pharmacy opportunities, VA offers a wide variety of career options, including:
Visit our online career center where you can search current openings, learn more about VA opportunities, and apply online or download the forms and applications you need.
There are separate sections for experienced professionals, student and transitioning military. Another example of a fulfilling VA career is occupational therapist who applies the latest advances in rehabilitative treatment to create the best care plans for our Veterans. As Kelly, a VA recreation specialist, put it, “I’m not just an occupational therapist. I’m teaching Vets that recreation is part of recovery.”
VA Mental Health Hiring Initiative
There is a great need right now to help many of our Veterans reclaim peace of mind.
As a Mental Health Professional at VA, you will find there are opportunities available throughout the country. As you assess and treat the various mental health issues of Veterans nationwide, you will enjoy an impressive work/life balance as part of an outstanding interdisciplinary team.