Jobs and careers
Build your career with us at the VA Columbia Missouri Healthcare System, where you’ll become part of the nation’s largest health care team, earn great benefits, and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Working with us is more than a career. It’s a way to show your passion for serving Veterans. We want to help you develop your unique talents as you work to improve the lives of Veterans and their families.
Apply for a job at the VA Columbia Missouri Healthcare System
When you’re ready to apply, just follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions in each job announcement. They’re your primary guide for applying for our openings. Except for a few health care jobs, most positions require online applications. So, it’s important to fully complete the online application process to receive your email confirmation. If you need help or have questions, please call or email the person listed in the “Agency Contact Information” section near the bottom of the announcement.
What to bring to a hiring event?
Those attending an employment event should bring a copy of their resume, the names and contact information of three references (ideally supervisors or managers), and other appropriate certifications. Veterans also should bring their DD Form 214 ― often referred to as their “discharge papers.”
To view a news release and flyer of our most recent hiring event, click on the link:
VISN 15 is hiring
Now is an exciting time to become a nurse in one of our expanding programs or facilities. If interested in working for the VA Columbia Missouri Healthcare System, contact our Human Resources office at 573-814-6400.
You can visit USAJOBS to see all our current openings and visit the VA careers page to learn more about the application process. Pay close attention to the additional forms required if you’re a federal employee requesting a transfer or reassignment, or if you’re seeking Veterans’ preference.
Applications and forms
We have different application forms depending on the position you’re interested in. Here are some commonly used forms to help you get started.
- Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors (PDF)
- Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse (PDF)
- Application for Associated Health Occupations (PDF)
- Application for Health Professions Trainees (PDF)
- Declaration for Federal Employment form (PDF)
- Application for 10-point Veterans Preference (PDF)
Explore VA careers
Visit the VA careers page to easily find VA jobs. You can search by either location or keywords.
Check out USAJOBS to see current VA openings in the Columbia, Missouri area.
Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65203
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT