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Jobs and careers

Build your career with us at the VA Philadelphia 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 much more than a career. It’s a way to show your passion for serving Veterans.

Apply for a job at the VA Philadelphia 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 responding to 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.

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 needed if you’re a federal employee requesting a transfer or reassignment or seeking Veterans’ preference.

Now is an exciting time to become a nurse at Philadelphia health care. For more information, please call our human resources office at 215-823-5800, ext. 4007

Apply for a job through Veteran Recruitment Appointment 

Veteran Recruitment Appointment (VRA) lets us hire eligible Veterans without competition to positions at any pay grade level through GS-11. GS-11 is the pay grade generally held by white-collar civilian government employees in mid-level positions.

How to apply through VRA

Submit your resume and supporting documents by email, fax, or mail to:


VA Philadelphia Healthcare System
Human Resources Office
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104


What to include

  • Your resume
  • A copy of your DD-214 military discharge paperwork
  • SF-15, if you’re claiming 10-point preference for a service-connected disability
  • VA disability letter, if you have a service-connected disability

Learn more about eligibility and requirements for Veteran Recruitment Appointment

Explore VA careers

Visit the VA careers page to easily find VA jobs searching by location or keywords.

Check out USAJOBS  to see current VA openings in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Contact us

Our human resources office is located at:

3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: 215-823-5800, ext. 4007