, NV — VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System successfully hired and onboarded 178 new employees during their Onboarding Surge Hiring Event (OSE) held this week.
VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System successfully hired and onboarded 178 new employees during their Onboarding Surge Hiring Event (OSE) held this week.
The event was part of a nationwide effort from VA to expedite the hiring process by holding an OSE at every VA Medical Center. Since VASNHS has conducted similar hiring events in the past, national Human Resources came to the North Las Vegas VAMC to take note of the process.
“This is an event that this team has held several times before, so they’re good at it,” said Joyce Deters, deputy executive director for HR Centers for Expertise. “Seeing it for myself, there are some strong practices that I can take back to my team and create guidelines that we can share with the field going forward."
The event was a coordinated effort from several VASNHS services, including human resources, occupational health, laboratory, personal security, credentialing, and others. Over two days, the 178 applicants were able to process through interviews, receive job offers, or complete their onboarding actions in an expedited manner.
“Hiring is a team sport, and this event really shows that by working together, we can hire better and faster to get those positions filled efficiently,” said James Zeigler, VASNHS deputy director. “I am proud of this team and their efforts to make this event a success.”
VISN-21, the regional VA healthcare network overseeing Nevada, was also recognized by Dr. Shereef Elnahal, VA Under Secretary for Health, as one of the VA’s top three performers during this week’s OSE. Nationwide, VA processed more than 9,400 applicants at similar events. Dr. Elnahal hopes to have these new employees starting at VA Medical Centers by the end of the month.