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Syracuse VA Nursing Careers

We are hiring all nursing positions: RNs, LPNs, and NAs.

Syracuse VA Medical Center offers acute medical, surgical, behavioral health, spinal-cord injury, and long-term inpatient care and a full range of outpatient services including primary care, specialty care, home based care, and psychiatric services.

Syracuse VA Medical Center is a teaching hospital, providing a wide range of patient care services, using state-of-the-art technology, guided by ongoing education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided by dedicated staff. 

To apply for a nursing position, please send your current resume/CV and application to the Nurse Recruiter and indicate what nursing position and shift you are interested in, or visit

LPN/NA application: 10-2850c (
RN application: 10-2850a (

For questions regarding vacancies, please contact a Nurse Recruiter.

Megan Queary MSN, RN, CHCR
Nurse Recruiter
VA Syracuse health care

As a nurse at VA, you’ll have a balanced, flexible work environment, and benefits focused on your unique needs.

  • Unrestricted licensing and relocation.  With an active U.S. nursing license, a move to the Lebanon VA Medical Center couldn’t be easier.  You can also transfer to any of VA’s 1,255 facilities across the nation and in some U.S. territories without losing any benefits, accumulated paid leave, or pay.  In addition, if you’re hired for a specific, difficult-to-recruit direct patient care position, you may be eligible for VA’s Education Debt Reduction Program.
  • Education and development.  Advance in your career with education support programs and ongoing leadership training through every level of employment. 
  • Competitive salaries.  We offer our employees strong starting salaries based on education, training, and experience.  We also offer steady growth, with periodic pay raises that address inflation and local market changes.
  • Flexible schedules.  Our employees receive 13 to 26 paid vacation/personal days, as well as 13 sick days annually with no limit on accumulation, and we observe 11 paid federal holidays each year.
  • Robust insurance options.  You can choose from a variety of health maintenance organizations or fee-for-service health plans, and all cover preexisting conditions.   Additionally, we pay up to 75% of health premiums, a benefit that can continue into retirement.
  • Retirement Benefits.  Prepare for life after VA service with Social Security, a pension, and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) (401(k)).  Get credit for military service.

Apply for a Healthcare Position at Syracuse VA

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. 

Syracuse VA is continuously hiring

Now is an exciting time to become a nurse in one of VA Syracuse Healthcare System’s expanding programs or facilities. If you’re a physician or nursing professional interested in working for the VA Syracuse Healthcare System, contact our Human Resources office at 315-425-4400, ext. 59043 or call the VA Nurse Recruiter at Nursing candidates: Email your resume to

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.

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Check out USAJOBS to see current VA openings in the Syracuse, New York area.

Contact us

Syracuse VA Medical Center
Human Resources
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Phone: 315-425-4400, ext. 59043

Syracuse VA Medical Center
Nurse Recruiter
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Phone: 315-425-4400, ext. 54672