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30+ days ago

Physician (Psychiatrist)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA +2 locations

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1058942 Salary: To be determined by a… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Gastroenterology

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

The Seattle-Tacoma area hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Within three hours' drive… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Physician (Chief of Anesthesiology & Pain Management)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

This announcement is open until filled. Applicants will be referred every two weeks… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Registered Respiratory Therapist

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1250703 OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Licensed Practical Nurse - West/South Clinics (Specialty Medicine)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

The Seattle-Tacoma area hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Within three hours… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Social Worker (Addiction Treatment Center)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

$80,427.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Friday, November 7, 2014 to Thursday, November 27, 2014 SERIES & GRADE: GS-0185-09/11 POSITION… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Registered Nurse - Pain Clinic

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

The Seattle-Tacoma area hosts some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. Within three hours' drive you can be walking near… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

PHYSICIAN (DIRECTOR OF NEPHROLOGY SECTION)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Physician (Director-Infectious Disease Section)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens. Non-citizens may be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA… Department Of Veterans Affairs


30+ days ago

Medical Instrument Technician (GI)

Department Of Veterans Affairs Seattle, WA +2 locations

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) 1241043 NOTE: Selectees will be appointed… Department Of Veterans Affairs


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    Disfunctional organization, great employees, awesome clients, poorly managed, production oriented.

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    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to help out the guys who served our country. Pay is decent. Benefits are ok. Most employees are passionate and dedicated. Lots of opportunities for lower level jobs and some mid-level jobs..

    Cons

    Dysfunctional mid and upper management who have no idea how to manage people and resources. They are motivated by bonuses on the backs of those below them. I have yet to meet anyone in management that are visionary and have a talent for how to manage an organization. And it won't change because they are blind at seeing their own problems and mostly justify their poor performance on those below them. No one takes ownership. I know of no one that has worked successfully in business, actually know how to develop a business plan and execute it. Technology is old and out dated. IT hires within. They write their own software with people that were never software engineers. They never complete test any software they release in house and as a result, crashes happen often and soon after it is released. Most of it seems to be done on visual basic. GUI design is Mickey Mouse. We use Office 2003 and some of their databases are old legacy systems. Despite what you hear, there is widespread dissatisfaction within the ranks of those from GS 5- 13. Production requirements have pushed quality down. They will tell you that it is way up...only because cases are review multiple times before the quality review team sees it and before their top tear QR team, STAR, sees it so it is a joke. Instead of making sure it is done right the first time without the pressure of production hanging over people's heads, everything is rushed. Quality suffers and then they pay multiple levels of reviews to make it look like it was done right...which is costing more money and time to get it right. I have never met a lazy federal worker. They are all hard working. It is just the whole structure of the organization is dysfunctional, disorganized, and clueless how to move ahead. They keep reinventing a new way to do the same old things of fixing problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire Microsoft of Sun Systems to manage and rebuild the whole IT data structure and software. It would be cheaper in the long run. Hire organizational management organizations to map out a completely new organizational structure and management system with a business plan, organizational plan and a realistic visionary plan for the future...and don't change it every 5 years. Some upper level management jobs can be cut as they are irrelevant. Keep politics out of the system. Quit hiring generals to run the organization as the Director and Assistant Director are clueless. They take pride in their "successes" that are dumb and minor and point the finger elsewhere instead of accepting responsibility of mistakes and problems. They were great at leading in the military. Terrible at running a large corporation as that is what the VA really is. Have a panel of lower level employees grade and rate their performance and if they are entitled to any bonuses. Better yet, get rid of them. No bonuses. Invite the congressional Veterans committee to tour, on a quarterly basis, what is being done or not done...around the country. Keep them actively involved instead of fighting them and defending their actions at committee hearings. Get rid of the production system and implement quality standard instead of a production standard. You'll get more done, more accurately and faster. Hire more people. Listen to the employees and not just the same ones every time. Incorporate a new suggestion box system. Pay bonuses like Social Security does for ideas that are implemented and used that will save money or speed thing up or make more efficient...instead of believing that upper management has all the good ideas. They've proven they don't.

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