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US Department of Veterans Affairs Overview

Washington, DC
10000+ employees
1930
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Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics ... Read more

Mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.

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  • As a transitioning service member, you know what it means to be dedicated to a cause and have the drive to achieve results. As a health professional for VA, you can put your professional training and skills to work helping your fellow Veterans. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQk1L

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  • With high quality nursing talent in such growing demand, now is a great time to consider a future with VA. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQMZ9

    VA nursing outlook: continued growth for the future - VAntage Point

    Nurses are essential to VA's world-class standard of care. We are always in search of ambitious, hardworking and compassionate nurses to help improve the lives of Veterans in thriving careers with VA. Today's job market is highly favorable for nurses-according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15% from 2016 to 2026; much faster than the average for all occupations."

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US Department of Veterans Affairs – Why Work For Us?


See our people in action and follow them as they bring their best in caring for our Veterans everyday.

About VA Careers

Department of Veterans Affairs offers Veterans the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the United States. We operate more than 1,400 sites of care, including 153 medical centers, 909 ambulatory and community-based outpatient clinics, 135 nursing homes, 232 Veterans centers, 47 readjustment counseling centers, and 108 comprehensive home-care programs, across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories.More than 7.9 million Veterans, their family members, and survivors are enrolled in the VA health system, with more than 6.3 million seeking treatment each year. Currently, that annual treatment involves 773,600 inpatient visits and 60 million outpatient visits. About 250,000 full-time employees and 90,000 health professional trainees work in interdisciplinary care teams to deliver those patient services daily.VA's patient population crosses a wide spectrum of individuals, from elderly World War II Veterans, to baby boomer Vietnam Vets, to today's younger heroes who served during the Gulf War era and in the present day Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. VA also serves a growing number of women Veterans, who currently account for seven percent of the total Veteran population.

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When you work as a VA health care, administrative, or support professional, the career opportunities are virtually endless. By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you'll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.VA's vast network of facilities also means more practice settings and specialization opportunities for health care professionals. No matter which VA facility you choose, you'll work within an interdisciplinary care team structure and be challenged to achieve the most positive patient outcomes possible.You'll have the opportunity to practice meaningful, groundbreaking medicine often treating patients with injuries rarely seen in the private sector. And, our vast network of facilities gives you access to some of the most advanced medical technologies in the Nation.And, geography won't even get in your way. When life dictates a move, you can seek employment at any location where there is a vacancy and transfer with no loss of benefits. For health care professionals, only one current, active professional state license is necessary to practice anywhere in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.At the end of the day, VA professionals feel good about their careers, the Veterans they serve, and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.

Why Choose Veteran Affairs

Why choose VA

VA strives to offer our employees a better quality of life, both on the job and off, in return for their dedication to providing Veterans with exceptional patient care. We do so through competitive salaries, a robust Federal benefits package that begins on your first day of employment, flexible schedules, and one of the most comprehensive education support programs in the Nation.

What Can VA Offer Me?

VA needs special people to help us maintain our tradition of excellence. We know that we'll have to compete with other employers to attract them. We also know that our kind of people become more valuable over time. And, to keep them with us we have to offer them a truly superior compensation and benefits package. 

What's So Special About Working for VA?

How does unmatched control over your own life and career path sound? We're simply the most flexible, diverse, and family-friendly employer there is. When you work for VA, you'll be entitled to a lifetime's worth of opportunities, benefits, and satisfactions. You'll be doing a job that's truly worthwhile, and you'll have a myriad of choices and options you can't find anywhere else. At VA, we take care of our employees as well as we take care of our Veterans. We offer competitive pay and a truly superior array of benefits for you and your family. Your goals will be our goals, and your family will become part of our family. We're the best at what we do, because our people make us the best. We value each and every one of them, and we show them our appreciation in all sorts of exciting and tangible ways. 

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    I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time (More than 5 years)

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    Good growth potential. Hard work recognized by upper management. Good benefits and paid time off plans

    Cons

    Patient population is specific.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at US Department of Veterans Affairs (Miami, FL) in July 2017.

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    interview consisted of 2 sessions by phone and were 2 weeks apart. Fairly straight forward and was notified 1 month past 1st interview of results, Overall straight forward. Would consider it a positive experience

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    • how do you handle conflict with a superior?   4 Answers
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US Department of Veterans Affairs Awards & Accolades

  • Creative Excellence Awards - 1st place, diversity, Interactive Media Awards, 2012
  • iNOVA Awards - Gold Award, Best Health Care Careers Website, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Best Use of Social Media, Ragan’s Employee Communications, 2012
  • Silver Award, General Websites, Employment – Native American Initiative, W3 Awards, 2012
  • Employment Standard of Excellence, Outstanding Achievement in Web Development, Web Marketing Association WebAwards, 2013
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