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US Department of Veterans Affairs Overview

Washington, DC
10000+ employees
1930
Government
Federal Agencies
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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.

Company Updates

  • VA is looking for Network/Medical Center Directors and Senior Leadership Executives to honor America’s Veterans. Help ensure the best care for our Nation’s Veterans through your experience! Learn more about these leadership opportunities. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQsm7

    Senior Executives: consider a career to enhance Veteran care with your leadership acumen - VAntage Point

    Senior Executive Leaders looking for the opportunity to ensure the best care for our Nation's Veterans through your experience, skill and leadership? Look to VA. The following Senior Executive opportunities are immediately available: The Assistant Deputy Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations (ADUSH/CO) is a licensed physician organizationally responsible to the Deputy Under Secretary for Health Operations and Management (DUSHOM) in VHA Headquarters in Washington DC.

  • We’re looking to add 1,000 new mental health practitioners this year, including psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals. Our recruiters will be online from 2-3pm EST on Wednesday 2/14 to answer your questions. Take an opportunity to learn more about this amazing career path. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQsef

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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)

    Pros

    Excellent patient population, great benefits, generally happy coworkers. Work environment is relaxed, assignments are reasonable. I've worked there 6 years and I intend on retiring from the VA in 24 more.

    Cons

    ICU is not a closed unit, so ICU nurses float to regular inpatient telemetry/medicine floors when the census is low. No trauma patients.

    Advice to Management

    More feedback. We lack a peer review system so determining your own strengths and weaknesses is difficult. A more collaborative relationship with the union would be helpful as well.

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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?   1 Answer
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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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