There has been a lot of discussion about Breast Cancer Awareness and Women’s Health this month. Oddly enough, last week two people close to me discovered that they have Breast Cancer and both are preparing for surgery and dealing with the many emotions that will surely come with that. While I cannot know what each of these ladies will go through, I know how it impacts not only the patient, but those around the person as well.
Having people close to you experience challenges makes it personal and Veterans are no different. As VA has grown over the years, so has our mission to include more of a focus on Women’s Health. As we review facts and statistics about women Veterans; we see the great opportunity to grow and serve in women’s health as a provider. VA is leading a culture change campaign to deliver the message: “It’s everyone’s job to care for women Veterans.”
Some health care providers may not think of VA as a great place to work in women’s health. However, women are the fastest growing subgroup of U.S. Veterans and is growing at a good pace. Many of our patients served in Iraq and Afghanistan. 49% of our female OEF/OIF/OND that received care at VA were 30 years of age or younger. Rural and older Veterans can benefit from the latest advances in technology to identify and address diseases common in women. And if you’re interested in helping women battle mental illnesses or homelessness, VA provides that opportunity as well.
So, if you are passionate about women’s health and have a desire to make a difference in Veterans life’s; Apply TODAY at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/. (Search Women Health)