Are you looking for a rewarding career serving our Nation’s Veterans, while maintaining a healthy work/life balance in the ultimate year-round climate? The VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic in sunny Yuma, Arizona may be the place for you! In an effort to improve access to care, VA is currently hiring primary care providers for this location – including physicians and experienced nurse practitioners.

Yuma_ArizonaYuma is located on the Colorado River in the southwest corner of Arizona. Sitting on the California border, Yuma is two-hours from San Diego and driving distance to Phoenix and Tucson. Yuma is a vibrant multicultural community surrounded by landscape as diverse as it is beautiful. The area is a great place for outdoor lovers, as the sunny climate makes it perfect for many activities. From boating to golf and off-roading to hiking, there is no shortage of things to do. (For more information about Yuma, visit their website.)

At VA, health care providers enjoy many benefits including an attractive compensation package that includes professional development and work/life balance. VA employees also enjoy 10 Federal Holidays, 26 work days of annual leave, 13 annual sick days (unlimited accrual) and robust federal benefits. A current, unrestricted license from any US state allows you to practice in VHA facilities across the Nation.

What’s more, health care providers in rural areas like Yuma enjoy a lower cost of living, affordable housing costs, and less traffic. VA is also offering a $20,000 recruitment bonus specifically for these positions.

To speak directly with a recruiter about these positions, you can reach out to Samuel Wainscott, National Health Care Recruitment Consultant, at Samuel.wainscott@va.gov or (915) 238-2168.

To explore all open positions, visit VAcareers.va.gov.

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  1. Hermon March 21, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Imagine that. Hiring more healthcare providers for Arizona. Maybe they can get them from here at the VA Medical Center in Las Vegas. The Chief of Medicine recently said that they are overstaffed, but then this is a guy that doesn’t know how to fully utilize his resources.

  2. DannyG March 20, 2015 at 12:08 am

    What about the other terribly understaffed facilities in Arizona; why only advertise for Yuma? Prescott is a prime location as well, & they are so understaffed that I can’t even get an appt without jumping through numerous hoops. The E. R. is closed most of the time after “normal business hours”, nurses are required to work in depts they know nothing about, & to work overtime after their usual 10 – 12 hour day, & forget about 2 days off. Arizona is a fantastic place to live & work! The Prescott VA has a LOT of good people, and most of the veterans are very appreciative. COME CHECK US OUT!!! With more employees, things would get better for all of us.

    • VA Careers March 20, 2015 at 4:09 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments about the good people and Veterans of the Prescott VA. We frequently do Spotlights, such as this one for the Yuma VA, and will continue to feature hiring needs of specific VAs throughout the country. Check back often as the blog is updated multiple times a week — and please visit VACareers.va.gov to view all available positions nationwide.

  3. susan maddelein March 19, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Are there any Lpn positions open in Arizona?

    • VA Careers March 20, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Thank you for your inquiry! To view all LPN opportunities, visit: http://1.usa.gov/1zD4pbz. If a position in your desired location isn’t currently available, check back often as new openings are posted frequently.

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