VA Careers is ready to answer all VA employment questions at the 2018 AMSUS Annual Meeting and join attendees in learning about the latest in Veterans’ care and health research from top VA career officials speaking at the event, which is Nov. 26-30 at the National Harbor in Maryland.

VA Careers encourages AMSUS 2018 attendees to stop by Booth TT4 in the Career Center to learn more about a VA healthcare career from James Marfield, a recruiter from the VA National Healthcare Recruiting Service.

“James is at AMSUS 2018 to share information with healthcare professionals interested in working as a doctor, nurse or other medical professional at VA,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing. “Conference-goers can also attend sessions to listen to VA career officials in action discussing the latest in VA patient pain management, telehealth, and other research and innovation to help Veterans get better, faster.”

Get information and share resumes

AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, brings together clinician researchers, healthcare leaders and policy experts from the U.S. Department of Defense, VA and other agencies to provide healthcare education and inspire future generations to choose a career in federal government service.

VA Careers recruiters will have information to hand out to healthcare professionals interested in various aspects of a VA career and the chance to make a lasting impact on Veterans’ health and the healthcare field. Information will also highlight education and training, research opportunities and unbeatable benefits.

“VA career professionals have made historic impacts on the practice of medicine, including developing the largest electronic health record, performing the first liver transplant and pioneering the field of modern prosthetics,” Sherrard said. “We encourage attendees interested in a VA career path to visit Booth TT4 to share their contact information and resumes with James, who will keep them informed of employment opportunities.”

Learn from VA researchers and leaders

In addition to speaking with VA recruiters, AMSUS 2018 attendees can learn about the current work VA is doing to improve care for Veterans and advance the practice of medicine, from mental health to telehealth. VA career officials are lending their expertise on key healthcare topics at the following AMSUS 2018 sessions (PDF):

  • Nov. 27 – DoD/VA Pain Management: Strategies and Collaboration in the Midst of the National Epidemic of Opioid Overuse, Misuse and Diversion. This session features Dr. Friedhelm Sandbrink, acting national program director for Pain Management, Specialty Care Services and VA Central Office director of Pain Management, Department of Neurology, Washington DC VA Medical Center.
  • Nov. 27 – VA Telehealth Anywhere to Anywhere. This session features John Peters, deputy director of the Office of Connected Care/Telehealth Services at the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and Electronic Health Records.
  • Nov. 28 – VA Mission Act 2018 – New Opportunities and New Challenges for Partnership. VA officials addressing this session include Dr. Edward Bope, VA Office of Academic Affiliations; Dr. Karen Sanders, deputy chief Academic Affiliations officer, VHA; Dr. Monica Lypson, director of Medical and Dental Education for the VA Office of Academic Affiliations; and Dr. Anthony Albanese, chief of Hepatology and associate chief of staff for Education at the VA Northern California Healthcare System.
  • Nov. 28 – AMSUS 2018 Address by Steven L. Lieberman, acting principal deputy Under Secretary for Health at VHA.
  • Nov. 29 – VA Suicide Prevention, featuring Dr. Keita Franklin, LCSW, Ph.D., national director, Suicide Prevention, VA Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.

Serve Veterans and get unbeatable benefits

VA healthcare professionals are eligible for a wide array of benefits, including medical and dental insurance and generous leave policies. Employees at VA can plan for the future by participating in the federal retirement system.

Depending on open positions, VA providers can also work anywhere in the United States, Puerto Rico, American Samoa and Guam with one active license. In addition, benefits transition with them if they move to a new facility. There are also mobile telework options, transportation support and, in some cases, child care subsidies.

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