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Celebrating the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistant Week (June 15-22)

The 40th annual National Nursing Assistant Week is a wonderful time to celebrate and recognize the efforts of our Nursing Assistants. Every day, they provide compassionate, hands-on care to our nation’s elderly and dependent Veterans in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. The role they play in the lives of our patients and their families is essential to improved health and wellbeing. The nationwide observance [...]

By |June 16th, 2017|VA Careers|Comments Off on Celebrating the 40th Annual National Nursing Assistant Week (June 15-22)

Ask a VA Recruiter: Q&A with Mike Naccarato

This month we chatted with one of our National Healthcare Recruitment Consultants, Mike Naccarato, who is also a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He works to recruit physicians, nurses and other clinical professionals for critical, hard-to-fill roles in Arizona and New Mexico. We asked him to answer a few questions potential candidates may have before applying to a position at VA.  If someone said [...]

By |April 20th, 2017|VA Careers|Comments Off on Ask a VA Recruiter: Q&A with Mike Naccarato

Physical therapy at VA: treatment that’s changing lives

Physical Therapy is a profoundly important practice in caring for our Veterans. It serves as an alternative to surgery, prevents injury, increases mobility, reduces pain and restores independence. At VA, Physical Therapists develop unique and resourceful treatment plans for complex medical conditions. And beyond physical rehabilitation, our Physical Therapists develop wellness and fitness programs tailored to each Veteran’s personal needs. Through this emotionally rewarding practice, [...]

By |April 5th, 2017|VA Careers|3 Comments

Ask a recruiter: What are the best benefits to working at VA?

Last week we talked about the unique benefits for Veterans and Active Service Members who want to start a civilian career at VA. All employees enjoy many benefits to joining the largest health care system in the US. With a vast number of resources and an extensive network of other health care workers in your network, you’re equipped to be fully supported in your day-to-day and [...]

By |February 14th, 2017|VA Careers|4 Comments

Become a VA Nurse Manager

Nurse Managers oversee assigned nursing units and drive the cost-effective delivery of high-quality clinical care. This involves recruiting and hiring qualified nurses, coordinating patient treatment plans, supervising and evaluating staff, and budgeting unit expenditures, among other responsibilities. Due to the complexity of this work, Nurse Managers typically must have advanced education, certification, training and clinical experience, along with strong communication, organizational and decision-making skills. As [...]

By |January 25th, 2017|VA Careers|1 Comment

Advance in your nursing career with resources for success

To provide the best care to our Veterans, we need a top team of Nurses ready to put all of our patients first. In order for them to be able to focus on patients, we give them the support and resources they need to be successful on the job. VA offers several programs, like our Mentor/Mentee Program, to help Nurses advance their patient care and [...]

By |November 20th, 2016|VA Careers|Comments Off on Advance in your nursing career with resources for success

Center for Women Veterans partners on eMentoring for women Veterans

The eMentor program connects organizations seeking hire Veterans with women Veterans seeking help with attaining their professional goals.

By |April 19th, 2016|Employment, Top Stories, Women Veterans|Comments Off on Center for Women Veterans partners on eMentoring for women Veterans

Giving comfort to Veterans having babies

For more than 90 years, VA has initiated groundbreaking research to improve the lives of Veterans. Now, a new study has been launched to help the brave women who served our country in uniform as they embark on a new mission: parenthood, thanks to a partnership between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System. The Center for Maternal and [...]

By |April 1st, 2016|VA Careers|1 Comment

A career at VA vs. private practice

With Veterans Health Administration, you have the privilege of treating the brave men and women who served our country. And there are many more reasons why you might consider a VA position over private practice. From comprehensive education and training programs to competitive salaries and insurance packages, we’re committed to making sure our physicians are well supported. As you plan your future, consider the benefits [...]

By |July 20th, 2015|VA Careers|Comments Off on A career at VA vs. private practice

Social workers: save the date

Whether advising on marriage or family problems, counseling those with substance use issues, or helping Veterans to apply for benefits from VA and other government programs, VA social workers play a vital role in helping Veterans, their families, and caregivers to live stable, successful lives. With the increased national focus on ending Veteran homelessness, and a rapidly changing Veteran population, VA needs committed, qualified social [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|VA Careers|Comments Off on Social workers: save the date

Unable to attend the Nursing Twitter Chat?

On Thursday, 5/26, @VACareers partnered with VHA nursing recruiters and the national healthcare recruitment & marketing office during a Twitter Chat to address questions and comments from candidates. Multiple nurses joined and tweeted questions about vacancies, the application process and benefits using the #workatVA. Twitter chats serve as a forum for candidates to have personalized and direct access to recruiters who are prepared to accept [...]

By |June 5th, 2015|VA Careers|Comments Off on Unable to attend the Nursing Twitter Chat?

When you get frustrated, you lose

Written by: Darren Sherrard, Associate Director, Healthcare Recruitment and Marketing Office (HRMO) The job hunt is considered one of the most stressful times in a person’s life. Especially when unexpected, a job search can foster anxiety and frustration, but you can keep emotions in check and deal with them in a healthy manner if you’re equipped with the right tools. We rarely discuss these difficult [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|VA Careers|Comments Off on When you get frustrated, you lose
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