It’s not hard to find the top 10 reasons our employees love to work at VA. From flexibility to education, from a sense of purpose to benefits that change lives, we offer opportunities that are hard to beat.
The best patients – Veterans!
Every day, you’ll have the privilege of spending time with Veterans. It’s a chance to develop genuine bonds and understanding that helps you better serve their unique needs.
At VA, you will serve and support the most diverse group of Veterans in history and help them overcome a variety of health challenges. This is your chance to give back to America’s heroes and help improve life for them and their families.
The mission to serve America
Our culture is defined through our set of core values: integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence – “I CARE.”
Every day, we’re dedicated to showing how much we care for our Veterans, and we are united as an organization to deliver on President Lincoln’s promise to honor and care for the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect our country.
Nation’s largest health care system
VA is the largest integrated health care system in the United States, providing care at nearly 1,300 health care facilities, including 171 medical centers and 1,112 outpatient sites. We serve over 9 million Veterans across our 18 Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISNs) – regional systems of care working together to better meet local health care needs and provide greater access to care.
Access to cutting edge technology
With state-of-the-art tools, we’re a leader in clinical innovation and surgical quality, performing about 600,000 procedures annually.
We are also leaders in telehealth care, having developed new ways to communicate with Veterans remotely and dramatically expanding those efforts over the last five years.
We offer a broad range of scholarships, tuition reimbursement options, loan repayment programs and other educational opportunities to help you in your lifelong quest for learning.
To help further your education, VA conducts the largest medical education program in the country, in partnership with over 1,800 academic institutions. Over 7,000 training programs in affiliation with these institutions means endless opportunities to advance your career at VA.
At VA, you’ll enjoy consistent, flexible schedules with shifts that can accommodate your specific needs and lifestyle. You’ll also get generous vacation and personal leave, including 26 paid days off, 13 sick days and 10 paid federal holidays.
Take advantage of on-site perks like dining facilities and fitness centers. Some VA facilities provide on-site child care, operated by licensed providers.
As a VA employee, you can choose from a variety of high-quality health care and life insurance options. VA also helps you plan for the future with access to the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), life insurance and long-term care insurance.
An additional benefit for health care professionals is that, at VA, you are protected by the federal government in cases of alleged malpractice, offering an exceptional savings on personal liability insurance.
Our dedicated professionals work on Patient Aligned Care Teams (PACTs) to coordinate Veteran care and promote total health and wellness. We’re a leader in patient satisfaction with more than half of VA hospitals receiving top marks on the 2022 Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems patient survey report.
We also integrate across the continuum of care – including providing mental health integration in clinical practice and embedding clinical pharmacists in primary care – to offer every member of the team the opportunity to make a difference.
Live and work anywhere
You can find a VA career wherever you live – or want to live. From major cities to rural communities, there are opportunities all across the country.
With one active, unrestricted state license, health care providers can practice in any VA facility nationwide. Wherever life may lead, you can seek employment at a facility with an open position and transfer with no loss of benefits.
We offer ongoing internal training opportunities to employees at all levels, from mandatory developmental programs to competitive opportunities.
Through our Leadership Development Framework (LDF), targeted learning and development resources support you in both on the job and at home, and you’ll always have 24/7 access to multiple web-based catalogs, filled with diverse online courses to help advance your career.
Work at VA
Whether you’re fresh out of school, looking to change your career, or stepping into civilian life from the military, VA can offer you unparalleled opportunities and career satisfaction that can’t be found in other industries.