VA Careers regularly profiles employees in an effort to show job seekers a different side of VA from their perspective. The goal is to recruit top health care talent by sharing the stories of dedicated professionals who make a difference in the lives of Veterans every day.
Eva is a VA employee who speaks with passion about her career, her work with Veterans, and her admiration for her colleagues at VA. This is the third of three parts of Eva’s story (read the first and second).
When asked what advice she has for health care professionals and students in medical professions, Eva Dickinson reflects on her own path to VA.
“There are so many reasons to seek a job in VA. There are opportunities in direct patient care, but you can move into leadership roles if that’s your goal,” she says.
As the current Network Weight Management (MOVE!) Program Coordinator for VA Health Care Network Upstate NY and a former dietitian in the Military Health System (DoD), her experience includes both clinical and administrative roles. Separated from active duty as a first lieutenant in the Air Force, this Veteran has applied her acquired skills and expertise in the private sector and at VA.
While Eva’s resume highlights her career ambition, it’s easy to see that the biggest factor in her success has been her genuine passion for serving Veterans, and her commitment to providing the highest care possible.
“At VA, you are not limited by anything but your desire, and of course your performance. If you want it, and you can prove your value, then you have tremendous opportunities to grow.”
Thank you for reading along with Eva’s story. If you share a similar passion, and want to explore how you can grow in your career, visit VAcareers.va.gov to apply today!