Opportunities for Mental Health Professionals to Serve Veterans in Rural America


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As the Nation’s second-largest health care system, the Veterans Health Administration has hospitals, clinics, and facilities in every corner of the country. As such, VA is in need of qualified health care professionals to serve the over 40 percent of our Veteran patients living in rural areas, and nearly half of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans from these communities. There are currently two VA Health Care Systems with critical need for qualified mental health professionals.

MONTANA

VA Montana Health Care System at Fort Harrison (Helena) is a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited facility that provides inpatient medical/surgical, and outpatient ambulatory medical, surgical and behavioral health care to our Nations Veterans.

Open Positions

One Nurse Practitioner or Psychiatrist at Kalispell, MT

One Nurse Practitioner and three Psychiatrists at Fort Harrison, MT

One Psychiatrist at Missoula, MT

One Psychiatrist at Billings, MT

If you want to learn more about these areas, visit their Facebook Page, or the Helena Chamber of Commerce.

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WYOMING

The Sheridan VA Medical Center in Sheridan, Wyoming is hiring four psychiatrists as well as nurse practitioners with high quality mental health experience.

Connect with the Sheridan VAMC on Facebook!

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VA offers Education Debt Reduction Program initiatives along with Recruitment/Relocation Incentives for these positions.

What’s more, health care professionals at our rural locations receive the same benefits shared throughout VHA. Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery, or you’re from a small town and want to stay close to home, you can enjoy the benefits of:

  • Advanced facilities
  • Flexible time off
  • Robust liability coverage
  • Generous health, life and retirement packages

Rural providers also get benefits that are not as common in urban locations, such as:

  • Lower housing costs
  • Less traffic and pollution
  • A slower pace of life and less stress
  • A greater feeling of safety and security in the community

For more information about these positions, contact Tim Blakney, National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant, VHA Healthcare Recruitment & Marketing
(WMC) at tim.blakney@va.gov.

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