VHA Career road show, Part I: Pacific Northwest Network

Unique Veterans Health Administration Locations


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VA health care facilities are located across the country grouped into 23 regions, or Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN), spanning from small-town Alaska to the big-city lights of Philadelphia to the U.S. Virgin Islands. Together, VHA employees are impacting the lives of Veterans on a large scale, ensuring they get the health services they need to succeed.

Considering a career move? We’re hiring nurses, physicians and other medical professionals in all of our facilities, including those located in some pretty unique cities, towns and islands. And the best part is, unlike a job in the private sector, when you’re ready to transfer to a new VHA facility, we make it easy for our employees to relocate. You won’t be required to get a new license and you can carry your benefits with you to your new assignment.

The facilities below are currently hiring adult nurse practitioners, credentialing program assistants and medical supply technicians. Start packing your bags now for the adventure of a lifetime.

Alaskan Wilderness, Extreme Sports and “A Town So Nice They Named It Twice” in VISN 20, our Northwest Network

  • Juneau, Alaska – Juneau VA Outreach Clinic

Alaska’s capital city boasts spectacular views and ample vantage points. It’s sandwiched right in between 3,800-foot peaks and the sea. It also might be one of the best places in the world to see a bald eagle; some estimates say there are between 15,000 and 30,000 of them within the Juneau area.

  • Twin Falls, Idaho – Twin Falls Idaho Community Based Outpatient Clinic

Twin Falls is the largest city in Idaho’s Magic Valley region, which encompasses seven other towns in south central Idaho. Perrine Bridge spans the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, and draws BASE jumpers from around the world. It is the only man-made structure in the U.S. that is legally jumpable without a permit.

  • Walla Walla, Washington – Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center and Walla Walla County Vet Center

Walla Walla residents will proudly tell you the town motto: “The town so nice they named it twice.” Walla Walla, a Native American word that means “Place of Many Waters,” is a small, but bustling city located in southern Washington. In 2012, the downtown American Planning Association designated the downtown Walla Walla area a “Great Places in America: Neighborhood.”

As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless – and you’ll experience the fulfillment that comes with caring for the brave men and women who have served our country. Join VA – view our available positions and see where in the country a VHA career can take you!

Stay tuned for Parts 2 & 3 of our series in which we’ll go from the Rockies of VISN 19 to the tropical locations of VISN 8, our Sunshine Network.

Author

Dan Green

Comments

  1. Sarah Caldwell    

    I’ve been job searching for a different position for four months. Even with the Hiring and Recruitment Act signed by President Obama, there are still not enough opportunities. There would be if agencies were not allowed to only hire from within. I know I can do just about any job. I say that confidently. I entered the Army for Med equipment maintenence tech, transitioned to patient admin, assigned to 5-ton truck with trailer, trained as a medic, sent to and became unit armorer then to a training schedule specialist, orderly room, Commander and 1SG driver then to inventory and S-3 specialist on to school coordinator, medevac specialist, dept chief secretary, followed by medical billing, resource management and now a computer system trainer.

    However, since JA’are written with so many restrictions, specifically named systems experience requirements and only open to a specific agency, here I sit in a deadend job.

    There are many coworkers in the same situation as we watch young “pretty” people who do not have any military affiliation get the job because they started in that agency last year or two.

    Vet’s should be allowed to apply for any get preference on every job. We’re not dead. We’re motivated to learn new things and be independent. Agencies should he willing to invest in our training and education because we bring so much more than just technical experience.

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