Explore careers providing critical nursing care to Veterans: Visit VA Careers at AORN in Nashville

VA Careers is talking to perioperative nurses at Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo, April 6-10, 2019.


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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recruiters are taking their VA Careers song sheets to Music City on April 6 to share information on opportunities to serve as perioperative nurses for the nation’s largest integrated healthcare organization.

Attendees at Nashville’s Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference and Expo are invited to visit VA Booth 1962 to learn all about VA careers in the Operating Room/Perioperative nursing service. Registered Nurses Victoria Cox and Kim S. McDonald, VA National Healthcare Recruitment Consultants, will staff the booth.

“VA’s surgical nurses are leaders in improving and advocating for Veterans’ health at critical care moments,” said Darren Sherrard, Associate Director of Recruitment Marketing at VA. “VA RNs Victoria and Kim are eager to answer questions about the role that these nurses play in serving Veterans and boosting clinical outcomes across the system.”

Get information and share resumes

AORN’s conference convenes more than 10,000 perioperative nurses and exhibitors for five days of learning, networking and inspiration. This year’s keynote speaker is combat Air Force Veteran Nicole Malachowski, a retired colonel and inductee into the Women in Aviation International Pioneer Hall of Fame.

At VA, perioperative nurses oversee Registered Nurses, Nurse Assistants, Surgical Technicians and others. They also collaborate with Sterile Processing Service, logistics and other entities to make sure operating rooms function well. These careers offer RNs the chance to use research to pioneer new methods of care; mentor others; and work in teams to identify, analyze and resolve care issues.

“Perioperative nurses who stop by VA Booth 1962 can learn more about open positions, review the benefits of a VA career in surgical nursing and pick up information to share with family and friends,” Sherrard said.

Serve Veterans and get unbeatable benefits

These positions, available in a number of locations, offer competitive pay, including market, performance and incentive compensation based on education and length of practice. RNs at VA can receive rewards for performance, accelerated raises, step increases and honors for outstanding performance. These careers offer the following additional perks:

  • Take leave with 39 days paid time off each year, if you’re hired under Title 38.
  • Receive paid vacation that accrues right away, unlimited accumulated paid sick leave and 10 paid federal holidays.
  • Care for your family with premium-support group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care, which may become effective on the first full pay period after you start.
  • Work anywhere with one active license and apply for opportunities at locations across the United States and the territories.

Explore a VA Career at AORN 2019

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