What are three of the best things about working as a nurse or a nurse anesthetist with the VA? Location, location, location!
Today, VA has more than 1,400 medical centers and outpatient clinics across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories, and is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S. As the Nation’s largest employer of nurses, VA offers a wide range of opportunities, from staff and clinical careers to management, education and research positions.
An employee may seek employment at any VA location where there is a vacancy and, if hired, transfer without loss of benefits. Only one active, unrestricted state license is required to practice in a VA facility in any of the above locations. With such a wide variety of practice settings, VA nurses have the ability to change nursing roles and pursue advancement opportunities throughout their careers.
The process of applying to work with the VA is relatively simple. VA has several different application forms based on occupation type. The VA Application to work as a Nurse or Nurse Anesthetist is called the VA form 10 2850a. Further requirements will differ according to the specific position. While some positions require you to apply online, others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.
Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement – they should be your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Additional reminders for submitting an application are to:
– send your signed, completed VA nurses application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement,
– write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application,
– and finally, keep a copy of the entire application package.
VA 10 2850a for your own records and for submission to multiple job openings. Just fill in the document here, and subscribe to have your automatically saved in PDFfiller’s unlimited cloud storage. Get started expanding your horizons now. The world, or maybe just all 50 states, are your oyster!