Rural Veterans and their caregivers face unique challenges to care, such as lack of public transportation, lack of broadband coverage, distance from VA health care facilities and a shortage of care providers. And the number of rural Veterans is growing.

Between fiscal years 2006-2014, the number of enrolled Veterans who live in rural communities increased by seven percent. Thirty-five percent (3.2 million) of the Veterans who are enrolled in and obtain services from VA reside in rural America.

As VA’s lead proponent for rural Veterans’ health and well-being, The Office of Rural Health (ORH) plays a unique role in VA’s transformation to provide Veterans personalized, proactive, patient-driven health care. ORH recently unveiled a new video, “Caring for Rural Veterans,” about VA’s programs that improve and increase Veterans’ access to care in rural communities. The three-minute video tells the story of a Community Based Outpatient Clinic in the small town of Cumberland, Maryland, where VA innovations in telehealth technology allow Veterans to meet with specialists who are hours away.

When more Veterans benefit from the care, resources, and support of VA, the effect is tremendous for the entire community—from Veterans and their family members to current employees, volunteers, and job seekers interested in pursuing a career at VA.

Our health care professionals working at our rural locations receive the same benefits shared throughout the Veterans Health Administration. 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 generous health, life and retirement packages, flexible time off, and the opportunity to work in advanced facilities while enjoying a lower cost of living.

Visit VAcareers.va.gov to learn more and apply today. Also, check out the below featured vacancies:

Nurse – Hamilton County, OH

Occupational Therapist – Kauai, HI

Physician, Long Term Care – Tomah, WI

Psychologist – Iron Mountain, MI

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Published on Mar. 11, 2015

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6 Comments

  1. christy cooper March 29, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Seasoned ICU psych and med surf nurse looking for VA nursing position in Arkansas.

  2. VIVIAN JANE COOPER March 22, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    I am a Veteran of the US Army, and worked as a legal secretary for approximately 30 years. However, employment in the legal industry has decreased, and I have not worked for 2 1/2 years. I had to leave my apartment in Los Angeles after 27 years, and return to Texas. I’m in my 50s, and interested in additional training or schooling in order to change careers, and need career counseling to determine what my options are for the future.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions.

    Thank you.

  3. Dianna Gay Andreasen March 20, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Interested in employment with VA as RN. Will relocate. Seasoned ICU and psych nurse.

    • VA Careers March 20, 2015 at 4:23 pm

      Thank you for your interest, Dianna. Visit VACareers.va.gov/Nursing to explore all available opportunities. That’s great that you are willing to relocate — flexibility regarding location increases chances for hire.

  4. Ray Mouton March 15, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Can I get benefits for hearing aids?

    I am 76 and a veteran of the Army. I served in Korea 1969 to 1970.

    Thank you,

    Ramon Mouton
    raymouton@ceoexpress.com

    • VA Careers March 20, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      Hi Ray – We recommend visiting benefits.va.gov, or calling 1-800-827-1000 for more information regarinding benefits. Thank you for your service.

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