There are approximately 3.2 million Veterans enrolled in the VA system living in rural regions. But often, these Veterans have difficulty accessing health care providers in their area. So VHA made it a priority to expand our community clinics and increase partnerships with non-VA providers.

Joining our team in a rural VA clinic, you’ll enjoy small-town life while receiving the same benefits as healthcare providers in metropolitan locations. All VHA employees are offered a robust benefits package. You’ll also have an outstanding number of health insurance plans to choose from, including exceptional vision and dental plans. Other benefits include federal liability coverage and life insurance packages. And if life should ever call for a change of venue, you can easily transfer to any other VA location without having to change your license or suffer a gap in benefits.

Enjoy flexible time off, with up to 26 paid personal/vacation days each year, along with 13 paid sick days and 10 paid federal holidays. And when it comes to insurance, the federal government partially pays health and life insurance premiums for its employees. Employees can utilize flexible spending accounts to pay for health-related expenses not reimbursed by their plans.

Employees can also take advantage of the Thrift Savings Plan, the government version of a 401(k). Government retirees are covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System, a three-tier system based on Social Security benefits, basic program benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan.

In fact, rural VA locations have benefits that health care professionals in larger cities do not receive. You’ll not only practice in an advanced facility, but you’ll work with smaller towns and communities. This means lower housing costs, less traffic and a more enjoyable pace of life.


If you’re yearning for the small-town life, but still want to make a difference for our Nation’s Veterans, join us at Rural VA today. Click here to find the VA location of your choosing, and see all of our available opportunities!

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Published on Nov. 21, 2016

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