Last week we talked about the unique benefits for Veterans and Active Service Members who want to start a civilian career at VA. All employees enjoy many benefits to joining the largest health care system in the US. With a vast number of resources and an extensive network of other health care workers in your network, you’re equipped to be fully supported in your day-to-day and your career goals. And when choosing to start a career at VA you’ll have access to medical, dental and vision benefits and retirement planning options that keep your future in mind. But what else is in-store for those who join the VA ranks? We sat down with our National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant Tim Blakney, who shared with us about his favorite career selling points to get candidates interested in opportunities at VA.

“Physicians within the VA enjoy a very nice work/life balance compared to other health care systems. Primary Care physicians at VA for instance see an average of 14-15 patients a day, where their counterpart in a civilian setting can see as many as 22-25 patients a day. For the most part, a VA Primary Care Physician is going to work Monday through Friday with weekends and holidays off and not be on-call.”

Another great benefit to work at VA?

“The Federal Benefits package is very attractive with 10 Paid Holidays, 26 Paid days off and sick time.”

So if you’re a health care professional looking for more of a balance, VA might be right for you. Interested in learning more? Find out how your skills can translate to a position within VA. For other career resources, including a military skills translator résumé builder for Veterans and Active Service members can be found here.


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Published on Feb. 14, 2017

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  1. Yesenia Jellouli February 27, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    I worked at the VA for 3 yrs starting at the age of nineteen as a Medical Health Student. Since then, I’ve gained versatile experience. Three years of OB..Three years of Medical Surge. Eight years as an EMT/CARDIAC MONITOR TECH. Six years as an RMA in Cardiology office setring for busy office. Looking to get back to the VA. Need to know what are the appr4atwps to take?

  2. Remy A. Gantan February 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm

    I retired recently with the VA health care system in Northern California as full time staff RN with experienced in critical care nursing. Is it possible to come back as a fee base employee? Please email me your response. Thank you!

  3. William Marc Stafford February 18, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    I’m a retired medical supply specialist(33 years) I’m also a certified medical assistant (with 23 years as an emergency medical technician). I’d like to have employment with the VA system. Hopefully someone (a recruiter)can contact me with some details.

  4. James Daryl Reeve February 17, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I am interested in hearing more on your recruiting position and where it would be located. Thank you for your time.
    James Daryl Reeve

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