Update: New locations seeking medical center directors – see list below.

The recent “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017,” dramatically speeds up hiring of Medical Center and Network Director positions. Thanks to the new law, VA now has the flexibility to hire qualified health care executives expeditiously to lead its key health care organizations without going through a previously cumbersome and time-consuming hiring process.

“Being able quickly to hire skilled executives to lead our medical centers and networks is a powerful tool to ensuring the best possible leadership being put in place,” said VA Secretary Dr. David J. Shulkin. “Leaders establish the vision for our thousands of employees who are doing their best to serve our nation’s Veterans. They also ensure accountability for those employees who do not deliver the care our Veterans deserve.”

The Medical Center Director has the full delegated authority and responsibility for executive level management of the VA Medical Center (VAMC). The Director has overall responsibility for planning, organizing, coordinating, controlling, reviewing, evaluating, and improving the medical, administrative and support operations of the facility.

Some locations currently available for Medical Center Director openings:

• Bedford, MA
• Buffalo, NY
• Dublin, GA
• Saginaw, MI
• Danville, IL
• Fayetteville, AR
• Walla Walla, WA
• San Juan, PR

Learn more about how to be considered for these positions.

VA encourages qualified candidates for medical center or network director positions to apply immediately by contacting the VHA Virtual Recruitment Center at 844-456-5208, or by submitting a résumé for consideration to VACareers@va.gov.

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Published on Jan. 9, 2018

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  1. Avoiding retaliation February 8, 2018 at 10:50 am

    The upper management of most VA Medical centers are incompetent and corrupt. Stop promoting minorities because they are minorities then pat yourself on the back for employing more minorities in management positions than any other organization!! Only promote on the basis of qualifications NOT the color of their skin or gender(female over males)!

  2. Lynn Hill February 6, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    There are qualified, competent, talented and compassionate personnel at VA facilities across this nation. The VA is the largest healthcare provider in the nation and save lives daily. As within any organization, self serving individuals but they are the minority.

  3. Francis garrett January 12, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    For changes to be made requires a clean sweep of the entire organization not promote incompetent that is what the V/A has done again promoted incompetence again nothing will never change must get effiency experts and come in do a complete overhaul of V/Alike robNald regan get rid of duplicity and hire new people that is i
    Not incompetent ones again weed out the corruption and abuse

    • RobsonPaul January 18, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      I have complete faith if given the opportunity, I know how to turn the worse facility around. I know of secret waiting lists and the worry causing them, poor service leading to harm and even death only due to fear, not evil. I must say, this is NOT who we are. We are a God fearing nation with ethics and values that need to be fostered in VHA. Not religious, out of respect, but moral snd ethical. Its all an inside job! I know how to do it, I just need trust and amount of time. I’m a changer. Meanwhile, if youre a person of faith, dont knock prayer for the VA. Physicians admit outright miracles, happens all the time if you know how. Dont be down, be the mole praying in back of the room and seek the change you desire and it will become so. I’d stake my life on it.

  4. Francis garrett January 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    This will fail like every thing else has the VA is still incompetent and pompass and me generation and now the entitlement generations go back and fix what is wrong hold the administration get rid of the last bunch in charge of the VA do not appoint to higher position the acting va is part of the old guard nothing changes but the bonuses

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