As the number of female Veterans continues to climb, we’re also growing our ability to provide them with the care they need.

Our new National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence will transform breast cancer prevention, treatment and outcomes by delivering coordinated, integrated patient-centered care to Veterans across the nation.

We’re teaming up with the National Cancer Institute, academic medical centers, other federal agencies, and pharmaceutical and health care technology companies to make this a reality.

Our recent partnership with Duke University and Baylor College of Medicine demonstrates a shared commitment to saving lives. In addition to increasing Veteran access to critical clinical trials, Duke and Baylor pledge to prioritize co-recruitment efforts and develop national tumor boards.

Help deliver top-notch care

The National Women Veterans Oncology System of Excellence will conduct cancer research, provide targeted cancer care through precision oncology and increase tele-oncology.

We’re actively recruiting top breast cancer oncologists in this work to improve health outcomes for female Veterans facing a cancer diagnosis.

“One of VA’s top priorities is aiding Veterans in the fight against cancer. We’re looking to hire innovative, experienced physicians to help us continue to provide the best medical care possible,” said Darren Sherrard, associate director of recruitment marketing.

Each year, approximately 700 female Veterans enrolled in VA health care are diagnosed with breast cancer.

Women make up an increasing percentage of the patients we serve, tripling in just the last 20 years to become the fastest growing group of Veterans.

In addition to developing new programs and partnerships, we ensure that every VA medical center is staffed with designated women’s health providers who coordinate care for female Veterans to ensure they receive equitable, timely treatment from a single primary care provider.

Generous rewards

Being a physician at VA is more than just a job – you’ll be a pivotal part of our mission of serving Veterans who’ve borne the battle with honor.

You’ll also discover a career with competitive pay, opportunities for career growth and mobility, a wealth of benefits and rich rewards. Key benefits include:

  • A competitive starting salary based on education, training and experience.
  • Periodic pay raises that address inflation and local market changes, as well as incentive and performance awards.
  • Up to 49 days off, including vacation days that begin accruing immediately and sick time that doesn’t expire.
  • Premium-support group health insurance, including dental, vision and long-term care that may become effective on the first full pay period after you start.
  • Enrollment in the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS), a three-tier retirement plan composed of Social Security benefits, FERS basic benefits and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
  • The ability to work anywhere in the United States and its territories with one active license and the ability to take your benefits with you if you move to a new facility.

Work at VA

It’s an exciting time to work at VA. Get in on the ground floor of this new national program where you can play a key role in improving breast cancer care for Veterans.

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Published on Jan. 19, 2021

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One Comment

  1. Cathy Bennett-Santos January 24, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Why does the VA Partner when they need a Consortium of diversity and inclusive professionals that could represent the multifaceted platform of care needs.

    These partnerships are discriminatory, biased and often prejudiced in their interactions with veterans enrolled in the VA system. So after choosing these two, they now recruit from the larger pool of qualified universities like John Hopkins, Thomas Jefferson and other nationally recognized Cancer focused institutions with proven track records in providing Cancer treatment.

    I believe that we are moving further away from gap the inequities and disparities that we were working so hard to close.

    Another round of bureaucracy and civilians competitiveness led by this enticing “salary” and funding opportunity.

    And then we have the ethics issues with the modernized records system providing external Provider networks with access to veteran records without their consent.

    These external medical providers, to include Medicare, Social Security and the unknown will deny veterans as patients their privacy under the law; and will restrict the options when second opinions are needed when doctors exercise malfeasance and malpractice in the VA system.

    There will be no Chain of custody, or tracking or process to monitor liability when multiple care providers are required in treating patients.

    The consumerism of veterans healthcare is a surreptitious research and experimentation gateway that has been a detrimental and even fatal consequence which is a challenge today.

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