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VA Portland Health Care System

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Jobs & Careers


By working for the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, you’ll have access to a wider range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips.

At VA Portland Health Care System, we strive to hire only the best! Working with and for America's veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on the quality of care we provide. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

Check out the latest openings and other related information at .

Our Mission

To provide exceptional support through human resources management practices and programs that enable the Department of Veterans Affairs to attract, develop, and retain people who provide high quality service to our Nation's veterans and their families.

All VA Portland jobs are announced online through USA Jobs.  USA Jobs allows you to create a profile and upload documentation and resumes which can then be submitted to any jobs that you wish to apply to.

When viewing the job announcement we ask that you be sure and read the instructions carefully and upload the requested/required documents for the job that you are applying to before so that you will not lose consideration for the position. To determine if you are eligible for the position you are interested in, look under Area of Consideration (AOC) as this may vary depending on the type of announcement.

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page*. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

Environmental Management Service (EMS)

EMS is a integral part of VA and the mission to support our nations Veteran's. Learn how you can become part of the EMS team in this short video.
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Nursing Careers at VA Portland

Being a nurse at VA Portland you have more than a job — you have a mission to serve Veterans who’ve borne the battle with honor.

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In carrying out this mission, you’ll discover a career with competitive pay, opportunities for growth and mobility, a wealth of benefits and rich rewards.

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If interested, please contact...

     Katie Franz, MN, RN
     VA Portland Nurse Recruiter
     503-220-8262, ext. 56014

VHA Nursing Brochure...
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VA Job Applications and Forms

Application instructions specific to each job posting can be found at the end of the announcement in the “How to Apply” section. Most positions require you to apply online, while some healthcare positions allow you to merely submit a resume/curriculum vitae to be considered. Each announcement also includes a “Required Documents” section that lists all the forms and documents required to be considered.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. If the job announcement requires a particular application in the “Required Documents” section of the announcement, look in the table below to find the correct form for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. The vast majority of positions require an online application with the exception of a few healthcare occupations therefore it is important to fully complete the online application process after which you should receive a system-generated confirmation via email.

If you are unable to comply with the application instructions and require assistance or if you have additional questions, you should contact the point of contact in the “Agency contact information” section at the bottom of the announcement.

The documents below are in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. Acrobat Reader software can be downloaded for free.

VA Job Applications and Forms
Form Number Form Description
Download 10-2850 Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
Download 10-2850A Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
Download 10-2850C Application for Associated Health Occupations
Download 10-2850D Application for Health Professions Trainees
Download OF-306 Declaration for Federal Employment form
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Instructions for Faxing The How to Apply section of the job announcement will provide instructions for faxing documents, if it is an accepted method for submitting items for that job announcement.