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Start Your Career at the St. Louis VA
At the St. Louis VA Medical Center, 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. For additional information, please contact Human Resources at (314) 894-6620.
Equal Employment Opportunity "Did You Know"
Did you know that all employees are an important part of the EEO Program? Employees are responsible for ensuring that the workplace is conducive to providing quality care for our Veterans. Most employees may think that EEO is a responsibility for only the EEO Manager, managers, or supervisors; however, employees play a vital role. Employees should be activily involved.
For more information, contact the medical center EEO Manager:
Elizabeth C. Jenkins, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA)/Graduate Medical Education (GME), Without Compensation (WOC) Appointee:
A GME WOC appointee is an individual who performs Medical Center related duties without any direct monetary compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Individuals requiring WOC appointments include, but are not limited to, students, residents and fellows and any other individual who is not compensated by the VA for their employment within the St. Louis VA Medical Center.
If you are a nursing professional interested in working for the VA St. Louis Health Care System, please contact, Nurse Recruitment Office at (314) 289-6479.
Nursing Service WOC Student Appointment Program
A Nursing Service Without Compensation (WOC) student appointee is a student who performs student-related activities without any direct monetary compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs. These appointments include but are not limited to graduate and undergraduate nursing students, student nurse practitioners, student practical nurses and student surgical technicians who are not compensated by the VA. Click here to go to our Nursing Service WOC Student Appointment Information Page
Residencies and Internships
- Primary Care, Ocular Disease & Geriatrics Residency Programs
- Dietetic Internship Program
- VA Chiropractic Residency Program - St. Louis VA Healthcare System is one of ten sites nationwide to offer a Chiropractic Integrated Clinical Practice Residency Program. Click here for information.
- Psychology Internship, Fellowship Training Programs
- St Louis VA Health Care System Pharmacy PGY Residencies
- St Louis Optometry Residency Program
- Social Work Service Internship Program Application Process
- Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency Program
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.
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.
|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|
|Download US Application
|Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.|