The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that they had hired a total of 88 additional nursing staff members during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In March 2020, VA’s Office of Nursing Services (ONS) and Workforce Management and Consulting Office (WMC) worked together to conduct more than 2,300 screenings and interviews for nursing staff. As a result, they hired 67 registered nurses, 15 nurse practitioners, three nursing assistants, two student nurse technicians, and one certified registered nurse anesthetist.
The new nursing staff were assigned to high-need areas as part of the Travel Nurse Corps. The corps is an internal pool of registered nurses who are available for temporary short-term assignments at VA medical centers across the country. Nationally, VA medical center staff are continuing to review the applications and offer positions to address local need. However no additional information is available regarding additional hiring activities during 2020.
Nurses who are interested in applying to work at VA should visit https://www.usajobs.gov/.
This was reported by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on October 6, 2020.
Contact information: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20420; Website: https://www.va.gov/