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Chillicothe VA Human Resources Office

17273 State Route 104
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
740-773-1141, x7069

Careers

At Chillicothe 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. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

Our Human Resources Management Department is located on the 2nd floor of Building 1, and is available for questions Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Visit the USA Jobs web site to view and apply for available vacancies.If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at 740-773-1141, x7069 (Front Office).

Employee Benefits

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

Diversity

Chillicothe VAMC follows the protocol set by the VA Office of Diversity and Inclusion for hiring a diverse workforce. It is the policy of this medical center to provide equitable opportunity for employment for qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination consistent with the basic principles and policies governing personnel administration. Personnel actions and employment practices are based solely on merit and fitness without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, physical or mental disability, reprisal (participation in prior EEO activity), status as a parent, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Scholarships

The Health Professional Scholarship Program (HPSP)

The Health Professional Scholarship Program will award scholarships to students receiving education or training in a direct or indirect health care services discipline (Title 38 and Hybrid Title 38 Occupations). Awards will be offered on a competitive basis and are exempt from Federal taxation. In exchange for the award, scholarship program participants will agree to a service obligation in a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care facility.

VA Nursing Academic Program VANAP is an innovative education and practice collaboration between VA facilities and numerous universities that will ensure quality Veteran care now and in the future. Through strengthened academic and clinical relationships and opportunities, VANAP seeks to address a growing population of Veterans with unique and complex care needs who are served within multiple, diverse care settings. Specifically, VANAP intends to promote the safe and effective care of Veterans within and across community health care settings by expanding the workforce of BSNā€prepared nurses able to provide quality Veteranā€centric care that improves patient outcomes and reduces cost of care.

Physical Therapy Program This Program awards scholarships to students pursuing a program of study leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in order to increase the supply of Physical Therapist for VA and the Nation. In order to qualify for this Scholarship Program, you must be a U.S. citizen, unconditionally accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a program of study leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. After completion of your education, you must serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of 2-years. If you are under a service obligation to serve at another entity or obligated under any other Federal program, you will be ineligible for the HPSP Scholarship Award. For the purposes of the HPSP, VA recognizes a doctorate that meets the core curriculum and supervised practice requirements in Physical Therapy Studies. Click here for job details.

Physician Assistant Program This Program awards scholarships to students pursuing a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in order to increase the supply of Physician Assistants for VA and the Nation. In order to qualify for this Scholarship Program, you must be a U.S. citizen, unconditionally accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a program of study leading to a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. After completion of your education, you must serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of 2-years. If you are under a service obligation to serve at another entity or obligated under any other Federal program, you will be ineligible for the HPSP Scholarship Award. For the purposes of the HPSP, VA recognizes a master's that meets the core curriculum and supervised practice requirements in Physician Assistant Studies. Click here for job details.

Nursing Program This Program awards scholarships to students pursuing a program of study leading to a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate of Nursing in order to increase the supply of Nurses for VA and the Nation. In order to qualify for this Scholarship Program, you must be a U.S. citizen, unconditionally accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a program of study leading to a Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate of Nursing. After completion of your education, you must serve as a full-time clinical VA employee for a minimum of 2-years. If you are under a service obligation to serve at another entity or obligated under any other Federal program, you will be ineligible for the HPSP Scholarship Award. For the purposes of the HPSP, VA recognizes a bachelors, masters, or doctorate that meets the core curriculum and supervised practice requirements in Nursing. Click here for job details.

Purpose

Provide our Veteran population with specialized care by increasing the supply of qualified health care professionals.

Help the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) meet its need for qualified health care professionals in occupations where recruitment or retention is difficult.

Eligibility

Each year VA will determine eligible occupations for the current year scholarships based on VHA’s Workforce Succession and Strategic Plan.

Eligible applicants must be enrolled in, or unconditionally accepted for enrollment in, an academic program that prepares the applicant to meet the VA Qualification Standards for employment in occupational field for which the scholarship is awarded.

Applicants must be citizens of the United States and pass a background investigation.

All academic institutions must be located in the United States or its territories and accredited by the professional accrediting body identified in VA Qualification Standards as required for the applicable occupational series.

Applicants cannot have an obligation under any Federal program to perform service after completion of the course of education or training.

Covered Expenses

Tuition and required fees

Monthly stipend

Books

Annual education expense

Service Obligation

Upon completing their educational program and licensure/certification, participants work as permanent, full-time VA employees in the occupation for which the scholarship was provided.

Participants agree to a service obligation upon graduations from their PA training program.. Scholarship awards from 1 to 24 months of training requires a 2-year service obligation.  Awards for greater than 24 months requires a 3 year obligation.

Participants sign a Mobility Agreement to relocate to a VA facility of need designated by VHA at their own expense to fulfill their service obligation.

Application Process

  • All applications will be accepted by utilizing usajobs.gov
  • Applicants must submit a complete application package consisting of:
    • Application (VA Form 10-0491g)
    • Academic Verification (VA Form 10-0491)
    • Evaluation and Recommendation (VA Form 10-0491e). Include one each from:
      • the academic program where currently enrolled or where the applicant will be enrolled
      • a person who has known the applicant for a minimum of 2 years
      • if a current or previous VA employee, the applicant’s VA supervisor or equivalent
    • Academic Transcript (An unofficial transcript is acceptable)
    • Résumé
    • Declaration for Federal Employment (OF 306)
  • Program forms are available on http://www.va.gov/vaforms.


Useful Links

New Employee Forms

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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. Some positions require you to apply online, while others require that you submit a paper application directly to each VA facility where you desire employment.

VA has several different application forms based on your occupation type. Look in the table below to find the correct application for your occupation, as well as additional required forms.

Responding to a Job Announcement

Be sure to follow the application instructions given in the job announcement. They are your primary guide for responding to a posted opening. Here are additional reminders for submitting an application:

  1. Please send your signed, completed application and any other required forms to the Organization Contact at the Organization Address, both of which are listed at the end of the job announcement.
  2. Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
  3. Keep a copy of the entire application package for your records.

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 OPM Form 1203 FX Qualifications and Availability Form C and Occupational Questionnaire
Download SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Download US Application
Cover Page
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.