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For Potential Employees, Students, Trainees and College Graduates
Information for potential employees, students, trainees and college grads including the tuition reimbursement program, employee incentive scholarship program, nursing education programs, student educational employment programs, student loan repayment program, VA Learning Opportunities Residency program and the Outstanding Scholar Program.
Hiring of Disabled Veterans
VA has a Veteran Employment Services Office that oversees the recruitment of new veterans into the VA workforce, especially recently disabled combat veterans. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has issued guidance on the several laws that affect the employment rights of disabled veterans -- the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Uniformed Services Reemployment Rights Act. Information on the reemployment rights of uniformed service personnel can be found on Department of Labor web site at http://www.dol.gov/vets.
Hiring of OEF/OIF Veterans
Information for OEF/OIF Veterans seeking employment at medical centers and outpatient facilities can be found in our brochure.
If you are a nursing professional interested in working at the Brooklyn, Manhattan or St. Albans campuses, please call a Campus below and ask for the Nurse Recruiter:
• Brooklyn Campus: 718-836-6600 x1346
• Manhattan Campus: 212-686-7500 x3951
• St. Albans Community Living Center: 718-836-6600 x1346
Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE)
CPE is an experience-based form of theological education that is led by a certified pastoral educator with a small group of peers in a common learning environment. The NY Harbor Healthcare System offers CPE (Level I/Level II) on a year long, full time basis, on a part time basis and as a summer program via three programs, the Residency Program, the Extended Unit Program and the Summer Unit Program, respectively. Contact the Chaplain at 212-686-7500 x6478 for more information. Review the Student Handbook and download the ACPE application form which is available at our CPE Center or from ACPE online in both PDF and Word formats.
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
CWT is a Department of Veterans Affairs clinical program which helps veterans who are recovering from a broad range of disabilities to achieve the highest level of vocational functioning possible. The NY Harbor CWT Program is CARF accredited, which means it meets rigorous guidelines for service and quality. Much of our programming is targeted at veterans recovering from homelessness, substance abuse, physical and psychiatric illness. We may also be helpful to veterans who simply need vocational advice or placement. Call (718) 439-4314 to consult on specific cases or visit the VA CWT national program web site for more information. Read more about the CWT programs.
Podiatric Residency & Clerkship Programs
Training for podiatry residents and students is offered. Read more about the Podiatric Residency & Clerkship Programs.
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:
- 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.
- Write the Announcement Number, also listed at the end of the job announcement, on your application.
- 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.
|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 10-2850B||Application for Medical Residents|
|Download 10-2850C||Application for Audiologist, Audiologist — Speech Pathologist, Biomedical Engineer, Blind Rehabilitation Specialist, Certified Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Technologist, Diagnostic Radiologic Technician, Dietitian, Expanded-function Dental Auxiliary, Kinesiotherapist, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Instrument Technician, Medical Records Administrator, Medical Records Specialist, Medical Records Technician, Medical Technologist, Nuclear Medicine Technologist, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Orthotist-Prosthetist, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Psychologist, Prosthetic Representative, Registered Respiratory Therapy Technician, Social Worker, and Therapeutic Radiologic Technologist|
|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
|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.|