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VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System


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.

The Human Resources office is open for business Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Please visit our Human Resources Career Center to view our announcements, complete application materials, and submit your application package.

For additional information, please contact Human Resources at (734) 845-3422.

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.

Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Post-Professional Residency Program

The mission of the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) Residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy is to mentor the professional development and advanced clinical training of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapists. CLICK HERE for more information on the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Post-Professional Residency Program.

Clinical Psychology Internship Program

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System offers an intensive clinical psychology internship program in a hospital setting with inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation services. The program provides a unique opportunity to work with male and female veterans experiencing a wide range of physical, emotional and interpersonal problems, while receiving careful supervision from highly-skilled staff. CLICK HERE for more information.

Dental Residency

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System offers a one-year General Practice Residency (GPR) in Dentistry.  The GPR dental program is fully accredited by the American Dental Association and is affiliated with the University of Michigan Hospital and the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. CLICK HERE for more information.

Nursing Staff

If you are a nursing professional interested in working at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, please contact our Nurse Recruitment Office at (734) 845-5978. Job vacancies are also posted for viewing in the Human Resources office (1st floor, building T-2), and on a bulletin board outside our medical center's 3rd floor canteen retail store. Difficulties encountered with viewing postings on our web site will not lead to extending the closing dates of vacancy announcements properly posted on official bulletin boards.

Pharmacy Residency

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) offers an American Society of Health-System Pharmasists (ASHP) accredited PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency emphasizing ambulatory care opportunities and and a PGY2 Cardiology Residency Program. CLICK HERE to meet our Pharmacy Residency Preceptors.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship Program

The Advanced Post-doctoral Fellowship Program at the VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center (SMITREC) is a two-year National Fellowship affiliated with the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, in close collaboration with the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry.   Fellows in the training program devote 50-75% of their time to research and the development of products to enhance clinical service delivery, with the remaining 25-50% devoted to direct and indirect service delivery to Veteran patients.  The program goals are to provide mentored experiences in research design and implementation, publication of research reports, grant writing, and the development of areas of specialty clinical practice. CLICK HERE to view the announcement and learn more about the SMITREC Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.

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
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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.