Jobs & Careers - VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
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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 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 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.

Health Profession Training

Welcome to the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System. Our hospital and clinics continue to expand, and we continue to increase our focus on education. The Ann Arbor VA has over 100 education affiliation with a wide variety of specialists and Universities. CLICK HERE if you have been placed to rotate at the Ann Arbor VA and want to submit all required paperwork or if you want to learn more about our programs.

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 Residency

The VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS) continues the Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Residency program. The VAAAHS is committed to providing new BSN or MSN graduates with the education and training that will translate to excellence and caring nurses for our Veterans and their families.

Over 12 months, beginning the summer of 2020, our program will use a variety of educational strategies including; didactic teaching, simulation-based learning, precepted clinical experiences, one-on-one mentoring, group debriefings, monthly meetings, journal club, interprofessional observations, and completion of a scholarly evidence-based capstone project.

The federally funded nurse residency program at VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Nursing Recruitment

VA Ann Arbor is actively recruiting BSN/MSN prepared Critical Care Nurses!  VA Nurses earn a competitive salary with a generous benefits package and 5 weeks of vacation for RN’s.  With expedited hiring for experienced nurses you can start your new career at VA sooner than you think!  If you are a nursing professional interested in working at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, please contact our Nurse Recruitment Office at (734) 845-3661 or via email to You can also visit to learn more and apply.

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.  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.

University of Michigan-VA Ann Arbor Postdoctoral Consortium

The Clinical Psychology Consortium provides specialty training in the acquisition and application of evidence-based practice in clinical adult psychology. Clinical training occurs in interprofessional settings with a specialized research emphasis for each resident. In keeping with the goals of the broader training program, the Clinical Psychology Consortium develops professionals with the specialty training necessary to accurately assess, diagnose, and provide treatment to individuals with a variety of psychiatric challenges throughout their lifespan. Residents select a preferred primary site (MICHMED or VAAAHS) when applying to the program, although clinical and research experiences can be obtained at either site. Our program prepares residents to direct clinical programs, educate professional psychologists, and perform programmatic research. Clinical research opportunities are available in the following areas: mood and anxiety disorders; women’s mental health; sleep disorders and health psychology; PTSD; substance use disorders; psychotic disorders; and mental health recovery. 

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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 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.

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 SF 15 Application for 10-point Veterans Preference
Instructions for Faxing The How to Apply section of the job announcement will provide instructions for faxing documents, if it is an accepted method for submitting items for that job announcement.