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VA Maine 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 VA Maine Healthcare System strives 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.

VA Maine Healthcare System Human Resource Management Service is located on the 3rd floor of Building 205, and is available for applicants Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at (207) 623-5713 or 1-877-421-8263, ext. 5713.

VA Maine Healthcare System Nursing Opportunities

We currently have multiple positions available in various areas throughout the VA Maine Healthcare System for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants. The Veterans’ Health Administration offers competitive pay, an aggressive benefits package, and many opportunities for career growth. To learn more and apply, please submit your resume and application (found below) to our Nurse Recruiter at VAMENURSINGJOBS@VA.GOV. Listed below are only some of our available positions (updated on a monthly basis): 

Registered Nurse, full time: Long term care, Dementia, Operating Room, SDS/PACU, Short Stay Rehab, Inpatient Psychiatry, Special Care Unit and Emergency Department

Nursing Assistant, full time: Long term care, Dementia and Med-Surg

Licensed Practice Nurse, full time: Hospice, Dementia, Short stay rehab, Primary care (Togus), Bangor Clinic, Lewiston Clinic and Caribou Clinic

VA Maine Healthcare System includes multiple clinic locations and access points with various services offered throughout the state in order to better care for our Veterans. Clinic locations include Bangor, Bingham, Calais, Caribou, Fort Kent, Houlton, Lewiston, Lincoln, Portland, Rumford and Saco. To learn more about each of our clinic locations, please click here.

VA Maine’s Nursing Services is recruiting new graduate nurses for its RN Transition-to-Practice Program (RN TTP).   Our RN TTP is a comprehensive
12-month program designed to assist the post-baccalaureate graduate nurse in the transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent professional RN. For more information, contact Lisa Theriault, RN TTP Coordinator via email at or call at 207-623-8411 x 5579.

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 providers and registered nurses.

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.