Jobs & Careers - VA Maine Healthcare System
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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, Inpatient Psychiatry and Special Care Unit

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

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

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.)

Submit your resume to VA Maine's nurse recruiter now

VA Maine New Graduate RN Residency Programs

VA Maine’s Nursing Services is recruiting new graduate nurses for the Post-Baccalaureate RN Residency (PBRNR) Program and the RN Transition-to-Practice (RNTTP) Program. The PBRNR and the RNTTP are comprehensive 12-month programs designed to assist the post-baccalaureate graduate nurse in the transition from entry-level, advanced beginner nurse to competent professional RN. For more information, please read through the Graduate Nurse Residency Programs flyer. For questions, please contact Latricia Pawson, Interim Program Director via email at or call at (207) 623-8411 ext. 4457.

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.

Spring 2021 Job Fair

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.