Jobs & Careers - Lexington VA Health Care System
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Lexington VA Health Care 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.

At Lexington VA Health Care System, we believe 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 that can be found under the Opportunities section on this page.

If you need additional information, please contact our Human Resources Management Service at 859.281.3927.

Employee Benefits

A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits website. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

Onboarding Process for New Employees

If you're a new employee, visit this section for resources related to the onboarding process.

Nursing Staff

If you are a nursing professional interested in working for Lexington VA Medical Center, please contact our Nurse Recruiter, at 859.281.3961.  NPSB Resume Builder.

Physicians and Dentists

Why work at VA? How does unmatched control over your own life and career path sound? Learn of more benefits on our Physicians & Dentists Benefits page.

Psychology Training Internship Program

The pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Lexington VA Health Care System in Kentucky is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The next site visit will be during the 2018 academic year. learn more

Optometry Residency Program

The Ocular Disease and Low Vision Rehabilitation Optometry Residency at the Lexington VA Health Care System is a 52-week post-graduate clinical education program that currently offers four positions. It is accredited by the Accreditation Council on Optometry Education and affiliated with the Indiana University School of Optometry. learn more 


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.