VA Hospital in Denver - page 3

Does anyone here currently work at the Denver VA Hospital? I am currently working for the VA on the east coast, and considering a transfer---my fiance got a job in Denver... Any input as to job... Read More

  1. by   oldlpnnewrn
    I am waiting on a start date. Thanks for all th epositive information on working there
  2. by   wiscbadger
    Is anyone familiar with how long the hiring process usually takes at the Denver VA?
  3. by   RNlovesherPharmD
    Well, I applied for a job there in March as a VA Employee already--just was called to interview YESTERDAY June 14! I can imagine it would take much longer for a non-VA employee.

    IDK where you are located in CO but I also applied at the Cheyenne VA on the same day and was interviewed and offered the position in about 2 1/2 weeks. (Granted I emailed the hiring manager after applying that may have sped up the process). They seem to be much smaller and quicker, as they are in a different VISN than the Denver VA.

    Ultimately I went with a private hospital job, normal 12 hour shifts and in the unit I wanted which I would never get the opportunity to do at the VA (labor and delivery).

    Good luck to you!
  4. by   wiscbadger
    Thank you for the info.

    I also am a current VA employee.

    It has been about 6 weeks since I applied. I will continue to be patient.
  5. by   RNlovesherPharmD
    Did you apply to the 4 South positions or the ICU spots?
  6. by   wiscbadger
    The ICU positions.
  7. by   RNlovesherPharmD
    Quote from wiscbadger
    The ICU positions.
    I applied for both as well. I was offered 4 South, but have not heard anything about even an interview for ICU. Obviously I don't have experience in that area and may not be contacted at all---but I haven't heard from that listing.

    I'm sure you'll be a shoe in though as you already work for the VA and have experience in ICU.

    GOOD LUCK! I hope it is a nice VA.
  8. by   emi11jun
    I work at the Denver VAMC on the Medical/Telemetry/Oncology Unit.

    As for job satisfaction - it waxes and wanes, like everywhere else (or so I hear!). I have great colleagues that I feel comfortable with on a clinical and personal level. The unit that I work on is high turnover, but if you are used to a high-stress, quick-paced unit - then our Med/Surg will not be far off!

    Pay is good - better than other RN's in the Denver-area. As you know, the VA system has amazing benefits... which is always a plus.
  9. by   wiscbadger
    Quote from RNlovesherPharmD
    I applied for both as well. I was offered 4 South, but have not heard anything about even an interview for ICU. Obviously I don't have experience in that area and may not be contacted at all---but I haven't heard from that listing.

    I'm sure you'll be a shoe in though as you already work for the VA and have experience in ICU.

    GOOD LUCK! I hope it is a nice VA.

    I never did hear a thing. I finally received a reply back after many calls and emails that they filled the positions. I was hoping for at least an interview but no. Thanks for your input.
  10. by   emi11jun
    Quote from wiscbadger
    I never did hear a thing. I finally received a reply back after many calls and emails that they filled the positions. I was hoping for at least an interview but no. Thanks for your input.
    It took me three months to obtain a new graduate packet/new employee packet from HR - I had to call and/or e-mail on a daily basis. I finally got a hold of someone, after the three months... and then it took about four additional months to receive a job offer. I thought that this was just me, but since I've been working here - it's just the VA System.

    What type of unit do you want to work on? The ICU's accept applicants only a couple times a year... and I know that we have positions on the Med/Surg units...
  11. by   wiscbadger
    Quote from emi11jun
    It took me three months to obtain a new graduate packet/new employee packet from HR - I had to call and/or e-mail on a daily basis. I finally got a hold of someone, after the three months... and then it took about four additional months to receive a job offer. I thought that this was just me, but since I've been working here - it's just the VA System.

    What type of unit do you want to work on? The ICU's accept applicants only a couple times a year... and I know that we have positions on the Med/Surg units...
    I have been an ICU RN in the VA System for 4 years. I applied for transfer when the last positions were open. I had just thought since I currently work for the VA I would at least get an interview. I will be moving to Denver either way so I may just have to leave the VA and re-enter when possible.

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