VA Hiring Process - page 22

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Hello Allnurses, From the previous posts I've read the VA hiring process is pretty long and drawn out. I've applied to two different VA sites. The VA an hour away from my home I can always get in contact with a nurse recruiter... Read More


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    How long does the vetpro clears? And how long DOES IT Take for the boarding process (salary and stuff)..'

    Heres my timeline
    november 2012- applied for the rn position
    january 2013-interview
    feb 2013-medical equip vetpro
    i passed all the required document already

    im on my 2nd week of vetpro...

    hr told me im cleared with my physical just waiting for vetpro then boarding... ahhh this is such a long process but its my dream job
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    I wish I would have read through this thread this morning...

    I applied at the VA 1/12/13, received a phone call from the Chief Nursing Educator asking for more info about my references on 2/13/13, & then received a voice mail from the nurse recruiter today stating that I was a finalist for the new grad residency and congratulating me on my strong interview. The problem is that I never interviewed. I called back and was given some details about salary and benefits and that an HR specialist will be calling me no later than tomorrow to schedule a day to come in for the physical, background check, and fingerprinting. I was also lead to believe that the recruiter only had to verify that my license is clean before he put together my official offer letter. Like an idiot, I felt that I already had the job and cancelled my other interviews and withdrew applications that I had pending. AAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! I emailed the recruiter for further clarification but I really feel like I jumped the gun on this one. Has anyone actually had a speedy hiring process or been given a contingency offer without an interview?? Am I spazzing out over nothing?
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    Quote from kristykat
    I wish I would have read through this thread this morning...

    I applied at the VA 1/12/13, received a phone call from the Chief Nursing Educator asking for more info about my references on 2/13/13, & then received a voice mail from the nurse recruiter today stating that I was a finalist for the new grad residency and congratulating me on my strong interview. The problem is that I never interviewed. I called back and was given some details about salary and benefits and that an HR specialist will be calling me no later than tomorrow to schedule a day to come in for the physical, background check, and fingerprinting. I was also lead to believe that the recruiter only had to verify that my license is clean before he put together my official offer letter. Like an idiot, I felt that I already had the job and cancelled my other interviews and withdrew applications that I had pending. AAARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! I emailed the recruiter for further clarification but I really feel like I jumped the gun on this one. Has anyone actually had a speedy hiring process or been given a contingency offer without an interview?? Am I spazzing out over nothing?
    Wow, I'm sorry that happened to you! It sounds like they confused you for somebody else?? It is not in the VA practice to give a contingency offer with no interview. You should have questioned her "great interview" comment. The VA hires according to a point system. The interview is how they score you and it is your time to shine. I'd hate to say but they will probably retract your offer once they realize their mistake. At this point the best thing to do is wait for their clarification and see if you can retract "the decline of your other interviews."
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    Good news! I talked to a friend who is in the residency program at another VA. She confirmed that she and another classmate were hired without an interview. She said that she was also given a verbal contingency offer & then scheduled for physical, etc. She said that because it's the new grad program, that the hiring process is slightly different & should only take about 2 months. Knowing that has helped alleviate some stress, but I'll feel much better once I hear back from the recruiter.
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    That is such good news! Well congrats because it sounds legitimate and you can start celebrating a promising career with the VA!
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    I spent a good chunk of my life as an Army brat so working at the VA will feel like I'm back at home. I've officially been a civilian for almost 13 years now and I'm still not used to it lol.
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    I know what you mean! I'm an Army veteran and that's how I feel about wanting to be back to where "I belong" lol so I am waiting still post interview...
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    Hiring process is in full swing! I'm scheduled to go in on Tuesday for my physical and fingerprinting. In the meantime, I've completed about a gazillion HR forms, VetPro, and E-QIP. Praying that I'll get to start the residency program by the end of April lol.
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    Quote from kristykat
    Hiring process is in full swing! I'm scheduled to go in on Tuesday for my physical and fingerprinting. In the meantime, I've completed about a gazillion HR forms, VetPro, and E-QIP. Praying that I'll get to start the residency program by the end of April lol.
    Kristykat hi and congrats again. I just applied to a new grad posting for a nearby Va and I had a question that you might be able to answer. It says 10 openings and wondering if and how they decide for what departments? Do you know what floor or department you will train for?
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    I don't know what floor I'll be on. My friend in Gainesville said that she's on a tele floor most of the time, but she also spends a lot of time floating to other floors as well. I think she's been able to spend about 2 weeks on each floor just to get a feel for the kind of care required for each type of patient. She compared it to being back in school and doing clinicals for med/surg lol.


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