VA Hiring Process - page 23

by wife&mommyRN | 288,136 Views | 679 Comments

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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    Thanks for your reply! =] very useful information and experience. I have heard others say they interviewed for their 1st or 2nd choices and were trained in those departments if they were chosen. My application did not call for a 1st or 2nd choice as a new grad so I was wondering. It is probably going to be a little bit of everything as you have described. Keep us posted and share your experiences as it helps many others just like us. Enjoy your experince!
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    So I have been following this thread for a bit here. I applied to a VA RN position back in January, had a phone interview two-three weeks later and about three weeks after called the nurse recruiter assigned to the position who said I was selected but she was still finishing up paperwork. I have followed up every week since that time with this same individual. She is super helpful and friendly. She said that I had been selected and they were going to make a tentative offer, but that it wasn't her who was going to call me. She then kept me on the phone and asked me if I had a few things she needed like a copy of my BLS card and another OF306. She sent me an email with the OF306 (second time I filled it out) and I faxed both items to her yesterday. Still haven't been made an official tentative offer... All in all it has been about two months since I applied to the position. I expected it to take a long time, but feel confused about who to contact and about the offer. I'd like to get the ball rolling in any direction at this point as I have an interview at a separate hospital on Thursday, but would prefer the VA position. Just a little confused...Any advice from anyone would be helpful.

    Also is VETPRO mandatory? It sounds confusing and no one has mentioned anything to me about it yet. Also I had letters of reference created from previous instructors (I'm a new grad) prior to graduation as well as a LOR from my commander at my military unit who is a nurse. Is this what they will be looking for with VETPRO or will someone have to write me a whole new letter and send it in?

    Thanks everyone!
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    Anyone apply for a non staff nurse position? I applied back on 2/12 for an Informatics position and am in limbo. It closed on the 20th, and now says complete (instead of pending HR speciailist). Wondering how different this hiring process might be than a floor nurse.
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    Well now my USA Jobs announcement info was updated to Selected. Still no phone call or email. What a strange process this has been. All in all since the time of my application it has taken two months. And the position is one they wanted filled quickly. Can anyone give me advice about VetPro, should I put my current employer in the system? They don't know I am seeking other employment and it could be disastrous if they found out from the VA and not from me. Any advice? Seems like this thread may have died a bit, but I will try this post and see if I can get any feedback.

    Thanks all!
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    [QUOTE="jprn0809;7199591"]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[/

    Just wondering how the process is going for you, jprn0809? How long did the boarding process take? Have you gotten a start date yet?
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    79TANGO.


    THANKS
    Last edit by angel927 on Mar 21, '13 : Reason: H
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    No start date yet..
    Ive turned in all my papers.

    Just waiting for vetpro to clear..

    R u in the process of being hired too
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    Quote from 79Tango
    Alot of the VetPro and EQuip process depends on how bad the need is and if you are going perm or contractor. There are a few locations that will actually expedite the process and can go from interview to start in to 2-4 weeks (which is lightening fast for the VA). One of my old travel companies is recruiting like crazy for the VA in Houston right now. I have been getting calls talking about 17 new openings and expedited credentials. I have previous experience at the Long Beach VA and that hiring process was a tough thing to go through. Wait until you think you are all done and they throw the TMS training (that takes 2 hours) at you!


    79TANGO.

    HOW WAS THE HIRING PROCESS IN LONG BEACH. MY PHYSICAL GOT CLEARED. WAITING FOR VETPRO TO CLEAN (HOW LONG DOES VETRO CLEAR?)o

    HOW LONG WAS YOUR HIRING PROCESS?

    THANKS
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    [QUOTE=stlrgrl;7234528]
    Quote from jprn0809
    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[/

    Just wondering how the process is going for you, jprn0809? How long did the boarding process take? Have you gotten a start date yet?



    ARE YOU GOING TO VA LONG BEACH TOO?
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    Its been one week since the VA updated my USA Jobs account with selected. Still no call and no TO. I am beginning to become inpatient. I called and left a message last week on Thursday to no avail. I am going to do everything within my power not to call again. So as not to drive the people nuts. Does anyone have experience with this sort of thing? I just really want to get my life organized and this seems ridiculous. How long did it take others to recieve their TOs after being selected?


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