VA Hiring Process - page 5

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... Read More

  1. by   Marshall1
    jeckrn - why would a nurse working in the hospital need security clearance? It seems like a lot of expense and as someone else posted a little extreme for a regular nurse

    csn - I don't know about an investigator visiting the references..that has not been done in my case and was never mentioned as part of the process..but then I have not been asked or told to complete Equipt but others have. As far as the references..all I was told is at least 3 have to be on file so I put down 6 just in case and I was told the references are mailed.
  2. by   Marshall1
    also cns121 - Vetpro is completed online as you know and when I completed mine I did put down name/numbers and addresses but these were all business addresses. If I were you I would call HR and ask them directly and of course politely. Are you 100% positive it was a VA person that went to your references house?
  3. by   cns121
    Ok so I must apologize the investigator I was told was not for me. It was for my references neighbor who also applied for VA ( for what department I do not know.) Im still waiting for a start date and hoping it will be soon.
  4. by   cns121
    Still waiting for a start date!!! Cant wait for that phone call or email with a start date.
  5. by   Marshall1
    Received my formal offer this a.m. Will start in March. Very excited!! Keeping my fingers crossed for those of you still waiting. Hang in there!
  6. by   cns121
    Congratulations!! !!! Please remind me when you started your process and what va you are hired for. Did they contact you via email or did they call you. Once again congratulations !!!!
  7. by   Marshall1
    Thank you cns121...I applied at the end of Nov, interviewed about 10 days a call at the first of Jan. to go for my physical etc. as I was the candidate that was selected to move on in the process. Went a week later for that - it took about a 1/2 day. I heard nothing the rest of Jan. I called the HR dept. on Feb 1 - was told I would hear in about 2 wks. She called yesterday & I spoke w/her this a.m. The only thing I received via email was when they requested me to come for a physical - she sent the info. for that then afterwards I completed the VETPRO process online but all other communication was phone. I could've started 2/26 but am going for the next start date of 3/11 since I need to give notice where I'm at now. I am going to be working in a VA clinic - not hospital - in the southeast. The benefits and pay were WAY better than I anticipated. Hope you hear soon - I would keep in touch w/them every few weeks -
  8. by   cns121
    Thanks Im hoping to hear soon. I also interviewed in Nov completed fingerprinting and Vetpro in Dec. My references received and sent back the info in Jan. So hopefully any day now ...
  9. by   elprup
    Oh yea! I got two phone calls stating I was moving on. I was thrilled. Funny thing, the lady who said she would call me didn't. I have my physical March 5 in San Fran. Then I go to fingerprinting. One email sent me a list of things I need to do/bring like vaccine info, 3 written reference letters, TB test within last 6 months, etc. She said ref letters are going to board of RN's to set my salary. The salary stated 38-50/hr, so I am hoping that is true.I will be getting another call about doing VetPro. No idea what that is. But hear you all talking about it. I will also be in a clinic, not a hospital. Any advice once you get in there, let me know. I am all for being as prepared as I can. Thanks everybody, I will keep my fingers crossed that we all get our start at the VA! This is huge for me (OLD new grad needing to find my place)!
  10. by   wife&mommyRN
    Congrats to everyone!!!!! The long wait is finally over for most of us. But, everyone else is a few steps behind, hang in there it's worth it This website has been such a huge help and inspiration That will be the pay braket for your particular position, i believe the minimal is for an ADN with no experience. Make sure you have EVERYTHING they want when they ask for it, your process will be moved right along if you do. The board meets on Tuesday, if you have all of your information to them they should submit your file to the board the coming Tuesday. It too 3 days for them to get back to me after that, but it depends on your VA. Make sure u get names and numbers for everyone that you r dealing with. HR, vetpro, eqip if u must complete it. That way if u have questions u can contact that person directly, and trust me u will have questions and HR is very difficult to get in touch with in the VA. Have any questions ready to ask and they should be able to give you exact timelines and what the next steps are so u can have some idea of what type of start date you will have. After that the waiting begins, and on to being a Federal Employee
  11. by   cns121
  12. by   elprup
    Ok friends, I have a question. As you all know I passed interview and am now just finishing up some HR stuff and VetPro, did E-Qip, and the million other requests, and my physical is this next Monday in San Francisco. My question: so I got into interview without writing specific KSA's on my resume. Of course I addressed all items they were looking for in my cover letter and resume, but not in detail with explanations. Should I add all the detail (KSA's) to my resume before submitting to HR this coming Monday? I think I am getting overloaded by all these things and cannot think straight anymore. Thank you. So hoping I do all this correctly.
  13. by   79Tango
    Yes, make sure you add the details to your resume before going on Monday. I would not leave anything to chance with them. They might not even look at your coverletter, plus they like everything in chronological order w/ all gaps explained.