Jobs & Careers - San Francisco VA Health Care System
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San Francisco 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.

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Abraham Lincoln created the Department of Veterans Affairs with the most noble of missions: To care for him who shall borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan. Every day, more soldiers leave the battlefield headed for home – men and women who sacrificed their bodies and, in some cases, their minds defending the dignity, honor and safety of those at home.

When you work at SFVAHCS, you will have a comfortable salary, comprehensive benefits and great work/life balance, just like the private sector. But, VA has something that no other health care system does: the opportunity to serve Veterans. As the largest health care system in the U.S., the career opportunities are endless, matched with the fulfillment that comes with caring for these brave men and women.

After all, their incredible sacrifices protected our freedoms. So to us, being able to give back to them is an honor and privilege. No matter the professional path you pursue, your contributions here will be essential to improving the health of Veterans across the U.S. Their needs will be your call to action. And their gratitude will remind you that we’re all in this together.

Human Resources Office
4150 Clement Street
Building 2, 2nd Floor, Room 288
San Francisco, CA 94121
Hours: 7:30 a.m. -  4 p.m.
(415) 221-4810, ext. 2-3915

San Francisco VAMC: A Teaching Hospital
As a teaching hospital, we train medical interns, residents, and fellows in their trades. Each year, San Francisco VAMC funds over 189 Residency and Fellow positions and 40 allied health professionals. We have 700 trainees from 36 programs rotate through our Medical Center. Please see our Education page for more information on some of our available programs.

Nursing Staff
If you are a nursing professional interested in working at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, please contact the Nurse Recruiter at (415) 221-4810, ext. 2-2851. Currently, we are not offering a new graduate program, valor program, nor student tech nurse program. For a list of benefits, nursing specialties/services, more information about the application process, click here.

Employee Benefits
A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management page.* Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses. (*Links will take you outside of the Department of Veterans Affairs website.)

Medical Staff Bylaws
Prospectice medical staff members are encourged to rewview our Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules.

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.