Jobs & Careers - Montana VA Health Care System
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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.


At Montana VA Health Care System (MTVAHCS), our employees are essential! 

For most positions, applications must be submitted through the USAJOBS website. For the below positions, you can email your resume directly to MTVAHCS Nurse Recruiter, DW Stephenson, at David.Stephenson1@va.gov (406) 447-7867. Please include the position you are applying for in the email subject line. If you have questions about a specific position, please call (406) 447-7867. 

 - Operating Room RNs
 - Infection Prevention
 - NP Gynecology
 - NP/PA Dermatology
 - Community Care RN Navigators (Hospital in Hospital) 
 - Assistant Nurse Manager Community Care
 - RN in Miles City Community Living Center
 - Critical Care RN (ICU-ED)
 - Surgical Services RN Floats
 - PACT Float Provider (Missoula)
 - PACT Float Provider (Billings)
 - PACT Float Provider (Fort Harrisona)
 - RN Assistant Nurse Managers Primary Care (Great Falls, Billings, Bozeman, Kalispell, Fort Harrison) 
 - Assistant Nurse Manager in Community Living Center (Miles City)
 - RN Primary Care (Kalispell, Missoula, Billings, Great Falls)
 - RN Occupational Health/Medical-Surgical Unit
 - Post-Deployment Nurse Coordinator

To see other MTVAHCS employment opportunities, search and apply at USAJOBS.gov

Psychology Internships

Montana VA Health Care System also offers an APA-accredited pscyhology internship program. Please visit the program page to learn more about the internship experience and how to apply.

Why join the Montana VA healthcare team? 

First, our mission to serve Montana's Veterans is exciting and rewarding. You will serve Montanans who represent a diversity of demographics and come from all over the state. MTVAHCS serves over 47,000 enrolled Veterans across Montana—an area roughly 147,000 square miles in size. MTVAHCS’s overall trust scores—which derive from Veteran rankings of their health care experiences—are at a historic high.

MTVAHCS provides healthcare to Veterans across Montana through a series of community-based clinics, the Miles City Community Living Center (Montana VA’s only nursing home), an acute care medical center, a nationally acclaimed sleep center, and robust telehealth services.  Veterans are cared for by a staff of 1,400 at 17 sites of care across the state.  One third of Montana VA employees are Veterans.

Second, you will be a part of the world's largest integrated healthcare system by joining the Veterans Health Administration and become a part of team where you can grow, learn, and advance. MTVAHCS is a learning institution and offers mentorship, professional skill training, and has multiple academic affiliations to help employees continue to grow with higher education opportunities. You will join a dedicated team who is highly valued by its employees! In 2020, Forbes named MTVAHCS as a top ten employer in Montana. 

Finally, you will have benefits that include paid holidays and sick leave, health insurance, retirement programs, and paid parental leave. A description of employee benefits is available on the US Office of Personnel Management Employment and Benefits page. Please note that benefits may differ for professional clinical occupations including physicians and registered nurses.

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.