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The VA Interim Staff Hiring Program, VA Locum Tenens Program, is the only place you'll find all the excitement of traversing the countryside, without all the usual headaches of changing assignments. And, because you'll be acclimated to the VA way of doing things, we're sure you'll feel at home everywhere you go on your Locum Tenens tour of VA.

We are now hiring for the following Locum Tenens opportunities, Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. Click here and learn how to apply today and then learn how to ease the credentialing process.

Read Dr. Joseph Lalka's Locum Tenens Testimonial.

Why We're the Best

At VA, you'll experience consistent Locum Tenens satisfaction everywhere you go. We offer true nationwide travel opportunities, consistency of practice, and a patient-focused system—all with a stable, Government employer. In addition to these impressive benefits, VA is also proud of the following facts:

  • With more than 1,400 medical centers and outpatient clinics nationwide, VA is the largest, most technologically advanced health care system in the U.S.
  • Experts say VA leads the Nation in quality care and patient satisfaction
  • VA is committed to implementing evidence-based practice guidelines that positively impact patient safety for more than 8 million U.S. Veterans

Compensation Package

Your compensation for your VA Locum Tenens work includes salary, lodging, meals, and even incidentals. So in addition to the gratification of serving America's Veterans, our Locum Tenens professionals receive compensation that matches their dedication.

Salary
VA physicians earn market pay that is designed to be competitive with local physician labor markets. Exact starting salary is determined by a physician compensation pay panel, and is commensurate with your education and experience.

Liability Protection
When weighing your options, you'll want to consider the fact that VA Locum Tenens health care providers are entitled to liability protection during and after their career at VA for VA patient care services. There are no fees or salary deductions associated with this protection, and more importantly, there is no tail to pay if you leave.

Lodging, Travel & Per Diem
VA's travel package is first-class and in addition to the salary you earn. It includes paid travel expenses, lodging, meals, and incidentals. Since we reimburse you according to GSA Domestic Per Diem Rates, our travel package is comparable to full-time government service.

Application/Contact

If you are interested in the VA Locum Tenens primary care program, attach your curriculum vitae to e-mail and send to LocumTenens@va.gov.

After you apply
The VA Locum Tenens Program Office will evaluate your qualifications, and only the most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the medical director for further consideration and possible interview. At that time, you'll be asked to mail additional documents to:
VA Locum Tenens Program (11C19)
2141 East Camelback Road, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016

Required documents may include:
  • Names of at least three professional references (one of which must be your current employer)
  • Copy of current licensure
  • If a former Federal employee, a copy of most current SF-50 and latest proficiency rating, if applicable
  • If claiming Veterans preference, a copy of your military service record DD-214
The materials you send with your application will not be returned. Send only those materials needed to evaluate your application. Please do not place materials in a notebook or binder. Program officials will make a decision on your application within 30 days of receiving it. Prior to being appointed, you also will be required to successfully complete a background security investigation.

General qualifications include
  • Current, full, and unrestricted licensure and registration to practice in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified in Internal Medicine or Family Practice
  • U.S. citizenship
  • English language proficiency
  • Pre-employment physical
  • Physical and mentally able to perform efficiently the duties of the position
  • BLS (American Heart Association approved course)

If you have any additional questions please contact the Clinical Manager via:
E-mail: LocumTenens@va.gov
Toll-free: 1-866-664-1030
Local: 602-626-7947
Fax: 602-761-5552
Write: VA Locum Tenens Program (11C19)
2141 East Camelback Road, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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