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VA Recruiter Tim Blakeny

Tim Blakney

National Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

Office of Workforce Management & Consulting


Tim serves as a national healthcare recruitment consultant for mission critical health care providers for VHA facilities in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming. Tim also advises executive and clinical leaders, hiring officials, and human resources managers on recruitment industry trends and best practices.

Tim specialized as a physician recruiter for more than 10 years prior to joining the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is an Air Force Veteran with more than 21 years of service, and spent nine years as a recruiter dedicated to the recruitment of physicians and health care professionals.

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Read the qualifications carefully

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