The VA is a leader in creating an organizational culture where nursing excellence is valued as essential to delivering quality health care to those who have served this country. Being a Victim Assistance Nurse is a mission driven calling to be able to utilize our strengths and talents as clinicians in the ability to give back to the sick population who deserve care. At the Iowa City VA Health Care System, we pride ourselves on our mission of excellence, quality, and safety for our veterans and staff. We promote evidence-based practice to advance the nursing profession and transform the paradigm of healthcare delivery.
Meet the recruiting nurse!
Clinical values and services
Nursing is vital to every component of our integrated healthcare system, and we appreciate the importance of supporting nurses to practice up to their highest licensure and remain active participants in the quality healthcare that is provided throughout our organization. We value accountability, respect, continuous improvement, collaboration, empathy, trust, and commitment to each other and our mission of service.
As with an organization seeking a Pathway to Excellence designation, we have a commitment to creating a positive practice environment that empowers and engages nursing staff. By investing in an optimal work environment for nurses, we demonstrate a culture of continuous excellence. The Iowa City VA health care system has a well-established shared governance structure as the basis for involving nurses, as well as all major multidisciplinary stakeholders, in the decision-making process. Allowing the direct care nurse’s input into decision-making positively impacts the delivery and retention of care and the practice of nursing. Shared governance is an integral part of our organization in engaging employees, building teamwork and creating a positive practice environment.
The Iowa City VA Health Care System is a Joint Commission accredited facility with a 1C level of complexity serving more than 184,000 unique veterans in eastern Iowa, western Illinois and northeastern Missouri. The Iowa City VA Health Care System (ICVAHCS) consists of the main medical center in Iowa City, IA, as well as twelve community outpatient clinics and two community referral and resource centers in the surrounding area. The Iowa City VA Medical Center operates 83 inpatient beds including five inpatient units (ICU/Stepdown, Medical/Surgical/Telemetry, and Mental Health). The Iowa City VA Medical Center is also developing an additional 10-bed inpatient medical psychiatry unit for specialized care of patients throughout the Midwest VA health care network, only the second unit in the entire VA system. ICVAHCS has an active accredited research program with 51 researchers and 58 funded projects and is the VA Designated Transplant Center for Solid Organ Transplantation. The Iowa City VA Transplant Center specializes in kidney, pancreas, and double kidney/pancreas transplants.
How to apply
Some nursing job vacancies are advertised on the USAJOBS website.
For a complete list of in-house nursing positions, please email Recruitment Nurse. Applying to USAJOBS is not required for all nursing positions. Please submit your CV / CV to Nurse Recruiter and indicate the nursing position you are interested in. For additional questions regarding nursing job openings, contact the staffing nurse.
Choice, direction and benefits
Learn more about the federal government selection process, our new employee orientation and some of the benefits of working with us.