‘We Need You,’ VA Medical Centers Tell Retirees

PHILADELPHIA PA – For the extra help it needs in fighting coronavirus in Pennsylvania and elsewhere, the federal Veterans Administration hopes to encourage already retired VA clinicians and health care providers (above) to come back to work.

“We’re especially looking for health care professionals with interest and expertise” in telehealth and virtual care, its national call center, the travel nurse corps, and direct patient care and support, the agency said Thursday (March 19, 2020) on its VA Careers Facebook page. “Be on the front line of defense against the spread of coronavirus at our medical centers, outpatient clinics, community living centers and call centers,” it urged retirees.

In eastern Pennsylvania, Coatesville, Philadelphia, Lebanon, and Wilkes-Barre all host medical centers. Additionally, VA outpatient clinics are located in nearby Spring City, Lancaster, Allentown, Wyomissing, Mechanicsburg, and York County.

“We need your help in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic. Consider VA re-employment. You can partner in our efforts to maximize quality, safety and care during this national emergency,” the VA added.

Dual compensation waivers will be available for those who qualify for and need them, according to the Facebook post. For more information, it recommended those interested send an e-mail to vacareers@va.gov or complete an online application at the VA website, here.

Photo from VA Careers via Facebook