Jobs & Careers - Tomah VA Medical Center
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Tomah VA Medical Center


Jobs & Careers


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 Tomah VA Medical Center, we strive to hire the best! Working with and for America's Veterans is a privilege, and we pride ourselves on providing quality care. If you have what it takes, please consider applying for one of our available positions.

Human Resources is located on the third floor of Building 408 and is available for applicants Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

If you need additional information, please contact Human Resources Management Service at (608) 372-3971, ext. 67788.

Provider Staff

If you are a medical professional interested in working for the Tomah VA, please contact our provider recruiter, at (608) 372-3971, ext. 67755

Nursing Staff

If you are a nurse professional interested in working for the Tomah VA, please contact our nurse recruiter at (608) 372-3971, ext. 67732.

Employee Benefits

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.

Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

As a newly established internship program, we are in the process of seeking accreditation from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. While we cannot guarantee that we will achieve accreditation, we remain very committed and are planning to seek full accreditation. Our commitment is reflected in our dedicated faculty as well as our routine consultation with advisors/mentors from well-established APA-accredited internships. We will also be requesting a ‘Match number’ from the Association of Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) as a non-APPIC member since we are not eligible, as a new program, to be a full member of APPIC. It is important to note that if you successfully complete our internship program (while we are awaiting accreditation), you are eligible to apply for VA employment as a post-doctoral psychologist.

Our internship is a full-time (12 month), single-site, stipend-supported program (start date is June 24, 2019). Interns are offered two six-month Major rotations and three Minor rotations (each is four months in duration). Intern skill levels, experience, interests, and goals are considered in formulating a training plan for the year.

As a new VA internship program, we are allotted two intern slots per year. Therefore, we offer a high intern-to-supervisory psychologist ratio (2:10) in order to provide quality mentorship as well as clinical supervision. Our program is based on a scholar-practitioner model of training responsive to the multicultural setting within our rural community, with an emphasis on empirically-based assessment and psychotherapies. We value a healthy work-life balance and expect that interns manage a reasonable workload and are thus able to end their day after eight hours and typically don’t exceed a 40-hour work-week.

Applicants for internship must be Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree candidates from APA-accredited doctoral programs in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. VA requirements specify that eligible applicants must be U.S. citizens and have fulfilled departmental requirements for internship as certified by their Clinical Training Director. The Department of Veterans Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an equal opportunity training program, the internship welcomes and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of gender, age, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, disability or other minority status.

Click here for the Prospective Intern Letter for the Doctoral Psychology Internship Program.

Click here to download the Doctoral Psychology Internship brochure.

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
Download US Application
Cover Page
Use this cover page when faxing application materials for jobs posted by a Delegated Examining Unit, or in other limited cases when instructions indicate a fax will be accepted.