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The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital seeks advanced medical support assistants

James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in St. Petersburg is seeking advanced medical support assistants.
James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in St. Petersburg is seeking advanced medical support assistants. [ Shutterstock ]
Published May 24|Updated May 30

Are you looking for a career that offers great benefits, an inclusive work environment and opportunities for advancement in a federal government organization? The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital, a health care provider for veterans, is seeking to hire multiple full-time advanced medical support assistants to work directly with local veterans. If you have a passion for the military community, are inspired to use your unique gifts to make a difference in the lives of others and can bring your individual strengths to a team of professionals, you may be the right fit. Recent college graduates and those with military experience are encouraged to apply. The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital is seeking candidates from Hillsborough, Pasco, Citrus, Polk and Hernando counties.

If you’ve been searching for meaningful administrative and scheduling work with a focus on helping others, here’s your chance to use your skills to support a community of heroes. The entry-level medical support assistant position serves on the frontline of the organization, and is responsible for scheduling medical appointments, maintaining confidential records and providing exceptional customer service in person and over the phone, among other tasks. Candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative, customer-centric environment where face-to-face opportunities to work and interact with veterans occur daily.

Qualified candidates will have an associate or bachelor’s degree (bachelor’s degree preferred) or one year of administrative work experience in a clinical setting. Don’t have a health care degree? Don’t be deterred. Even if your degree isn’t in the medical field, degrees in different fields of study are often transferable. The James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital has over 6,000 employees, many of whom have backgrounds in an array of fields. The organization welcomes a passionate, qualified candidate who has excellent customer service skills and the innate desire to make an impact, regardless of which concentration they majored in.

Advanced medical support assistants at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital receive a top-notch benefits package, including a pension plan, 401(k) matching and 12 weeks of paid parental leave for both mothers and fathers, per child. Medical support assistants also receive 37 paid days off per year (including 11 federal holidays and 26 days of paid leave), with the opportunity to accrue more days off as they grow within the organization. This position also offers potential for promotion, making it a great job opportunity for those who want to get their foot in the door at a federal organization where they can pursue advancement. The pay for medical support assistants is commensurate on experience and ranges from $40,262-$52,341 per year.

Eligible applicants should submit their resumes to VHATAMHASRESUMES@va.gov with the subject line “Medical Support Assistant.” Visit youtube.com/watch?v=uOpCFjqL-nY for more information on working for the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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