GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Veterans Affairs will be hiring about 70 positions to support mental health operations for the North Florida/South Georgia Veterans Health System (NF/SGVHS).

Among the positions the VA is seeking are 58 clinicians and 12 support personnel, according to a release from the VA.

The addition of these mental health providers is part of the VA's recent commitment to add a total of 1,600 mental health clinicians and 300 support staff to its existing workforce, according to a release from NF/SGVHS.

"Mental health services must be closely aligned with Veterans' needs and fully integrated with health care facility operations," said VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert Petzel. "Improving access to mental health services will help support the current and future Veterans who depend on VA for these vital services."

Interested mental health care providers can find additional information about VA careers online at Open positions will be announced online at USA Jobs (