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Staff Physician Consultation Psychiatrist Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Staff Physician Consultation Psychiatrist Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Vacancy No. Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 10/25/2017 Close Date 11/30/2017
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  • Open & closing dates

    10/25/2017 to 11/30/2017

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - Full Time

  • Appointment type

    Permanent - Excepted Service Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:

Relocation expenses reimbursed


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    The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) Behavioral Health Care Line is seeking qualified applicants to join our expanding Mental Health Program. We are seeking a board-certified/board-eligible Psychiatrist for a full-time position at the NMVAHCS. The Physician will work at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC in Albuquerque and will be assigned to the Mental Health Clinic. The Physician will provide direct and telehealth psychiatric patient care, including initial assessments and ongoing treatment within a multidisciplinary outpatient team.

    The Raymond G. Murphy VAMC is a training site for University of New Mexico medical students and psychiatry residents. There will be an opportunity for a faculty appointment with the UNM Department of Psychiatry for qualified applicants. UNM faculty track and rank are dependent on qualifications.

    Albuquerque is a major metropolitan area with a population exceeding 600,000 that is nestled between the Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande. The climate is extraordinary, with very mild winters and dry warm summers with cool evenings. Outdoor activities are vast and include hiking, skiing, mountain climbing, fishing, hunting, biking, year-round golf and tennis.

    Minimum requirements: MD or DO, American Board Certified or board eligible in Psychiatry.

    This position may be subject to criminal records screening in accordance with New Mexico law. This position subject to background investigation and physical examination. Drug Testing Position.

    Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are authorized for this position.

    Recruitment/Relocation Incentive: Recruitment/Relocation Incentive is authorized for this position.

    Tour of Duty: Full Time, M-F, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician

    Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt

    Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276

    Travel Required

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    The New Mexico VA Health Care System and the University of New Mexico are currently seeking a full-time Physician to join the Psychiatry Service as a Consult-Liaison Psychiatrist. The primary purpose of the position is to provide Psychiatric consultation services for Veteran patients in various areas of the medical center (i.e., Medical and Surgical inpatient units, Emergency Department, Community Living Center, etc.). The incumbent reports to the Chief, Psychiatry Service or his/her designee. The most qualified candidate will possess board-certification in Psychiatry, subspecialty certification in Psychosomatic Medicine, and be eligible for a faculty appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at our academic affiliate the University of New Mexico. Faculty track and rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

    Responsibilities of the Position

     ·         Promotes consultation/liaison psychiatry relationships with clinicians throughout the hospital.

    ·         Responds to routine, acute, or emergency consultation requests from inpatient medical/surgical units, ICU, extended care, on-site nursing home, and emergency department. Evaluates and provides treatment recommendations for patients in these areas.

    ·         Serves as clinical lead for the Beacon (Emergency Psychiatry and Mental Health Urgent Care) Team  Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

    ·         Supervision of medical students, residents and psychosomatic fellows rotating through the Consult-Liaison and Beacon services.

    ·         Participate in Attending Call Rotation.

    ·         May serve on clinically appropriate hospital committees, participate in Performance Improvement projects, or engage in approved research projects.

    Our Psychiatric Consult-Liaison Service provides evaluations and treatment recommendations to patients admitted to the medical center's medical floors, surgical floors, nursing home, spinal cord rehabilitation unit, community living center, hospice and palliative care. The Beacon Team provides services for unassigned patients who require urgent mental health care and new or established patient with psychiatric emergencies The candidate would work closely with the Beacon clinicians to provide care and treatment of patients requiring psychiatric consultation in the urgent care clinic, Emergency Department and inpatient services. Candidates must possess excellent clinical skills and the ability to coordinate communication and treatment plans among several specialty services and effectively triage patients and direct patients to appropriate services The candidate for this position also has the opportunity to teach and supervise residents and medical students in both settings.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/482156100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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