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Staff Physician Consultation Psychiatrist Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Staff Physician Consultation Psychiatrist Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Vacancy No. ABQ-17-413-ERR-1929506-BU 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 5/8/2017 Close Date 9/30/2017
Who may apply Public

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)
  • Open & closing dates

    2017-05-08 to 2017-09-30

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $264,000 / per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    VM 00

  • Series

    0602 Medical Officer

  • Appointment type

    Excepted Service Permanent

  • Work schedule

    Full Time

  • Job announcement number


  • Control number



1 vacancy in the following location:

Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1929506

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

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


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.

Detailed description settings/ duties of the qualified candidate are as follows:

USAJOBS - Job Announcement Page 3 of 6

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/466642500 3/27/2017

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.

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

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements
Additional Information
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Required Documents

Department of Veterans Affairs

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration


Eric Richardson
Phone: (505)265-1711x2760


VHA New Mexico HCS Albuquerque
DVA New Mexico VA Health Care System
HR Management Service 05

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

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