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Staff Physician Palliative Care Hospice Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Staff Physician Palliative Care Hospice Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Vacancy No. ABQ-17-675-ERR-1985992-BU Department Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Salary $101,967.00 to $225,000.00 Grade 00 to 00
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 7/14/2017 Close Date 9/30/2017
Who may apply Public

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

    2017-07-14 to 2017-09-30

  • Salary

    $101,967 to $225,000 / 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): 1985992

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 Veterans Affairs Health Care System (NMVAHCS) strives to provide the highest quality primary, secondary and tertiary health care to its beneficiaries through a compassionate, innovative health care system, excellent training and education of health care professionals, and effective use of available resources. As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. With many openings in the multiple functions of VA, you will have a wide range of opportunities and leadership positions at your fingertips. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries.

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Relocation/Recruitment incentives are not authorized for this position.

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority.



The New Mexico VA Health Care System (NMVAHCS) and the University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine (UNM-SOM) are seeking a full-time physician to serve as a Palliative Medicine / Hospice provider within the Medicine Service Line.

Clinical duties of the successful candidate will be primarily in the inpatient setting dealing with patients on the PCU for both palliative care needs as well as "end of life" and hospice needs.  Additional duties include doing outpatient and inpatient consultations as needed.  The opportunity to participate in other programs is negotiable.

The ideal candidate is a board certified Internist with added board certification in Palliative Medicine / Hospice.  Applicants with fellowship training and experience in Palliative Care programs and VA settings are preferred. The NMVAHCS and UNM-SOM provide training to Palliative Care fellows, Geriatric fellows, Residents in internal medicine, medical students and trainees in many other disciplines. 

Faculty appointment at UNM-SOM will be commensurate with training and achievements.

The NMVAHCS is affiliated with the University of New Mexico School of Medicine (UNM-SOM). Together our institutions provide training to geriatric fellows, palliative care fellows, residents in internal medicine, medical students and trainees in many other disciplines. Faculty appointment at UNM-SOM will be commensurate with training and achievements. The incumbent will work collaboratively with the Division of Geriatric Medicine at UNM-SOM in high quality programs in research and education.

Albuquerque is a major metropolitan area with a population of 890,000, with mild winters and pleasant summers. NMVAHCS is located on a 100-acre campus; is a 217 bed medical/surgical, psychiatric, spinal cord center, and research facility with Spinal Cord Injury Center and Geriatric and Extended Care Unit; integrated outpatient and inpatient services provided; full range of primary care, tertiary care; referral services; primary referral site for VISN 22, with significant clinical programs in Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Spinal Cord Injury. Our referral area includes the entire state of New Mexico, parts of Southern Colorado, and west Texas. NMVAHCS shares a joint venture with Kirtland Air Force Base and is located near sophisticated research facilities.

Tour of Duty: Full-Time

Functional Statement Title/#: Staff Physician/NA

Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Status Code: 1276

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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