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Staff Physician Psychiatrist Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Staff Physician Psychiatrist Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Job in ALBUQUERQUE, NM

Vacancy No. ABQ-17-413-ERR-1934110-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 6/12/2017 Close Date 8/31/2017
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Staff Physician, Psychiatrist (Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry)

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Albuquerque, NM
Work Schedule is Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent

Opened Monday 6/12/2017

Closes Thursday 8/31/2017

  • Salary Range
    $101,967.00 to $264,000.00 / Per Year
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  • Supervisory Status
  • Who May Apply
    United States Citizens
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Job Overview

Job Overview


Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1934110

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 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:

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

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No
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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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