The New Mexico VA Health Care System is seeking a board certified psychiatrist with enthusiasm for leading a Veteran-centered mental health care program for the position of Chief of Psychiatry. The Chief of Psychiatry serves as discipline lead for prescribing providers within the Behavioral Health Care Line (BHCL), as a key member of the BHCL Leadership Team and as liaison with the Department of Psychiatry at our academic affiliate, the University of New Mexico. The successful applicant should also have the experience and qualifications to be considered for the position of Director or Co-Director of the Behavioral Health Care Line, a selection that will be made from among each of the BHCL discipline leads of Psychiatry, Psychology, Social Work and Nursing after all positions are filled.
BHCL is a large organization with a multidisciplinary clinical staff that comprises psychiatrists, primary care physicians, psychologists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, social workers and registered nurses. Comprehensive mental health services are provided to our Veterans in our catchment area, which includes most of New Mexico and small parts of the neighboring states. BHCL operates 26 acute inpatient beds and 99 mental health residential rehabilitation beds. Outpatient services based primarily at the Raymond G. Murphy VAMC include a variety of specialized outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, Primary Care Mental Health Integration, Medical Psychology, Vocational Rehabilitation, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, Suicide Prevention and Homeless programs. BHCL also operates a telemental health network serving 11 community-based outpatient clinics.
The NMVAHCS has strong research and education focus. An academic appointment at our principal academic affiliate, the University of New Mexico's School of Medicine (UNM-SOM) Department of Psychiatry is available, and the successful applicant will have the experience and qualifications for this consideration. The Department of Psychiatry and the NMVAHCS provide training experiences for PGY1-4 residents as well as Addiction Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows. Forensic psychiatry and consultation psychiatry fellowships are under development. We also enjoy a healthy research program with many funded investigators among our clinical staff. Applicants with strong academic qualifications and administrative experience are preferred.
The New Mexico VA Health Care System is a Level 1a complexity facility and tertiary referral center consisting of 184 acute hospital beds, 99 residential rehabilitation treatment program beds and a 36 bed Nursing Home Care Unit. Albuquerque is home to the sole VA hospital in the state but the NMVAHCS operates six (6) VA-staffed Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs) and five (5) contract CBOCs throughout the State and southern Colorado. Annually, over 44,000 veterans are served and 33,000 hospital days and 500,000 outpatient visits are provided. In addition to its affiliation with the University of New Mexico, NMVAHCS enjoys affiliations with the Central New Mexico Community College, Santa Fe Community College and New Mexico State University.
Albuquerque is located in the heart of the Land of Enchantment, nestled between Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande, with mild winters and pleasant summers. Year-round outdoor activities, museums, fiestas, theaters, fine dining, music and sports make the high desert city full of exciting attractions and events.
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