Careers At UNM Medical Group

APP Nurse Practitioner - Behavioral Health

Department: Behavioral Health Clinic
Location: Rio Rancho, NM

UNM Medical Group, Inc. is hiring for an Advanced Practice Provider, Nurse Practitioner to join our Behavioral Health Clinic team! This opportunity is a full-time or part-time (0.4FTE-1.0FTE) opening located at our outpatient clinic in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

Certified Nurse Practitioner License must have a Focus/Specialty of "Psychiatric - Mental Health" to be considered for this opportunity.

Minimum $106,516 - Midpoint $135,761*

*Salary is determined based on years of total relevant experience.

*Salary is based on 1.0 FTE (full time equivalent) or 40 hours per week. Less than 40 hours/week will be prorated and adjusted to the appropriate FTE.


Functions in either a specialized behavioral health setting in the role of practitioner, educator, mentor, consultant in providing independent acute and/or routine medical care to a specified population. Establishes goals and priorities in accordance with patient and staff needs and organizational objectives. Provides consultation and advice to others as a highly-specialized practitioner.

Minimum Job Requirements of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:

Education: Advanced Practice Nursing Accredited Program Graduate. Completed degree from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis. Verification of education and licensure (if applicable) will be required if selected for hire.


  • No minimum experience required in Family Practice.
  • One year of related experience in Specialty areas preferred.


  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing Licensed by the New Mexico Board of Medical Examiner
  • Prescriptive Authority from the State of New Mexico.
  • Federal DEA Certification.
  • BLS Certification for Healthcare Providers (with hands on training), must be obtained within 30 calendar days of date of hire
  • ACLS or PALS (if applicable) within 30 days of hire

Duties and Responsibilities of a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner:

  • Assess, diagnose and develop treatment plans; implement treatment, follow-up and evaluate patient within the scope of practice protocols as outlined by state statute.
  • Writes appropriate orders, including those for narcotics, stimulants, and depressant drugs.
  • Perform non-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • Perform patient history and physical exams as needed, document findings noting pertinent normal and abnormal findings.
  • Notifies attending physician on call, house physician on call, or supervising physician regarding any unusual or unexpected events or problems requiring direct physician consultation.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Work as a team member with medical/nursing staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care. Guide, teach, support and serve as a nursing and/or medical staff resource.
  • Provide accurate documentation of patient care, document orders, directives, procedures and patient responses in the medical record and communicate them to other members of the health care team; maintain accurate, legible and confidential records.
  • Provides health education to patients, families and/or community health practitioners and groups; may train and supervise medical residents engaged in specific clinical activities.
  • Act as role model through conduct, appearance, communication, mutual respect, leadership, ethical decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • May perform clinical research related to specific operations.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

About the Behavioral Health Clinic - Rio Rancho:

The Behavioral Health Clinic has an interdisciplinary team providing accessible behavioral health care to the Sandoval County community, while also coordinating care with integrated behavioral providers at the neighboring Sandoval Regional Medical Center and nearby Grande Primary Care Clinic. Team members work collaboratively across behavioral health and related disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology, nursing, primary care, clinical social work, counseling, and peer support.

At BHC-Rio Rancho, this provider would evaluate and manage behavioral health care plans for patients (aged 18 and up) with psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and problems related to chronic health conditions. Opportunities are available for interested providers to provide care to pediatric patients. This provider works collaboratively with other members of the inter-professional healthcare team, including psychiatry, psychology, clinical counseling / social work, and coordination of care with other health care providers and community resources. This provider would have a moderate acuity schedule of 45-minute new patient visits and 30-minute follow up visits.

About UNM Medical Group, Inc.

UNM Medical Group, Inc. (UNMMG) is the practice plan organization for physicians and other medical providers associated with the UNM Health Sciences Center. UNMMG is a New Mexico non-profit corporation and is an equal opportunity employer. UNMMG strives to mitigate health disparities brought about by technology; we aim to reach underrepresented populations, making healthcare more equitable and accessible for all of the people in New Mexico; we have a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment:

We will strive as an institution and as individuals to recognize, cultivate and promote all forms of diversity and to foster health and well-being throughout New Mexico by weaving cultural humility and respect for all people.


UNMMG offers a competitive salary and an attractive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off plan and 403b retirement for benefits eligible employees.

Apply TODAY to our Nurse Practitioner opportunity with the UNM Medical Group, Inc. and our Recruiter will contact you shortly!

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