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Jobs and careers

Build your career with us at the VA New Mexico Healthcare System, where you’ll become part of the nation’s largest health care team, earn great benefits, and enjoy a balanced lifestyle. Working with us is more than a career. It’s a way to show your passion for serving Veterans. We want to help you develop your unique talents as you work to improve the lives of Veterans and their families.

Apply for a job at the VA New Mexico Healthcare System

When you’re ready to apply, just follow the “How to Apply” and “Required Documents” instructions in each job announcement. They’re your primary guide for applying for our openings. Except for a few health care jobs, most positions require online applications. So, it’s important to fully complete the online application process to receive your email confirmation. If you need help or have questions, please call or email the person listed in the “Agency Contact Information” section near the bottom of the announcement.

VISN 22 is hiring

Now is an exciting time to join one of our expanding programs or facilities. If you’re a health care professional interested in working for the VA New Mexico Healthcare System, contact our Human Resources office at 505-256-5702 or our nurse recruiter at 505-265-1711, ext. 2037

You can visit USAJOBS to see all our current openings and visit the VA careers page to learn more about the application process. Pay close attention to the additional forms required if you’re a federal employee requesting a transfer or reassignment, or if you’re seeking Veterans’ preference.

Applications and forms

Applying for a job can be confusing. Let us help you. 

We have different application forms depending on the position you’re interested in. Here are some commonly used forms to help you get started.

  • Download 10-2850 - Application for Physicians, Dentists, Podiatrists, Optometrists, and Chiropractors
  • Download 10-2850A - Application for Advanced Practice Nurse, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, and Registered Nurse
  • Download 10-2850C - Application for Associated Health Occupations
  • Download 10-2850D - Application for Health Professions Trainees
  • Download OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment form
  • Download SF 15 - Application for 10-point Veterans Preference

ABQ VA WOC Onboarding Process

Dear Trainee:

Welcome to the New Mexico VA Health Care System. We are pleased to provide you with an experiential rotation that will develop your knowledge and skills as a trainee. To provide you with this opportunity, the VA requires several forms, personal background check and training.
Please follow the instructions below:

6-12 Weeks before the first day         

Required Items: Paperwork

Instructions: Complete paperwork listed below                   

Documents:  OF-306 (See above)  VHA 10-2850D (see above)    HPT Testing (see  below)

** It is strongly recommended that you keep a copy of all completed forms for your records

4-6 Weeks before the first day

Required Items:
1) Background Check
2) Fingerprinting
3) TMS Online Training -Mandatory Training for Trainees (MTT)
4) Photo for PIV Card

1) Contact HR at 505-265-1711, ext. 2203
-Bring one photo ID and another form of ID.
For example:
-Drivers license
-Social Security Card
-Student ID

Pick up VA Appointment Letter

2) Complete on-line training
-click on the hyperlink to the TMS Online Training website:
-Complete Mandatory Training for Trainees using instructions on the right
-Email Certificate to

3) Complete PIV Form (see below)and submit to your PIV sponsor. You will receive and email to call the PIV office. They are in building 1, on the first floor.

Instructions for Mandatory Testing  (see below)

First day of the rotation

-Park in the overflow parking lot (see map below)

If you have any questions, please contact Micah Geuss at 505-265-1711 ext. 2548.

We look forward to you joining the VA Team.

The New Mexico VA Healthcare System only has one entrance currently due to COVID. You must enter through San Pedro and each person is screened at that entrance. You can either show the screener your badge or be asked the screening questions.

There are 2 places you can park, and they are highlighted on the map with stars.

San Pedro Parking Lot- It is located on the east side of the main entrance.

Parking Lot G- Staff Overflow Parking, which is located next to the dog park and south of the 377th Medical Group parking lot.

Explore VA careers

Visit the VA careers page to easily find VA jobs. You can search by either location or keywords.

Check out USAJOBS to see current VA openings in New Mexico.

Contact us

Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center
Human Resources
Building 4
Second Floor, Room 221
1501 San Pedro Southeast
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT
Phone: 505-256-5702