The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has an ongoing need for public health professionals, which includes nurses, social workers, informational technology personnel, and administrative and clerical personnel.
NMDOH is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Detailed instructions regarding the application process can be found on the New Mexico State Personnel Office (SPO) website. All applications are accepted online. There is no provision for mailing, hand delivering or faxing applications.
You can find a list of all Job Opportunities with New Mexico Department of Health at the SPO website.
If you have additional questions regarding the job application process with the State of New Mexico, please contact a SPO customer recruitment specialist at 505-476-7759.
Applications will be reviewed and considered by the hiring supervisor. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Benefits of Employment
Employee benefits are offered to eligible employees. An eligible employee includes anyone hired into a classified, exempt, probationary, temporary, term or hourly position, and who is scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week and whose term of employment when hired is for six or more months. All of the State’s plans are available to every eligible State of New Mexico employee, regardless of where they live. Independent contractors are not eligible under the State benefit plan.
Employee benefits include:
- Health Insurance
- Dental and Vision Insurance
- Basic Life Insurance
- Dependent Life Insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance
- Disability (Short Term/Long Term) Insurance
- Deferred Compensation
- ASI Flex
For additional information regarding either the recruitment process or application assistance, please contact the New Mexico SPO at 505-476-7759.
New Mexico Department of Health Needs Nurses
From inpatient facilities that provide skilled nursing care, behavioral health care, chemical dependency, and adolescent treatment centers to public health monitoring and treatment of chronic disease, infectious disease, family health and planning, to support for developmentally disabled individuals, to compliance with regulations and laws, the Department of Health is involved in all of it and every service needs nurses.
The impact to New Mexico’s health status depends on provision of all these services among others. Nursing is key to being able to meet our mission which is to “Promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and assure safety net services for all people of New Mexico”.
The New Mexico Department of Health is present in all corners and areas of the state. If you like it cold or if you like it hot, we have a place for you to work. Do you like to ski? Fish? Boat? Hike? We have a place for you. We are located in metropolitan areas as well as remote areas. Everyone can find a location that they like.
NMDOH operates 6 facilities and an extensive community program providing the following:
- Skilled nursing at 3 locations including 2 state veteran’s Homes
- Adult psychiatric both civil and criminal
- Outpatient behavioral health
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Chemical dependency at 3 locations
- Adolescent treatment at 2 locations
- Community living for clients with developmental disabilities
Public Health Nurses (PHN) are part of a state-wide team that serves to protect and improve the health of the public through health promotion, disease prevention and safety net services. PHNs work with programs, communities and tribes to assure:
- Chronic disease & cancer prevention/control
- Education, screening & treatment for sexually-transmitted infections
- Harm reduction & syringe exchange
- Tuberculosis screening & treatment
- Emergency response
- Infectious disease surveillance/control
- Family planning services
You can find a list of all Job Opportunities for Nurses with New Mexico Department of Health at the SPO website.
Developmental Disabilities Supports Division
Developmental Disabilities Supports Division (DDSD) provides statewide information, resource referral and services for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families. Regional nurses provide local support to families and providers statewide. The division’s Clinical Services Bureau provide clinical consultation, develop standards and policies; provide clinical training and create nursing resources. They manage a unique Aspiration Risk Management initiative; the Medically Fragile Waiver program; coordinate Mortality Review for recipients of our services and collaborate with the UNM Hospital system for clinics and health improvement activities.
You can find a list of all Job Opportunities with Developmental Disabilities & Supports Division at the SPO website.
Division of Health Improvement
Division of Health Improvement (DHI) is the regulatory entity providing compliance oversight for licensed health facilities, Medicaid waiver programs, investigations of abuse, neglect & exploitation, operates the Caregivers Criminal History Screening Program, the Employee Abuse Registry, and the Certified Nurse Aide Registry, and certifies clinical laboratories.
DHI also conducts health and safety surveys, investigates allegations of abuse, neglect & exploitation, and ensures compliance with statutes, rules, and regulations.
You can find a list of all Job Opportunities with Division of Health Improvement at the SPO website.
The NMDOH Internship Program provides an opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to gain real-word experience in a practice setting, as well as contribute to the department’s mission. High School students are also encouraged to apply. Interns are supervised by public health practitioners who will provide them with internship experiences that closely align to the students’ professional goals, abilities, and areas of interest. The NMDOH Internship Program encourages professionalism, and provides an opportunity for students to develop positive work habits. Students can gain academic credit for their work experience and work with professionals in their career field.
The NMDOH offers internships in the following areas based upon availability:
- Environmental Health
- Epidemiology & Response
- Information System & Technology
- Public Health
- Healthy Equity
- Scientific Laboratory Division
- Healthcare Facilities
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details on internship opportunities.
The following resources provide additional information on HIPAA and training on other important topics.
- HIPAA Privacy for Professionals
- Civil Rights Training
- Cultural Competence Information & Education Center
- Nursing Careers Flyer (Marketing)
- HIPAA Privacy for Professionals
- Civil Rights Training
- Job Opportunities for Nurses with New Mexico Department of Health