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Jerry Harrison, PhD

New Mexico 3RNET Network Coordinator

Tel: 800-288-6930

“New Mexico has such a diverse population, great climate and weather, many cultural events, and many jobs. New Mexico is the future!”

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How I can help your job search:

If you are a health care professional interested in living and working in New Mexico, Jerry can:

  • Answer questions you may have about current job openings across New Mexico
  • Guide you on how the National Health Service Corps works in New Mexico
  • Provide information on New Mexico-specific loan repayment programs
  • Help you navigate the J-1 Visa Waiver process in New Mexico
  • Tell you more about New Mexico’s state-specific incentives for health care professionals

Jerry is an employee of New Mexico Health Resources. He and his organization coordinate 3RNET activities in New Mexico.

An additional 3RNET contact in New Mexico is: Melissa Candelaria, 


Behavioral Health Resources in New Mexico

Behavioral Health Resources in New Mexico

Job search support is provided for the following behavioral health disciplines:

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Substance Use Disorder Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatrist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Addiction Medicine Physician

Additional resources:

Incentive programs for behavioral health professionals:

Pipeline and pathway programs into behavioral health fields:

Behavioral Health Workforce Recruitment Contact in New Mexico:

Jerry Harrison
New Mexico Health Resources
Tel: 800-288-6930 

J-1 Visas in New Mexico

J-1 Visas in New Mexico

If you want to obtain a J-1 Visa Waiver in New Mexico, here’s what you need to do:

  1. Start your job search about 18 months prior to when you want to start working.
  2. Find a job at an eligible J-1 site in our state. You can search for J-1 eligible jobs on 3RNET. Start your J-1 job search in New Mexico now.
  3. Connect with the J-1 contact to ask questions and learn about additional steps you may need to take.

The New Mexico Department of Health processes J-1 Visa Waiver applications on a continuous basis.

Jerry Harrison, PhD, Executive Director, New Mexico Health Resources, Inc., maintains a list of openings that will consider J-1's. Dr. Harrison may be contacted at 505-260-0993. J-1's applicants may fax their CV to 505-260-1919 or email their CV to

For applications and general information, contact Melanie Keams, Program Coordinator, New Mexico Department of Health at 505-659-9588. Please note that Ms. Keams does not maintain a list of physician openings.

A description of the current New Mexico Visa Waiver Application Process may be found at: 

New Mexico participates fully in the J-1 Visa Waiver program, with both primary care and specialists eligible to participate. New Mexico also allocates ten "undesignated" slots to practice sites in urban areas that treat patients from underserved areas of the state.

New Mexico accepts applications on a continuous basis.

J-1 Visa Contact in New Mexico:

Melanie Keams
New Mexico Department of Health
Tel: 505-659-9588

Health Care Employers in New Mexico

Health Care Employers in New Mexico

You'll find jobs on 3RNET from these types of health care employers in New Mexico:

  • Academic Training Institutions
  • Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)
  • Community Health Centers (CHCs)
  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • Indian Health Service sites
  • Tribal Health Sites
  • Large Medical Centers
  • National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment sites
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar sites
  • Private Practices
  • Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)
  • Veterans Affairs sites
  • Community Mental Health Centers
  • Community Outpatient Behavioral Health Agencies
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facilities
  • State Mental Health Hospitals
  • Correctional Facilities
Job Resources for New Mexico

Job Resources for New Mexico

We’re here to help. 3RNET has several resources for health professionals searching for a job:

New Mexico's state-specific job resources for health care professionals:

Learn more about New Mexico:

For New Mexico Employers

For New Mexico Employers

If you’re a health care employer in New Mexico and you’d like to post your jobs on 3RNET, please fill out our employer application form which will be sent to the New Mexico Network Coordinator.

If you have specific questions about using 3RNET in New Mexico, please contact 3RNET’s New Mexico Network Coordinator, Jerry Harrison.