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Job Summary:     

Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, this position is responsible for utilizing the nursing process to deliver direct nursing care, using time and resources efficiently.



  • Provides optimal, direct patient care and demonstrates sound decision-making skills.
  • Communicates patient care needs to all members of the health care team.
  • Contributes effectively to promote timely and efficient patent admission, transfer and discharge including providing appropriate patient education.
  • Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the primary care provider.
  • Documents patient status in an accurate, pertinent and concise manner.
  • Assists with updating care plans.
  • Assists with training and education of clinical office staff.
  • Participates in provider education of ACO initiatives and documentation improvement efforts.
  • Delegates or assigns aspects of patient care to health care team members (non-licensed) commensurate with their validated competency to perform the task.



KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES:  Knowledge and competency in performing baseline nursing skills.

AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES: Demonstrates the basic knowledge and skills necessary to identify age-specific patient needs appropriate for this position.

Information Management: Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.

Risk Management/Quality Management/Safety: Cooperates fully in all Risk Management, Quality Management, and Safety Activities and Investigations.


  • Education – Graduate of an accredited trade or vocational school of nursing.
  • Work Experience – One year of relevant experience, new graduates accepted based upon position availability.
  • Training – N/A
  • License/Certification – Current New Mexico Nursing License and BLS certification required.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:  The work environment consists of daily patient contact, which may include exposure to blood or other body fluids.

Company Overview

  • Website
  • Headquarters CARLSBAD, NM
  • Size 200 - 500
  • Founded
  • Type Private
  • Revenue $10M - $50M
  • Industry Retail & Wholesale
  • About artesia general hospital
  • Acute Care Hospital