Artesia General Hospital




From Rural Hospital to Modern Day Innovator

Artesia General Hospital has been committed to delivering medical care to our community since the facility first opened its doors in 1939. Since then the hospital has grown into a 49-bed, non-profit facility serving Artesia and Southeastern New Mexico.

Patients come to Artesia General Hospital with a common need – to receive quality healthcare.  We strive to be much more than a state-of-the-art hospital with a broad range of services – we strive to provide compassionate care.  Our family atmosphere brings out the best in each person and empowers each of us to perform the best work of our lives.

We aspire to achieve the highest standards of quality and patient satisfaction.  Our patient, physician and employee satisfaction rates are some of the most admired in the region and state, and our health care system is recognized as a leader in quality health care.

Our distinguished medical staff is why Artesia General Hospital draws patients from across Southeastern New Mexico. The vast majority of our physicians are board certified or board eligible in their medical specialties, and they have been trained at the nation’s finest medical schools and hospitals.

Safety, effectiveness, patient centeredness, timeliness, efficiency and equity – these tenants are the foundation of our approach to quality.  We compare ourselves against state and national benchmarks in these key areas to ensure we deliver the highest quality and safest care possible.

Our work and mission has always been guided by the needs of our patients and their families.  We partner with our community to build, improve and sustain health care delivery and increase the health and well-being of those who live and work in Artesia as well as the surrounding regions.

Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Mar 04, 2020
Receives, obtains, processes and analyzes specimens for laboratory analysis on all patient age groups. Collect and process venous and capillary samples from all patient age groups.   Conducts and interprets performance evaluations on laboratory equipment and procedures.    Maintains laboratory equipment per manufacturers guidelines.   Conduct required tests as ordered by a physician.  Assist in supervision and training of employees.   Participate in QA, QC, accreditation and regulatory activities.   Maintain work station.  Graduate of an accredited school of Medical Technology or related field. Work Experience – Two years generalist preferred. Training – Blood bank required, microbiology and phlebotomy preferred.   License/Certification – ASCP, AMT, HHS or NCA certification or registry eligible within 90 days of hire.
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 28, 2020
Primarily responsible for providing effective customer service for all internal and external customers by utilizing excellent, in-depth knowledge of hospital admissions and outpatient services.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ·         Interview patients to obtain insurance benefits, proof of coverage and pre-certification/authorization for inpatients, surgical patients, and required outpatients. ·         Registers outpatients and prepares proper documentation for outpatient procedures where applicable. ·         Processes inpatient admissions and prepares proper documentation for services where applicable. ·         Accepts patient payments and records appropriately. ·         Greet and assist patients and visitors in a manner consistent with Hospital customer service guidelines. ·         Advise patients regarding insurance coverage and estimate patient’s responsibility. ·         Inform patients of available sources of assistance from outside public and private agencies or refer...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 26, 2020
Performs the services of copying, chart assembly, analysis, and chart retrieval of patient medical records.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Receive and process patient records following discharge. In an expedient, efficient manner, goes to the various units, picks up the prior day’s discharges, and deposits the records in the coding area. Via computer reports, validates each record into the MRD post discharge: locates and secures any missing paperwork. Ensures all prior day discharges have been received and retrieves any missing paperwork.  Accurate assembly/analysis (A&A) of records following discharge. Accurately analyzes the incomplete record to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations. Consistently meets performance expectations for A&A.  Adding/resolving deficiencies within the computer system accurately. Tracks charts out of the department as requested using the computer system checking the chart out to the proper location...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Provides assistance and support to surgeons by preparing and providing instrumentation and equipment during surgery and/or procedures performed in the Operating Room.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Communicate effectively with patients, visitors and other health care providers. Ensure availability of supplies and equipment; process sterile instrumentation and equipment. Performs housekeeping duties as necessary. Utilize sterile technique while setting up and assisting physician. Assist in direct patient care when necessary.  Participate in call schedule. Maintain a clean and organized work environment.   ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned.   KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Knowledge and competency in OR technology and central service.   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...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Perform various housekeeping functions, cleaning, sanitation, and other housekeeping functions observing high-sanitation and safety standards in accordance with hospital policies and procedures as well as State and Federal laws.         ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Perform cleaning procedures of patient rooms and common areas throughout the Hospital. Maintain adequate linen supply for all departments. Remove waste and soiled linens using proper disposal procedures. Operate housekeeping mechanical equipment.  ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES:  Able to read, write and speak English.  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...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's care, as evidenced by client/staff observation. Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material. Perform direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards. Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Assist in the orientation/training of new employees. Assist other staff in the performance of their...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's care, as evidenced by client/staff observation. Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material. Perform direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards. Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Assist in the orientation/training of new employees.  Assist other staff in the performance of their...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Performs a wide variety of maintenance work having to do with building repairs, plumbing and pipefitting, furniture repair, general electrical and construction.            ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  Operate the building automation system to maintain a comfortable environment in the hospital.  Maintain equipment as assigned. Accomplish service requests as assigned. Perform minor electrical work, boiler water analyses water treatment for safe operation. Perform plant readings, water analyses and treatment, and respond to equipment casualties. Maintain records as required by regulations and policy.  ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:   As assigned. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES:  Basic equipment maintenance. Read, write and speak English.    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...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: ·         Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's care, as evidenced by client/staff observation. ·         Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material. ·         Perform direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards. ·         Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner. ·         Assist in the orientation/training of new employees. ·...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
PRN
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's care, as evidenced by client/staff observation. Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material. Perform direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards. Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Assist in the orientation/training of new employees. Assist other staff in the performance of their...
LPN
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, responsible for utilizing the  nursing process to deliver direct nursing care, using time and resources efficiently. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide optimal, direct patient care and demonstrate sound decision-making skills. Communicate patient care needs to all members of the health care team. Contribute effectively to promote timely and efficient patient admission, transfer and discharge including providing appropriate patient education. Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the primary care provider. Documents patient status in an accurate, pertinent and concise manner. Assist with updating care plans. Delegate or assign aspects of patient care to health care team members (non-licensed) commensurate with their validated competency to perform the task. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Knowledge and competency in performing baseline nursing skills. AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES:...
LPN
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, responsible for utilizing the  nursing process to deliver direct nursing care, using time and resources efficiently. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Provide optimal, direct patient care and demonstrate sound decision-making skills. Communicate patient care needs to all members of the health care team. Contribute effectively to promote timely and efficient patient admission, transfer and discharge including providing appropriate patient education. Administer medications and treatments as prescribed by the primary care provider. Documents patient status in an accurate, pertinent and concise manner. Assist with updating care plans. Delegate or assign aspects of patient care to health care team members (non-licensed) commensurate with their validated competency to perform the task. ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Knowledge and competency in performing baseline nursing skills. AGE-RELATED COMPETENCIES:...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Physical therapy services are provided in response to a physician’s referral, in accordance with the laws governing the state of New Mexico, and within the scope of the therapist’s training, knowledge, and experience. This may include, but is not limited to, evaluation and treatment of functional mobility, motor function, muscular strengthening, sensation, wounds, ambulation, balance, social, and environmental needs. Direct patient care is provided to individuals of all ages, as his or her caseload demands. Physical therapists will assist in coordinating and providing patient and family education, will determine the need for additional, appropriate referrals, and execute effective physical therapy services as appropriate. Therapist will consult and coordinate with interdisciplinary team to provide comprehensive treatment. Employee will participate in educational programs, quality improvement, and program development. Non-patient responsibilities are to be completed as assigned....
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
JOB SUMMARY: Medical coding of any hospital or clinic medical record. Knowledge ICD-10 coding.  Ability to utilize 3M coder program. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Coding of any hospital/clinic medical record, accurate and timely coding of records in ICD 9/ICD 10, utilize 3M encoder actively, query providers for record documentation, auditing of POA/HAC diagnoses, review record edits, work the DNFB/Situation accounts timely and assisting department in special coding projects. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Good computing knowledge Knowledge of ICD-9 & ICD-10 coding. Ability to utilize 3M encoder program. Required coding training, CEU education. MINIMUM POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:     High school diploma or equivalent. CCS coding certification
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
SonOgrapher functions as a healthcare provider working under a supervising physician, serves as a medical imaging professional who provides clinically relevant information to assist the physician with the diagnosis and treatment of patients.           ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Review patient medical history and supporting clinical information. Ensure that the sonography examination order is complete contains relevant information, and meets standards of medical necessity. Adhere to accepted professional and ethical standards. Maintain patient privacy, (HIPPA). Provide patient services consistent with scope of practice and clinical standards for diagnostic sonography.                                    ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Ensure that the ultrasound equipment is functioning accurately. Take call when scheduled Support the interpreting physician by contributing technical impressions and professional knowledge to facilitate the completion of the final diagnostic report....
CNA
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Performs basic patient care activities under the direction of a licensed nurse.  Assist with activities of daily living and personal care assistance to patients.  Monitors patients and collects information to be documented in the medical record.  Perform bedside testing as necessary.  Perform basic patient care.  Maintain constant communication with nursing staff regarding patient conditions and changes in status.  Deliver patient food trays and other nourishment.  Deliver specimen to laboratory, transport x-rays and other equipment as necessary.  Perform basic clerical duties as required.  Ensure cleanliness of unit, equipment and work area. Inventory and maintain supplies and equipment as needed Education – High school diploma or equivalent. Work Experience – Less than one year in an acute or long-term care setting preferred. Training – Completion of a CNA training program.            License/Certification – Current New Mexico Certified Nursing Assistant Certification required.
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Provides a broad range of clerical functions for physicians and patients.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Greet patients, visitors and co-workers in a prompt, courteous, and helpful manner. • Maintain appointment scheduler and follow office—scheduling policy. • Register patients in a complete and accurate manner to conform to all regulatory requirements. • Collect monies at time of service. • Reviews provider medical records to gather information for approvals from the various insurance plans.   • Handle pre-certification and referrals. • Handles all prior authorizations on test as well as medications.   • Follow up on prior authorizations; ensure that they are completed prior to scheduled date.   • Answers the phones  • Relays messages to and from the providers to the patients.   • Ensures the end of day reconciliation is complete each night before close.   • Preform basic clerical duties as required.   ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: • As assigned. KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: • Knowledge...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
PRN
Responsible for the delivery of care to patients utilizing the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, implementation, and evaluation; and effectively interacts with patient, significant others, and other health team members while maintaining standards of professional nursing.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Utilize the nursing process by demonstrating appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patient's care, as evidenced by client/staff observation. Teach patient/significant other appropriate health information in a timely manner and share written informational material.   Perform direct patient care, utilizing established procedures, policies, and standards.  Assist patients, family members or other clients with concern and empathy; respect their confidentiality and privacy and communicate with them in a courteous and respectful manner. Assist in the orientation/training of new employees.  Assist other staff in the performance of their...
RN
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
Provides professional nursing care for clinic/office patient within the scope of regulations outlined in the New Mexico Nurse Practice Act.   ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Obtain and document patient vital signs. Perform testing such as oximetry, glucometry, urinalysis and other tests when requested per practitioner. Educate patient as directed. Perform clerical duties as needed. Administer medications and/or injections, prescribed procedures with instruction to patient. Maintain patient care areas. Monitor pharmacy area.   ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned.   KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: As outlined in the New Mexico Nurse Practice Act.   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:...
Artesia General Hospital Artesia, NM 88210
Feb 14, 2020
PRN
Assess and provide necessary treatment for all ages of patients related to respiratory, and/or cardiac difficulties.    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Draw blood for ABG, understanding and using related machines.  Perform EKG, SVN treatments and BiPAP/CPAP therapy. Administer proper drug and oxygen therapy Provide and maintain ventilation equipment Evaluate patients regarding auscultation, SAO2 readings and oral interview techniques. Assist with intubations. Perform outpatient studies as needed. Participate in patient education. Maintain all records pertinent to patient care.     ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: As assigned.   KNOWLEDGE/SKILL/ABILITIES: Requires thorough knowledge of the cardiopulmonary system. Skills as required for RRT/CRT license.     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...