RCMS is looking to hire an RN for our busy Urgent Care department. As a member of the health care team, the Urgent Care Nurse provides and performs comprehensive professional nursing duties for patients who come to the Urgent Care Department with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. Duties of the Urgent Care Nurse include screening patients and providing immediate/urgent treatment, setting up and operating specialized equipment, such as cardiac monitors and EKG machines, arranging transport for patients via ground/flight as required.
Registered Nurse License (California)
Practical knowledge of professional nursing principles
Skills to provide comprehensive emergent/non-emergent nursing care.
Practical knowledge of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic effects, side effects and complications.
Practical knowledge and skill in operating specialized emergency medical equipment.
Practical knowledge of a variety of nursing specializations including but not limited to prenatal, post-partum, pediatrics, internal medicine, diabetes, etc.
Current CPR, BLS and ACLS is required, TNCC preferred
Must demonstrate leadership skills and creativity in problem solving.
Redwood Coast Medical Services (RCMS), located on the Northern Sonoma and Southern Mendocino Coast of California, opened in 1977, became incorporated and licensed as a community health center in 1978 and was designated in 1999 as a Federally Qualified Health Center. The mission of RCMS is to provide high quality, family-oriented, community-based health care services to area residents and visitors.... As a not-for profit health center receiving public funds, RCMS provides services to qualified individuals on a sliding fee scale, as well as to patients with MediCal and Medicare coverage, private insurance and self-pay status.
RCMS serves approximately 5,000 patients per year for a total of 23,000 visits annually between all three RCMS facilities for primary and urgent care, dental and behavioral healthcare.The largest of the RCMS health centers is located in Gualala and 14 miles north is the RCMS Point Arena Dental and Medical centers. RCMS also runs a busy Urgent Care Department. RCMS is designated by the state as an Interim Stabilization Facility, allowing the health center to receive ambulance transports. In 2014 a vote of area residents to pass Measure J allowed for a tax levy to cover Urgent Care being open 7 days a week. The comprehensive health services of RCMS are a vital resource for area residents.
We are located on a remote stretch of coastline (about 2.5 hours North of San Francisco), with the closest hospital about 90 minutes away. Some patients needing transfer from our Urgent Care will take a 20 minute helicopter ride to either Sutter or Memorial Hospital in Santa Rosa. Along with our unique challenges of living in a remote area also comes the reward of a great climate and a unique lifestyle with culturally diverse populations and a great mix of places and activities for recreation.