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Nursing Administration – (951) 486-4665

Location: Second Floor
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

Job Opportunities

Riverside County is currently recruiting for a number of positions, including Registered Nurses (RN) and Allied Health Professionals. For more information, see Job & Education Opportunities.

Nursing Departments

At RCRMC, patients’ needs are identified by means of a thorough assessment performed by multiple disciplines. These assessments take into consideration physiological, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual and age-specific needs.

Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units
RCRMC’s Intensive Care Units (ICU) house patients in need of intensive care related to medicine, neurosurgery, neonatology, pediatrics and surgery.

Adult Critical Care Units

RCRMC has 24 beds dedicated to Adult Critical Care Units (ACCU), located on the second floor.

The ACCU provides patient care to critically ill patients, to those with a high risk potential, and to those requiring special therapeutic, diagnostic and pharmacological interventions who are 16 years of age and older. This covers a variety of patients, including medical, surgical, trauma, neurological, neurosurgical, orthopedic, Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), urological, gynecological, obstetrical, and ophthalmologic.

Progressive Care Unit

The Progressive Care Unit houses 33 beds and is located on the second floor.

The Progressive Care Unit provides high quality, skilled care for patients aged 16 and older, who require telemetry for cardiac monitoring, for neurosurgical step-down patients requiring close observation, and for higher acuity patients who no longer meet critical care criteria.

Pediatrics and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

The RCRMC Pediatric and Pediatric Intensive Care Units are also staffed by specialty-trained personnel.  The Pediatric Units provide care to children from birth to 18 years of age.  All staff members are sensitive to the challenges parents and guardians of these children face and work diligently to help the entire family through this difficult time.

Children experiencing a serious illness are admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).  RCRMC has the only PICU in Riverside County, and is also a designated Pediatric Trauma Center.  Pediatric Intensivists (doctors), and highly trained nurses certified in advanced life support, specializing in the care of critically ill children, staff the PICU.  The unit houses specialized equipment such as pediatric ventilators and intensive care cribs to provide necessary care.For any child experiencing a more serious illness, RCRMC maintains a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

All infant and pediatric units are secured and all visitors are screened.  These units have a special electronic identification and security system for increased safety.

Obstetrics, Labor & Delivery, Birthing Center, Newborn Nursery

Two clinics are available for pregnant women.  One is for women who have a pregnancy without any health problems that classify them, or their baby, as high risk.  The second clinic is designed for women who are considered to have a high risk pregnancy because either they, or their unborn baby, have a medical condition which requires more specialized care from their doctor.

On the inpatient unit, expectant mothers and their newborns receive care from specialty-trained staff, with state-of-the-art equipment, including central monitoring and computer charting.  The Birthing Center has 12 Labor / Delivery / Recovery suites, as well as two C-Section suites which are right next door to the NICU in case the baby has any problems.

With 40 obstetric beds and 32 newborn nursery cribs, RCRMC is well prepared to accommodate Riverside County’s growing population.

All infants are protected with an electronic infant safety and security system.

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate, please contact the Labor & Delivery Department at (951) 486-5000.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

The NICU is staffed by specialty-trained nurses, Child Life Specialists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Respiratory Therapists and Physicians who provide the highest level of quality care to premature and ill newborns.  The staff who work in these areas are aware of the grieving a parent, or guardian, experiences at not having a "normal" infant delivery.

Parents often spend long hours in the NICU, away from other children, their home and job.  This can be a very stressful time for families.  Staff members are sensitive to the needs of parents and make every effort to help them feel at home while their baby is staying with us.  The NICU has a special, private room where mothers who are providing breast milk to their baby can pump.

The unit has specialty equipment which includes specialized ventilators, heart monitors, small IV pumps and special beds that are enclosed with double walls (called isolettes), to help reduce heat loss in small babies.  The babies are very sensitive to light and sound so the staff is careful to speak quietly and place blankets over the isolettes so the light isn't too bright.

General Surgery

RCRMC’s 34-bed General Surgery Unit provides services to non-critical patients age 16 and older. A wide range of services are covered, including patients requiring different types of surgery such as general surgery gynelcological surgery, and urological procedures.  Care is also provided for trauma patients, patients requiring chemotherapy, blood transfusions, and medical overflow patients.  The General Surgery Unit is located on the third floor.  

Surgical Specialties

On the 34-bed Surgical Specialties Unit, services are provided to non-critical patients age 16 and older. Musculoskeletal trauma and disease, including joint replacement, open reduction and internal fixation, osteomyelitis, laminectomy, and repair of tendons and nerves are just a few of the specialties covered. Other services include plastic surgery, Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), neurosurgery and radioiodine therapy. Surgical Specialties is located on third floor.

Surgical Spine

The Surgical Spine Unit is dedicated to the pre- and post-operative care of patients requiring back or spinal surgeries. All patients on this unit receive private rooms and specialized care for their needs. The Surgical Spine Unit is located on the fourth floor.

Peri-Operative Services

RCRMC’s ten-suite operating room provides 24 hour a day service to specialties including: Endoscopy, Ear/Nose/Throat (ENT), General and Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Organ Procurement through OneLegacy, Orthopedics, Plastics, Urology, and Spine Surgery. The Same Day Surgery Unit offers optimum patient outcomes following surgical intervention provided for all specialties. RCRMC brings together the latest technology and resources to practice high standards of care for patients of all ages.