About the Organization
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.
The geography of the area is the Pacific Ocean to the west and a coastal mountain range to the east. Communities are clustered primarily in a linear fashion along California Highway 1 with the highway itself being a two-lane winding and hilly route. The RCMS service area stretches from Timber Cove at the southern end to Irish Beach at the northern end.
Benefits for RCMS employees include:
* NHSC qualified loan repayment site
* 3-6 weeks of vacation (based on years of service)
* Group medical, dental and vision insurance (minimum of 32 hrs/week to be
* Jury Duty, Bereavement and other personal leave options
* Reimbursement for continuing medical education and professional licenses for
* Long term disability and life insurance for all staff
* Malpractice insurance for professional staff
About the Community
RCMS serves approximately 5000 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 and is designated by the state as an Interim Stabilization Facility, allowing the health center to receive ambulance transports. The comprehensive health services of RCMS are a vital resource for area residents and visitors.
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.