Specially Trained Professionals Work In the NICU

The Rady Children's at Rancho Springs Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)  is staffed by a specialized team of neonatologists, therapists, nutritionists, lab technicians, pharmacists, chaplains and social workers who attend to each baby. Learn more about our specialists: 

Neonatologist
A pediatric MD specializing in premature or ill newborns.

Pediatrician
A physician specially trained to care for infants and children.

NICU Staff Nurse
NICU staff nurses are registered nurses who are specially trained in the care of premature and sick infants.

Respiratory Therapist
Healthcare specialists in breathing functions.

Breastfeeding / Lactation Specialist
A registered nurse who helps mothers and newborns succeed in breastfeeding.

Occupational and Physical Therapists
Specialty trained healthcare professionals who assist with your baby’s development, positioning, feeding and relating to its environment.

Medical Social Worker/Discharge Planner
These healthcare professionals can lend emotional support and communicate with your insurance carrier about coverage and authorization.

Unit Coordinators and Certified Nursing Assistants
These team members provide clerical support, stock supplies, bathe infants and assist as needed.

Laboratory and Radiology Technologists
Healthcare professionals who take blood samples and perform X-rays.

If you need a referral to a Ob/Gyn or other physician at Rancho Springs Medical Center, call our free Direct Doctors Plus® referral service at 1-800-879-1020.