As a part of RCA at Raritan Bay, you will be joining the forefront of the battle against substance abuse in New Jersey and help Recovery Centers of America bring high quality, affordable addiction treatment to those in need of help. The opportunity to make a difference in your community and save thousands of lives from the disease of addiction is what makes a career at RCA at Raritan Bay far more than just a job. At Raritan Bay you will join a group of truly dedicated and compassionate professionals to make a real difference in the life of others.
Since 2019, RCA at Raritan Bay offers comprehensive, individualized treatment services for a wide range of substance abuse issues, including alcohol, opiates, heroin, and methamphetamine. The campus offers a variety of evidence-based treatment protocols designed to effectively treat drug and alcohol addiction, as well as support long-term, meaningful recovery for patients and their families. Additional patient services include yoga and mindfulness meditation; family, group and individual counseling; educational seminars and outpatient treatment programs.
Join RCA at Raritan Bay and help us save 1,000,000 lives one neighborhood at a time!
A Day in the Life
RCA RARITAN BAY LEADERSHIP
One of the keys to success for RCA at Raritan Bay is great management. Its management team has a proven track record of high-quality addiction treatment. At RCA, we believe that strong leadership isn’t just great for the company, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a professional.
- The average experience of RCA’s management team is 20 years and the combined team has operated over 800 behavioral healthcare facilities
- RCA’s management team has led organizations that treated over 65,000 patients daily
- The RCA team has extensive expertise in delivering exceptional clinical care as well as with healthcare operations, human resources, and training
Chief Executive Officer
David Dorschu, MS, has over eighteen years of experience in the substance abuse field, serving in various leadership positions that incorporate the entire continuum of care, including Clinical Director, Risk Management Director, QA Director, Outpatient Program Director, and currently as Chief Executive Officer of the RCA at Raritan Bay facility. David began his tenure at RCA in 2016 as CEO of the Lighthouse, a 133-bed facility located in Mays Landing, NJ. David has utilized these various leadership roles to form a treatment philosophy based on the latest, empirically supported research.
“The patients we are so fortunate to serve have provided to us a tremendous gift: the willingness to share their pain and offer us a glimpse into their brokenness. They are under no obligation to do so, therefore we must treat this gift as a sacred trust and privileged responsibility.“
David earned his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Villanova University.
Sharon is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor and National Certified Counselor with over ten years’ experience in a variety of treatment environments including detoxification, residential, halfway house, and intensive outpatient treatment. Sharon earned her master’s degree in Counseling at Kean University where she is currently an adjunct professor in their Counselor Education Department.
Sharon employs a person-centered counseling approach utilizing evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Interventions rooted in cultural competency to ensure the best possible client care.
Director of Clinical Services
Nicholas Cerami, MA, LPC, LCADC, ACS came to RCA in May 2019 with over 10 years of experience in the behavioral health field, during which he treated both substance use and other mental health disorders. A strong understanding of the continuum of addiction and mental health services is one of Nick’s biggest strengths, having done clinical work in private practice, intensive outpatient programs, partial care settings, and inpatient environments.
Nick places a high value on individualized and long-term care, where he sees an opportunity for patients to not only learn about recovery concepts but to practice them with the support of their treatment team. He is a Level II Reiki practitioner and strong advocate for using holistic services to supplement traditional treatment.
A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in counseling, Nick returned as an adjunct professor working with post graduate students seeking their clinical degrees. Nick has a passion for clinical supervision and counselor education, seeing this as the way to ensure patients are receiving the best quality of care.
UR & Finance Manager
Stephanie earned her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Monmouth University and has worked with many different populations within the mental health field. Stephanie joined RCA in 2019 and began as a UR coordinator. She quickly found her passion in UR and has recently stepped up as Manager of UR and Finance at Raritan Bay.
As a professional with over twenty years in the field of addiction treatment and a minister, I know that it is the passion of the team at Recovery Centers of America at Lighthouse that carries us to serve our patients every day with love and respect. The epidemic has thus far produced havoc in New Jersey. Our overdose rate is three times higher than the national average. Every day, an average of five residents lose the battle each year the number of overdose deaths continues to increase.
RCA’s vision brought me here because the enormity of the battle before us necessitates a vision more powerful than the shame producing stigma that society places on our patients, and more hope producing than the desperate cries of those struggling with this battle.
The vision has been the driving force in drawing the most incredible, outstanding, and talented team of professionals to Lighthouse. Our patients are the reason we are here. We dare them to dream while we call the greatness out of them, while we offer to hold their hands as they take that initial, sometimes scary step of believing in themselves and their futures once again.
RCA has declared independence from the destruction and misery of addiction, independence from parents wondering if today is the day they receive the call that their child lost the battle, independence from children looking at Mommy or Daddy and asking why they were not more important than drugs or alcohol.
I warmly invite you to come and tour our facility. That will be an opportunity for us to share our treatment philosophy with you; we call it our Neighborhood Model, because people need the opportunity to heal where they live, with the support of loved ones and our dedicated treatment professionals.”
David Dorschu, CEO
RCA RARITAN BAY
Click on any department to learn more about its function at RCA at Raritan Bay
The Admissions Department is the first point of contact for patients entering RCA’s facilities. Empathy and professionalism are key so new patients, who are just starting their recovery journey, feel comforted and reassured. Admissions works directly with the Mission Center at the King of Prussia office to obtain intake information for pre-screened, pre-authorized patients scheduled for admission in order to complete the admissions process at their respective facilities. Admissions professionals guide newly arrived patients through the full gamut of physical screening, performing Bio-Psycho-Social, Medical, & Psychiatric assessments, and entering patient health data and history into our Electronic Health Record System (Avatar) as necessary.
The Case Management Department is responsible for patient aftercare. Case Managers work directly with patients under their care, as well as alongside the clinical department. They also put together a discharge plan detailing where the patient will go after they finish their inpatient stay at RCA, follow up services, and treatments the patient will need.
The Clinical Department is responsible for implementing new programs and treatments, as well as also making sure all existing treatments are consistently meeting patient needs. They gather patient feedback and report relevant data up the chain. Clinical is also in charge of distributing printed educational materials such as workbooks, handouts, and patient assessments. Clinical consists of accredited experts in the field of addiction treatment who are expected to offer guidance and expertise to patients as well as the staff at their respective facilities. The Clinical Department also includes therapists who manage a wide profile of patient cases offering group, individual, and family counseling.
The Housekeeping Department is responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of RCA facilities. They perform day-to-day activities to ensure that all patient rooms and meeting spaces are maintained to RCA’s high standards.
The Human Resources Department manages a range of different functions at RCA facilities. This department is responsible for recruiting, screening, and interviewing qualified candidates. Human Resources also handles employee relations, payroll administration, benefits, and plays a strategic role in managing people and the workplace culture and environment.
The Medical Department is the highest authority when it comes to ensuring all patients are physically stable during their stay at Recovery Centers of America. Should a medical emergency ever arise, the Medical Department is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every patient entering an RCA facility undergoes a thorough health assessment by the Medical Department. The Medical Department determines which medication protocols are appropriate during detox, inpatient stay, and medication-assisted treatment where applicable. They also offer medical insight to the facility staff whenever necessary and provide guidance during admissions of medically complicated cases. Patients with co-occurring physical ailments rely on the Medical Department for assessments and treatment planning.
The Nursing Department’s key role is maintaining the physical stability and safety of all patients. Members of the Nursing Department perform regular rounds to consistently assess the physical wellbeing of monitored patients and administer medications when necessary. Nursing works under the guidance of the Medical Department.
The Quality Assurance Department ensures proper documentation occurs as required by law, as well as for internal company usage. They are also responsible for processing and responding to all incident reports originating at their home site. This department serves as Corporate’s independent oversight team, ensuring all operations comply with applicable laws, regulations, and rules such as State Regulations, Accreditors HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and plays an essential role in preserving RCA’s integrity and reputation.
RCA’s Recovery Support Specialists are a very important part of the Clinical Department. Often the most common point of contact for patients, they maintain order at their respective facilities, guide patients to their scheduled groups and meetings, and ensure an efficient flow of day to day activities. They also offer one-on-one support to patients when appropriate. Recovery Support Specialists are compassionate and empathetic, they often form close bonds with RCA patients.
The Transportation Department provides patient transportation to and from RCA facilities, as well as takes patients on scheduled field trips and doctor’s appointments as necessary.
The Utilization Review Department acts as a liaison between our facility, our patients, and our patients’ insurance companies. They constantly communicate with insurance to advocate necessary treatments on the behalf of our patients and bill the insurance companies for patient time at the facility and services rendered. It’s their duty to make sure the care our patients need is paid for by their insurance.
EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT RARITAN BAY
I love working with this team!”
If you are committed to the culture of excellence, then this is the place for you.”