In the U.S., there were 67,367 drug overdose deaths reported in 2018. As the opioid epidemic continues, deaths that involved synthetic opioids other than methadone (including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) continued to rise with more than 28,400 overdose deaths in 2018. Too many families continue to suffer and lose loved ones to the disease of addiction.
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!
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.
HR Business Partner
Pamela Vallejo is the Human Resources Business Partner at Recovery Centers of America at Raritan Bay. As the Human Resources Department Head at Raritan Bay, she works side by side with the CEO and department directors to ensure a high-quality of compliance, enhancing staff performance, supporting employee development, planning strategic HR initiatives, managing performance evaluations, resolves complex employee relations issues and conducts effective, thorough, and objective investigations.
Pam started at RCA in 2019 bringing with her over ten years of experience in Human Resources Management. Pam has worked in the medical field for over ten years in pharmaceutical and hospital corporations overseeing 8,000 employees managing over 4 state locations.
Pam is part of the Corporate Management Team maintaining in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks, and ensuring regulatory compliance and partners with the legal department as needed. She participates in yearly evaluations and monitoring of training programs to ensure company success and ensures training objectives are met. She provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development & performance improvement) Working closely with all employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
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.
Noel P. LeBeau
Noel is a passionate recovery advocate with over 6 years of experience helping individuals with Substance Use Disorder by breaking the stigma of addiction while finding and maintaining a life of meaningful recovery. A firm believer in treating the person as a whole, he believes empathy, compassion, and respect are the cornerstone of success.
Noel joined RCA in 2017 at its Devon site before transitioning to RCA at Raritan Bay and has served in multiple roles. He currently focuses on the oversight and management of the RSS department, which is the “front line” of inciting change and saving lives.
Noel’s current certifications include: personal trainer, group fitness instructor, health coach, and Reiki master. He is pursuing his Masters in Health Care Administration.
RCA RARITAN BAY
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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.
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I love working with this team!”
If you are committed to the culture of excellence, then this is the place for you.”