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PRN Employment in Waldorf, Maryland 20602



Position Overview:

The Medical Intern at an RCA facility is responsible for the provision of medically assisted treatment and limited primary care to patients with substance abuse disorder, including short term chronic disease management, medication assisted treatment, and pain management within the facility. The Medical Intern is responsible for providing quality, sufficient and appropriate services and for maintaining high professional standards. It is the responsibility of this position to model and maintain high professional conduct and standards among all medical area staff and consultants.


Specific Requirements:


  • Must be enrolled and in good standing with the University of Maryland Capital Region Health Residency Program in Internal Medicine (MD/DO degree or equivalent).
  • Recommended for this rotation by the UM Capital Region Internal Medicine Residency Director
  • Successfully complete onboarding process stipulated by RCA Human Resources


Specific Expectations:


  1. Patient care under direct supervision of the RCA Medical Director in week one
  2. Patient care under indirect supervision of the RCA Medical Director in week two
  3. Patient intake/Admissions including assessment of intoxication/withdrawal syndromes
  4. Follow patients longitudinally during the rotation through the detox/residential levels of care
  5. Learn and apply ASAM Criteria in patient care
  6. Provide general medical care in keeping with standards of care in Internal Medicine practice




  • Evaluate patients for medical evidence of present and past opiate addiction
  • Conduct routine check-ups of patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues
  • Give appropriate advice for health habits (diet, hygiene etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health
  • Prescribe and interpret appropriate laboratory studies and act on results
  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration including Suboxone, Revia, etc
  • Monitor patient psychotropic and other medications and make adjustments as clinically and medically necessary
  • Diagnose, treat, or appropriately refer clients with medical problems that arise during the course of treatment
  • Maintain appropriate medical records
  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients
  • Other duties assigned by Medical Director


Education and Experience:

  • MD/DO from US Medical School or International Medical Graduate with ECFMG Certification to participate in US postgraduate training
  • Currently in postgraduate training with the UM Capital Region Health Internal Medicine program


Work Environment: May work in a variety of environments including professional offices, clinics, hospitals, or out-patient facilities. They spend much of their time on their feet, actively working with patients.


Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Travel: None


Job Location: Recovery Centers of America at Waldorf – 11100 Billingsley Road, Waldorf, Maryland 20602