As the opioid epidemic in the U.S. 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 Capital Region, you will be joining the forefront of the battle against substance abuse in Maryland, Virginia, and the Washington DC Metropolitan area 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 Capital Region far more than just a job. At Capital Region you will join a group of truly dedicated and compassionate professionals to make a real difference in the life of others.
RCA at Capital Region 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 Capital Region and help us save 1,000,000 lives one neighborhood at a time!
A Day in the Life
RCA Substance Abuse Counselor
A Day in the Life
RCA CAPITAL REGION LEADERSHIP
One of the keys to the success for RCA at Capital Region 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Gall
Before beginning his career in medicine, Dr. Gall spent a year and a half on active duty for training in the USMC Reserve, completing Boot Camp at Paris Island. He then went on to earn his Emergency Medicine Board Certification from George Washington University in 2006 and later in Addiction Medicine.
Director of Nursing
Catherine, BSN has been a Registered Nurse for the last 8 years. As a second career, and with a prior Bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University, she obtained an Associate’s degree in nursing in 2011 and began her career in the Emergency Department. In July of 2019, Catherine accepted the Director of Nursing position here at Capital Region.
Amy Brinkley, MSS, LCSW brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and skill to her position as Clinical Site Trainer at MCAT. Over her 25-year career, she has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families with mental health and Co-occurring Disorders in Outpatient and Residential settings. She has held clinical, supervisory, operations, and business development positions. Most recently, Amy was the Executive Director of Residential Programs at the Village, a Sanctuary Certified Residential Treatment Program in suburban Philadelphia.
Amy has specialized in providing quality treatment for people with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. In her current role, she is committed to assisting the staff in providing high-quality, trauma-informed treatment and services through education, training and coaching.
Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Kent State University and a Master of Social Services from Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research. She has advanced training in Trauma, Clinical Supervision, Conflict Resolution, and family counseling. She has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pennsylvania since 2003. Amy joined RCA in June 2017
TEAMS AT RCA CAPITAL REGION
Click on any department to learn more about their function at Recovery Centers of America – Capital Region.
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 preform 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 physical stability and safety of all patients. Members of the Nursing Department perform regular rounds to consistently asses 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 doctors 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 CAPITAL REGION
Although there are rough days, what keeps me pushing is my co-workers. As a result, we get things done!”
– Housekeeper @ Capital Region, MD
The opportunity presented itself for me to use my prior experience to help those at Capital Region. But losing a family member to addiction motivated me even more to help those who come through RCA.”
– Case Manager @ Capital Region, MD
With the growing opioid epidemic in my Community, I noticed RCA was on the forefront of making change. Immediately I knew that I wanted to be a part of THAT change!”
– Clinical Director @ Capital Region, MD