Recovery Treatment Assistant
Correct Care Recovery Solutions (CCRS) has partnered with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to comprehensively manage and provide medical and mental health care, forensic mental health evaluation and treatment, substance abuse treatment and dental services to patients at Bridgewater State Hospital. CCRS is seeking qualified professionals to be part of this innovative program that will deliver care in accordance with a person-centered, trauma-informed recovery/resiliency philosophy. CCRS’ overall goal is to improve patients’ levels of functioning and wellness for a successful recovery and discharge from the hospital. CCRS has several exciting employment opportunities based at Bridgewater State Hospital for individuals to work alongside visionary leaders committed to improving public health. When you work at a CCRS facility, you have an opportunity to make a difference every single day.
Our Recovery Treatment Assistant (RTA) provides medical and mental health care services, including patient supervision and patient care services required by G.L. c. 123, § 21 and 103 DOC 651. Works under the supervision of the Registered Nurse (RN), the Chief Nursing Officer, and the Chief of Social Work to provide appropriate documentation requirements, and effective input into clinical pathways and treatment planning.
- High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
- One (1) year experience in mental/behavioral health setting.
- CPR Certification required prior to providing direct care.
- The Recovery Treatment Assistant provides therapeutic care, monitors patients’ conditions, assists patients in daily activities and ensures a safe, clean environment. Facilitates unit activities, recreation, crisis management, and nutritional tracking.
- Assists licensed nursing staff in providing direct services to assigned population including health data collection; observations of behaviors and activities of daily living; assistance with activities of daily living including prompting, education and support; specific assignments such as face checks, unit monitoring, one to one’s, overall supervision of patients, groups and other direct care duties as assigned.
- Acts as a Specially Trained Observer who understands, assists, observes and engages with patients in seclusion or restraint per 103 DOC 651 policy.
- Oversees the whereabouts of patients, assists the patients at mealtimes, assists with transportation and documents and communicates patient-related matters promptly and accurately. Observes patients, listens to their concerns, records observations and report to the behavioral health professionals about any unusual behavior.
- Demonstrates basic knowledge regarding therapeutic communication and the goals of recovery and trauma informed care. Understands the hospital’s recovery based patients mission, vision and values and how these guide treatment and care at the hospital.
- The above responsibilities are a highlight of responsibilities and not a full list. Other responsibilities may be performed as assigned.