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RIDOC Healthcare Services VISTA - RI Health & Justice Team
The Rhode Island Department of Corrections (RIDOC) Healthcare Services cares for all incarcerated individuals in the state. Our purpose is to ensure all incarcerated individuals at RIDOC who are seeking medical care are treated with dignity and provided with high-quality health care. In pursuit of this mission, RIDOC works to be a model system for other facilities around the nation to replicate. The RIDOC has been the first state to implement a comprehensive Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) program which has demonstrated enormous success. During the pandemic, we were one of the first to offer the Covid-19 vaccine to all incarcerated individuals and provide innovative treatments including monoclonal antibody therapy. We have successfully partnered with community organizations to help ensure continuity of care when our patients re-enter the community. The RIDOC Healthcare Services team is continually working to provide enhanced services for our patients. The RIDOC Healthcare Services VISTA member will help support our projects, such as executing public health programming and education, performing a health needs assessment of incarcerated individuals, assessing novel projects (e.g., telehealth expansion amongst the RIDOC), and assisting identified quality improvement activities. This position will work with RIDOC staff, healthcare providers, and incarcerated individuals to accomplish tasks and responsibilities directly related to enhancing the public health infrastructure across RIDOC facilities. This position offers flexibility in allowing a member to identify projects of interest and elevate the voices and perspectives of individuals with lived experience of incarceration.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Main responsibilities of this role will include: - Designing and executing public health programming at RIDOC - Developing a streamlined approach for patient communication within RIDOC - Conducting follow-up to previous patient satisfaction surveys, disseminate and collect 2024 surveys, summarize surveys for feedback, present survey results to stakeholder groups - Helping support and organize communication mechanisms between the office of healthcare services and RIDOC’s patient population. - Designing and implementing an expansion of the usage of telehealth within a correctional system
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health . 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Public Health ,  Writing/Editing ,  Medicine ,  General Skills ,  Communications ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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RIDOC Healthcare Services VISTA - RI Health & Justice Team

Program Start/End Date
07/29/2024  -   07/28/2025

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations RHODE ISLAND   Boston  


Accepting Applications
From  05/31/2024  To  07/05/2024 

Contact Kimberly Kane
18 Wilma Schesler Ln
Cranston   RI   02920

Listing ID 123083


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