Job Description

Discharge Planner

Support Department: Case Management

Salary Range: $40.60 Hourly

Management: No

Schedule: PD 08:00 AM -16:30 PM

Reports To: Director of Case Management

Summary: The Discharge Planner role incorporates dual responsibilities in the area of Discharge Planning and in Office Management.  Under the supervision of a case manager works with the patient/family, multidisciplinary team, and physicians, to optimize the process of the patient's progress through the continuum of care by intervening and executing the discharge plan.  Works in a collegial manner with physicians and other consultants to implement individualized discharge plans.  Proactive in assuring the delivery of appropriate, effective, quality, safe discharges in a cost-effective manner.  Maintains availability as a resource to facilitate communication among providers (including financial counselor/business office) and patient/family to remain involved in the discharge plan.  Facilitates system process improvement to remove barriers to discharge.  Fully participate s and promotes focused programs/projects of the Case Management Department.

Requirements: Discharge Planning or equivalent experience preferred.  Must have High School Diploma or equivalent with college courses or experience related to basic office procedures preferred.  Must have experience working with computers. Must have a working knowledge of medical terminology.  Experience with medical terminology preferred.