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Discharge Plan Manager

Description

UPMC Horizon - Shenango Valley is hiring a Discharge Plan Manager to join the Clinical Care Coordination Team! This full-time role will work primarily Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with rotating weekend and holiday coverage required. Travel to work at UPMC Horizon - Greenville every other month for a one-week rotation is required. 

This position is also eligible for a generous sign-on bonus! 

Sign-On Bonus Details:
$6,000 sign-on bonus available 
Candidates hired into a sign-on bonus eligible role will be asked to make a two-year work commitment.

Purpose:
The Discharge Plan Manager functions as the coordinator and is accountable for all post-discharge needs and acts as financial steward for the hospital by assessing for relevant factors, engaging with the care team, and placing a focus on an optimal discharge plan with timely utilization of hospital resources. This optimal discharge plan reviews discipline recommendations and coordinates necessary care for positive patient outcomes outside of the inpatient setting.


Responsibilities:

  • Identify clinical, psychosocial, historical, financial, cultural, and spiritual needs that guide the planning process with the patient to attain optimal outcomes. Take patient/family/caregiver level of health literacy into consideration. Evaluate patient/family/caregiver level of understanding and engagement with the progress toward goals and incorporate findings into the plan of care. Balances resources with patient preferences and goals of care. Evaluate the potential impact of social determinants of health that may elevate the risk of a poor transition.
  • Complete detailed assessment on every patient in order to establish understanding of medical and social factors, determine patient's capacity for self-care, identify support systems, outline barriers to discharge, and determine likeliness of requiring post-hospital services and the availability of such services. Continually reassess discharge plan for factors that may affect continuing care needs or the appropriateness of the discharge plan.
  • Facilitate teams to develop and execute safe and efficient discharges. Maintain knowledge about area resources and their capabilities and capacities as well as various types of service providers available. Ensure appropriate arrangements for post-hospital care will be made before discharge and work to avoid unnecessary delays in discharge. Integrate patients' goals, the health care team's assessment, risks and available resources in order to develop and coordinate a successful transition plan.
  • Engage in clear communication with the patient/member/caregivers as well as the interdisciplinary care team in order to develop discharge plans. Serve as a liaison between the patient and the care team. Actively collaborate with the attending practitioner, caregivers, and other members of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate an individualized plan of care. Incorporate discipline-specific recommendations, test results, outstanding orders into discharge plan and monitor/revise and respond to the progression of discharge milestone.
  • Serve as a contact between hospitals and post-hospital care facilities as well as the physicians who provide care in either or both of these settings.
  • Recognize and demonstrate shared accountability in development of a discharge plan with the patient/member/caregiver as well as with team members to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Align practice with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Adheres to ethical standards and codes of conduct of applicable professional organization and UPMC. Maintain clinical knowledge of and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Advocate on behalf of patient/family/caregivers for services access and for the protection of the patient's health, well-being, safety, and rights.
  • Manage cost of care with the benefits of patient safety, clinical quality, risk and patient satisfaction to provide recommendations and decisions that ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Embrace and incorporate innovation and technology to improve collaboration and patient outcomes. Document care in patient medical chart.
  • Provide staff orientation and mentoring as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

Nurse track: Diploma or Associate's degree required. At least one year of experience in discharge planning/care coordination required.Non-nurse track: Bachelor's degree in social work or another health or human services field that promotes the physical, psychosocial, and/or vocational well-being of those being served required. Master's degree preferred. At least one year of experience in discharge planning/care coordination required.KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:Must possess knowledge in navigating communications with payer sources and programs.Possess knowledge and understanding of regulatory guidelines.Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation. Problem solving, self-development, organizational behaviors/competencies.Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and critical thinking to a wide range of problems and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.Demonstrate ability to function independently, taking initiative to be proactive and drive a discharge plan while working with a multi-disciplinary team.Be able to lead care teams to develop and execute safe and efficient discharge plans.Maintain knowledge about area resources and their capabilities and capacities as well as various types of service providers available. Demonstrate understanding of inpatient care setting operations.Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Nurse track: RN License required.Non-nurse track: LBSW or other related healthcare professional license required. CCM or ACM or other nursing or social work certification preferred.
 

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COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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