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Discharge Specialist

  • Job ID: 185283429
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Primarily Day Shift Role (typically no weekends)
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Northwest
  • Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
  • Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $16.25 to $24.80 / hour

Description

*This position requires direct patient contact and a considerable amount of the work day is spent on the unit interacting with patients and staff in the milieu.

Purpose:
Work collaboratively with the social worker to facilitate discharge planning for patients hospitalized on the adult and aging inpatient units.

Responsibilities:

  • Communicate issues related to discharge, placement, and after care with social workers and other treatment team members.
  • Assist inpatient social workers in facilitating discharge, placement, mental health care and community resources for patients and families.
  • Assist inpatient social workers in completing necessary paperwork related to disposition planning.
  • Maintain collaborative relations with UPMC programs and with community agencies and organizations.
  • Assist in assuring appropriate releases of information are obtained for collaborative contacts.
  • Assist in copying and faxing appropriate clinical information related to continuity of care.

 

Qualifications

  • B.A. degree in a Mental Health Related field is required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and community resources preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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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