Job Description

Job Title: Discharge Specialist
Job ID: 720990
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Behavioral Health Inpat
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346


The Discharge Specialist will work collaboratively with the social worker to facilitate discharge planning for patients.

  • 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.
  • Assist social workers in completing necessary paperwork related to disposition planning.
  • Assist social workers in facilitating discharge, placement, mental health care and community resources for patients and families.
  • Communicate issues related to discharge, placement, and after care with social workers and other treatment team members.
  • Maintain collaborative relations with UPMC programs and with community agencies and organizations.


  • Bachelor's degree in a Mental Health Related field is required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and community resources preferred.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Comprehensive Crisis Mgt within 30 days of hire or transfer into department Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation within 30 days of hire or transfer into department.

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Older Adult Protective Services Act
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management
  • Driver's License

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $12.95 to $19.71

Union Position: No

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