Job Description

Job Title: Discharge Specialist
Job ID: 740064
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute
Department: Inpatient Social Work
Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


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


  • 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 inpatient social workers in completing necessary paperwork related to disposition planning.
  • Assist inpatient 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.
  • Prior experience with child mental health services desired.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 31 Clearance
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation
  • Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

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

Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82

Union Position: No

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