Job Description

Job Title: Discharge Specialist
Job ID: 650943171
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Flex
Hours:
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Northwest
Department: Care Management
Location: 100 Fairfield Drive, Seneca PA 16346

Description

Purpose:
The Discharge Specialist will 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

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


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:


  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting 
  • Act 33 
  • Act 34 
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance 
  • OAPSA 

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

 

Salary Range: $14.03 to $21.36 / hour

Union Position: No

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