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Discharge Specialist, Social Services - UPMC Somerset

  • Job ID: 817385867
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: SOM00-UPMC Somerset
  • Department: Social Services
  • Location: 225 S Center Avenue, Somerset PA 15501
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $14.38 to $21.89 / hour



UPMC Somerset is hiring a Full Time Discharge Specialist to support the Social Services department in Somerset, PA!

The shift of this position is primarily daylight Monday through Friday, with some rotating weekend responsibilities.


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


  • 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.



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

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • B.A. degree in a Mental Health Related field is required.
  • Knowledge of mental health and community resources preferred.
  • Act 34


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