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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

Description

 

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.

 

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:

  • 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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