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Discharge Specialist

Description

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:

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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   Current UPMC employees must apply in HR Direct