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Discharge Planning Coordinator

Description

UPMC Presbyterian and UPMC Shadyside are hiring a Full-Time Discharge Planning Coordinator for each campus.  In this role, the Discharge Planning Coordinator will assist the Clinical Care Coordination and Discharge Planning Department with providing regulatory forms to patients, assisting with post-acute placement, and communicating with post-acute entities regarding the discharge. If you are someone that is knowledgeable of medical terminology, have good verbal and written skills, independent, self-motivated, and flexible, Apply Today!

  • Daylight shift with flexible hours which cover between 7:30 am. - 5:30 pm.

Requirments:

  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies/behaviors.
  • Assists the Discharge Planning team with questions and troubleshooting that arise.
  • Gather and arrange the necessary materials to enable patient discharge.
  • Order supplies/equipment for patient-specific needs as identified by the clinical team.
  • Performs in accordance with system-wide competencies and complies with regulatory and HIPPA requirements.
  • Performs tasks delegated by Discharge Planning staff including clerical tasks such as copying or faxing as well as non-clinical tasks required to develop and execute a safe and effective discharge plan.
  • Provides forms, resources, and other information required as part of the discharge plan to the patient/caregivers as directed by the Discharge Planning staff.
  • Reports information in a clear, timely, and concise manner; Alerts Discharge Planning team of concerns related to plan of care and barriers to discharge.
  • Serves as a contact between patients and discharge planning staff.
  • Utilizes electronic medical records and technology programs to complete chart reviews, collect data, document progress, track communication, and other tasks as indicated.

Discharge Planning:

Coordination of a patient's clinical care needs from either an inpatient hospitalization to outpatient; from a post-discharge facility to a home or assisted living facility; and/or coordination of resources to assist patients from an outpatient MD office. Includes, but is not limited to, insurance authorizations ( medication, transportation, alternate level of care), coordination of care to alternate levels of care ( skilled nursing homes, Inpatient rehab, home, including transportation), initiating and organizing hemodialysis, coordinating inpatient hospice, home hospice or skilled nursing with hospice;  and obtaining information and connecting patients to appropriate outpatient regional resources.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent required.
  • Excellent communication skills. Strong organization and prioritization skills. Skilled at multi-tasking. Willingness to learn. Takes initiative. Good time management. Basic to proficient computer skills.  Comfortable working both independently and as a team member. Ability to take direction.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
National Certification Preferred

  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
  • Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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