Discharge Planning Assistant

Discharge Planning Assistant
Care Coordination

As the Discharge Planning Assistant, you will assist the Care Coordination RNs and Social Workers with discharge related tasks.

The Discharge Planning Assistant will:
  • Initiate referrals for subacute, acute, psychiatric, homecare, and DME to identified providers.
  • Print, copy, and fax documentation and files.
  • Obtain authorizations when appropriate.
  • Coordinate transportation for patients and being the point of contact.
  • Communicate with various providers, facilities, and the patients' families to obtain information about patients' previous placements (ie: long-term care facility) and plan of care upon their discharge.
  • Provide timely and accurate updates to staff regarding Medicaid or other insurance details that could impact the patient's care.
  • Call physician offices to schedule follow-up appointments, documenting in the EMR, endorse to Care Coordination Nurse and inform the patient when instructed.
  • Contact community resources, such as homeless shelters and drug treatment programs to determine bed availability.
  • Be a key resource for the Care Coordination Team.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Sciences, or related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple time sensitive tasks required.
  • Ability to simultaneously cover multiple patient care assignment areas reflecting various ages, populations, and diagnoses.
  • Hospital experience and direct experience with patients desirable.

Saint Peter's Healthcare System offers DailyPay - you'll be able to see how much you've made every day and transfer your money any time before payday.
We offer DailyPay so you don't have to wait for payday to access the money you've already worked for. You can learn more by visiting Saint Peters DailyPay Program.

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Availability: Per Diem Day Shift

Grade 117