Discharge Planner- Inpatient Mental Health

Mental Health Resource Center - Jacksonville, FL3.7

30+ days agoFull-time

Mental Health Resource Center is looking for an Inpatient Discharge Planner at our Southside Inpatient psychiatric facility.

The primary objective of the Inpatient Discharge Planner is to assess needs and interests of Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) patients to develop resources, make arrangements, and implement plans that will assist the patient succeed in the post-discharge environment. The normal length of stay on the unit for patients is typically 3-5 days.

The essential functions include but are not limited to:

  • Completes initial and ongoing assessments of the patient and his/her post discharge environment.
  • Contacts individual’s designated representative by telephone as authorized. Obtains information regarding individual, family and caregiver functioning.
  • Participates in treatment planning with patients, families or caregivers for further interventions aimed at identifying/resolving problems.
  • Initiates and follows up on requests for the individual’s record for any previous psychiatric or medical treatment.
  • Coordinates financial information with financial clerk.
  • Serves as a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Treatment Team in order to develop the Treatment Plan/Discharge Plan and assist the patient in achieving desired goals.
  • Assists in presenting information at Treatment Team meetings and reports progress toward discharge planning activities and goals.
  • Provides information to the treatment team regarding psychosocial factors which may influence appropriate use of the program, length of stay, discharge and post-discharge planning.
  • Meets with patients to assess current functioning and progress toward discharge; provides feedback on this information to the Treatment Team.
  • Develops resources that are individualized and appropriate to support successful functioning in community/targeted environment.
  • Links patients with necessary and appropriate social services, coordinates referrals and ensures that documentation needed is complete and available.
  • Arranges appointments for discharge and transportation if needed.
  • Coordinates with the Case Manager (as applicable) in care/referral decisions.
  • Maintains administrative records.
  • Maintains and ensures completion of discharge plan.
  • Documents progress or lack of progress toward fulfillment of the treatment plan’s goals and objectives.
  • Assesses and monitors for risk, symptoms of trauma, and indications of abuse, neglect and/or abandonment. Uses appropriate reporting mechanisms.
  • Prepares for and attends court hearings for Petitions for Involuntary Placements.

This full time position offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Full Time Days:

Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm

Company Information:

Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems is comprised of two not-for-profit organizations:

  • Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems (RBHS)
  • Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC)

These not-for profit organizations work together to provide a wide array of mental health, substance abuse, and social services to children and adults throughout Duval County (Jacksonville) and other Florida counties. RBHS and MHRC have 500 employees throughout Florida.

The mission of Mental Health Resource Center (MHRC) is to help people improve their well-being and achieve their goals by providing comprehensive behavioral healthcare and social services. We view MHRC as a leader in the behavioral health and social services field, and we will continuously strive to provide services of the highest quality and effectiveness. Our services will be provided in the most appropriate, least restrictive setting and in the most cost-effective manner utilizing caring, professional staff.

Visit us at www.mhrcflorida.com


Bachelor’s degree in Human Services or related field required.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs, email, and use of the Internet.

Candidates may send a resume to Mental Health Resource Center Attn: Human Resources PO Box 19249 Jacksonville, Florida 32245-9249. For more information, please call 904-743-1883 extension 7206. Faxed resumes are also welcome at 904-493-5910. You may also email your resume to humanresources at mhrcflorida.com or visit us on the web at www.mhrcflorida.com click on the ‘Join Our Team’ tab.


All employees of Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems and Mental Health Resource Center are required to complete a criminal background screen. All employment offers are contingent upon completion of the criminal background screen with satisfactory results. It is essential that all information on the application be completed accurately. A conviction will not necessarily disqualify applicants from employment.

Renaissance Behavioral Health Systems and Mental Health Resource Center encourage all applicants to take advantage of opportunities for hire, and if internal applicant, transfers, promotions, and advancement, regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, handicap, disability, marital status, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Mental Health: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Jacksonville, FL (Preferred)