Summary: Professional Discharge Planner assesses patient/family needs in order to perform appropriate interventions to support patient/family in the continuum of care. Works collaboratively with the health care team and in the emergency department to facilitate appropriate and efficient discharge planning.
Education: Must have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work (BSW).
Experience: Preferred additional discharge planning or medical social work experience. Preferred previous work experience in the hospital setting. Other Qualifications Demonstrates understanding of managed care concepts. Must have good verbal and written communication skills. Must have excellent people skills and the ability to problem solve efficiently and effectively. Must be available to work flexible hours, assuming on-call duties on weekends and other times when deemed necessary. Must be available to respond within a reasonable length of time.