Discharge Planner-Full Time-Days


Job Summary

Under the direction of the Director of Case Management, the Discharge Planner is responsible for establishing an appropriate discharge plan for patient’s in the acute care hospital setting.         

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible to perform psychosocial assessments to determine the patient’s discharge planning needs
  • Participate in progression rounds to report anticipated discharge planning barriers
  • Act as an advocate for patients and families to ensure that they are aware of resources available to them in the community
  • Collaborate with the CM/Patient Type Status Nurses to ensure that the patients are in the correct level of care
  • Responsible to establish an appropriate discharge plan and arrange services to meet the needs of the patient
  • Ensure that there is clear documentation of the patient’s anticipated discharge planning needs and a final note to ensure that all patient needs are met
  • Identify if the patient has a Health Care Proxy (HCP) and if not, offer assistance in helping them identify a HCP
  • Identify a Care giver and inform them of discharge planning arrangements
  • Ensure that arrangements are made for patient to have primary care follow up appointments or establishing them with primary care
  • Perform other duties as required.

Education/Experience Requirements


Bachelor's Degree in related field


2-3 years experience in all aspects of social service and discharge planning preferred


Licensure/Certification Requirements


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their age, race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, age, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, et al), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or disability. Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.

Job Details

Req Id  91361 
Shift Days
Shift Hours Worked  7.50
FTE 0.94 
Work Schedule  CWAT
Employee Status A1 - Full-Time 
Union 2005 - CWA
Pay Range $25.75-$37.34 Hourly

Nearest Major Market: Utica