Job Description

Location: Mountain Vista Medical Center
Posted Date: 4/23/2022

About Mountain Vista Medical Center

Mountain Vista Medical Center is a 178-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in east Mesa, Arizona, offering comprehensive health care services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, orthopedics, breast care, maternity care, and women’s services. Florence Hospital, a campus of Mountain View Medical Center, is a 36-bed hospital offering emergency care, as well as surgical, imaging and laboratory services to residents of Pinal County. Our patients have access to a full range of excellent health care across our two campuses.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Care Management or Lead Care Manager, coordinates and implements the function of discharge planning for inpatient and outpatient services. Identifies and anticipates discharge needs for each assigned patient. Communicates and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team through verbal and written communication. Responsible for the integration of the patient into the home or transitional environment using the Care Management process (developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating) in accordance with existing federal, state, and local standards. Adheres to confidentiality policies specific to communication, record keeping, and coordination of services. Responsible for documentation in all areas of discharge planning. Discharge planners provide assistance to patients, families, and/or significant others. Facilitates assistance when psychosocial factors impact the recovery process. Discharge planners seek guidance from assigned Care Manager and/or Director of Care Management as needed.

Minimum Education

Completion of LPN program. Ability to read and communicate effectively in English required. Ability to communicate in additional languages preferred.

Required License/certification

LPN license in the state the job is applicable.

Additional Requirements

Minimum of 2 years experience as a discharge planner or health care. Basic computer proficiency. Working knowledge of medical terminology required.

Skill Set

Experience in one or more areas (multiple experience preferred)of discharge planning, social services, utilization management, and/or care management. Demonstrates ability to interpret a variety of handwritten clinical data. Maintains attention to detail in a fast-paced work environment with minimal supervision. Maintains a pleasant, tactful manner when working with people in stressful situations. Is familiar with Medicare/Medicaid regulations, levels of care criteria, and financial assistance. Is skillful in dealing with physicians to resolve DC planning issues. Demonstrate an understanding of medical record chart analysis. Possesses a working knowledge of community resources and services. Acts as a liaison between physicians, staff, patients, and families. The Discharge Planner screens patients to identify psychosocial needs requiring intervention. It is recognized that there are variations in the approach utilized by different practitioners.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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