Bishop Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is looking for a Discharge Planner to work in our facility in Syracuse, NY.
- Collaborate with healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, social workers, and therapists, to assess patients' medical, emotional, and social needs in order to develop personalized discharge plans.
- Educate patients and their families about post-discharge care instructions, medication management, and available community resources.
- Advocate for patients' needs and preferences during the discharge planning process, addressing any barriers or concerns that may impact a successful transition from the healthcare facility to the community.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of discharge plans, patient progress, and communication with healthcare providers and patients' families.
Discharge Planner Required Skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate and communicate with healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills to handle multiple cases and deadlines simultaneously.
- Knowledge of healthcare regulations, policies, and resources related to discharge planning.
- Proficiency in using electronic medical records systems and other relevant software for documentation and communication purposes.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal patient care.
- Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related field.
- Relevant experience in discharge planning, case management, or a related healthcare field.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA regulations.
- Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and electronic medical records systems.