POSITION SUMMARY: The discharge planner is responsible for negotiating, procuring, and coordinating appropriate services and resources needed by patients after the acute inpatient phase. This position is able to perform non-complex discharge planning such as returns to nursing homes, ordering of DME, Home Health, and the faxing of referrals to placements.
EDUCATION: High school diploma; Bachelor's degree preferred
CERTIFICATION/LICENSES: Preferred medical license but not required ie: MA (medical assistant) or CNA (certified Nursing Assistant)
Must possess excellent written and verbal skills.
Ability to multitask at a high level
Ability to think globally and work in a team.
Evidence of a strong track record of interpersonal relationships.
Demonstrates the ability to be open to new ways of doing things
EXPERIENCE: 2 years in the medical field preferred.
NATURE OF SUPERVISION:
-Responsible to: Supervisor and Director of Case Management
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.
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