Summary: Discharge Planners play a vital role in the Case Management Department. Their primary responsibility is to assist patients and their support system with planning for post-acute care. In collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, the Discharge Planner will assess the patient’s level of care, social needs, support systems and resource needs and make appropriate referrals to post-acute care. Post-acute care includes but is not limited to home care, DME, acute rehab, hospice services or skilled nursing facility.
2 years previous healthcare experience preferred.
Licensed Registered Nurse or Bachelor Degree in Social Worker, If not an RN, BSW, or MSW, a Bachelor's degree is required with previous Discharge Planning experience.
Responsibilities: Assessment: Ability to effectively assess patients holistically for discharge planning needs, real and/or potential. Planning: Ability to use resources effectively to insure timely discharge of patients to the appropriate level of care. Maintains familiarity with laws, regulations and interpretations pertinent to discharge planning. Computer Skills/Allscripts/Invision/Document Imaging. Documentation competency, skill, and accuracy in entering data into Discharge Planning soft ware. In collaboration with nursing and other team members, charts ongoing assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of outcomes of discharge planning. Decision Making: Ability to make sound decisions regarding discharge planning. Organizational Skills: Ability to prioritize cases and complete tasks in a way to expedite discharges. Patient teaching activities. Other duties as assigned.
Competencies and skills: Essential: * Clear Communication Skills Both Written And Verbal * Able To Keep Confidential Information Regarding Patients, Team Members * Able To Withstand Crisis Situations * Has Skills To Provides Customer Service To Patients, Team Members And Visitors * Knowledge And Experience With Electronic Health Records
Education: Essential: * Bachelor's Degree in related field * RN Diploma/RN Graduate Program Education specialization: Essential: * Social Work
Location: Hospital-Main Campus
Shift : Flexible-hours/shifts may vary depending on department needs
Beebe Healthcare serves the Sussex County community with a medical center located in beautiful, historic Lewes, Delaware, and convenient outpatient locations throughout the county. Founded in 1916 by two physician brothers, Drs. James Beebe and Richard C. Beebe, the medical center in Lewes is a 210-licensed-bed, not-for-profit seaside community hospital. Beebe's specialized service lines include cardiac and vascular, surgical services, oncology, women's health, and orthopaedic services. Beebe offers an array of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and diagnostic services.
Beebe's five satellite campuses offer imaging, physical rehabilitation, and lab services, as well as walk-in care centers. In addition, Beebe offers Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Medicine and Diabetes Management & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
With a mission to serve the community, Beebe also offers many free screenings and outreach programs through its Population Health Department; and advanced medical care for those who are recuperating at home through Beebe Home Care Services.
Beebe is also training the next generation of nurses through the Margaret H. Rollins School of Nursing, located behind the Medical Cente...r in Lewes.
Beebe's Medical Staff has grown tremendously since the early 1990s. Employed physicians through Beebe Medical Group and our affiliated physicians on Beebe's Medical Staff now serve patients from Milford to Millville in specialties including cardiac surgery, dermatology, endocrinology, family practice, gastroenterology, general surgery, internal medicine, pediatric neurology, and surgical oncology.
Beebe is proud to offer quality care, close to home for the residents and visitors of Sussex County.