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DISCHARGE PLANNER / RN DISCHARGE PLANNER

Aiken Regional Medical Centers
Aiken

Job Description

One of the nations largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS)* has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the Worlds Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of Americas Top 500 Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to family and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers

Aiken Regional Medical Centers, located in Aiken, South Carolina, is a 273-bed acute care facility providing quality healthcare to the residents of Aiken and surrounding communities. Aiken Regional Medical Centers has been ranked a top hospital in South Carolina by the Carolina Center for Medical Excellence for its treatment of heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Services provided at the hospital include emergency medical care, orthopedic surgeries, maternity, and behavioral health services.

Weekend Discharge Planner / RN Discharge Planner

The weekend discharge planner is responsible for the assessment of discharge planning needs as well as the coordination of weekend discharges. This will include coordinating community resources to ensure the successful transition from hospital to home or other post acute care to ensure the patients recovery and successful healthy living environment. This includes timely intervention of the discharge planning process in order to promote the efficient utilization of resources while providing quality patient care. Uses discretion, independent judgment, creative thinking and problem solving initiative.

Qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, or related field; Masters preferred. RN may be considered with discharge planning experience

Minimum 2 years experience in a social work setting in healthcare environment.

Familiarity with local community resources and agencies, to include medical equipment companies, Nursing Homes, Home Health companies. Understanding of healthcare payor guidelines; computer skills.

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Part Time

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Weekend Shift

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