Facilitates and organizes safe and timely discharge of patients requiring care coordination and resources. Advocates for patient/ family to referral sources and demonstrates a strong internal and external customer focus.
Assists treatment team in locating resources necessary to patients' safe discharge.
Assists in identifying service gaps and/or system issues that interfere with timely/appropriate discharge.
Demonstrates ability to advocate for patients and families to referral sources.
Identifies, maintains, and updates information on agencies and resources necessary for patients' continuing care.
Maintains accurate records.
Contributes to the organization by actively participating in process improvement initiatives and shared decision making.
The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
Full-time Weekends, Saturday and Sunday (10 hours), with negotiable 2 weekday shifts (10 hours) or 2 weekend (8 hours) and 3 negotiable weekday shifts.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is accepting applications for a Discharge Planner role within our Transition Management Office (TMO). The TMO administrative office is located in Medical Center North, on campus serving VUMC. Transition management or commonly referred to as care coordination is a thriving department comprised of nurses, social workers and support personnel. Currently there are 150 staff however the department has increased their staff needs to enhance the patient experience at Vanderbilt. The Vice President of TMO is Marcia Colone, Ph.D. who has over 25 years of experience in care management. Dr Colone leads a team of experienced Directors and Team Leads who mentor, coach and support staff within the coordination team. Please let us know if you are interested in joining a dynamic team!
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