Company Overview

Consulate Health Care is one of the nation’s leading providers of Senior Health Care Services. Operating more than 190 centers nationwide, we offer services ranging from short-term transitional care to Alzheimer’s and dementia care.

Since our formation in in 1997, our mission remains “Providing Service With Our Hearts and Hands”, which guides us in everything we do. Our short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing services help patients recover from illness, injury or medical procedure, and return to a self-sufficient lifestyle, and our assisted and independent Living services provide an engaging, community-oriented experience for our residents.

Our employees are the driving force behind our success in meeting our most important mission. We offer more than just a job – we offer rewarding careers- to those who share our unwavering commitment to helping others and to our Core Values of: Compassion, Honesty, Respect, Integrity and Passion.

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Job Description

Discharge Planner

Job Functions:
As Social Worker, you are responsible for planning and coordinating activities related to discharge planning. Developing and implementing a plan of care designed to meet the patient’s post hospitalization needs while ensuring continuity of care. No supervisory function.

Duties and Responsibilities of Social Worker:
  • Assess patients and families for post discharge needs; inform patients and families on discharge planning options based on diagnoses, prognoses, resources, and preferences related to home care services.
  • Coordinate and facilitate timely implementation of discharge plans for assigned patients; arrange follow-up care as appropriate.
  • Document findings, discharge plans, and actions taken on medical record according to departmental guidelines; prepare reports and maintain records as required.
  • Act as an educational resource and provide consultation to hospital medical personnel regarding discharge planning process and applicable federal, state, and local regulations; identify benefits, implications and limitations of home care as appropriate.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meeting regarding the planning and implementation of patient care; facilitate communication and problem solving related to discharge planning.
  • Perform a variety of clerical activities associated with the discharge planning procedures and the transfer and replacement of residents into facilities and community service agencies such as nursing home, rehabilitation centers, mental health programs, rest homes, adult day care programs, substance abuse programs, and hospitals.
  • Assist patients with transfer and discharge procedures in providing information and instructions regarding accommodations, finances, and insurance.
  • Visit patients on wards and perform personal services upon request; arrange accommodations and transportation for patients and their relatives as required.
  • May be trained and assigned to perform the Customer Care Liaison duties as needed.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Job Requirements

Experience :
  • Will accept entry level candidatesSpecific Requirements:
  • Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, coordinating, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide training appropriate to the age-related needs of the residents served.
  • Must possess the ability to plan and develop new programs.'s Advice

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Job Overview
Company: Consulate Health Care
Base Pay: N/A
Other Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Healthcare - Health Services
Manages Others: No
Job Type: Admin - Clerical
Health Care
Required Education: 2 Year Degree
Required Experience: At least 3 year(s)
Required Travel: Not Specified
Relocation Covered: Not Specified
Reference ID: Not Available
Location: Westerville, OH 43081 (map it!Map it!)
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