Discharge Planning Assistant

  • Requisition ID: 177922
  • Department: 410766 Case Management
  • Schedule: Full Time - Eligible for Benefits
  • Shift: Day
  • Category: Clerical & Administrative Support

Position Purpose

This position will be the main supporting role for RN Case Manager, and Social Workers of the Hospital Care Management and Acute Rehab teams at Renown Health. Under the direction of department leadership, this position participates in the coordination and implementation of discharge plans for the patient through critical thinking, teamwork, and communication, while effectively coordinating movement to ensure timely discharge.




Nature and Scope

This position will be required to attend unit rounds on a daily basis to receive direction and communicate progress of all discharge planning activities. Initiates referrals and follow up calls for home care agencies, infusion, wound care providers and Durable Medical Equipment, skilled nursing, and hospice companies as requested by the care team, and arranges transportation. After receiving training may assist with issuing the Medicare Important Message to appropriate patients. The Discharge Planning Assistant must maintain effective communication between the Hospital Care Management Team and community partners. This position is also responsible to document all discharge planning activities appropriately in the medical record.


For cost center 200279 only:

Sending required information to insurance payers. Managing of multiple fax lines. Monitoring of various reports, and insurance portals for authorizations of inpatient stays, and escalating to Case Manager as needed. Verify patients have admission orders.


This position provides clerical and support services.


This position does not provide patient care.




The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.




Minimum Qualifications
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred




Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. Understanding of medical terminology preferred.


Two years clerical experience in the medical field preferred.





Computer / Typing:

Must possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days, the computers skills necessary to complete online learning requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc. Computer skills necessary to access epic and other supporting computer applications.




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    Education Assistance

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    Paid Time Off

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