• Hospital for Behavioral Medicine
  • $60,765.00 -94,240.00/year*
  • Worcester , MA
  • Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations
  • Full-Time
  • 618 MA-12


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1.?????????????? Communicate with referral source within the first 24 hours of admission.


2.?????????????? With assistance from the Care Center, social workers, and nursing identify all outside professionals currently working with the patient so that appropriate discharge plans can be completed and facilitates appropriate patterns of communication to minimize duplication.


3.?????????????? Identifies needs of referrals sources and/or professionals during the period of hospitalization.


4.?????????????? Oversees the tasks of continued communication of treatment progress, discharge plans, and time of discharge to outside interested parties as well as facilitating the transfer of required documents to the outside agents.


5.?????????????? Interfaces with the Business Development Department to assist with the determination of customer satisfaction and problem identification and solutions.


6.?????????????? Responsible for discharge plans including scheduling of appointments and communication with parents and significant family contacts.


7.?????????????? Assists with chart audits and completion of medical records.


8.?????????????? Inform patients and families on discharge planning options based on diagnoses, prognoses, resources, and preferences related to home care services.


9.?????????????? Document findings, discharge plans, and actions taken on medical record according to departmental guidelines; prepare reports and maintain records as required.


10.?????????? Act as an educational resource and provide consultation to hospital personnel regarding discharge planning process and applicable federal, state, and local regulations; identify benefits, implications, limitations of continued care as appropriate.


11.?????????? Participate in multidisciplinary team meeting regarding the planning and implementation of patient care; facilitate communication and problem solving related to discharge planning.


12.?????????? Perform a variety of clerical activities associated with the discharge planning procedures and the transfer and replacement of residents into facilities and community services agencies such as mental health programs, substance abuse programs, and outpatient programs.


13.?????????? Assist patients with transfer and discharge procedures in providing information and instructions regarding accommodations, finance, and insurance.


14.?????????? May be trained and assigned to perform the Patient Advocate duties as needed.


Bachelor's Degree preferred from an accredited college or university, in Social Work or a clinical related mental health field



Experience: Minimum of one (1) year experience in related disciplines with hospital experience strongly preferred.




* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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