Southwest Health System, Inc.
  • 915 Quality and Risk
  • Cortez, CO, USA
  • $27.70 - $34.07 p/h based on qualifications and experience
  • Hourly
  • Relief (PRN)

Not Eligible


The Discharge Planner supports the operations of Southwest Health System, Inc. by managing discharge planning for patients utilizing an interdisciplinary approach with consideration of maximizing the functional level of patients post hospital care. The Discharge Planner is a professional who coordinates with the interdisciplinary team, patient/family on complex aspects of the patients' care, and serves as the focal communication point for patients and staff. The Discharge Planner works closely with the providers(s), case manager, nurses, and other members of the team internal and external throughout the continuum of care for patients. The Discharge Planner works in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team and is accountable for assessing the discharge plan for effective and efficient utilization of resources, meeting established professional and regulatory standards, and who collaborates with the healthcare team and the patient/family to accomplish agreeable outcomes. The Discharge Planner using a proactive approach, acts as a liaison between SHS and external resources for appropriate placement and/or follow up care.

Regulatory Requirements:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Associate degree required, bachelor degree preferred.
  • Current state Registered Nurse Licensure, within state of Colorado. Compact license accepted and Colorado License must be obtained within first 90 days of hire.
  • One (1) year of work experience in a health care setting working directly with adult, pediatric or geriatric patients. 3-5 years experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of community resources, experience in public/community health preferred.

 Language Skills:

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Additional languages preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Active listening skills.
  • Strong communication skills.

Skills:

  • Basic computer knowledge.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate activities. Ability to manage time and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Strong analytic skills and ability to think objectively in problem solving.
  • Willingness to learn, remain current and active in quality driven initiatives and/or regulatory requirements.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Ability to facilitate effective communication venues.
  • Confidentiality required.

** If you are selected for this position, prior to appointment, you may be subject to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use. **

** THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR A MINIMUM OF 5 DAYS. AFTER THAT DATE, THE POSITION WILL CLOSE WHEN A SUITABLE CANDIDATE IS SELECTED. **

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