RN Discharge Planner

Decatur Memorial Hospital Decatur, IL
* Summary

Coordinate and facilitate patient care across a multidisciplinary care continuum within a

clinical service unit structure. Ensure optimum utilization of resources, service delivery

and compliance with clinical cost education initiatives. Secure best possible outcomes for our

patients by being advocates and resource managers to facilitate patient centered solutions

Essential Functions and Job Duties

* Maintains appropriate documentation

o Assesses and evaluates patients' potential for home maintenance; develops

discharge plan with involved caregivers.

o Assists with making referrals to related agencies.

o Provides information to social service/discharge planners to facilitate

discharge planning process.

o Participates in multidisciplinary care conferences with other departments.

o Serves as a resource person to physicians and hospital staff in the appropriate

use of health care resources.

o Serves as a liaison with nursing and medical staff and community agencies to

facilitate problem solving and to coordinate services.

* Assesses and develops plan within scheduled time frame.

* Accepts on-call as scheduled and responds as needed.

* Takes responsibility for upgrading professional skills and knowledge.

* Prepares and completes reports; participates in special projects.

* Demonstrates clinical competency by providing direct patient care in a

designated clinical area on a routine basis.

* Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Other Requirements

Must be an RN or LPN with current Illinois RN license. Five years' experience in clinical

nursing or discharge planning is required.

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