Discharge Specialist

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pittsburgh, PA
Job Description

Job Title: Discharge Specialist

Job ID: 708172

Status: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm

Shift: Day Job

Facility: Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic

Department: Inpatient Social Work

Location: 3811 O'hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213



The Discharge Specialist will work collaboratively with the Social Worker to facilitate discharge planning for patients hospitalized on the adult and aging inpatient units.


* Assist in assuring appropriate releases of information are obtained for collaborative contacts.

* Assist in copying and faxing appropriate clinical information related to continuity of care.

* Assist inpatient social workers in completing necessary paperwork related to disposition planning.

* Assist inpatient social workers in facilitating discharge, placement, mental health care and community resources for patients and families.

* Communicate issues related to discharge, placement, and after care with social workers and other treatment team members.

* Maintain collaborative relations with UPMC programs and with community agencies and organizations.


* Bachelor's degree in a mental health related field is required.

* Knowledge of mental health and community resources preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

* Act 31 Clearance

* Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal

* Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal

* Act 73 FBI Clearance

* Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

* Comprehensive Crisis Management - CCM training is required within 30 days of hire and annually thereafter

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Salary Range: $15.13 to $23.82

Union Position: No

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