Discharge Planner
Prairie St. John's - Fargo, ND

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Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Prairie St. John's, a 91-bed psychiatric care facility located in Fargo, North Dakota, has been providing services for children, adolescents and adults to address mental health issues, chemical dependency or addiction and co-occurring disorders since 1997. Prairie offers a full-service psychiatric and addiction Continuum of Care. This Continuum of Care includes inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, intensive outpatient services and clinic services. Prairie St. John's currently has a Discharge Planner position available. The candidates selected will be responsible for the following:

• The primary responsibility of the Discharge Planner is to maintain regular contact and communication with treatment team members, family and community providers in order to ensure good coordination and continuity of care. This includes contacting current external providers with updates on the patient’s progress and anticipated length of stay and scheduling follow-up appointments. The Incumbent also establishes relationships for the patient with new providers for follow-up care, based on recommendations of the treatment team
• This position will be scheduled to work every other weekend, approximately 16 hours per week

Requirements

The following are the job requirements for the Discharge Planner position:
• The Discharge Planner must have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and licensure in the State of North Dakota or eligibility for licensure in the State of North Dakota. Incumbents should be highly organized, empathetic, capable of multitasking in a high-stress environment and be knowledgeable in how to handle difficult situations in a way that promotes the best outcomes for the patient. Experience using Microsoft Office Products including Word and Outlook is preferred.

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