Discharge Planner, Utilization Management - Per-Diem/Days

Per Diem
Day Job
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Case Management - Utilization

Position Summary:

This position requires the full understanding and active participation in fulfilling the mission of Orange Coast Medical Center. It is expected that the employee demonstrate behavior consistent with our core values: Integrity, Accountability, Best Practices, Compassion and Synergy. The employee shall support Orange Coast Medical Center�s strategic plan and participate in and advocate performance improvement/patient safety activities.

The position is accountable for the coordination and execution of an appropriate and timely discharge plan for a designated caseload of patients. The discharge planner, under the direction of the Care Manager and order of the physician, collaborates with the patient/family/significant other and members of the health care team, to ensure a safe and effective transition through the continuum of care.



  • Minimum of 1-2 years of discharge planning experience in an Acute Hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask, prioritize, and mobilize community resources efficiently, is highly desirable.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills along with a commitment to provide excellent customer service is essential.
  • Minimum of an Associate degree required
  • Bachelor�s Degree in Social Work or related Health Sciences, or licensure as an LVN preferred
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Cardiac Life Support Card
  • Healthcare related Certificate preferred
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