Discharge Planning Assistant, Part-Time, First Shift, Care Management

Job Description

Location: University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Department: Care Management
Hours: Part-Time, 20 hours/week
Shift: First shift, 8:30am-5:00pm

Discharge Planning Assistant, Part-Time, First Shift, Care Management

UC Health is hiring a part-time Discharge Planning Assistant for the care management department for the day shift at University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The Care Management Discharge Planning Assistant will support the Medical Center's Care Management department, delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care and according to policy and procedures.

About University of Cincinnati Medical Center

As part of the Clifton Campus of UC Health, Greater Cincinnati's academic health system, University of Cincinnati Medical Center has served Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky for nearly 200 years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of patients receive care from our world-renowned clinicians and care team. Our experts utilize the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available, providing a level of specialty and subspecialty medical care that is not available anywhere else in Greater Cincinnati.

UC Medical Center is also home to medical breakthroughs- our physician experts conduct basic, translational and clinical research, leading to new therapies and care protocols, and connecting patients to the latest and most advanced treatments. UC Medical Center houses Greater Cincinnati's only Level I adult trauma center, which includes the right mix of specialist and medical resources available at a moment's notice for a wide variety of the most complex medical conditions and injuries.

Unit Details:
  • The ONLY Level I trauma hospital in Cincinnati with a diverse range of patients.
  • Opportunities for clinical advancement.
  • The Discharge Planning Assistant will support Care Management Services delivering high-quality care to patients based on assessed needs, established standards of care, and according to policy and procedures.


Job Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with the social worker in developing the plan of care, make appropriate referrals and coordinate the ongoing needs of the patient.
  • Secure order from physician; monitor form completion; ensure home care set-up is consistent with what is ordered.
  • Communicate with home care and durable medical equipment vendors to query patient benefits and determine specifics of time and date that care and/or equipment is needed to maintain continuity of care for patient needs.
  • Obtain insurance approval for services as needed; charity care negotiations; special contracts.
  • Obtain and maintain current, accurate information regarding community DME, infusion and other homecare resources. Employ effective negotiation skills in order to secure the most appropriate and affordable home care resources for the patient.
  • Facilitate the discharge plan by entering patient data into Allscripts/ ECIN system for home care, DME or post-acute care facilities referrals as needed.


Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Education: High school diploma or GED (required), bachelor's degree in social work or nursing (preferred)
  • Experience: 1 to 2 years (preferred)

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About UC Health

UC Health is an integrated academic health system serving Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. In partnership with the University of Cincinnati, UC Health combines clinical expertise and compassion with research and teaching-a combination that provides patients with options for even the most complex situations. Members of UC Health include: UC Medical Center, West Chester Hospital, Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, Bridgeway Pointe Assisted Living, University of Cincinnati Physicians and UC Health Ambulatory Services (with more than 900 board-certified clinicians and surgeons), Lindner Center of HOPE and several specialized institutes including: UC Gardner Neuroscience Institute and the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center. Many UC Health locations have received national recognition for outstanding quality and patient satisfaction. Learn more at uchealth.com.

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.