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Discharge Planner

Company: Wellpath
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: October 9, 2021

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Discharge Planner specializes in pre-release or post-release case management. He/she will assist in the coordination of community services for each persons served and is responsible for the assessment of all persons served discharge planning needs. He/she will assist in the implementation of re-entry care plans and provide ongoing support to all persons served in the areas of community behavioral health resources, substance abuse treatment, housing, employment, social relationships, education assistance and other relevant needs.

Additional Details

Registered Nurse preferred.Generous Benefit Package Included!Daily Pay Option!



  • Completion of an accredited social work, RN or LVN program

  • One year experience as a Discharge Planner in an acute setting or case management/care coordination in a mental health facility
  • Previous correctional/detention facility experience

  • Unrestricted current license in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
  • Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA

  1. Discharge planning for all persons served on the behavioral health caseload
  2. Provision of case management services
  3. Pre-release and post-release interviews
  4. Contact with agency resources prior to release; contact with case manager/clinician/liaison working with persons served in the community
  5. Ensure scripts for medications are received upon discharge; provision of resources to obtain scripts or medications
  6. Coordination of medical benefits, social security, and other such services
  7. Coordination of outside behavioral health or substance abuse services
  8. Coordination of housing placement
  9. Provide relevant clinical information and data for quality initiative purposes
  10. Conduct groups and educational sessions on topics pertaining to: Life, Job and Parenting Skills
  11. May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff
  12. May assist in orientation and training of new employees
  13. Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, San Luis Obispo , Discharge Planner, Other , San Luis Obispo, California

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