Expert Discharge Plan Manager-UPMC Mercy at UPMC (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Description

UPMC Mercy is hiring a Full-Time Discharge Plan Manager to support our Care Management team!

This position is eligible for up to a $6,000 Sign-On Bonus with a 2-year work commitment to UPMC!

Here's how we support our Discharge Plan Managers:
  • Up to five and a half weeks of Paid Time Off annually, plus seven paid holidays each year
  • Dedicated career ladders, including a brand-new Discharge Plan Manager career ladder, added just this year, allowing you to achieve your highest potential while rewarding you for your experience and advanced education
  • Tuition reimbursement of up to $6,000 per academic year at any accredited institution, is available to employees and their dependents.
At UPMC, we're passionate about continuing to support your growth throughout your career! The final job title and rate of pay will be based upon both individual qualifications and candidate choice. Any required certifications and contributions based on job title will be afforded a timeframe to obtain. Our competitive and newly developed Discharge Plan Management career ladder, as well as our Total Rewards package, will be discussed at the time of offer to ensure you can make the choices that are right for you.

Purpose:
The Discharge Plan Manager functions as the coordinator and is accountable for all post-discharge needs and acts as financial steward for the hospital by assessing for relevant factors, engaging with the care team, and placing a focus on an optimal discharge plan with timely utilization of hospital resources. This optimal discharge plan reviews discipline recommendations and coordinates necessary care for positive patient outcomes outside of the inpatient setting. The Discharge Plan Manager provides training and mentorship to less experienced staff.

Title/Salary is based on years of experience and adjusted accordingly.

Responsibilities:
  • Identify clinical, psychosocial, historical, financial, cultural, and spiritual needs that guide the planning process with the patient to attain optimal outcomes. Take patient/family/caregiver level of health literacy into consideration. Evaluate patient/family/caregiver level of understanding and engagement with the progress toward goals and incorporate findings into the plan of care. Balances resources with patient preferences and goals of care. Evaluate the potential impact of social determinants of health that may elevate the risk of a poor transition.
  • Complete detailed assessment on every patient in order to establish understanding of medical and social factors, determine patient's capacity for self-care, identify support systems, outline barriers to discharge, and determine likeliness of requiring post-hospital services and the availability of such services. Continually reassess discharge plan for factors that may affect continuing care needs or the appropriateness of the discharge plan.
  • Facilitate teams to develop and execute safe and efficient discharges. Maintain knowledge about area resources and their capabilities and capacities as well as various types of service providers available. Ensure appropriate arrangements for post-hospital care will be made before discharge and work to avoid unnecessary delays in discharge. Integrate patients' goals, the health care team's assessment, risks and available resources in order to develop and coordinate a successful transition plan.
  • Engage in clear communication with the patient/member/caregivers as well as the interdisciplinary care team in order to develop discharge plans. Serve as a liaison between the patient and the care team. Actively collaborate with the attending practitioner, caregivers, and other members of the multidisciplinary team to coordinate an individualized plan of care. Incorporate discipline-specific recommendations, test results, outstanding orders into discharge plan and monitor/revise and respond to the progression of discharge milestone.
  • Serve as a contact between hospitals and post-hospital care facilities as well as the physicians who provide care in either or both of these settings.
  • Recognize and demonstrate shared accountability in development of a discharge plan with the patient/member/caregiver as well as with team members to ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Align practice with the mission, vision, and values of the organization. Adheres to ethical standards and codes of conduct of applicable professional organization and UPMC. Maintain clinical knowledge of and ensures compliance with regulatory requirements.
  • Advocate on behalf of patient/family/caregivers for services access and for the protection of the patient's health, well-being, safety, and rights.
  • Manage cost of care with the benefits of patient safety, clinical quality, risk and patient satisfaction to provide recommendations and decisions that ensure optimal outcomes.
  • Embrace and incorporate innovation and technology to improve collaboration and patient outcomes. Document care in patient medical chart.
  • Assist in operational activities for the department including staff orientation, mentoring, and other issues.
  • Demonstrate expertise in relevant content area.
  • Participate in process improvement initiatives.

Qualifications

Nurse Track:
  • BSN required. 10 years of experience can be substituted for BSN completion.
Non Nurse Track:
  • MSW or master's degree in another health and human services field that promotes the physical, psychosocial, and/or vocational well-being of those being served required. 10 years of experience can be substituted for MSW completion.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
  • Must possess knowledge in navigating communications with payer sources and programs.
  • Possess knowledge and understanding of regulatory guidelines.
  • Must be skilled in planning/organization, follow up/control, delegation.
  • Problem solving, self-development, organizational behaviors/competencies.Must be able to read, understand, analyze, and interpret medical record documents.
  • Must possess the ability to apply principles of logic and critical thinking to a wide range of problems and to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Demonstrate ability to function independently, taking initiative to be proactive and drive a discharge plan while working with a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Be able to lead care teams to develop and execute safe and efficient discharge plans.
  • Maintain knowledge about area resources and their capabilities and capacities as well as various types of service providers available.
  • Demonstrate understanding of inpatient care setting operations.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Nurse track: RN license required.Non Nurse track: LSW/LCSW or education-appropriate license required. CCM/ACM or other nursing or social work certification preferred.

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC's COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

Total Rewards

More than just competitive pay and benefits, UPMC's Total Rewards package cares for you in all areas of life - because we believe that you're at your best when receiving the support you need: professional, personal, financial, and more.

Our Values

At UPMC, we're driven by shared values that guide our work and keep us accountable to one another. Our Values of Quality & Safety, Dignity & Respect, Caring & Listening, Responsibility & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation play a vital role in creating a cohesive, positive experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. Ready to join us? Apply today.
More Information on UPMC
UPMC operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Pittsburgh, PA. UPMC was founded in 2022. It has 28662 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 1 open jobs at UPMC, click here.
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