Job Description

LPN Discharge Coordinator
St. Dominic Hospital
Employment Type:
Full Time 80
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The Case Manager Coordinator provides patient and family assessments in order to design effective treatment programs and follows the patient and family through the continuum of services. The Case Management Coord assists case manager and social worker with patient discharge needs and coordinates discharge services. Relies on education, experience, professional training and judgment to accomplish responsibilities. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Works under minimal supervision.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (e g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological development).

    Job Standards and Performance Expectations

    1. Evaluation and Analysis: This will have been satisfactorily performed when…

    1. Screening of patients/clients for services and intervention is appropriately done as evidenced by appropriate documentation and services.
    2. Risk/screening assessment is concluded according to required format and within required time frames as evidenced by appropriate documentation.
    3. All activities required to facilitate a smooth and timely discharge of patients from the acute care setting are initiated and completed as evidenced by documentation.
    4. All laws, regulations and policies related to social work as they pertain to the position are kept up to date as evidenced by annual competency checklist.
    5. All physician and complex issues are referred to the director and/or manager in a timely manner as evidenced by audits of outlier report

    2. Partnership and Collaboration: This will have been satisfactorily performed when…

    1. Clinical record contains documentation of appropriate interventions, and plans for ongoing services as evidenced by documentation.
    2. Assistance is provided to patient/family with adjustment to illness and medical environment as evidenced by clinical documentation.
    3. Actively participates in IDT regarding discharge needs/plans as evidenced by direct observation by Director and/or Manager.
    4. Community resources are effectively worked with/coordinated and keeps current on new resources in the community as evidenced by documentation.
    5. Interactive communication in planning and implementing of discharge process is conducted. Interacts in a positive, competent and respectful manner with patients, families, caregivers and staff, co-workers, physicians and community agencies as evidenced by no verbal or written complaints.
    6. As an expert resource for co-workers on complex cases, collaborates with other social workers to think outside of the box as evidenced by direct observation by Director and/or Manager.

    3. Quality: This will have been satisfactorily performed when…

    1. Appropriate referrals are made for interventions for patient/family. Community resources are used appropriately as evidenced by documentation in the clinical record.
    2. Documentation contains all referrals and clinical interventions related to alcohol/substance abuse, neglect, abuse, domestic violence within clinical record within one working day as evidenced by documentation.
    3. The patient advocacy role is demonstrated through communication and documentation as evidenced by documentation.
    4. Effectively manages assigned caseload, utilizing strong organizational skills and working independently as evidenced by direct observation and audits by Director and/or Manager.

    4. Other Duties as Assigned: This will have been satisfactorily performed when…

    1. Documentation of education and evidence of team work is included in patient record by established time frames as evidenced by documentation.
    2. Resources with needed Information are found and understanding of the impact of clinical data occurs. Demonstrates same by documentation of family/patient understanding and response to clinical information as evidenced by documentation.
    3. Documentation included related to patient and/or family understanding of barriers related to appropriate care and transition planning as evidenced through clinical record documentation.
    4. Other duties as assigned are completed.
    5. Other duties as assigned are completed.

    Job Standards and Performance Expectations

    1. SERVICE - "The privilege of reaching out to meet the needs of others.

    1. Focuses on the customer; identifies the customer's needs; responds to the customer; satisfies the customer; takes ownership.
    2. Responds immediately to customer's needs and solving repetitive service problems.
    3. Demonstrates enthusiasm and positive attitude with customers.

    2. REVERENCE AND LOVE FOR ALL OF LIFE - "Acknowledging that all life is a gift from God."

    1. Exemplifies the professional image of FMOLHS through compliance with the appearance standards.
    2. Serves the organization with honesty and integrity by complying with all organizational and departmental policies and procedures.

    3. JOYFULNESS OF SPIRIT - "An awareness of being blessed by God in all things."

    1. Works well with others by recognizing the value of our diverse workforce and remains open to new view points, ideas and talents.
    2. Takes on other responsibilities when needed recognizing that customer satisfaction is everyone's job.

    4. HUMILITY - "Being authentic in serving as an instrument of God."

    1. Demonstrates selflessness by being supportive and cooperative with team members.

    5. JUSTICE - "Striving for equity and fairness in all relationships with special concern for those most in need."

    1. Adheres to organizational and departmental policies regarding tardiness, breaks, time clocks, and use of benefit time.
    2. Demonstrates accountability for responsibly managing resources by completing work on time and using supplies as appropriate.
    3. Prioritizes the needs of customers especially those most in need.
    4. Demonstrates knowledge of and compliance with applicable federal and state laws and the Standards of Conduct.

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