The Discharge Planner collaborates with the health care team to coordinate patient and family interventions across the continuum of care, removing barriers and promoting efficient and effective use of resources. Assists patients and families in establishing patient specific goals, both long term and short term. Facilitates appropriate follow up care and/or refers patients (within the designated patient population) to the appropriate next level or site of care. Serves in an advocacy role on behalf of patients, families, and caregivers to ensure safe, equitable healthcare provision. Assists in developing and meeting key Pillar outcomes and system improvement goals including financial, satisfaction, and clinical as the nursing component of the care coordination model. Assists in the nursing component of developing and meeting key Pillar goals including finance, satisfaction, clinical quality of care, innovation, and growth across the continuum of care. Conducts initial and/or concurrent utilization review medical necessity criteria.
Assesses and identifies patients with complex clinical needs that require a coordinated plan of care.
Facilitates optimal reimbursement through certification process.
Leads health care team in outcomes based practice in accordance with VUMC/PCC/TMO strategic initiatives.
Develops case management plan that includes strategies or alternative interventions required to attain optimal patient and family specific outcomes.
Analyzes progress on the plan of care, identifies variances, and intervenes utilizing process improvement methodologies to remove barriers and progress care.
Participates as an active partner with multidisciplinary team members to ensure that patients receive care timely, according to their plan of care and at the appropriate level of care.
Consistently demonstrates a sense of urgency in their work, especially related to escalation/removal of barriers, facilitating an appropriate (timely) LOS and reduction in inappropriate and unnecessary admissions and readmissions.
Demonstrates leadership skills and acts as the key information and education resource for the interdisciplinary team as related to caring for complex needs and securing appropriate services.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is accepting applications for an Associate Discharge Planner role within our Transition Management Office (TMO). The TMO administrative office is located in Medical Center North, on campus serving VUMC. Transition management or commonly referred to as care coordination is a thriving department comprised of nurses, social workers and support personnel. Currently there are 150 staff however the department has increased their staff needs to enhance the patient experience at Vanderbilt. The Vice President of TMO is Marcia Colone, Ph.D. who has over 25 years of experience in care management. Dr Colone leads a team of experienced Directors and Team Leads who mentor, coach and support staff within the coordination team. Please let us know if you are interested in joining a dynamic team!
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