Discharge Planner Job Opening

Discharge Planner


Bernalillo, New Mexico

Responsible to the HSA/Department Head for discharge planning assignments. Coordinates personnel inside the facility and in the community. Interrelates and works effectively with all levels of authority.

Essential Job Duties:
The Discharge Planner will work under the direction of the Mental Health Director and Health Services Coordinator. The duties of the discharge planner are as follows:

? Serve as a liaison between County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health, County Public Defender’s Office and the Jail Mental and Medical Unit.

? Meet with patients who are referred by Mental Health Specialists and gather information necessary to develop an aftercare plan

? Formulate/develop aftercare plan

? Document all interventions and patient’s response in patient’s medical record

? Provide patients with information needed for their individualized aftercare

? Participate in Quality Management meetings and Quality Management Peer Review activities and staff training

? Participate in case management meetings with on-site mental health providers

? Other duties as assigned by Health Services Administrator

? Post Orders, if applicable, per site contract.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
? Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or Psychiatric Technician with previous experience performing the duties of discharge planner

? Good communication skills

? Must obtain and maintain a security clearance