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Discharge Planner

Company: Riverside Medical Center
Location: Yonkers
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:


St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.

St. John's has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its' commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals' vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John's dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.

St. John's Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.

Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong


Assists in meeting the psychosocial needs of patients and families, through assessment of inpatients based on assignment. Patients are screened for transition planning needs, including emotional support, and community resource needs. The Discharge Planner educates, coordinates, and collaborates with nurses, physicians, counseling staff and other interdisciplinary members of the Multi-Disciplinary team, to assure an ongoing comprehensive discharge plan. Ensures appropriate use of resources within an appropriate length of stay. Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team on the patient's treatment plan, including attending daily Multidisciplinary rounding. Reviews admissions and continued stays, in accordance with establishing discharge plan, closely with the Managed Care Coordinators and Counselors.


LMSW, LCSW or LMHC required. New York State PRI assessment certification desirable. Able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Ability to communicate Spanish or community dominant language is an asset. Effective professional rapport with physicians, patient, family/visitor, peers and supervisors. Sensitivity and Compassion.Knowledge of the services of the community, health, welfare, and social agencies. Demonstrates flexibility and creativity. Must be able to function well under pressure. Must have good leadership ability and good judgment.

Keywords: Riverside Medical Center, Yonkers , Discharge Planner, Other , Yonkers, New York

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