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Discharge Planner - Full Time at Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health

Job ID: 173493
Category: Behavioral Health/Psychology
Work Type: FT
Location: Princeton, NJ, United States
Date Posted: Mar 2, 2023
Work Schedule: Full Time

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Penn Medicine is dedicated to our tripartite mission of providing the highest level of care to patients, conducting innovative research, and educating future leaders in the field of medicine. Working for this leading academic medical center means collaboration with top clinical, technical and business professionals across all disciplines.

Today at Penn Medicine, someone will make a breakthrough. Someone will heal a heart, deliver hopeful news, and give comfort and reassurance. Our employees shape our future each day. Are you living your life's work?

Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health is searching for a full time Discharge Planner for our Princeton location.


  • Implements discharge plans which have been approved by the Clinical Treatment Team. Provides assistance with applications to Nursing, Group and Boarding Homes, makes contact with community agencies and sets up follow-up appointments prior to discharge. Establishes relationships with outside agencies needed for discharge planning and develops a resource file.


  • Assists Social Work Department in implementation of discharge plan as approved by patient’s treatment team. Assists with applications to nursing homes, group homes, boarding homes, etc. Contacts outside agencies for placement, ongoing follow-up appointments as required. Arranges transportation for patients as needed by Logisticare, public transportation, or taxis. Responsible for obtaining petty cash and returning receipt to secretary. Develops relationships with outside agencies to improve process. Takes Patient out for interviews when necessary and appropriate to discharge plan. Guides families through nursing home Medicaid applications. Meets with families as directed by team.

    Education or Equivalent Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology , Sociology or a related field required.
    • Experience in working with the people who have a mental illness and/or substance abuse, preferred.

      We believe that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees. Our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest prepaid tuition assistance programs in the region. Penn Medicine employees are actively engaged and committed to our mission. Together we will continue to make medical advances that help people live longer, healthier lives.

      Live Your Life's Work

      We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, familial status, genetic information, domestic or sexual violence victim status, citizenship status, military status, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by applicable law.

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