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LVN - Discharge Planner

Company: Wellpath
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Here at Wellpath, everything that we do is about taking care of people - our patients, our staff and our partners. We are committed to making a difference by providing hope and healing to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. Our talented, compassionate team thrives in an autonomous environment, is empowered and supported by education, training and the resources to practice healthcare the way it is meant to be and strives to "Always Do The Right Thing!"


Under the direction of the Health Services Administrator (HSA), Program Manager (PM), or higher licensed medical professional, the Discharge Planner specializes in pre-release or post-release case management. He/she will assist in the coordination of community services for each persons served and is responsible for the assessment of all persons served discharge planning needs. He/she will assist in the implementation of re-entry care plans and provide ongoing support to all persons served in the areas of community behavioral health resources, substance abuse treatment, housing, employment, social relationships, education assistance and other relevant needs.

Additional Details

Generous Benefit Package Included!Daily Pay Option!


Completion of an accredited social work, RN or LVN program

One year experience as a Discharge Planner in an acute setting or case management/care coordination in a mental health facility
Previous correctional/detention facility experience

Unrestricted current license in state of practice - must maintain all certifications, educational requirements, licensing, etc.
Current (and must maintain) lifesaving BLS certification through AHA
Discharge planning for all persons served on the behavioral health caseload
Provision of case management services
Pre-release and post-release interviews
Contact with agency resources prior to release; contact with case manager/clinician/liaison working with persons served in the community
Ensure scripts for medications are received upon discharge; provision of resources to obtain scripts or medications
Coordination of medical benefits, social security, and other such services
Coordination of outside behavioral health or substance abuse services
Coordination of housing placement
Provide relevant clinical information and data for quality initiative purposes
Conduct groups and educational sessions on topics pertaining to: Life, Job and Parenting Skills
May assist in the job shadow portion of the interview process of potential staff
May assist in orientation and training of new employees
Perform other duties as assigned.

Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer

Keywords: Wellpath, Santa Cruz , LVN - Discharge Planner, Healthcare , Santa Cruz, California

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