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DISCHARGE COORDINATOR

Job Code:  81377
Facility: Stonington Institute
Location: NORTH STONINGTON, CT US Northeast
Region: Northeast
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Part Time
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Master's Degree 
Skills: Health Care -> Clinical Support, Social Work/Case Management
Customer Service -> Face-to-Face Support
 
Category: Healthcare - Rehabilitation,Support
FTE: .6
Position Summary:

Stonington Institute began serving recovering alcoholics in 1957 as Starlight Farms, a working farm where adults in recovery were introduced to the principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. Today, we are the longest continually operating, free-standing, voluntary treatment facility in New England. Our main campus is located in North Stonington, CT, in its original private and peaceful rural setting. We have additional clinical sites in Groton, CT. Transportation and off-campus housing assistance make our programs and services accessible to a statewide clientele. Those programs include: medical detoxification, rehabilitation/residential treatment, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient treatment (both day and evening) and ambulatory detoxification, as well as residential addictions treatment for active duty and retired military servicemembers. The Institute accepts private insurance, state-funded plans and self pay arrangements.

The Discharge Coordinator works directly with Clinicians to ensure that each client's discharge plan is complete.  Reviews and audits plans, identifies barriers to care and develops referral sources, with the intention of maximizing each client's potential for sucess beyond the program.  Develops and maintains contact with clients, client families and other service providers in order to coordinate the medical, clinical, social and related needs of clients during treatment. Develops and implements discharge plans and ancillary client services both during treatment and after discharge. Conducts continuing stay authorization reviews with insurance and managed care companies, as necessary and appropriate. Works closely with the RN, Clinician, and other members of treatment team.

This is a part-time position with flexible hours, including weekends. 

 
Requirements
Masters degree in Social Work or related field. Discharge planning experience required, preferably with the co-occurring adult population.  Familiarity with community resources for people with mental illness is essential.

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