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Discharge Planner - PRN

Job Code:  91222
Facility: Prairie St. John's
Location: FARGO, ND US Midwest
Region: Midwest
Travel Involved: None
Job Type: Per Diem
Job Level: 
Minimum Education Required: Bachelor's Degree 
Category: Professionals
FTE: .01
Position Summary:

Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is one of the nation's largest and most respected health care management companies, operating through its subsidiaries acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers nationwide. Founded in 1978, UHS subsidiaries now have more than 65,000 employees. The UHS business strategy is to build or purchase health care properties in rapidly growing markets and create a strong franchise based on exceptional service and effective cost control. Our success comes from a responsive management style and a service philosophy based on integrity, competence and compassion

Prairie St. John's, a 91-bed psychiatric care facility located in Fargo, North Dakota, has been providing services for children, adolescents and adults to address mental health issues, chemical dependency or addiction and co-occurring disorders since 1997. Prairie offers a full-service psychiatric and addiction Continuum of Care. This Continuum of Care includes inpatient hospitalization, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, intensive outpatient services and clinic services. Prairie St. John's currently has two Discharge Planner positions available. The candidates selected will be responsible for the following:

1. Coordinates the patient's transition to life after the hospital stay. 

2. Works with residential facilities, treatment facilities, state hospitals and agencies, nursing homes, homeless shelters and the patient’s support systems to seamlessly facilitate a patient's move to the next level of care. 

3. Communicates with the treatment team regarding the patient’s discharge plan.

4. Scheduled to work 16 hours every other weekend (Saturday & Sunday)


The Discharge Planner must have a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and licensure in the State of North Dakota. Incumbents should be highly organized, empathetic, capable of multitasking in a high-stress environment and be knowledgeable in how to handle difficult situations in a way that promotes the best outcomes for the patient.

This position will be scheduled to work 16 hours every other weekend.

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