Catholic Health Initiatives Discharge Planner - FT, Days in ROSEBURG, Oregon

Discharge Planner - FT, Days


CHI Mercy Health is a vibrant complex of quality health care services that includes a Trauma III, 174 bed hospital, an outpatient surgery center, an outpatient therapy clinic, outpatient lab and imaging, a sleep lab, and home health and hospice. With over 1000 employees, Mercy was named a 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital in the U.S. by the Rural Health Policy Institute, has been honored as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care across America, and has been voted the area’s #1 employer for three years in a row. Employees enjoy outstanding pay, a rich benefit package, high levels of employee engagement and a family-like environment.

Mercy is located in Roseburg, OR, a land of outdoor adventure and unrivaled beauty. Nestled in the heart of the Umpqua Valley, it is surrounded by majestic mountains and pristine rivers. Equally distant to sleepy coastal villages, winter resorts and metropolitan entertainment, Roseburg is home to an historic downtown, boasts a budding microbrewery industry, produces internationally acclaimed wines, and showcases multiple artistic and musical events throughout the year.

Douglas County, earning the distinction as Oregon’s most beautiful county, is noted for its world class fishing, hiking and mountain biking trails.

Pay Scale: $24.15 - $32.21

Shift: Days

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Director of Risk Management/Care Management, the Discharge Planner works with all appropriate members of the health care team to ensure coordination of patient care through the development and utilization of standards of patient care. Ensures continuity of care and appropriate levels of care by working with the Medical Staff, Social Services, Nursing Staff, patients, family members, and staff from local care agencies. Works with and provides cross coverage for the other member of the UM team.

Essential Duties Include the Following:

  • Incorporates case management efforts with existing systems to optimize efficiency and cost effectiveness of operational systems.

  • Monitors patient care needs and works closely with the medical staff to triage patients to the appropriate level of care.

  • Develops, implements, evaluates and modifies a plan of care through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in conjunction with the patient/family.

  • Provides appropriate education for the patient, family and community support system regarding appropriate utilization of the health care system.

  • Educates physicians, other members of the health care team, and utilization management/discharge planning/social services team members regarding interpretation and application of Medicare, Medicaid (OHP) and Health Plan benefits and coverage issues and its interrelationship with efficient and appropriate utilization of resources.



  • None


  • Two (2) years demonstrated clinical experience required.

  • Ability to work autonomously with little direction or supervision required.

  • Must be computer literate, specific to Microsoft Office.

  • Discharge planning experience preferred.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Health Care Administration or related field required.

Job Human Services


Daily Schedule Days

Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period 72

Weekends Required Occasional

Req ID: 2017-R0116676