Meridian Health Services
  • Muncie, IN, USA
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Complete benefits package offered

Want to make a difference in someone's life?

Join the Meridian Health Services team serving the community for over 35 years. We are a progressive healthcare organization specializing in "whole person" health integrating physical, mental, and social well-being. 

Meridian Health Services is currently seeking a full time Discharge Planner for its Psychiatric Unit located at IU Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana.  This position provides Psycho-Social Evaluation, treatment planning, and facilitates admissions and discharges from Meridian Inpatient program.  This position works 8a to 5p and as needed with one in every four weekend rotation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate admissions to the unit by obtaining pertinent psychiatric and medical information from the referral source; and making contact with the physician and unit and clarifying the availability of space and the time and legal status of the admission.
  • Complete initial evaluation of patient through chart review, patient/family contact, team meetings.
  • Complete paperwork related to transfers to other psychiatric/drug and alcohol inpatient/outpatient facilities.
  • Evaluate the needs of the client including housing, resources to obtain medication, appropriate referral for treatment and other programs to assist client in getting basic needs met.
  • Participate in all treatment team meetings (rounds, treatment plan conferences) related to assessment, planning and evaluation of patient care.
  • Responsible for completing progress notes, discharge summaries, and closing patient records.
  • Complete documents for the court and provide testimony in commitment hearings.
  • Contact referral sources with information of patients' progress or disposition.
  • Prepare and review with patient and family the continuing care plan at discharge.
  • Make referral to appropriate treatment programs and provide clinical information pertinent to the referral.
  • Complete the appropriate forms and other paperwork necessary for the referral.
  • Facilitate psycho-education groups.
  • Provide case management services.

 We are seeking candidates with the following qualities:

  • BSW, BA in psych or counseling is required.
  • Hospital and/or psych experience or mental health preferred.

Meridian Health Services provides the following benefits:

  • Health, dental, vision plans
  • 401k with company contribution
  • Voluntary benefits, including critical illness, short term disability, etc.
  • Generous PTO plan
  • Wellness plan
  • Paid Holidays
  • Professional Development Funds
  • Life balance oriented organization

Drug screen, extensive background check, three professional references, and fingerprinting are required.

Meridian Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V) and also participates in E-Verify.

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