Discharge Planner – PRN

Requisition Number: 2023-4560

Type of Position: Per Diem/ PRN

Location: Clinton, MD


Come work with a great team!  Signet Health has an opening for a PRN (per diem, as needed basis) Discharge Planner for the Emergency Department for our Behavioral Health Program.

We look for qualified professionals and place our trust in our employees to do their best.  Signet Health offers a market-competitive compensation package including generous salary. 


Under the direction of the MD, RN or licensed Social Worker, the discharge planner facilitates patient's aftercare needs, communicates directly with providers about the acute and post-acute appointments and order needs; and independently schedules follow-up physician, labs, home health, nursing home placements, procedural, and financial business office appointments.  Additional duties include obtaining insurance authorizations, arranging transportation, completing forms, faxing, filing scanning, and documentation.



Knowledge of or experience in mental health or chemical dependency fields; ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; ability to adapt to workload demands and set priorities; positive, professional presentation; ability to build rapport quickly and develop working relationships; ability to work cooperatively with the program staff; good communication and organizational skills. Requires access to transportation.


Bachelorette degree in Social Work preferred. High School Diploma required.


Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the behavioral health field. Knowledge of mental health resources in the community and how to access; computer and electronic medical record (EMR) technical experience.


Hospital/Program Description

MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center is a 286-bed facility that provides over 60,000 emergency room visits and 20,000 admissions each year.  The Behavioral Health Department includes a 24-bed Adult inpatient unit and Partial Hospitalization Program.