Discharge & Flow Specialist
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
18d ago

Status : Permanent full-time

In accordance with established standards, professional requirements and as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team the Discharge & Flow Specialist provides administrative and clinical leadership to all staff in a supportive, empowering manner while facilitating the effective and efficient movement of admitted patients through the hospital system.

Responsible for hour-by-hour planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and evaluating activities related to bed utilization and patient discharge.

The primary responsibilities include : participating in implementing and coordinating a patient-centered care plan with patients, family members, significant others, and the multi-

  • disciplinary team for the purpose of facilitating the patient’s movement through the continuum of care; providing a link between the hospital community agencies and alternate level of care facilities;
  • reviewing all incoming applications, monitoring chronic care, nursing home application; liaising and establishing contact with members of the multi-

    disciplinary team and appropriate community agencies to obtain, provide or exchange information relating to patients’ psycho-

  • social functioning and health care in the past, present and future, in conjunction with the clinical team; educating hospital staff to the various aspects of discharge planning and available resources;
  • acting as a clinical resource for the acute inter-professional teams by providing information based on clinical knowledge and theory / practice related to clients with complex health care needs;
  • coordinating the daily bed requirements of patients being admitted / transferred to the hospital; establishing and maintaining a systematic review and assessment of bed availability;
  • ensuring appropriate patient assignment based on clinical need, working with other departments to assess the need for standards to optimize the utilization of beds (inclusive of pre-

    operative days and direct admissions).

    QUALIFICATIONS

  • Completion of Bachelors in Health related discipline or recognized equivalent
  • Current valid Certificate of Practice from relevant Health related College
  • Five (5) years practical and related clinical experience
  • Knowledge and experience in discharge planning and case management
  • Knowledge and experience using utilization management principles and length of stay management strategies
  • Experience in leadership and project management preferred
  • Experience in program development and implementation preferred
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills, decision making, problem recognition and solving skills
  • Excellent time management skills with ability to multi-task
  • May 31, 2018 Closing Date : until filled

    For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

    UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity.

    Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-

    fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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