Discharge Coordinator in Gardena, CA at Avanti Hospitals

Date Posted: 11/19/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Memorial Hospital of Gardena

Job Title: Discharge Coordinator 

City: Gardena / State: California    

Case Management

Day Shift

Varied Hours



Job Description and Job Responsibilites

Job Title: Discharge Coordinator               

Job Summary:

The Discharge Coordinator performs a wide variety of tasks and functions related to discharge planning, care coordination and resource utilization in order to assure the achievement of efficient and timely patient discharge. The Discharge Coordinator reports and works closely with the Case Managers and Social Workers.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides consultation to other staff, MD's , patients, significant others in the development of the discharge health care plan and the available community resources as needed
  • Evaluates the financial needs and insurance coverage of patients and assists patients and significant others in obtaining I applying for appropriate aid for discharge.
  • Collaborates with health care team when it is determined that the patients no longer benefits from acute treatment or when requested treatment is not available. Assists with coordination of transfers.
  • Serves as a resource for referral information (skilled facilities, home health agencies etc.
  • Serves as a role model for the Mission, Vision and Values of the organization and fulfills their job duties as requested within Scope of Practice
  • Maintains current competencies as well as updated knowledge in specific area of practice

Behavioral Standards: 

  • Exhibits customer and service oriented behaviors in every day work interactions.
  • Demonstrates a courteous and respectful attitude to internal workforce and external customers.


  • Provides accurate and timely written and verbal communication of clinical information in a manner that is understood by all involved in the delivery of patient care.
  • Able to listen, understand, problem-solve, and carry-out duties to ensure the optimal patient care outcomes.
  • Able to use IT systems in an accurate and proficient manner.


  • Contributes toward effective, positive working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
  • Demonstrates cooperation, flexibility, reliability, and dependability in all daily work activities and a willingness to collaborate with others for the good of the customer and the organization.

Job Requirements


  • Some college preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years in acute setting with at least 6 months as discharge planner Case management
  • Clinical license a plus


  • Current BLS for Health Care Provider card

 ADA/Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Such accommodations must be requested by the employee/applicant in order to be considered.
  • Required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to fingers, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and may taste and smell.  The employee is regularly required to lift, push and/or pull weights in excess of 10 pounds, with assistance. Visual abilities, auditory abilities, must be intact to perform duties.