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Cedars-Sinai Weekend Discharge Planner (2:00pm-10:30pm) in Los Angeles, California

Align yourself with an organization that has a reputation for excellence! Cedars Sinai was awarded the National Research Corporation’s Consumer Choice Award 19 times for providing the highest-quality medical care in Los Angeles. We also were awarded the Advisory Board Company’s Workplace of the Year. This annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement. We hire team members who are passionate and committed. We provide an outstanding benefit package and competitive compensation. Discover why U.S. News & World Report has named us one of America’s Best Hospitals!

Why work here?

Beyond outstanding employee benefits including health and dental insurance, vacation, and a 403(b) we take pride in hiring the best, most passionate employees. Our accomplished staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our commitment to creating a dynamic, inclusive environment that fuels innovation.

What will you be doing in this role?

The Discharge Planner will assist the ED RN Care Coordinator in communications to insurance payers, arrange for repatriation/transfer of patients to contracted hospitals, assist with transportation needs, assist with placement of psychiatric patient placement when needed, work with patient financial/admitting dept.

Other duties include:

  • Accurately arranges services for assigned patient population including Home Health, Durable Medical Equipment, ambulance, housing, skilled nursing facility and others to assure appropriate continuing care services are in place for patient transitions.

  • Implement processes efficiently and effectively assist with coordination of movement through the continuum of care to ensure timely discharge.

  • Prepare and fax referral packets for transfers to Skilled Nursing Facility, Home Health Care Agencies, Home Infusion, Long-term acute facilities, Hospices, and Durable Medical Equipment companies.

  • Contact insurance companies/medical groups to acquire authorization for post-acute provider services.

  • Interprets and communicates payor requirements to Case Manager, Social Worker, patient, physician.

  • Arrange medical transportation where required including receiving insurance or medical group authorization.

  • Use discharge planning knowledge and skills to coordinate and implement the discharge plan developed by the RN Case Manager and/or Clinical Social Worker.

  • Communicate and document accurate clinical and financial information in both verbal and written forms to assist the Case Manager and or Social Worker in appropriate assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of the patients continuing care needs.


High school diploma or GED required. Associate degree with business or healthcare classes preferred.

Working knowledge of medical terminology and completion of a medical terminology course within 12 months of hire.

A minimum of 1 year of experience in an acute care hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health/hospice setting or medical office setting required. Acute care experience preferred.

Working Title: Weekend Discharge Planner (2:00pm-10:30pm)

Department: Case Management Expense

Business Entity: Corporate Services

Job Category: ,Patient Services,Patient Services

Job Specialty: Case Management

Position Type: Part-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Evening

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.