Discharge Planner:
Carilion Clinic

Carilion Clinic
Roanoke Virginia

Job Summary

Make the most of your clinical skills at an organization that has earned numerous awards for clinical excellence. Based in Roanoke, VA, our community-based health care organization encompasses a comprehensive network of hospitals, primary and specialty physician practices, and other complementary services.


Play an important role with a regional leader that inspires better health through compassionate care, medical education and research, and neighborhood outreach. Realize the advantages of advancing your career with an organization where you can expect supportive leadership, state-of-the-art technological resources, inter-professional teamwork, and innovative learning.


Supports Carilion’s hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities.

In collaboration with the health care team, the Discharge Planner serves as a patient advocate while developing a safe and appropriate discharge plan which provides the best possible disposition for the patient while utilizing resources effectively and efficiently.


Provides psychosocial assessments of patients and families to identify emotional, social and environmental strengths and problems related to their diagnosis, illness, treatment, and or life situation.


Formulates, develop and implement a comprehensive discharge plan utilizing appropriate social work interventions. Coordinate the plan with the interdisciplinary team and make recommendations for further treatment for the patient to achieve his/her optimal level of functioning. Evaluate the process at appropriate intervals and modify the plan as necessary. Monitor length of stay.


Arranges, procures, and co-ordinates patient/family post hospital needs, participates as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Plan for care at another level (ACR, SNF, ICF, assisted living, psych, physical rehab, etc.) or reintegration into the home/community.


Plan of care promotes compliance with all applicable regulations as well as consideration of appropriate resource utilization. Advocates on behalf of the patient. Utilizes electronic programs to facilitate placements and documents in these programs to meet documentation standards


Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelors Degree in Human Services required.

Experience: Experience in a health care setting preferred.Experience working in a mental health setting preferred.

Licensure/Certification: None required.

Other: Must successfully complete orientation and competency validation for position. Demonstrate ability to think independently and problem solve, prioritize and multi-task. Ability and willingness to work as an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our Values

Below are our core values that we strive to embody and expect of all our team members:

CommUNITY:  Working in unison to serve our community, our Carilion family and our loved ones.

Courage:  Doing what’s right for our patients without question.

Commitment:  Unwavering in our quest for exceptional quality and service.

Compassion:  Putting heart into everything we do.

Curiosity:  Fostering creativity and innovation in our pursuit of excellence.



Requisition Number: 17729 
Employment Status: Full time 
Location: Park View 
Shift: Variable Hours 
Shift Details: Rotating hours based on department need.
Recruiter: DANA E JOHNSON 
Recruiter Phone: 540-983-4006 
Recruiter Email: dejohnson@carilionclinic.org 


As a not-for-profit organization, we pride ourselves on investing in our employees and the communities we serve. 

Our employees strive to provide quality care in serving over 1 million residents in Virginia while living and growing their careers in the country's most livable cities and towns. 

Headquartered in Roanoke, Va., Carilion Clinic is a robust system of small and large award-winning hospitals, Level 1 and 3 trauma centers, Level 3 NICU, Institute of Orthopedics and Neurosciences, multi-specialty physician practices, and The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Carilion Clinic is a drug-free workplace.


Posting Notes:

Basic Qualifications