Hospital Discharge Planner (NADMIN 19/21)

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Job Summary:

The hospital Discharge Planner is responsible for assessing the psychosocial needs of the patient and family to develop, communicate, and implement an effective and comprehensive plan for psychosocial interventions and complex discharges.


  • A degree from an accredited undergraduate social work program or equivalent Health Care Degree.
  • Active registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers or equivalent Health Care Experience required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in working with community organizations and resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience in working with an Interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and practical experience with patient flow including the inpatient unit and emergency department.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work well independently.
  • Knowledge and sensitivity to First Nations language and culture an asset.
  • Experience working in a case management model of care an asset.
  • Ability to speak Ojibway/Oji-Cree/Cree an asset

Job Duties:

  • Work to facilitate patient flow with the Discharge Team Lead within the organization.
  • Patient repatriation coordination from other facilities.
  • Work to facilitate care planning and discharges within the hospital setting.
  • Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other members of the team to provides services that are individualized and tailored to address the client and family needs and preferences through referral and collaborative strategies.
  • Deliver case management services to patients in a hospital setting.
  • Work with families and community agencies to navigate and improve transition between services for all patients.
  • Working with community agencies to improve outcomes for young families.
  • Develop supportive programming to meet the needs of the patients and families serviced. (Palliative Care, Cognitive supports).
  • Facilitate professional development for providers in the areas of social support, quality of life and end of life care.
  • Perform post discharge follow up communication to evaluate services provided
  • Must adhere to organizational policies and procedures concerning cleaning, hand hygiene and the use of Personal Protective Equipment in support of Infection Control measures and attend training when necessary.


Closing Date:When filled.
Submit Application To:

Human Resources Recruitment
Box 909, Sioux Lookout, On P8T 1B4
(807) 737-3030, Email:, Fax: (807) 737-6263

Competition Number:NADMIN 19/21
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Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted, we thank all others for their interest. An acceptable criminal reference check and immunization records will be required from the successful candidate. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the selection process. SLMHC is an equal opportunity employer and a scent-free facility.