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Providence Health & Services Discharge Planner in Missoula, Montana


Providence is calling a Discharge Planner (Mental Health Adolescent, Day Shift, 1.0 FTE) to Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all – especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

In this position you will:

  • Assess patient/family learning needs, abilities, preferences and readiness to learn. Complete on going assessments and documents according to policy. Communicate with other members of the health care team regarding the patient’s needs, plan and response to care. Evaluate response to plan and makes adjustments as indicated.

  • In collaboration with the patient/family, and in a developmentally and culturally appropriate manner, implements the plan of care according to established Social Work policy.

  • Obtain a history through the interview process, maintain ongoing monitoring/assessment of assigned patients.

  • Participate in the development of patient plan of care to include patient problems, goals, evaluations and interventions including after-care planning.

  • Report symptoms and significant changes in patient’s condition to appropriate personnel.

  • Utilize appropriate teaching methods and/or referrals to ensure patient/family educational needs are met. Provide community resource information to patient/family and evaluates the effectiveness of teaching, making adjustments as necessary. Document education process on appropriate screen/format.

  • Work with health care team and outside resources to facilitate optimum patient care delivery.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of Social Work or related field

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • 3 years social Work experience. Strong professional level of knowledge and comprehensive clinical assessment skills

About the hospital you will serve.

Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana has more than 250 licensed beds and serves patients from 17 counties. We have been recognized as a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital and among many other awards, have earned the Premier Award for Quality award repeatedly. Missoula is halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. It is a university city of 65,000, surrounded by big sky, scenic mountains, forests and renowned rivers.

For information on our comprehensive range of benefits, visit:

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Social Work

Location: Montana-Missoula

Req ID: 267358