Utilization Nurse Discharge Planner

Utilization Nurse Discharge Planner

01 Sep 2020
Wyoming, Basin 00000 Basin USA

Utilization Nurse Discharge Planner


The utilization review/discharge nurse will work with multiple departments and stakeholders to ensure optimal patient outcomes. This position will evaluate the patient's current condition to assess the appropriate direction of care and make recommendations to the providers based on their assessment. Provides, coordinates and facilitates patient discharge planning in collaboration with other health care professionals during hospitalization, swing bed, outpatient and emergency room visits.


Education: Graduate from an accredited nursing program with a bachelor degree.

Licensure: Current and active Registered Nurse license in the State of Wyoming

Work Experience: 3 or more years' experience as a Discharge Planner or Utilization Review nurse.

Free from illegal use of drugs, and freedom from use and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.

Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.


  • Knowledge of nursing services and insurance coverage.

  • Strong organizational, task prioritization and interpersonal skills.

  • Knowledge of clinical guidelines for medical necessity determinations.

  • Able to problem-solve complex, multifaceted, emotionally charged situations.

  • Maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial and legal information.

  • Able to work independently and exercise creativity.

  • Computer literacy with medical software and Microsoft Office products.

  • Strong customer services skills.

  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Workers' Compensation requirements.

  • Knowledge of Swing Bed regulations.

  • Knowledge of Federal, State and County regulations.

Additional Information

Position Type : Full Time

Shift : Day

Contact Information

South Big Horn County Hospital District

388 South US Highway 20

Basin, WY 82410

Email: ceo.sbhch@southbighornhospital.com

Phone: 307-568-3311

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