Physical Therapist Case Manager - Home Care
Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Posted on: May 12, 2019
How You'll Make a Difference:
Arranges necessary health-care services for patients requiring
Physical Therapy services. Evaluates and executes appropriate
treatment for referred patients with emphasis on quality of care,
continuity of services, and cost-effectiveness. Provides medically
prescribed physical therapy in accordance with policies and
professional standards and acts as a resource for employees and
- Conducts a physical therapy evaluation of each patient and
establishes a plan of care and treatment goals. Interprets
physician referrals and completes musculoskeletal, neuromuscular,
cardiopulmonary, and/or integument evaluations utilizing
appropriate methods. Evaluates outcomes within an appropriate time
- Provides on-going assessment of patient response to treatments
and teaches and applies interventions as appropriate. Updates and
revises plan of care as indicated and provides physician with
status report on a regular basis.
- Communicates problems to physicians and management and clearly
states plans, actions and goals so changes are reflected as they
occur. Completes a plan of care as indicated and provides physician
with status report. Maintains and updates clinical and patient
records according to state and federal guidelines.
- Manages assigned caseload including scheduling and informing
site leadership of coverage needs and ability to provide coverage.
Manages patient's medical condition including medications. Acts as
a patient advocate to insure optimal outcomes. Manages assigned
caseload for optimal functional and financial outcomes; reviews
caseload for Low Utilization Payment Adjustments (LUPA), optimal
number of visits based on progress, Prospective Payment Plan (PPS),
and Outcome Based Quality Initiatives (OBQI) outcomes.
- May manage a caseload of Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA)
including evaluating their patients, insuring compliance with
established Care Plan, and adhering to all State of Wisconsin
regulations regarding PTA supervision.
- Performs Home Health Aide joint visits as appropriate to
maximize patient's functional abilities in the home. May assist
with evaluating patients, turning patient over to PTA and informing
PTA of Plan of Care (POC) per State of Wisconsin regulations.
Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities
to patients and caregivers and develops plan for obtaining adaptive
devices as needed.
- Discusses caseload issues and changes in case census with
management. Communicates problems to physicians and management, and
clearly states plans, actions and goals so changes are reflected as
- Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement
activities. Facilitates discharge planning process and utilizes
interagency/system and community resources to assure continuity of
care after discharge.
- Acts as a resource to employees, which includes
training/orienting, mentoring, and providing guidance on more
complex issues. Serves as an instructor for students, meeting all
expectations of the Clinical Student Program.
- Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties,
which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Physical Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers certification
issued by the American Heart Association (AHA) needs to be obtained
within 6 months unless department leader has determined it is not
Driver license issued by the state of Wisconsin; Must possess and
provide proof of a valid Driver License and a registered,
functional car with adequate insurance coverage.
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 3 years of experience in physical therapy
rehabilitation experience within an acute hospital, home health
care, or other relevant environment.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of indications and contraindications of
modalities and exercise. Demonstrated skill in use of modalities,
exercise equipment, and other devices that are available in work
area.Demonstrated proficiency in clinical skills with the ability
to work independently and make sound judgments.Good human
relations, organization, problem solving, and decision-making
skills.Basic proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel,
PowerPoint and Word) or similar products.
- Monday - Friday; 8:00-5:00
- Home Care position supporting the Sheboygan area
Sheboygan Physical Therapy
Home Care position supporting the Sheboygan County area
931 Discovery Rd
Green Bay, WI
At Aurora Health Care:
We pride ourselves on taking care of our people. And not just our
patients-we mean you, too. We help each other live well. When you
work at Aurora, you get the chance to work with a dedicated team
that's as passionate about the work as you are. Here, you'll find
limitless opportunities for ongoing learning, career advancement,
competitive compensation and a stable work environment. But more
than that, you have the opportunity to change lives-including your
Diversity and inclusion matters at Aurora. We celebrate our
differences and nurture an environment where everyone feels
included. We know that when we reflect the communities we serve,
when we embrace differences and bring our whole selves to work
every day, we are working as one to build a healthier tomorrow for
everyone. Aurora supports a safe, healthy and drug-free work
environment through criminal background checks and pre-employment
drug testing. We maintain a smoke-free environment at all our
locations. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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