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Physical Therapy Case Manager- Home Health

West Allis, Wisconsin
23 Sep 2022

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 students.

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 frame.

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 they occur.

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 technique.

Scheduled Hours

M-F 8am to 4:30pm with some weekend rotation requirements.

$10,000 Sign on Bonus for External Hires

Licenses & Certifications

Physical Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin, and

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 required, and

A valid drivers license issued by the Division of Motor Vehicles.


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.Must possess and provide proof of a valid Driver License and a registered, functional car with adequate insurance coverage.

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  • Job Reference: 719476082-2
  • Date Posted: 23 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Advocate Aurora Health
  • Location: West Allis, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application