The Home Health Physical Therapist (PT) Care manager is a professional therapist who coordinates and directs the home care patient's services based on individual patient needs. The PT Care manager is responsible for independent management of the Home Health patient population requiring the use of advanced assessment, teaching and decisionmaking skills.
- One plus year of experience.
- Minimum of one year of relevant clinical physical therapy experience.
- Graduated from an approved physical therapy curriculum as required by the state which issued the license.
- BLS Certification.
- Driver’s License.
- Active Physical Therapist license.
- Coordinates and directs the care of a caseload of home patients requiring physical therapy as the primary skill.
- Provides comprehensive assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for that caseload as the primary Care manager.
- Sets priorities of home care caseload adapting to the changing needs of the home care patients and families.
- Optimizes schedule daily to support productivity, efficiency and maintain best practice visit utilization.
- Performs an evaluation, assessing function using a method which objectively measures activities of daily living such as, but not limited to, eating, swallowing, bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, climbing stairs, using assistive devices and mental and cognitive factors, documenting the measurement results in the clinical record.
- Utilizing assessment data, formulates a patient specific plan of care along with the patient, family and physician which is feasible within the physical, financial and emotional resources of the family.