How You'll Make a Difference:
Coordinates consistent patient care and meeting the primary needs of a patient caseload. Performs admission assessments, including Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) and routine patient assessments; develops patient care plans; carries out prescribed interventions, collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and evaluates patient outcomes. Acts as a resource and provides guidance to staff.
Acts as a resource to employees, which includes training/orienting, providing day-to-day work direction, and giving input on performance. Assigns, monitors, and reviews progress and accuracy of work, directs efforts and provides guidance on more complex issues.
Assists with human resource responsibilities, which may include: interviewing and selection of new employees, staff development, resolution of employee concerns, and employee morale.
Manages the caseloads of staff, including evaluating patients, ensuring compliance with the established Care Plan and performing appropriate Joint Visits. Follows all State of Wisconsin and Federal Regulation pertaining to the supervision and role of Physical Therapist Assistants in Homecare.
Assumes primary responsibility for a patient caseload. Coordinates all services and collaborates with members of the interdisciplinary team to provide consistent patient care.
Conducts initial OASIS assessment and establishes plan for treatment to obtain thorough physical, psychosocial and environment data. Establishes and follows a care plan which identifies problems, and evaluates outcomes within a certain time frame.
Provides ongoing assessment of patient response to treatments, medication, and teaching, and applies interventions as appropriate. Updates and revises care plan as indicated.
Communicates with physicians and other team members to confirm, correlate and update patient plan of treatment and provides physician with a status report on a regular basis. Communicates problems to physicians and the supervisor, and states action plans and goals to resolve the problems. Schedules case conferences with the interdisciplinary care team on a regular basis to discuss case management issues.
Maintains and updates accurate clinical and patient records according to agency, state and federal guidelines. Performs Home Health Aide visits to maximize the patient's functional abilities in the home.
Facilitates the discharge planning process according to agency standards and utilizes interagency/system and community resources to assure continuity of care after discharge.
Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.
What it Will Take:
Licenses & Certifications
Physical Therapist license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or
Occupational 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
Driver license issued by the state of Wisconsin, or
Driver license issued by the state of Illinois.
Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy, or
Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.
Required Functional Experience
Typically requires 5 years of experience in physical therapy or occupational therapy, including experience within home health care.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Proficiency in clinical and organizational skills with the ability to work independently and make sound judgments.Effective interpersonal and communication skills.Must possess and provide proof of a valid Driver License and a registered, functional car with adequate insurance coverage.
Monday - Friday 0800-1700
Home Care position supporting the Sheboygan territory
Sheboygan Physical Therapy
3313 Behrens Pkwy
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 own.
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.