posted: May 23, 2013
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SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for coordination of daily therapy activities in Home Health. Supports continuity of
care and maintains effective communication between colleagues and patients and their families. Assist with staffing patterns, communication, supply management and patient quality and safety. Demonstrate effective leadership, informed decision-making and therapy judgment in problem- resolution. The Clinical Coordinator is available at all times during operating hours. Provides care for patients according to the standards of care specific to age and individual’s needs.
Each colleague is to make a commitment to the Hospital Sisters Health System (HSHS) core values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy and to demonstrate their commitment to our values. Each colleague should allow each patient’s cultural and religious beliefs to be incorporated into the plan of care when possible.
1. Understands, adheres to and enforces local, state and federal regulations, The Joint Commission and therapy standards, hospital directives and agency guidelines, pertaining to Rehab Care in collaboration with the Director/Manager.
2. Manages incoming referrals, performs therapy triage and assists using therapy judgment, critical thinking skills and informed decision making.
3. Coordinates daily colleague and patient schedules, determining staffing patterns, according to workload and productivity requirements. Facilitates necessary patient/colleague related communications.
4. Supports interdisciplinary team services to include coordination, reimbursement and clinical issues. Initiates problem solving activities between disciplines.
5. Monitors therapy and orthotic supplies. Coordinates organization, maintenance, inspection and cleaning of therapy equipment.
6. Coordinates insurance and prior authorization for treatment and related follow up.
7. Works in conjunction with physicians and social workers with home health referrals, discharges and schedules.
8. Conducts quarterly clinical chart reviews. Reviews patient medical records for service delivery and documentation compliance with federal, state, local, and agency policies/guidelines.
9. Guides, develops and supports clinician’s performance to reflect fiscally aware and
clinically competent staff.
10. Assists with therapy department’s implementation of process improvement/quality/patient satisfaction initiatives. Completes aggregation and trending of assigned performance/patient outcome measuring systems.
11. Finds cost effective ways to serve the customer.
12. Maintains cooperative relationship with hospitals, community agencies and physicians, communicating professionally and effectively.
13. Communicate pertinent information regarding patients, physician, staff, etc to the
Clinical Manager of Home Health & Rehab Manager.
14. Is current with rehab PT, OT, ST care trends/practice.
15. Serves as a resource person to colleagues.
16. Maintains available, up-to-date patient/family teaching materials.
17. Investigates and reports any problem relating to patient, physician and/or employee concerns. Assists in addressing/correcting these concerns; ensures thorough follow up.
18. Must be able to competently perform PT functions and related documentation in times of staff shortage.
19. Demonstrate adaptability to changing trends and flexible work schedules to meet patient care needs.
20. Demonstrate a commitment to the Ethical and Religious Directives of Catholic
21. Role Model the Franciscan Formation competencies.
22. Meet colleague employment expectations, including but not limited to attendance, confidentiality, maintaining a drug and alcohol free work place, etc.
23. Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Current Wisconsin Licensure required for PT.
Five years progressive experience as a physical therapist required
Demonstrated clinical excellence in providing patient care in the past three years. Knowledge of the scope of therapy as designated by the Therapy Practice Acts in PT, OT and/or Speech. Knowledge of federal, state and local laws and regulations and reimbursement. Able to demonstrate positive interactions with physicians, other professional disciplines and external agencies and organizations.
Knowledge of computer software and hardware. Flexible schedule to work alternate hours to meet patient needs. Ability to work autonomously and deal with a variety of people. Ability to read and follow written/verbal protocol. Demonstrate effective communication and organizational skills.
Current Wisconsin Licensure required for PT. Current CPR Certification. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license and vehicle insurance.