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Occupational Therapist Case Manager - Home Care

Company: Advocate Aurora Health
Location: Oshkosh
Posted on: June 11, 2019

Job Description:

How You'll Make a Difference:

Arranges necessary health-care services for patients requiring Occupational 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 occupational therapy and establishes a plan of care for patients to assist them in regaining maximum independence. Acts as a resource for employees and students.

  • Evaluates the patient's physical, perceptual, cognitive, social, and vocational abilities and their impact on the patient's activities of daily living. Conducts an occupational therapy evaluation of each patient and establishes a plan of care and treatment. Maintains and updates accurate clinical and patient records according to state and federal guidelines.
  • Plans and implements individual treatment to re-train and teach compensatory techniques for residual disability in activities of daily living, adapted homemaking techniques, bathroom transfers, functional application of mobility skills and, when appropriate, training in adapted work methods.
  • 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.
  • Communicates with physicians and other team members to confirm and update patient plan of treatment and provides physician with status report on a regular basis.
  • Manages assigned caseload, including scheduling and informing site leadership of coverage needs and ability to provide coverage. Manages the patient's medical condition including medications.
  • Teaches appropriate treatment procedures and supportive activities to patients and caregivers, and develops plan for obtaining adaptive devices as needed. Recommends adaptive equipment and provides usage training as needed. Acts as a patient advocate to insure optimal outcomes.
  • May manage the caseload of Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA), including evaluating their patients, insuring compliance with the established Care Plan and adhering to all State of Wisconsin regulations regarding OTA supervision.
  • May assist with evaluating patients, turning the patient over to the OTA and informing them of the Plan of Care (POC) per State of Wisconsin regulations.
  • 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 a status report on a regular basis. Participates in chart audits and continuous quality improvement activities.
  • Performs various patient positioning and transporting duties, which require lifting and pushing/pulling, while utilizing proper technique.


    What it Will Take:

    Licenses & Certifications

    Occupational 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 required

    Driver license issued by the state of Wisconsin; Current driver's license granted by the state of residency with a driving record that meets Aurora fleet safety standards and proof of automobile liability insurance.


    Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Therapy.

    Required Functional Experience

    Typically requires 3 years of experience in occupational therapy within an acute hospital, home health care, or other relevant environment.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    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.

    Scheduled Hours:

    • Monday through Friday 8-4:30
    • Home Care position for Oshkosh/Fond du Lac market


      Oshkosh Occupational Therapy

      Home Care position supporting the Oshkosh and Fond du Lac areas

      Location Address:

      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 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.


Keywords: Advocate Aurora Health, Oshkosh , Occupational Therapist Case Manager - Home Care, Executive , Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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