Under the supervision of the Clinical Manager, the Primary Care
Clinician (PCC) is an experienced physical therapist who is
responsible for the overall case management of home health patients
including the provision of direct care with a designated visit
productivity standard. This position plans, organizes, and directs
all patient care services for patients in the assigned caseload in
accordance with current standards and regulations, ensuring the
optimal degree of quality care is maintained. Responsible for
coordinating the interdisciplinary team to implement the
established plan of patient care and ensuring effective management
of visit utilization and control of expenses. May assist in agency
wide orientation, competency evaluations and consultation to
clinical staff related to specific expertise as requested by
The Primary Care Clinician reports directly to the Clinical
Manager as do the other members of the interdisciplinary team. The
Primary Care Clinician may give functional guidance to Team RNs,
LVNs, PTAs, OTs, COTAs, SLPs, MSWs, RDs and HHAs.
Graduate from an accredited physical therapy program. Masters in
Physical Therapy or DPT preferred.
Current California PT license; valid California driver's
license; current auto insurance; current BCLS/CPR
One year of professional experience in an acute or similar
outpatient setting required. One year of experience in a home
health and/or hospice position preferred. Direct patient care
experience within the past five years required.
Thorough understanding of home care and/or hospice services,
Title XXII, Medicare Conditions of Participation, JCAHO home health
and/or hospice accreditation requirements, QI
outcomes/benchmarking, infection control; good understanding of
reimbursement patterns for Medicare and other payors; good working
understanding of budget and other financial reports. Clinical
competency that meets and exceeds testing levels on a regular
Self-starter with a high degree of initiative, motivation,
flexibility, energy and creativity. Ability to form harmonious
working relationships with internal and external customers.
Demonstrated leadership and negotiation skills and the ability to
manage resources for patient care in a cost effective manner.
Excellent collaborative and problem solving skills with customers
and management. Ability to exercise independent sound judgment in
planning and providing patient care. Demonstrated ability in
physical, psychosocial, and environmental assessment skills and in
implementing plan of treatment. Excellent organizational skills.
With appropriate training, demonstrates an ability to competently
work with the computerized documentation tools and systems of the
organization. Access to a reliable automobile.
Must be able to meet company productivity standards as indicated
by organization and manager.
Must be able to handle sensitive issues, conflict with or among
others, respectively direct and reinforce staff efforts;
effectively plan and organize and prioritize work, think critically
to both effectively plan and organize department operations
consistent with Sutter Care at Home's strategic and operating
objectives and to effectively solve unique problems as they arise
or identify when to consult supervisor. Must be able to deal with
challenging work environment with time demands and occasional
conflicting priorities. Maintain a positive and professional image
and demonstrate self-directed learning to meet professional
development and/or license requirements. Is responsible for
maintaining all required licensure and certifications. At
orientation and annually thereafter, must be able to meet Sutter
Care at Home core competencies for position and area of specialty,