I was wondering if you wouldn't mind looking at my background to see if I have the skills to do case management:
I am currently a research nurse working in a small division so I have multiple protocols (clinical trials) I handle. I get insurance approval/pre -certification/verification of coverage, write appeals for denials, fill prescriptions, find home health care and set up care with agencies, set up pt/ot, psych outpatient visits, set up future appointments with other doctors and order tests, and triage patient illnesses/ailments to the ER or our doctor or to an appropriate doctor.
I have 1 yr experience as a research nurse and 2 in bedside oncology, do you think I have the skills to be a case manager, I think I have the interest (I very much enjoy my job but need to change facilities)!
Nov 13, '11
I've come into case management with 12 years in the hospital setting. With my current job in case management, it seems like they work as a team in terms of collective knowledge. In other words, they like to have a team of various back rounds/ knowledge base because case management can cover so many areas. Go for it.
Nov 14, '11
I have almost 18 years peds experience and I am working in case management for 4 1/2 years. Love it!!! I was able to sit for the exam 2 years ago and passed. I had to study a little harder in some areas becasue of my lack of experience (Medicare and Workman's Comp), but it was totally worth it. I think kapalmer is correct about needing various background. There really is no perfect background for case management. Everthing is a great fit. You can bring your own expertise.