Case Management/Utilization Review

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    Hi. I live in Sacramento, California and I have been an RN for over 24 years. Can someone please tell me how I can get a Case Management, Utilization Review or Discharge Planning job if I don't have experience in those areas? I have been an RN for over 24 years, but my experience is in OB/GYN and Pediatrics. I would apperciate any help I can get.

    Thank You..........
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    [QUOTE=Besito;2958511]Hi. I live in Sacramento, California and I have been an RN for over 24 years. Can someone please tell me how I can get a Case Management, Utilization Review or Discharge Planning job if I don't have experience in those areas? I have been an RN for over 24 years, but my experience is in OB/GYN and Pediatrics. I would apperciate any help I can get.

    Thank You.......... [/QUOTE

    If any are in your area, try applying to an insurance company. That is where many nurses get their start in case management and utilization management. There are companies like United Health Group and Blue Cross Blue Shield that manage commercial and Medicaid populations where your knowledge and experience would especially come in handy. Best wishes.
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    Hi, I have tried, but know one will interview me because I don't have any Case Management experience. It is realy hard to find a job without the experience, even though I have been a nurse for such a long time. If you have any other ideas please let me know.

    Thank You!!!!
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    Try getting your foot in the door with a UM position first, then graduate to CM. That's usually the normal course in an insurance company. If the insurance company does not work, try a hospital's UM department. In fact, if you are still working in the hospital, find out who is over UM there and offer your services. If need be, volunteer some time for experience, if you have the time. Finally, be patient with the insurance companies, it took me a long while to get hired into one. Review your resume and cover letter and make sure that they are as sharp as possible.
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    Home health usually involves case management and you don't need case mgmt experience to get the job. I'm sure any agency would love to hire a nurse with 24 years experience! It could be a great way to get case mgmt experience that could open a lot of doors in the future. Good luck with your job search!
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    I have also tried home health. Without experience it is very hard to find a job. I really don't know what else to do.
    Thank You!
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    Hi, I just recently landed a Case Management position in the hospital I work for. Years of nursing experience is the requirement. I worked in telemetry, ICU & a home care nurse for 15yrs. This qualified me. It is a hard job, and its challenging. It was difficult for me though to go from bedside nursing to case management, but my boss & co workers were and are very supportive. If u are currently in the hospital, start there, or search the web (www.indeed.com)


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    Hi. I live in Sacramento, California and I have been an RN for over 24 years. Can someone please tell me how I can get a Case Management, Utilization Review or Discharge Planning job if I don't have experience in those areas? I have been an RN for over 24 years, but my experience is in OB/GYN and Pediatrics. I would apperciate any help I can get.

    Thank You..........
    Last edit by sirI on Jul 20, '08 : Reason: post merged with thread
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    I have only been a nurse for 11 years and I didn't even apply for the job. The company called me. They found my resume online. I had no experience in Utilization Review. When I started, it was kind of confusing but it is so interesting once you get the hang of it. It's extremely informative when u start to make the phone calls. You learn so much about disease processes that you didn't know existed. You can all google utilization review jobs on the web. There is a really good company in California, Arizona and Missouri that will hire nurses without experience. Good Luck in you search!!!!!
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    I live in SoCal atm but plan on moving up north with the next few years. What company in California hires for UR with no experience, I would love to get into this field. I have worked as an LPN first, then an RN for 22 years on and off in home health care ( for the last 14 on and off Case Managing in home health, do they count that as CM for telephonic CM?) I worked as an RN for 3 years in the hospital, and then 7 years in a Doctors office doing sedation for colonoscopys (also helped out in the office when the docs MA's were off). Thanks for the info.
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    The Company is called Magellan Health Services. They operate out of California, Phoenix, Missouri. check their website for any open positions: magellanhealth.com. They are a really good company.

    Hope this helps you out. Good Luck!!!!!


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