dc planner / case mgt - salary vs hourly?

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    Hi -- I'm at the threshold of starting a new position. Actually it will be a Navigator role, so I will function as a case manager / family educator / discharge planner with some social / emotional support responsibilities included as well. As this role is still in 'negotiations' .... I am seeking information on salary for people with similar responsibilities. If your job includes these responsibilities, or if you know someone serving in this capacity... could you please answer several questions for me?

    I need to know how the week is structured (are there set hours, or do they work flex hours to meet with patients etc?)

    Is it an hourly or a salary position? (and can you possibly give me some pay range? -- even if you say comparable to a bedside nurse with X years experience at your facility -- any numbers will give me a starting point!)

    Is this position considered "management" in your facility? (and what level of management is it comparable to? -- charge nurse, unit manager, educator or assistant manager?)

    How is progress evaluated and how are raises earned?

    Thanks SO much! -- I'm very very excited about this position, however the pay situation works out, but I do want to go into it with some idea of what is appropriate. Anything you share will be greatly appreciated!
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    if you really are negotiating salary, your best bet is to have paid a local hr marketing company for this information. second best is an online company with this type of information you can either get for free or not. you are wasting your time posting on here because we are all over the country and we may do a little or more than you are expected to do and our pay ranges based upon our job descriptions as well as our geographical region. gl!
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    Hi Spacey, ive been offered a Nurse navigator role, trying as you were to find info. Did you take the position? How is it working out? Thanks in advance.
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    Last edit by spacey on May 18 : Reason: double post
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    Hi mdbp38 -- Sadly, right after this posted, we experienced "restructuring" and lots of management positions were eliminated and all new positions were tabled. Now, years later, we are again considering a case manager or navigator role in my area. I'm almost afraid to get my hopes up -- but I am again investigating the two roles and looking to see if what is being planned might be a good fit for me. Did you take the navigator job? What do you think so far?


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