I currently work as a case manager in an occupational setting. I have done disability case management for the past year. I am now working with worker's comp cases. I find it very rewarding. I am hoping to take my certification for CM in December 2002. You have to be able to switch gears in the middle of what you are doing, prioritize, be a good listener and know how to "read between the lines".
I know of companies such as Corvel, Concentra Managed Care that allow you to work from your home after you are established and know what you are doing.
The work is very detailed, held under a very big microscope all the time. Working within regulations. Working with people both clients and health care providers who see you as a "pain" and they don't want to work with you. Scammers will teach you ways of scrutinizing everything everyone says and does!! I love it. a little investigation, throw in some nursing and a lot of communication-pulled all together is case management!
Depending on if you do on-site case management where you attend appointments with clients or if you do it telephonically, it is alot of fun. Every day is different! I would go online and use your search engines to connect to sites that are connected with nursing and/or case management. And of course as every nurse knows, NETWORK!!! I found out about my present job through my last job as a contract nurse. GOOD LUCK"