I am overwhelmed over the news that I was selected to become Hospital Case Manager! I have been yearning to leave bedside nursing for the last year and just applied to this posting internally on a whim - but I did spend time with my floor Case Managers quite a bit over their overall day and job satisfaction.
I worked on Oncology floor for 4 years now, mostly as a Charge RN but we do have our own patients in this hospital! I really wanted to ask 2 questions:
During interview I was told the hospital uses Interqual and Milliman and that I will be expected to use them so can anybody give me insights /tips / advise on my first day what to expect?
Also how are Case Managers evaluated if Drs are the ones running the show on decisions to admit/everything?
I forgot to add, I will be Case Manager for an Orthopedic/Surgical floor which is giving me concern coming from Oncology.. I am quick learner and such but will I be OK with this change?