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- Jul 24, '12 by Missy71940It is hard isn't it. I have worked for 8 years as a medsurg/relief supervisor/icu nurse. I am from a small hospital I am fortunate to have experience with pediatrics, postpartum, gyno, ortho, surgical, and typical med surg patients. I recently applied for a beginning case management job within my company and was not even granted an interview. I got a kiss off letter telling me how unqualified I was. LOL
Good luck. I hope you get a foot in the door somewhere.
- Jul 24, '12 by MBARNBSNMissy, did you actually talk to the Director of Case Management within your company prior to applying for the position? If not, that is probably where you went wrong. It is possible that the position to which you submitted your application had a specific nurse in mind as oppose to being a real position for anyone to apply. Currently that is what is going on where I work. A position is posted and only two nurses are being considered for the position despite others on the outside submitting applications.
Thus, talk to the hiring manager and let him/her know of your interest to change your Nursing specialty to Case Management. Also, be sure to ask him/her the best way you can improve your resume for future consideration within an entry-level position. Who knows? The next time there is an opening for an entry-level Case Manager within your facility, you may be the nurse the hiring manager has in mind. Good Luck.
- Aug 2, '12 by queen motherHello everyone, just wanted to say thanks for all your responses. I am an IMCU nurse for well over 7 years with a BSN and have been having a difficult time trying to even get an interview for a case management position. I also get the kiss-off responses that the went with another candidate. I thought There was something wrong with me. Didn't imagine it would be this hard. Your coments have given me hope to not give up. I am in the West Palm Beach FL area- appreciate any advice.
- Aug 2, '12 by mtngrlI work as a case manager at an insurance company and do home visits. I was also a case manager for 2 years before I got this job...and with that job they hired me with ZERO CM experience. The job I have now does prefer to hire people with CM experience or at least home health. I have an associate's degree by the way. I guess some people think I have a great job but my caseload is enormous and it is sooooo much work. I prefer not to say which company I work for.
Also, for the first CM job I got i was hired as part time at first just to cover for someone that was on leave, but it did leave to permanent after a few months.
- Aug 3, '12 by MintConditionthe best way to break into case management is to become a RN for a home health agency. this will allow you to be a case manager of a determined amount of patients, after working there for a year you can obtain your ccm certification. my home health job paid for my certification, i am now interviewing with humana for a work at home job as a ccase manager. good luck with your search but i got started from home health.