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- by labcat01 Oct 24, '05You read the title of this thread...so what exactly is case management? I found some interesting sounding job positions for case managers and I only have the vaguest idea what it is (BTW, I'm not an RN...i'm just a curious person). What do you like about it and what is not so great?
Thanks for your input,
- Nov 3, '05 by babs_rnHi LabCat - I am surprised no one has answered you yet. I begin my new level in my nursing career as a case manager on Monday. I think your question can best be answered by the Case Management Practice page on the Clinical Case Management Certification website:
It gives the theory and description and lays it out pretty well. It's heavily based in the foundations of the Nursing Process, and as I stated to my interviewers, all nurses are case managers in one form or another. This is just doing it full time, away from the bedside. How much I enjoy my work and how much my hands will be tied will remain to be seen, but in theory at least, it seems to be based on what nursing should be to start with.
- Nov 12, '05 by labcat01I know it is a little late but thank you so much for your reply! Best of luck in your new position. I hope it all works out for you
- Dec 10, '05 by CanopyCindyBabs_rn....what kind of job? With hospital? insurance? home care?
I know you'll love it! I'm looking to get back into it, so I'm curious what others are doing.
- Apr 18, '06 by TNNurseCCMCase Mgt is about outcomes. Our job responsibilities include: UR--calling insurance updates and confirming that pts are meeting acute intensity of services--if not, we move them to a lesser level of care, Discharge planning, educating our docs on documentation to maximize outcomes, etc. Case Mgt is a challenging area of nursing. Definitely a different focus than with floor nursing. I love it.