Work From Home: Nurse Case Manager - page 2

Many nurses have the dream of working from home. But, how? There are several different types of work at home nurse positions. One of the most common work from home nursing positions is a nurse... Read More

  1. by   melissa.mills1117
    Quote from Susie2310
    It's a sad truth that the conventional wisdom that more experience/education in nursing, while usually enabling one to provide superior nursing care, actually can hinder one's employment prospects from the point of view of an employer's prejudice.

    I'm sure patients/clients would benefit from having an experienced certified case manager, and I can't imagine how having a MSN wouldn't be beneficial. Alas, what is best for patients/clients is not always the most important consideration from an employer's point of view, much as we as nurses are always strongly encouraged/advised to further our education, certifications, and experience to make ourselves more valuable to patients and employers.
    You are so very right! We are encouraged by other nurses and society as a whole to continue our education, whether it be CEUs, degrees or certifications, however employers do not always see the value and certainly do not offer pay incentives for this education. Many employers have stopped offering reimbursement for additional training, which is a sad state of affairs.

    I think this is why we must continue to have open honest conversations about our pay, value and worth to the healthcare system as a whole. Many times nurses just "accept" the pay given, when in reality these decisions may be made by a non-clinical person who does not truly understand or value what we offer to patients.
  2. by   melissa.mills1117
    Quote from The Nurse Farmer
    Thanks for this enlightening article. Made my day because I am at a career cross-road. Looking to transition from home health case manager/intake nurse to telecommuting work at home case manager. A few of the readers asked about 'how to find these jobs'. There are several insurance companies such as Aetna and Humana. Check their web sites. There is also Flex Jobs. They charge an annual fee, but you would be pleasantly surprised at the number of work at home jobs and employers that they work with. Good luck!
    The Nurse Farmer, BSN,
    Yes, you are correct that Aetna and Humana utilize case managers and will allow nurses to work from home at times. Another great company for work at home opportunities is United Health Care. Some smaller companies see the value as well and will allow staff to work at home on a part-time or full-time basis too.
    Flex Jobs is a great site, but you do have to pay a fee to see the opportunities they list. You can pay for this monthly, which is what I do if I am looking for new writing opportunities. This is more budget-friendly than the annual fee.
    Thanks for the thoughts and best of luck to you on this journey for new opportunities!! ~Melissa
  3. by   Susie2310
    Would you be willing to share more information about the type of health care writing you do (your bio says case management and leadership, but can you explain in more detail), and about the types of clients you provide writing services for along with how you progressed your business?
    Last edit by Susie2310 on Dec 17, '17
  4. by   Niknnan
    Part of the issue, as well, can often be that employers have reservations with more experienced nurses as they will likely require a much higher salary.
  5. by   kidsaregreat
    Can you direct me regarding the 5 week training? Id love to do that but I would like to have the training also !
  6. by   Neats
    I really like this article, I am working as a case manager and love what I do. My past experience include LNHA, prison nursing and rural emergency to include flight nursing (was learning). I will be eligible to take my CCM test this summer and will apply for testing in December. I can tell you Case Management takes all my assessment skills and also my scenario based thinking to a new level. I think all nurses should be case managers for this is what we do on a daily basis. If you are new to CM then try insurance companies who hire to train. Although it is case management there are profound differences between hospital based/outpatient based (think home health) verses insurance case management. I like the challenges of finding services in areas I have never been to, learning new technologies that deal with direct patient care and networking with patients and providers within all specialties.
  7. by   melissa.mills1117
    Quote from Susie2310
    Would you be willing to share more information about the type of health care writing you do (your bio says case management and leadership, but can you explain in more detail), and about the types of clients you provide writing services for along with how you progressed your business?
    Susie - Take a look at my page and you can learn a bit more about me. I write for several clients, all with different backgrounds. I really look at the needs of each client and match what their mission/vision is for their readers.

    I am early in my writing business and having a blast!! What else would you like to know? ~Melissa
  8. by   melissa.mills1117
    Quote from Niknnan
    Part of the issue, as well, can often be that employers have reservations with more experienced nurses as they will likely require a much higher salary.
    Niknnan - I partially agree with this. As a nurse of 19 years I have had some employers turn away because of my salary expectation and others who see me as a wealth of knowledge and understand why I want a certain salary. You have to show them why you are worth what you are asking. Some jobs may not work because of your expectation and that is okay! ~Melissa
  9. by   melissa.mills1117
    Quote from Neats
    I really like this article, I am working as a case manager and love what I do. My past experience include LNHA, prison nursing and rural emergency to include flight nursing (was learning). I will be eligible to take my CCM test this summer and will apply for testing in December. I can tell you Case Management takes all my assessment skills and also my scenario based thinking to a new level. I think all nurses should be case managers for this is what we do on a daily basis. If you are new to CM then try insurance companies who hire to train. Although it is case management there are profound differences between hospital based/outpatient based (think home health) verses insurance case management. I like the challenges of finding services in areas I have never been to, learning new technologies that deal with direct patient care and networking with patients and providers within all specialties.
    Neats - You sound a lot like me. Case Management just clicks! I love rising to the challenge of finding what the patient needs outside of what I already know. I enjoy having something new each day that challenges the way I think, plan and organize resources, goals and interventions! So glad you enjoy case management too! ~Melissa

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