Please help me choose my new job title!

  1. I am in the second year of my first corporate nursing gig. My responsibilities are being rearranged and I'm being told I will be getting a raise and can essentially choose my new job title. The position is about 1/2 case management and 1/2 clinical resource nurse/educator.

    My current title is a generic corporate one that doesn't mean anything. What's been suggested for my new title is Clinical Nurse Specialist (which I'm almost certain I can't use d/t legal/licensure implications) or Clinical Nurse Coordinator.

    Any comments/suggestions/warnings? I have a couple of weeks to decide. Thanks!
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  3. by   bemtrn
    Originally posted by Stargazer:
    I am in the second year of my first corporate nursing gig. My responsibilities are being rearranged and I'm being told I will be getting a raise and can essentially choose my new job title. The position is about 1/2 case management and 1/2 clinical resource nurse/educator.

    My current title is a generic corporate one that doesn't mean anything. What's been suggested for my new title is Clinical Nurse Specialist (which I'm almost certain I can't use d/t legal/licensure implications) or Clinical Nurse Coordinator.

    Any comments/suggestions/warnings? I have a couple of weeks to decide. Thanks!
    would a simple Nurse manager, or clinical manger be too simple?
  4. by   cmggriff
    How about "Vice President in charge of
    Employee Health";-)
  5. by   Stargazer
    Thanks for the suggestions. One of my friends suggested "Nurse Overlord" or "Queen of All That I Survey".

    Manager won't work because the department already has a manager, who is my boss (managers get a certain level of pay and privileges--I'm not quite there yet). Any other ideas?
  6. by   jkh
    How about information specialist?
    Education connoisseur?
    Developmental consultant?
    You could just have fun with it!
  7. by   Mijourney
    Hi stargazer. When I worked for a hospital a long time ago, the title given to nurses who performed multiple activities was nurse clinician. This helped reduce the confusion with those who had graduate degrees as clinical nurse specialists. I have a friend that is called a care manager instead of a case manager. Maybe, a care coodinator or care clinican?
  8. by   Stargazer
    Hmmmm. That's not bad, Mijourney. Let me think about that one overnight. Thanks!
  9. by   Tim-GNP
    Everyone who has advised you thus far is correct about the Clinical Nurse Specialist. That title [dependent upon the state you are practicing in] may be 'protected' for individuals who are qualified to hold it [usually, a MSN is required].

    A nice title you may want to conisder is "Vice President of Nursing" or "Vice President of Clinical Operations." It holds an ominous power all it's own, and 5 years experience at it, you can name your next job. It may be a good idea [if possible] to try to get them to name you the 'assistant administrator' [I am not sure your employment setting/roles/place on corporate ladder, etc.]. But, if you ever want licensure as an NHA, you could use that as experience toward the AIT program.

    Congratulations on your new position! Do what you can to improve the conditions for your nurses!

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  10. by   NRSKarenRN
    Why not combine them both-Case management Clinical Educator?

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