What is this? I have seen ads in the paper for LPN case management and have no idea what position this is and what the duties are. Any info. would be helpful, thank you.
Jan 16, '07
Look on the forum for threads/infor concerning case mgmt. The job description and duties depend on the perspective of the beholder. The more a nurse does concerning the case from direct pt care to dealing with MD's, making changes, dealing with the insurance co case mgrs, and whoever does mgmt/supvr duties at the agency, the more she/he can be considered "managing the case". There are many LPNs who literally do everything short of signing documents that must have RN signatures, in a case, and refer themselves as case mgrs. This happens often when there is only one nurse or maybe two to cover 24/7 care and the pt/family has relied on the person for a long time. The ads that you refer to could also refer to some kind of administative position where a person is "managing the nuts and bolts of cases". You might call and inquire about the job responsibilites for clarification.