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Joined Jul 25, '08. Posts: 36 (33% Liked) Likes: 21

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    Hi Cali,
    It think itdepends on the setting. (Hospital or Insurance companies ) I can tell you that I recently accepted a Case manager Job at the hospital I worked as a staff nurse , and she pretty much asked me what I knew about case management. Fortunately for me, my hospital offers free CEU's to the staff via CE Direct, and I read the case management courses on there and the case study examples. It was very helpful. The Director of case management also gave me some scenarios to see how I would answer them. I think the interview was not too bad because I was already working in the facility and my manager gave me really good reviews. The very best!!

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    I recently interviewed for two case management positions and got two job offers. I have no experience in Case Management but I am an experienced clinical and charge RN.

    One offer was with my current organization and they hired me for a part time position- 2 days a week. I will work on the floor for 2 days and hopefully if a full time position opens up..I can transition to full time. The full time nurses tell me that training is for 4-5 weeks and then they handle case loads on thier own. This was the first job offer I got and they needed me to start training immediately.... No weekends but I have to work 2 holidays

    Training is a little bit confusing because I am only there two days a week, and I just started three weeks ago.....and the length of my training has been fuzzy....

    I just received the 2nd offer at another hospital. This will be full time and the training will be about 12 weeks. Both hospitals have similar hrs and benefits. I really like the 2nd facility because of its reputation and the extensive training I will receive but I am torn about leaving a facility that I am familair with ..I am also concerned about the time for the training....No holidays but I have to work one saturday every 6 months.

    For Hospital Case Managers out there...how long was your training when you first started? What facility should I go with? Pls help!! Thank you

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    For the nurses who leave the ICU...what areas do u go into.. Most nurses I know go to the PACU. Any other areas?

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    I say stay at the hospital for a year...it looks good on ur resume for the future, but if u truly hate it ..then leave

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    newgradrn2 and miss81 like this.

    Dont give up....Dont limit yourself to the hospital..try nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other places. Hand deliver ur resume to the nurse recruiter after submitting online. Let someone review ur resume.. I believe persistence works. Call after u have turned in ur resume.It worked for me when i graduated years ago........
    You already know why u werent hired at that place cos of the incident so u shouldnt have been that surprised....but there are other places..dont give up and be proactive....

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    Id love to say Yes! Ive always loved to be a nurse..but that would be a fat lie. No!! I never wanted to be a nurse. I wanted to be a journalist and i was working on it but nursing just fell into my life and my family encouraged it ( I am appreciative of that) for the steady income. So here I am...

    I still dont love it but it pays the bill ( and to those who love Nursing..good for you..ill never discourage u from being a nurse). Im still soul searching and ill find my true path soon....

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    Batman24 likes this.

    Im still trying to trying to see how it could be child abuse ...but nothing is coming up. Like someone mentioned..its a marital issue and they need to work on themselves..so far u did not notice any form of child neglect or abuse ..either reported or observed and all ur information is from a third party. I think u definately over stepped your role as a nurse. The lines are blurred now between professional nurse and best buddy friend. I would look for another case to work on and slowly sever my ties before things get too complicated...

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    I would have notified the supervisor and filled an incident report. Then leave it to management to do what they need to do. I personally would not have called the family member myself..but that is just me..

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    People talk about how nursing is so diverse and u can always switch specialty areas ..e.g ED to ICU, Tele to L&D..etc or changed hospitals completely. I just wonder how often people actually do that and what impact it has had in looking for other opportunities? So my question is how many jobs have u had since u became an RN or LPN? Ive been a Nurse for about 5 years and have had three jobs..all different settings and all different specialty areas.

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    msrob, LockportRN, and JoblessRN like this.

    Hugss ...Just be patient..Its the economy ..but things willl start picking up soon..Keep applying and dont be too picky.. sometimes its better to actually go in person to drop off your resume as soon as u apply for the job online..dont give up!!!

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    celclt likes this.

    That is concerning for someone who has been an ICU nurse for a year. Some of the things u mentioned are just basic knowledge any nurse should know. I think you both need to have a long discussion and I guess if things dont start changing soon..then the manager needs to know what is going on. Patient safety is important.

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    Im trying to get some info about GBMC in baltimore. Has anyone worked there?

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    Its going to be hard to get a good and fair response because u are asking a bunch of people in the nursing field ( Who know a whole lot more about nursing than dentistry) to choose betweeen dentistry or nursing ( A field that they are familiar with).

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    I agree with the last post..widening ur horizons is a good way to put it.


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