Psychiatric Case Management HELP!!

  1. Hello,

    I have been a nurse in the field of Child/Adolescent Behavioral health for three years. I am currently unemployed and looking for a psychiatric nurse position where I am more independent and/or could work alone. I have been looking at case management postitions ; however I am having a hard time trying to figure out what I would need to do to be hired as a case manager. Again, I have 3 years psychiatric experience and I have a BSN.One year mental health consueling experience.

    If anyone can give me any advice on how to snag a case management job I would be thrilled. Furthermore, if anymore would let me know of other independent nursing jobs that would be great. Thank you
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  3. by   ivyleaf
    Just apply. I got an inpatient psych CM job after being a psych nurse for about 5 years. I had about 1 yr of psych counselor assistance before that. I just got lucky. I applied and interviewed for a PD job and the FT person quit, so I was basically the only candidate that got offered the job! Community mental health jobs are great too. THere are positions consulting/overseeing med admin and doing other nursing stuff for group homes. Also working on community based support teams and PACT teams. NOt sure where you are, there are a ton of jobs like this in MA.