CM interview tomorrow

  1. I'm interviewing tomorrow for an entry level Case Manager position at a local hospital. I've been an RN for 14 years, with most of my experience being in ICU, but I've also "dabbled" in L&D, Nursery, Telemetry, and Rehab.

    Any pointers? Anything I should have a basic knowledge of, or shouldn't say (so I don't sound like a moron, lol). I have a very rudimentary knowledge base of what case management entails...

    Thanks for any advice! :spin:
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  3. by   SICU Queen
    Hmm... no takers, huh?

    Well... good luck to me!! :spin:
  4. by   SICU Queen
    YAY ME!!

    I unofficially have been offered the position; it still all has to go to HR then Compensation and I probably won't have anything official until Friday, but...

    I'm super excited anyway!!

    (Now, will someone please at least post a wave to me? I feel like I'm talking to myself, lol...)
  5. by   Mijourney
    Congratulations! You obviously passed the interview.
  6. by   bsweilrn
    I have an interview for a nurse case manager position, what can I expect from the interviewers? I have been a nurse for 17 years, in many positions including nursing instructor.
  7. by   SICU Queen
    Well, they knew beforehand that I have no CM experience, so they focused on general type things: how I interact with patients and families, how I deal with conflicts in the workplace, my strengths and weaknesses, what kind of supervisor was I looking for, stuff like that.

    I got the "official" offer yesterday! The compensation was lower than I expected and I'm in negotiation right now for more money. The director called me this morning and let me know that she wasn't happy with the money they offered either, and she wanted me to know that they really wanted me for the position and that she hoped that I could come to some agreement on the $$ issue. I'm sure I will, so... it looks like I have a CM job for sure!

    Good luck on your interview... let us know how it goes!
  8. by   bsweilrn
    Well, I had my interview yesterday, they told me it would be three weeks before a decision was made, but the supervisor called to give me the unofficial offer this morning. I have to wait for HR to get the official offer, but looks good. I will be the inpatient nurse case manager for the ICU! I will be working with a very seasoned social work case manager and sharing an office with her, I can't wait!
  9. by   SICU Queen
    That's excellent!! I'm jealous, lol... I'll be on Med-Surg at first because our ICU CM position is taken... but I'm still SUPER excited anyway, lol... It's going to be a lot of learning but I'm looking forward to a different kind of nursing, ya know?

    Congrats on the job!!
  10. by   bsweilrn
    Just got the call from HR It's official !!!!!!!!!!!!!!:hatparty:
    Last edit by bsweilrn on Apr 12, '07 : Reason: forgot to add I just got the call
  11. by   SICU Queen
    :hatparty: Excellent!
  12. by   maccohn
    Congratulations to both of you !
    I am a case manager in worker's compensation for an insurance company.
    I have worked with hospital case managers and love it when I have an injured worker in the hospital and the CM there is on the ball.
    Good Luck !
  13. by   JordanRose
    I have a job interview today for a CM position for ICU/CCU/Burn Ctr. I have 12 years of med surg/ICU experience at a small community hospital. I am nervous but excited. I had a brief phone interview on Friday.

    I am glad the two of you landed your positions. Congrats!
  14. by   SICU Queen
    Great! Keep us posted on how it goes! :spin:

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