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Job Offer: Please help!! Time sensitive


Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 13 years experience.

Does anyone here work from home?? I am trying to decide whether or not to accept a job offer as a case manager working from home. I really want the job EXCEPT that it would be working from home. I am afraid this will get isolating/boring, as I will be stuck in my apartment all day and have no colleagues to talk to (besides over the phone). The pay is great (15k more than I make now) and I really want to get into case management.

I have interviews with 2 staffing agencies for CM/UR jobs next week, as well as a 3rd interview for another (non CM) job I am considering. I know that if I don't take this job, there will be others, but the $$ is good, and a lot of the other jobs I'm looking at are more UR vs CM (Id like more pt contact). I don't have any experience in managed care (the jobs I'm looking at are this); I currently do case management in the form of care coordination in my current job, but I have no exp. with insurance/reimbursement/Interqual/etc.


Thanks so much!!!


SummerGarden, ADN, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in ED, ICU, MS/MT, PCU, CM, House Sup, Frontline mgr. Has 12 years experience.

Do you think you can do this job without the extra support of co-workers? Do you hate the idea of working at home rather than having patient contact directly? Only you can make this choice.... On the other hand, since you are seeking advice I suggest that you consider a job offer that is different given your circumstances (lack of experience in this exact area) and your current work enviroment desires.


Specializes in Ambulatory Case Management, Clinic, Psychiatry. Has 13 years experience.

I was told there would be a good amt. of telephonic/instant messaging support from coworkers, as well as an intensive in-person training. I like the idea of telephonic work (I'm fine with having no in person pt. contact), but it's the coworkers I'd miss-- my current job is as part of a large team, and that's one of the things I really like abt. the job.


Specializes in home health, peds, case management. Has 10 years experience.

You may consider asking if there is the option to work in the office full or part time, or exactly when you would transition home...some places may require 6 months in the office so that you have time to learn your job. And being able to listen to others on the phone is invaluable...always helpful to hear how a colleague phrases something, or the way s/he handles a given situation.

I've worked from home either full or part time since 2009, and I love it! I've never felt isolated or off in space, the IMs and phone calls from colleagues prevented that....but it may be a matter of what you're used to. I've been known to IM a person sitting right across the aisle from me. Some pro's are the ability to work in your jammies til lunchtime, get out for a walk, or fold laundry, or start dinner on your lunch/break, NOT pay 4 bucks a gallon for gas or deal with the commute.

The cons: I did find myself working longer hours when at home, no snow days...if the office is closed r/t weather, you will still be working. It can be hard to accomplish some things remotely, like showing someone how to do something. If your cable goes down, you may have to travel into the office to work or use PTO.

Good luck!

NO coworkers ??? TAKE THE JOB !!

Can you guys tell me where to look for one of these jobs??