heathert_kc

heathert_kc

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heathert_kc has 3 years experience and specializes in LTC, AL, Corrections, Home health.

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  1. I have been a case manager for UHC and a state ISP program and passed my CCM in the last testing window, but was recently had a recruiter reach out regarding a position in a rural critical access hospital. How night and day different are we talki...
  2. Masters Degree??

    I am in the same boat (only in CM for a few years considering higher education) and agree the CCM is probably #1 requirement I see preferred, plus it is easier/cheaper/faster than Obtaining a masters degree. But if pursuing a masters is the plan, loo...
  3. Pay? Same as clinical RN?

    It was a pay bump for me too. I am not doing inpatient CM and have a salaried position. I previously worked for UHC, who started me salaried, then changed everyone over to hourly (that corresponded to our salary divided by 52 weeks then by 40, the nu...
  4. Computer skills for remote positions at UHG/Optum

    We used some spread sheets and share point (which is like a shared platform for editable documents, usually spread sheets for tracking members), it is helpful to have a baseline knowledge to find your own ways to keep your members/deadlines/requireme...
  5. Case Management / Travel Nursing?

    I was wondering this too. I have been in case management for a few years and working on getting my certification now (delayed due to testing/class cancelled), but as my husband and I are soon ?to pay off our mortgage it may be something fun to do whe...
  6. Considering psych?

    I was an LPN in LTC for 4 years, as an RN I worked Ortho (minor back injury scared me away from bedside nursing), I was a clinical supervisor for a home health company for 2 years, then took a case management job for an insurance company... I just fe...
  7. I am fairly new to rehab nursing but like it so far. The rehab hospital I started at this past fall pays for nurses to take their CRRN and offers a free study course but looking at the requirements it says two years of rehab experience without clarif...
  8. When is it time to move on?

    I can certainly relate. I have great co-workers for the most part, but management which has always been questionable has had some recent changes and it is so frustrating. New DON was never a floor nurse, no real in service or meeting of the minds in ...
  9. 6 patients at once? How do you do that?? Any advice?

    There is a difference in staffing between day and night shifts, so is this on night shift?? If so I would say that is not far out of the range of what is normal. Did they say that is the max, 6 pt per RN? Because that may mean the majority of the tim...
  10. Accepted acute rehab job, then took a pregancy test!!

    That's what the doc said. 'Lift is okay, just do it properly and get help when needed; No being superwoman. You will probably be more careful with any of the isolation pts than the other nurses considering, just NO CMV pts.' Yes, that is what I ment ...
  11. Accepted acute rehab job, then took a pregancy test!!

    Thank you, Congrats to you as well! You made some great points and gave me a lot to think about.I have never used FMLA and haven't done much research yet, not sure why but I was thinking it required a minimum of 6 months employment, but you are right...
  12. I was really happy to get offered a job in an acute rehab hospital, as I wanted something more acute. But the week before my orientation I failed to have my monthly and took a pregnancy test and sure enough...POSITIVE! I have been married several yea...
  13. Have a serious problem with night shift CNAs

    Oh to work in such a place, where anyone can be fired for not doing there job.... jk they just don't take things seriously and management is too lax, not that everyone walking on egg shells is better, but in time I think things will correct themselve...
  14. I am a new RN in my mid-20s, though I have been at the same facility as an LPN for 2+ years, a CNA for 2 years before that (though at a different place). Because I was in school last semester I had to transition to working primarily weekends. I work ...
  15. No call no show?

    The fact that you take your job personally shows you care. But this tends to be the type of individuals who do no call no shows, those who call in all the time, have countless 'family emergencies', car break downs, mysterious illnesses, or simply 'I ...