Hello fellow nurse friends!
I am reaching out to you in regards to Case Management information. I have recently viewed many job openings for Case Management and was drawn to it for many reasons. But first let me tell you a little of what I am currently doing.
I have been a LPN and RN in acute rehab/ SNF for a total of 3 years and I do not feel valued. I had to cut back from 32 hours to 24 hours due to the work life balance. I am scheduled from 7am- 3:30, but always leave 2-4 hours later depending on the day. As much as I use time management to my advantage, working with 8-12 patients in an acute rehab does not seem manageable. I am feeling burnt out due to the liability and toxic environment in this clinical setting. I feel like this job is affecting my personal wellbeing. I am also underpaid compared to other employers. I also work per diem at a primary care health center; mostly educating diabetic patients, monitoring hypertensive patients, administering immunizations, and completing in house lab work. In this setting, I do not feel stressed, but the pay is not great.
I was intrigued by case management because it seems to be on the rise. I like the idea of being able to collaborate care for patients and not be so involved in the clinical aspect (hands on). Although I am passionate about being hands on, I do not think it will be healthy for me to continue. I have seen many job postings for case management, many do not specify exact experience with case management. I did work for an Adult Day Center for 5 months, evaluating patients for needs, which I find some similarities to case management.
My sister is a clinical social worker currently working as a case manager for an acute rehab, but I know it differs between RNs and other titles.
Overall, I am looking for a better quality of life for myself while still enjoying my career.
I would like to hear what does case management entail? How many patients do you see a day? Do you work at home, or out of a facility, or home care? What experience is required? What degree is required? Any special trainings? Can you work part time? What are the usual hours? What is the salary/pay?
Any information is helpful. Thank you.