What does a RN Case Manager do?
Registered nurse case managers are responsible for coordinating patient care services. They help determine the type of care needed and the steps that must be taken to ensure that the patient receives that care. Other responsibilities can include scheduling appointments, determining insurance eligibility for certain treatments and performing exams and evaluations. Registered nurse case managers typically have clinical experience and begin their careers as registered nurses who care for patients daily. After, they can progress to higher levels of management. They can work in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities.
To become a registered nurse case manager, you should have at least an associate's degree in nursing. Some jobs may require a minimum of a bachelor's degree. For all jobs in this field, you need to have a valid registered nurse license, which must be obtained by successfully completing a nursing program and passing a licensing exam. Registered nurse case managers should have extensive health care knowledge, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to clearly communicate decisions.
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Learn how to become a RN Case Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.
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“I was supposed to work with patients and I was there a year and didn't see one patient.”
“You have to use your PTO for holidays and don't get holiday pay for working holidays.”
“Travel nursing is very new to me and I was blessed to work with an amazing recruiter Christina.”
“Pay scale was decent but salaried”
“Provides resources to allow you to further your education and professional development”
“Good work and life balance”
“Flexible; sweet people to work with.”
“Good outcomes based on insurance company dollars spent and not quality patient outcomes.”
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a rn case manager
When working as a rn case manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Critical Thinking, Professionalism, Excellent Communication, CPR, and Computer Literate.
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The most common qualifications to become a rn case manager include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.