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So You Want To Be A Case Manager…

Every now and then we get an application that has some decent experience but just doesn’t make the cut for some of our clients. There’s several things that factor into their choice, whether it was too little experience in the right areas, no certifications, or working with a different population than there’s. Every employer and position is always different and will require different experiences to obtain them which is why we’d like to help you. Our number one goal here is to change your life and land you in your dream job. So today we’d like to share some of the most common qualifications for Case Management positions.

Every now and then we get an application that has some decent experience but just doesn’t make the cut for some of our clients. There’s several things that factor into their choice, whether it was too little experience in the right areas, no certifications, or working with a different population than there’s. Every employer and position is always different and will require different experiences to obtain them which is why we’d like to help you. Our number one goal here is to change your life and land you in your dream job. So today we’d like to share some of the most common qualifications for Case Management positions.

Let’s start with the basics. Most Case Manager positions will require you to have an RN license as well as a Bachelor’s in Nursing. A certification in case management is also something you should consider obtaining. Not every position requires it, but it is highly preferred by employers and a certification to have on your resume.

You can obtain a CCM through one of several organizations such as the American Case Management Association, Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board, or the American Nurses Credentialing Center. If you’re just starting out as a Case Manager, these certifications will require you to gain experience as a Case Manager first, typically a minimum of 2000 hours. Which brings us to the next topic, experience.

As mentioned earlier, every employer is different and requires different types of experiences. You’ll want to research the company and position before hand to see what experiences you’ll need, but in any case here are some things you’ll want to highlight. If you’re transitioning from Clinical or Bed Side work to a Case Management position, don’t forget to talk about any special clinical work you’ve done such as PEDS, Diabetes, comorbidities, geriatrics, and/or Labor & Delivery. Any specialty population is worth mentioning.

If you’ve been in a Case Manager position before, be sure to talk about the population you’ve worked with there, Geriatric, Kids, Adults or, if you’re at a health plan, was it Medicare, Medicaid, or commercials?

As for the numbers side of things, generally our clients look for 2-4 years of clinical work and/or 1-2 years of Case Management Experience.

So, you think you’re ready to take the next step? Or do you need some professional assistance to give your resume that golden polish? As always, you can send your resume to us by clicking the button below and we’ll happily review it and send you some tips that will be sure to take your resume from an inbox to an interview.