Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Assuming a New Role: Case Manager

Change is terrifying. I already have a fixed routine and I know what my role as a Registered Nurse is and I know what is expected of me. I know that the warm and cozy space that I currently have will be sought out by others, but I need a change. I like to do more and practice my full scope as a Registered Nurse and I want to be able to make changes in patient care in a wider level.

Hence I applied to be a Case Manager and lucky enough, I got hired! I honestly have no faint clue as to what my day to day schedule and activity is but here is my job description: 
Case Managers coordinate the placement, on-going assessment, care planning and delivery of professional and personal care services to residents. Case Managers are also responsible for resident engagement, monitoring and evaluating care and outcomes, formal reassessment and disengagement. Case Managers facilitate the achievement of resident-based goals and applicable standards, and assists site-based nursing and support services teams through excellent communication, leadership, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Case Managers ensure collaboration within the site nursing team, the residents and their families. Case Managers function as leaders, advocates, educators, and stewards of resources and rely extensively on clinical information systems and computer technology to complete assigned tasks.
 I am scared, real scared... but I guess actually taking a small step towards change is one way to show courage. I want to make a difference and I want to have a meaningful career and this is one way that I can do to achieve that.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Working in the Healthcare Field

We've all heard horror stories from people working in healthcare. However, when you speak to people who have been working in the healthcare field, there's one common thread: They find their jobs rewarding. They know they are making an important difference in the lives of their patients and clients, often when they need it the most. If this is a field you're interested in but you've been hesitating about taking the leap into a new career, here are a few reasons that might help convince you:

You WILL Make A Difference

Healthcare is a field where every worker is important. Whether you want to become a nurse, a personal support worker, or a massage therapist, you will be making a difference in the lives of those you work with. The vital services you offer might provide relief from pain, offer comfort, or preserve the dignity of the patient.

Job Growth and Security

There will always be a need for healthcare workers in various capacities. Hospital patients need tending and many of our elderly need people to care for them. As long as our population continues to grow and age, there will always be jobs for compassionate healthcare professionals. Healthcare professionals also enjoy competitive wages due to high demand.

You Can Work Anywhere

Working in healthcare means being able to find employment opportunities wherever you go. Unlike some industries in which jobs are concentrated in certain areas of the country, you won't have to move to find a job in healthcare. Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and retirement facilities exist across the country. Healthcare is a career that can take you anywhere.

Variety and Lifelong Learning

Throughout your career, you'll see and experience new things. You'll meet new people and might have the chance to get to know interesting patients. New techniques and practices are constantly being perfected and you'll learn new things throughout your career.

Our healthcare system could not operate without the dedication and caring of healthcare workers in dozens of specialized fields. This is a career path that you can truly feel proud of!
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