Travel Nurse Case Manager Jobs
Make a Difference as a Case Manager Travel Nurse
The role of a travel case manager RN encompasses the coordination of medical care, patient advocacy, education, and administrative tasks, all aimed at achieving the best possible healthcare outcomes for patient care. Plus, if you take your nurse case manager skills on the road, you can experience the benefits of travel nursing.
A career in travel nursing affords you the flexibility of choosing assignments, which offers a sense of control over your career. It also gives you the chance to make a significant impact, providing essential care in areas where it's needed the most, thus fostering a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
What is a travel case manager nurse?
As an RN case manager, your primary responsibilities encompass the development and management of a comprehensive care plan for patients. This involves assessing the patient’s health status and needs, setting realistic health goals, coordinating care services, and monitoring progress.
They are responsible for organizing all aspects of a patient’s treatment plan, including scheduling appointments, facilitating communication among different care providers, and ensuring necessary medical services are delivered. RN case managers often serve as the primary liaison between patients, families, and healthcare teams. They assess patients’ needs, develop personalized care plans, and monitor progress to adjust the plans as necessary.
Typical RN Case Manager Responsibilities:
- Organize all aspects of a patient's treatment plan, including scheduling appointments, facilitating communication among different care providers, and ensuring necessary medical services are delivered
- Serve as the primary liaison between patients, families, and healthcare teams
- Assess patients' needs, develop personalized patient care plans, and monitor progress to adjust the plans as necessary
- Advocate for patients' needs and ensure the best quality care
- Educate patients and their families on the nature of their condition, treatment options and expected outcomes, and provide resources for support and further information
Choose where you go
With opportunities for travelers all over the country, we’ve selected areas with the most popular medical traveling jobs to help you find your best fit.
Advantages & Perks for Travel Nurse Case Manager Jobs
Competitive payTravel nurses are the backbone of medical traveling. Pay transparency means you can see what your weekly payments and average rates will be before you even apply.
Per diemTravel nurses qualify for weekly, tax-free per diems, which are non taxable earnings that can help you cover the costs of moving, like your transportation, meals, and other expenses.
CertificationsLevel-up, registered nurse. Get your state licenses and travel nurse requirements reimbursed.
Travel lifeSee new spaces. See new faces. Grow and learn in your nursing career as you grow and learn in various cities all over the country.
Travel Nursing Compliance & Licensure
Being a travel nurse is a great way to grow your experience and learn on the job. What if your dream travel assignment is asking for certifications you don’t have? Don’t sweat. You’ll get training in nursing and financial assistance for the cost of licensing and certifications!
Degrees and Certifications
Keeping up with the world of licensing and certification can be intimidating. Degrees and certifications depend on your modality and specialty but getting compliant for your home state and others you want to travel to is easier as a medical professional. Compliance experts work with your recruiter and the facility to ensure that you have all the relevant credentials required for any and all case manager travel nurse jobs.
Some of your compliance requirements are the same across the board, but there are others that will depend on your specialty in nursing.
The three parts of compliance
- Occupational health records: Required immunizations and health examinations
- Documentation: Tax forms, insurance paperwork, and licenses
- Testing: Certifications, online training, and workplace safety exams
Who can become case manager travel nurses?
To become a nurse case manager, one must first hold an active registered nurse license. This typically requires the completion of an accredited school of nursing program, either an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), followed by successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Once licensed as a registered nurse, gaining a few years of clinical experience, preferably in a health care system setting relevant to case management such as a hospital, is often necessary. To specialize as a nurse case manager, taking additional coursework or obtaining a nursing case management certification can significantly enhance one's expertise and marketability.
Case management nurses should have at least two years of work experience in healthcare systems before applying for travel jobs. If you have a passion for case management and are particularly strong in soft skills like excellent communication, problem-solving, and organizational skills, as well as empathy and compassion, you are sure to be set up for success in this role.
What is the average salary for a case manager nurse job?
The average salary for case manager nurse jobs can vary significantly based on a number of factors including geographic location, years of experience, facility budgets, and the type of healthcare facility. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for a registered nurse, in general, was $75,330. However, a case management travel nurse may earn more than their counterparts with permanent positions who perform the exact same duties.
Are there any certifications for nurse case managers I should consider?
Yes! The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) offers the Nurse Case Manager Certification (RN-BC), a recognized credential in the field. Eligibility for this certification includes an active RN license, two years of full-time nursing practice, and 2,000 hours of case management experience along with 30 hours of continuing education in case management within the last three years.
Similarly, the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) offers the Certified Case Manager (CCM) credential. The CCM is a well-respected certification that requires a current, active, and unrestricted licensure or certification in a health or human services discipline. In addition, the applicant must have completed 12 months of full-time case management employment, supervised by a board-certified case manager, within the past two years.
Where are case manager travel nurse jobs available?
Case management nurses are in high demand and can find employment in a variety of healthcare facilities in the healthcare system. Hospitals, both general and specialized, are the most common workplaces, where RN case managers coordinate healthcare services and the care of patients from admission to discharge. They also work in outpatient clinics, helping to manage the complex treatment plans of patients with chronic diseases. Rehabilitation centers and home healthcare agencies employ case manager RNs to oversee the progress of patients recovering from surgeries, injuries, or illnesses.
Will taking travel nursing jobs help my career?
Taking case manager travel nurse jobs will allow you to gain exposure to different regional nursing procedures and patient populations, have the opportunity to explore new specialties, and gain experience learning a new clinical environment quickly.