Pros: doing ur for an inpatient surgical patient super easy.
Cons: having to see post surgical patients on the day of surgery to start discharge planning, not a full service hospital, having to wait for results of ultrasound for 24-26 hr, surgical patients sometimes arriving as late as 830 pm on the surgical floor, long days.
It was a joy working co-workers and developed many friendships. Enjoyed many of the patients and their families..
Management felt that everyone (especially case management) had to do extra time to in order for the hospital to function smoothly. There was no empathy.
Only 2 case managers; worked with my boss almost daily.
Workday began at 730 AM w/ short – more... day 10 1/2 hr for the first 2 days and long days are 14 1/2 hr for day number three and four then back to 10 or 10 1/2 for 5th day. Purely surgical hospital with average of 70 patients in 3 days. Do UR on 1st day on outpatients (average 2-3 daily) and the rest inpatients. Discharge planning for all patients. Length of Stay 24 - 72 hr. Must have discharge plans done day before discharge since patients are discharged early the next day in order to have beds available for surgery patients coming in that day.
The most difficult is the number of hours in a day you work.
Insurance benefits were poor especially the co-pays for medications. There was a per-exiting clause for illness on the short term and long term disability which caused a denial.
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