Omaha, NE, (April 9, 2014) - Case management is quickly becoming a staple in the healthcare staffing system. Aureus Medical Group, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, explains how it might just be the ticket to staying on the cutting edge of travel nurse jobs.
For starters, case management nurses are specialized nurses who manage the long-term care plans for patients with chronic or complicated medical conditions. They work closely with patients and their loved ones to determine patients' needs, creating a comprehensive healthcare plan that addresses their goals and preferences. For example, a travel nurse might manage healthcare for patients who are coping with cancer or those awaiting organ transplants.
Besides working with healthcare plans, a case management nurse also has the chance to work in a social work capacity. Often they serve as advocates to ensure that each patient receives the most cost-effective care possible.
Today, case managers are found in every sector of healthcare, but this was not always so. In years past, case managers were limited to hospitals, managed care organizations and organizations that focused on workers compensation. Yet fairly recently – within the last decade – there has been a shift into new models of care to work with patients on a one-on-one basis. Experts are predicting that moving forward, case management will likely take to the ambulatory care setting, such as ambulatory care centers, as well as physician practices and integrated delivery systems.
Read the full article for more on the expansion of case management.
About Aureus Medical Group:
Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide. With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire. Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.