A good cover letter can play a key role in landing your next RN case manager job. But many job seekers spend far less time on their cover letter than on their resume. As a result, your cover letter may come off as more of a faint echo of your resume than an endorsement of your qualifications. It can make a hiring manager less, not more inclined to read your resume or call you for an interview.

To avoid this pitfall, take some time to explore what draws you to your field. And try to convey your all-around resourcefulness in helping patients. When you capture these themes in writing, you’ll give your letter the relevance and confidence that makes hiring managers eager to give you a call.

The following guide can help you get a strong start on your RN case manager cover letter. Read on for three cover letter examples, and three key strategies that make them effective.

RN Case Manager Cover Letter Examples and Templates

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RN Case Manager Cover Letter Tips

Below are three key tips to consider in working on your RN case manager cover letter:

1. Show your resourcefulness

Your job takes persistence and resourcefulness. You must often manage many different factors to get a safety plan in place for patients following their discharge from the hospital. How have you helped coordinate those resources? Have you found creative solutions for people needing home health services or transport to follow-up appointments? Explore these themes in your cover letter. They’ll show hiring managers how you’ve positively impacted on patients’ next stage of treatment.

Example


  • Skilled at finding creative yet practical workarounds to unexpected issues with patient discharge and placement
  • Persistent and diligent about clarifying and addressing the admission rules of each rehab facility

2. Use freewriting to strike a confident tone

Cover letters work best when they project confidence. But many people find it hard to write anything confidently, much less a formal request to a stranger.

To overcome any writer’s block, you can use a brainstorming technique called focused freewriting. The method is “focused” in that you must only write about a particular topic you’ve chosen. But it’s also “free” writing since you can write whatever comes to mind about the topic, without regard for order or organization. Try a focused freewriting session for your next cover letter. Spend ten minutes quickly writing down anything that comes to mind about why you’re drawn to the job.

This method helps you overcome the self-consciousness that makes many jobseekers use bland, generic phrasing on their cover letters. You can better explore and capture your original, genuine thoughts by writing more freely at first. You’ll probably generate a lot of stray notes and ideas that you don’t end up using in your letter. But you’ll also probably generate at least a few clear, confident sentences that genuinely express your interest in the job. Get those clear sentences on your cover letter. You’ll dramatically improve its persuasive effect on hiring managers.

3. Start with a specific career highlight

Countless cover letters begin with a general statement like “Please accept my enclosed application to your advertised RN Case Manager job opening.” However, statements such as this are unnecessary and stuffy. If the hiring manager looks at your cover letter, they know they’ve received your application.

Give your letter a fresher intro. Cut right to the chase. Open by giving a specific, factual statement of one of your work highlights. When the highlight aligns with a hiring manager’s needs, it’ll catch their attention in the same way the job posting caught yours.

Example


Dear Mr. Jackson:

In my past year as an RN case manager, I’ve developed new shared documents that allowed our team to find placement options for each patient more quickly. I’d love to bring that same spirit of continuous improvement to your hospital.

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Hideo Araki
123 Bridge Street, Boston, MA 12345 | (123) 456-7890 | [email protected]

Monday, August 22, 2022

Mr. Tyrone Jackson
Hiring Manager
GVT Hospital
(123) 456-7890
[email protected]

Dear Mr. Jackson:

In my past year as an RN case manager, I’ve developed new shared documents that allowed our team to find placement options for each patient more quickly. I’d love to bring that same spirit of continuous improvement to your hospital.

I have six years of case management experience at major hospitals in New England. Over the past three years, I’ve moved into a more specialized role in helping place patients who are in treatment for opioid addiction. Your job posting intrigued me as I’d love to support your goal of “helping individuals make a smooth transition to their next stage of recovery.” My work highlights and qualifications include the following:

  • Natural collaborator who builds positive and productive relationships with diverse healthcare professionals
  • Skilled at finding creative yet practical workarounds to unexpected issues with patient discharge and placement
  • Persistent and diligent about clarifying and addressing the admission rules of each rehab facility

I’d welcome the chance to discuss my skills with you further. Please call or email me to arrange an interview. I’ll follow up with you soon to confirm you received my resume and see if you have any initial questions. Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Sincerely,
Hideo Araki

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Jacob Meade is a resume writer and editor with nearly a decade of experience. His writing method centers on understanding and then expressing each person’s unique work history and strengths toward their career goal. Jacob has enjoyed working with jobseekers of all ages and career levels, finding that a clear and focused resume can help people from any walk of life. He is an Academy Certified Resume Writer (ACRW) with the Resume Writing Academy, and a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches.

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