In Need of Advice for an Urgent Care Clinic job Please?

  1. Some of you know I was terminated from my last clinic job after I was accused of "turning patients away" which was not the case all. The physician I was working with would have me call down to the walk-in clinic some days and have me tell them not to send the overflow up to her because she was leaving early. On the day I was terminated one of the secretaries in the walk-in clinic went the CEO (after I had called to inform them my Doctor was leaving early) and told him I was turning patients away. I never had a chance to defend myself and the CEO never spoke to me directly. He had someone else fire me.

    Anyway, I have an interview tomorrow with an Urgent Care Clinic and want to be honest, but I don't want to blow my chances. I've never been terminated so I don't know how to explain what happened, other than just telling the interviewer exactly what happened. I really want this job! Help?
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  2. 29 Comments

  3. by   Jessasaurus
    Honesty will be the best policy, however you do not want to seem like you are bad-mouthing your previous employer. I would be direct and concise on the situation and state that there were some misunderstandings and you have learned from the situation. Don't let that run your interview, focus on the positives you can bring to them and their clinic. Good luck!
    Last edit by Jessasaurus on Sep 15, '15 : Reason: typo
  4. by   LTCNS
    Thank you! I really did like my job there and was completely blind sided by what happened. I did find out the Physician has since left the practice, so it's possible they did some investigating and found out what really happened. If that's the case, I would love an apology and the termination being changed to a resignation, but I won't hold my breath.
  5. by   Oedgar
    That physician you worked with... leaving early... sounds like some of the b.s. I put up with. I wonder if you could say something like, "I was terminated over a misunderstanding that I was never given the opportunity to clear up. Would you like to hear about it, or shall I move on?" Good luck to you!
  6. by   LTCNS
    Thank you Oedgar! That's great!
  7. by   LTCNS
    The interview, in my opinion, went well. The pay is excellent for my state as far as clinics, and full benefits including a 401k. I should hear something by Monday. Praying.
  8. by   Ellekat2
    Wishing the best for you, LTON!
  9. by   Oedgar
    LTCNS... Good luck!! Let us know how it ends up. It's time for you to catch a break!
  10. by   LTCNS
    I've secured an interview for another urgent care clinic on Monday. If one doesn't pan out, maybe the other one will
  11. by   BiotoBSNtoFNP
    Great! I love working in the urgent care setting!! Good luck w your interviews
  12. by   LadyFree28
    Quote from LTCNS
    I've secured an interview for another urgent care clinic on Monday. If one doesn't pan out, maybe the other one will
    Awesome!!!

    Best wishes!!! You got this!!
  13. by   LTCNS
    Thank you! I'm excited about the possibility of getting back into the clinic setting. I really want this
  14. by   LTCNS
    In my mind the interview went very well. We went over the basics and ended up chatting. Before I knew it I had been in there for an hour and a half! She really likes the fact that I have a a couple years of experience with EMRs and know a good bit about coding and the importance of thorough documentation for reimbursement, as well as the importance of annual Medicare wellness visits. I want this job more than any job I've wanted in years. She has one more interview and will make a decision soon. I could use all the prayers, good vibes, good thoughts, etc...I can get Thanks!

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