I thoroughly enjoy reading the threads and messages on this website, thanks to all for their input!!!
I need some advice.
I have been an RN for five years now. This past March I was diagnosed with bilateral pulmonary emboli and have not worked since, I've been on disability. The past few weeks, I have been feeling very much improved (I was put back into the hospital for more clots end of may beginning of june). I want to go back to work, I hate not working and not earning my own money
In April, while I was on disability, I was fired from my job. I was working at an Adult Day HealthCare facility, and had been working there from July of the previous year (so worked there for nine months total only). I feel I was unfairly fired, my boss stated her reasons for firing me were poor attendance (which is true, but now I know why I was not feeling well before my hospitilization) and poor performance (which is NOT true at all). I wrote a letter to the Board of Directors to give them my side of the story, but never received a response from them. Two months ago, the company that fired me, closed down due to lack of funds.
My questions are these:
What do I put on my application where it states "Reason for Leaving"? Do I put down that I was terminated? Do I say that I was placed on temporary disability and subsequently fired?
What do I put down where it asks which employers do you not want your prospective employer to contact? Should I go ahead and request that they not contact my boss who fired me? She is not the smartest of people, and I'm sure that she will illegaly state to prospective employers that I was fired for poor performance and attendance.
What do I tell prospective employers? I was diagnosed with bilateraly pulmonary emboli, I probably have a genetic disorder where I will most likely need to be on Coumadin life long, that is currently being explored. As previously stated the past few weeks I have been feeling 100% better, and I'm sure my physician will write a note for me stating I am okay to go back to work.
Any input on this is greatly appreciated. I'm so nervous that no one will want to hire a "sick" nurse. I am only 28 years old
I want to work in a SNF, as I enjoy that environment the most (sounds nuts huh), but I love working in geriatrics and it is my speciality since I've begun nursing.
Thanks so much