Best Way to Let Management I'm Going PRN? - page 2

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After some thought, I've decided to transfer to another hospital. (I have already been hired and start in 3 weeks). I do however love the hospital I am currently employed at and I don't want to leave completely. I've decided to... Read More


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    Whatever you do, DO IT QUICKLY! Also just know, if (and that's a BIG if) they do allow you to go PRN, you most likely will float. Don't know if that influences your decision.

    Make sure you have cleared out all of your earned benefits ASAP. So that's another reason to let them know in a timely manner.
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    Theses days most hospital facilities require staff apply online to open posted positions. . There has to be an available PRN position on your unit in order for you to request that status.

    Recently, I've had a staff member submit resignation from a FT position to accept another job which I immediately posted. Another perdiem clerk had submitted resignation week before, position was posted, applicant interviewed, selected and sent to HR to start hiring process.
    Well, the FT staffer was very upset with me this week that they had applied a few days later (along with 80 other persons), that I hadn't hired them for the perdiem position.

    If they had come to me and discussed looking for a job in IT and asked if they could stay on, would have considered request. Once resignation is formally submitted to HR and my boss, I've been taught by HR need to accept and allow person to move on.

    Best wishes on your new job..... Grn Tea does write great letters and provide sound advice to our members.

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    If you are starting new job in 3 weeks and you have not given notice, you may want to check policy. Many places require 30 day notice for resignation otherwise you will be "ineligible for rehire" and you WON'T be able to work PRN. This happened to me. I thought I only had to give 2 weeks and had already committed to a new position. I wanted to stay on as casual/PRN at old job. 1) I had to fit in enough shifts while orienting at new job to fulfill my 30 days of shifts to resign in good standing and 2) my old boss would have loved to have me stay prn, but there wasn't a position in the budget. Like another poster said, they have to create a position, post it and interview candidates even though they have every intention of hiring you.
    I hope it works out for you!! Good Luck
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    I left a hospital for a job at a different hospital and asked to stay PRN. They have no problem letting nurses stay on per diem (saves them the trouble of hiring and training PRNS). The new job ended up not working out (grass isn't always greener) and I asked for my old position back. It had not been filled and I was given it back on the spot. It's best to stay on good terms. I imagine many hospitals are not as laid back in terms of allowing staff to change positions (like part time to pen), but it's worth a try!


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