Hello everyone, I dont' know if any of you guys have read my other thread that I posted, but I'll just give a basic summary
I'm a recent RN grad, and for the longest time couldn't find a job, so I basically took the first offer that came my way.
I'm on my second week of orientation, but I am doubting i will stay here. There is a lack of support for the nurses at this hospital, constant short staffing, lack of supplies, way too much paperwork (even the veteran RNs that work here complain about all of this..) and this is not my area of interest. I was basically misled about the job i would be doing, and none of the new grads this unit hired in the last 6 months have stayed! The PRN nurses are doing full time hours practically, and the place is miserable, even the physicians don't want to stay. If you all need more details, just check out my other thread about 'Orientation and job NOT what was promised...'
ANYWAY... I have an interview for a hospital I used to work at (which has a better reputation than the current one i'm orienting at, and has a lot better nurse retention rates and patient satisfaction scores, etc), but on a different floor than the one I used to work. This interview is for a hospital that is only 1 mile away from where I live, versus 30 for the hospital I'm currently at. Overall, guess I'm trying to say that I'd rather go back to this 'good' hospital I used to work for.
However, when I filled out my online application and resume, i didn't list the current job, because at the time I applied, I had only been at this 'job' one day, and honestly thought i would have quit before the week was over, it was that bad!
Am I in trouble now? If I go into the interview, what do I say if they ask me about 'current or most recent job'? Do I need to 'fess up and admit that I am in the process of orientation, but the job is not a 'good fit', hence the reason for wanting to work at the 'new' hospital?
If i do have to admit that I'm working somewhere else, how do i explain why I want to leave the job during orientation already?
AND, I am scared because from the threads I read, employers can 'find out' if you worked other places, and if you don't list them on your application, you can be fired/not hired because of omitting this info........ but it's too late to go back and 'list' this current job on my application..... How do i figure this mess out????
I hope I made sense with how I worded things here!
I appreciate any input, because my interview is next week! Have any of you been in a similar situation, and how did you handle it?