Quote from Up2nogood RN
I did use my current employer and that it was ok to contact.... It can help you get a job when they are scarce. But I also talked to my current NM to let her know what's going on, that I'm not leaving and that this is my primary job. It is tough to find a second job that will work around your primary job schedule. I give my second employer the days I'm available and since agency is used a lot I get the shifts I want.
That's ok too if you choose to go that route, but don't feel required to use your current employer for a reference if you don't want to. Besides, if you have just started with them, they can't really say how good of an employee you are yet, in my opinion.