I am anticipating receiving an offer for a new job tomorrow. I would like to remain PRN at my current job.
I wasn't sure how to handle this with my old job. Do I give a letter of resignation? Or do I just talk with my manager, work out the schedule for the next 2 weeks and go PRN after that? I'm just not sure the appropriate way to handle this situation!
Thanks in advance!
Feb 20, '13
I thought that if you wanted to change full time/part time/as needed, you had to apply to a position with that status--meaning, go to the job website at the hospital, apply for a job with as needed status, then you should be good if you get the job. I didn't think you could just say "I want to go to as needed status because the position you fill is full time (if that's what you are)" because there's also human resources involved in that.
I wouldn't resign as that means you are quitting and some facilities won't hire you back if you quit.
Feb 21, '13
OP, I did what you desire to do. First I went to my managers and informed them that I was resigning from my full-time position, but I wanted to move into a PRN position. By doing this, my managers contacted HR and informed them that I would be moving to a PRN position. At which time, HR opened up a PRN position (for me, though others applied) and I was able to move into it without much hassle. In fact, the HR recruiter pulled up my old application and resume and submitted it to the new position. My Managers signed off on whatever paperwork that was needed and I never had a break in service to the company! Therefore, talk to your hiring managers and give them a letter of resignation for only the full-time position, where your intent is to move into a PRN/Per Diem position.
Of course your managers do not have to agree and may accept your letter as a letter of resignation from your current position. In which case, make sure you have a job lined up if needed. For instance I had a full-time job lined up, where I already passed background checks, drug tests, references were verified, and I was enrolled in the new company's orientation 2 weeks to the day of the date given in my resignation letter. Good luck.
Feb 21, '13
Congratulations on landing another job.
Each organization handles staffing differently, but most of the time, there are a limited number of PRN positions available. Keep in mind that - from an HR perspective - there the amount of "personnel work" is the same for any employee no matter whether they are FT, PT or PRN. So every additional warm body will add to the HR workload. Therefore, they can't just add PRN positions at the manager's whim.
The best approach is one that is most respectful to your current manager. After all, s/he was the one who appreciated you enough to give you this job in the first place, right? Step one should be a private conversation - face to face if possible or by phone - as soon as you have been offered the new job. Let you manager know the time frame & 'last day'. Make an offer to remain on PRN status. Follow up with a formal letter of resignation.. keep a copy for yourself. Your manager will need this in order to complete all of the HR termination paperwork. As you work our your 'notice', make sure you take care of any loose ends that your manager has requested. If you're going to be offered a PRN position, your manager will let you know. Most important - leave a good impression behind. You never know what the future will hold and you may be asking for a job with this employer, even this manager, at some time in the future.
Feb 22, '13
I just went through this. There was not a part-time or even temp position for an RN. I spoke with my DON, she knew I had applied for this job and when I got it, was told to formally write a letter of resignation stating where I was going and why (I also had an exit interview). I was supposed to give 30 days, but was told 2 weeks was sufficient by a different administrator. PLEASE check your policies!
Now I have to "make up" some shifts to be in "good standing" (meaning-eligible for rehire status) and get my PTO benefits. They are being gracious and finding a way for me to end in good status.
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