I recently graduated with my BSN from Univeristy of South Carolina and then passed my state boards with 78 questions. I live in a small town and applied for positions at both of our nursing homes and our only local hospital. I had done several clinical rotations on one unit in particular and thoroughly enjoyed the unit and the coworkers, and so applied for a position on that unit. I interviewed and was hired. Then, I get a call from human resources asking about my background check and because I have a charge of "Dogs running at large" (actually my ex husband called animal control on me right after we split up but while I was still in school, so it really was not legit, but anyhow...) and I checked I had never been convicted of a crime they had to revoke the position per human resources. Now I am extremely embarrassed and have lost my only chance of working at that hospital at least for the next 6 months. I feel I need to email the unit supervisor and say something but Im not sure what to say while still sounding professional. Does anyone know what the correct thing to do is? And yes now I realize I should have checked I had been convicted of a crime but honestly forgot not only about the charge (It was over 3 years ago) but also didnt really think it was a crime per say. I was thinking it was more along the lines of a speeding ticket for some reason. I am a single mother and worked very hard to make it through school and pass the NCLEX and now I feel stuck. My main concern is if I should or should not contact the unit supervisor and if so how and what do I say while still sounding professional?
Feb 16, '14
WOW. that is an amazing story. Surely you can find a local attorney and ask if "dogs running at large" is a crime? It sounds more like a measly HOA violation. Definitely! definitely! definitely! follow-up with HR first, then the Unit Supervisor, by phone and in writing explaining the misunderstanding so there is no [FONT=verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif]possibility of a black mark appearing on your file at that facility. Do all the homework llg suggests, and be persistent with deserving the job... you earned it! After all, you were hired to be a NURSE, not run Neighborhood Watch Patrol... lol
Last edit by SlightlyHumerus on Feb 16, '14
: Reason: grammar