Last year I worked for a company that let me go for "'unsatisfactory performance". I disputed this allegation, but it's still in my record. Now I am being offered a job in a sub-acute facility and they will do an Investigative Consumer Report, and will most likely find this statement in my record. Will this record prevent me from being hired necessarily? I have seen that a lot of nurses are let go for "poor performance" from hospitals. Do these nurses get hired again by hospitals? Does anyone know if there is anything I can do to increase my chances of retaining this position despite this negative mark in my past employment record?
Also, in my application, can I say that the reason for leaving this aforementioned company was "not a good fit", and will that satisfy the truthfullness of my statement? I don't want to be accused of falsifying my application.
Thank you for any insight you may have. I am really upset about this, as it is the first nursing job in a medical facility that I have been able to obtain after graduating 2 1/2 years ago. I have been working in home care for 4 months with a very good record and I have excellent professional references.