Any Mass jobs that are Probation Friendly

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by RNlost RNlost (New) New

I am in the Central MA area, and have BON ordered probation on my RN license. I have no stipulations just probation where I need to work 20hrs/wk min and have a supervisor sign forms every 90 days. My issues stemmed from a theft charge (that was dismissed) due to a gambling addiction I had. I have been in GA for over a year, I have a sponsor and am doing well. I am hoping to find someone who may give me a chance

mississippiRN71

mississippiRN71

432 Posts

Dialysis is probation friendly. My case with the board hasn't come up yet, but I've gotten a lot of advice from nurses who work in dialysis . I started working due Fresenius in August and I really like it. Good luck!

RNlost

RNlost

3 Posts

Dialysis is probation friendly. My case with the board hasn't come up yet, but I've gotten a lot of advice from nurses who work in dialysis . I started working due Fresenius in August and I really like it. Good luck!

Does Fresenius know about your pending case? I feel in limbo about applying places. I am working now, more case management but they don't know another the BON issue. I'm scared when it happens I won't be able to keep my job. But I also don't want to apply places get an interview and get refused because of board.

mississippiRN71

mississippiRN71

432 Posts

Yes, I told my boss about my case. Shw was very understanding. Fresenius is known for hiring nurses in recovery

crazin01

crazin01

Specializes in tele, ICU, CVICU. Has 12 years experience. 280 Posts

I know not all states have an alternative to discipline program but the majority do. At least in PA (where I am) you can sign a contract with the nurse assistance program and if you complete it successfully, there will be no permanent marks on your license. So the board knows about your situation and basically states we'll be watching you. Don't screw up or it's more discipline. However if you don't complete the contract the BON would step in and pursue further restrictions, discipline, possibly even suspending or revoking your license, at the extreme end of the spectrum.

I'm not sure if this is the same in other states, but if working as a nurse, you are to cease practicing rather quickly. (PA is 2 weeks) But that is for individuals being monitored for substance abuse issues. i'm not sure how they'd react with your case, specifically.

Are you on good terms with your boss? If so and you really trust him/her, discuss the situation. Have a brief conversation to get a gyst of how they might react. I know plenty of toxic units and I would never ask for input from certain staff, with all the drama, lies and backstabbing.

The fact that you also don't have stipulations on your license is awesome and opens the door to many positions, when comparing with typical restrictions. Are you simply concerned about being terminated, or is there something else going on with employer?

I've learned the hard way, of disclosing too much information too quickly & always preferred to discuss contract in an interview. It's just my personal preference. It seems more genuine to disclose in person, IMO. This is the time to discuss your stipulations with tentative new employer, to show them hiring you will not prove difficult at all. I would always take a copy of restrictions, as well as an employer evaluation, so they see exactly what it would entail.

RNlost

RNlost

3 Posts

I know not all states have an alternative to discipline program but the majority do. At least in PA (where I am) you can sign a contract with the nurse assistance program and if you complete it successfully, there will be no permanent marks on your license. So the board knows about your situation and basically states we'll be watching you. Don't screw up or it's more discipline. However if you don't complete the contract the BON would step in and pursue further restrictions, discipline, possibly even suspending or revoking your license, at the extreme end of the spectrum.

I'm not sure if this is the same in other states, but if working as a nurse, you are to cease practicing rather quickly. (PA is 2 weeks) But that is for individuals being monitored for substance abuse issues. i'm not sure how they'd react with your case, specifically.

Are you on good terms with your boss? If so and you really trust him/her, discuss the situation. Have a brief conversation to get a gyst of how they might react. I know plenty of toxic units and I would never ask for input from certain staff, with all the drama, lies and backstabbing.

The fact that you also don't have stipulations on your license is awesome and opens the door to many positions, when comparing with typical restrictions. Are you simply concerned about being terminated, or is there something else going on with employer?

I've learned the hard way, of disclosing too much information too quickly & always preferred to discuss contract in an interview. It's just my personal preference. It seems more genuine to disclose in person, IMO. This is the time to discuss your stipulations with tentative new employer, to show them hiring you will not prove difficult at all. I would always take a copy of restrictions, as well as an employer evaluation, so they see exactly what it would entail.

Thank you for your response! I do have a good relationship with my boss, but we work in a community health center and gossip here is RAMPANT!! I am more concerned that when I get the final agreement from the BON that my boss would not be willing to sign the supervisors report every 3mos. I feel like they will be mad I did not tell them about pending investigation, but when I spoke to my attorney she did advise me I was not obligated to. As of right now my license is free & clear until the agreement is signed. I am just lost. I don't know what to do. I worked hard to get where I am, but due to a situation developed an addiction as means to cope, and since have got myself into counseling and GA. My only hope is that someone will understand and realize that Gambling is also an addiction.