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Denied Hospital Privileges

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I moved to the state of Illinois to take a nurse midwife position. I moved at my own expense for the sole purpose of taking the midwife job offered. I worked a little over a week and the hospital told me my former employer gave me a negative review. They said I would not be successful at the credentialing committee and should resign. Yes, they allowed me to start work before credentialing me fully.

I gave them 8 positive references. I have never had a disciplinary action on my license or been to HR at any job for a disciplinary action.

I was not allowed to know which hospital gave me a bad reference or the detail of the reference.

Basically, I paid my money to relocate, purchased a home, and now I have no job to support my family.

I have spoken to a few attorneys and all agree it sounds strange but site that Illinois is a right to hire/right to fire state.

It seems like this is defamation of character from my former employer and denial of due process from this position that denied me privileges

What do I do?

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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I know from a recent experience with a colleague that one negative response can result in no credentialing. I would go back to your previous employers and ask what the comment was that was made.

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I did. I called HR and the said they give start/end date then eligible for rehire.

I contacted managers and the ones I could contact deny involvement.

I have another offer with a different hospital. How do I prevent this from happening again?

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There are companies that do reference checks that you might consider using, however, I wonder how effective they might be in order to elicit the information you need. The info on a website or two that I've looked at give the impression that they are probably too superficial. You might want to check some of these to see if you might want to try this route.

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That's a good idea. I could go with a hospital grade company to see what is being said.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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Right - thats a good idea.

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casias12 has 30 years experience and specializes in Cardiology nurse practitioner.

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Just thinking about this causes me to have chest pain. What an awful situation. I am sorry.

Since this is pretty important to you, and it sounds like you don't have many options. Find an employment lawyer and let them guide you. They may put pressure by asking the hospital lawyer to give them summaries of other providers who were denies privileges over the past, say, 10 yrs? They can't show any kind of bias.

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Wow, this is tough, and make some nervous myself. I was fired from an RN position and make some wonder if I'll ever get hospital privileges knowing he would say for a fact I'm. Ineligible for rehire. Is it possible to leave this employer off my resume all together? I know credentialing is a hit different, but how do physicians get a way with this, you can't tell me there are ppl out there that don't have bad reviews from an employer and never got credentialing again???

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I did. I called HR and the said they give start/end date then eligible for rehire.

I contacted managers and the ones I could contact deny involvement.

I have another offer with a different hospital. How do I prevent this from happening again?

I'm glad you are getting (got) another job.

Prevention - fear might cause you to mess up. Try to get some counseling to help you put this behind you so you can start with a clean slate.

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