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Disclosure of a 2nd job to Employer


Specializes in L&D, ICU, Family Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

I've been working at a family practice for over 1 year now as a new grad NP. I am there full time and work 5 days a week. Recently, I started moonlighting in a different area (about 30 minutes away from my practice) on a Saturday only per-diem basis. The demographic is an underserved/vulnerable population and I am learning a lot with this patient population. My full time job is in an upper middle class area where everyone has commercial insurance and easy access to healthcare.

I am trying to figure out a way to tell my office manager about my 2nd job that I picked up for extra income. There is nothing in my contract addressing that I cannot work for two practices at the same time, just that I may not practice within a 5 mile radius for 1 year if I decide to leave. I don't have any intention of leaving my current full time position, but I just want to make sure I deal with this the best way possible. Does anyone have any insight or advice? Thanks

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

Why are you telling them Ii it is not required by your contract. It sounds like it is unlikely that your full time population will see you at your PRN gig, so I would leave things as they are.

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner.

Why didn't you tell them up front? All my jobs know I work for other places.


Specializes in L&D, ICU, Family Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

Just trying to get a feel for what the etiquette is or if anyone has had a negative experience either way. This is the first time I've had 2 jobs, so it's just never come up. I'm probably going to just tell them. Better to hear it from me than someone else. Thanks for your guys' input.

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traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

If you are in a state with independent practice, no problem with this issue. However, if you are in a state where you require a collaborative agreement, and are prescribing controlled substances, you will need a second DEA number that is for the second job.

Best wishes.

zmansc, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency.

I would think I would tell the first job about the second. If they asked why I would express those two reasons, $$ and increased exposure/education. If they don't like it they could offer you more money and additional time for conferences in exchange for your quitting. Everything is negotiable.