Quote from bluechile
i've read that phrase before (here on the forum), but what exactly does it mean? does it mean that the hospital that is giving you the reference wouldn't hire you again? if so, what basis are they using to make that statement?
thanks in advance,
(a new nurse who just gave 2 weeks' notice after only 5 months on the job).
not eligible for rehire, means- you are not going to be hired by that hospital again. this can be a big problem if the hospital is one part of a system of healthcare in your area.
the basis they make that statement on is from something you did that made you not eligible- usually not giving appropriate notice would be the big one, or if you were for any reason fired (intoxicated on job, very late too many times, etc.) each place has its own standards. at one hospital one could become not eligible for rehire if they didn't turn in scrubs
at the end of employment...(with the shortage, i've always wondered if that stuck or was just a rumor)...
as far as hospitals- they are probably not getting bad references in the way you are thinking, but they are seeing that you quit early on. my advice is to call and discuss with a nurse recruiter that you are looking for the structured 12 week orientation (do they do that for med/surg?) and see what they can offer. recruiters understand that sometimes as a new grad, your first job might be a rotten fit, but make the recruiter your friend, that way they will sell you to the floors, so when you get there it is a bit easier to interview.
also call- its possible you did get the jobs, and no one has had time to call you yet....