Do you give notice when quitting an on-call position??

  1. I've decided, after much thought, to quit my second job at the hospital as an on-call RN.

    Do I need to give notice? What is the right way to quit? Is it okay to call my boss, whom I never see, and then send in a letter of resignation??
    Any input would be much appreciated!
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Since you are on call and the one they depend on when help is needed at the last minute, you should still give notice so that they have time to try and find another on-call person. They may offer to make it effective immediately, but let them offer that.

    And calling her to let her know a letter is on its way would be courteous so she doesn't get blind-sided.
  4. by   santhony44
    Quote from TazziRN
    Since you are on call and the one they depend on when help is needed at the last minute, you should still give notice so that they have time to try and find another on-call person. They may offer to make it effective immediately, but let them offer that.

    And calling her to let her know a letter is on its way would be courteous so she doesn't get blind-sided.
    I agree. Never burn a bridge. You never know when that manager will be in a hiring position somewhere else at some future time!!
  5. by   GingerSue
    I agree, give written notice (and verbal if possible) so they know that you are intending to no longer continue in the positon (whatever the category)
    and so that they can find replacement
  6. by   PsychRN-Kris
    Thanks for the advice. I hate quitting anything. I guess it just boils down to me working up the courage to call and get it over with. I've been putting it off for months, everytime I think about calling to do it I get sick. I've only been able to take call like twice a month anyhow, due to my other job, so I'm hoping it will be more of a help than a hinderance.

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