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by NURS94 NURS94 (New) New

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So I recently I work at my current hospital job for less then a month as a PCT.  I was not able to complete my orientation due to personal reasons that cause me to miss days. My manger told me I was not eligible for rehire. I’m still in nursing school and  I feel like I ruined my career before it even started. The only thing I can think about is, will this hinder me for getting a job. Should I leave this off my application, should I put it on my application and hope for the best. I would like to work at this particular hospital and I’m scared that if they see I’m not eligible for rehire at my previous employment I will not get the job. So, is having not eligible for rehire a bad thing ? Can people still get hire at another jobs having not eligible for rehire at previous jobs?

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SilverBells is a BSN and specializes in Rehab/Nurse Manager.

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Hmm, I'm not entirely familiar with how that works.  However, my thought is that if they specifically told you that you are not eligible for rehire, that you would not be offered a position at that employer.  I feel that, at least for a period of time, it probably would not do much good to reapply at that employer.  That doesn't mean your career is ruined, though.  There are plenty nursing jobs and employers to choose from.  Having this history could possibly make it difficult to get some of your preferred jobs, but I can't imagine that it would make it impossible to ever get a nursing job, especially if this is a first-time thing for you.   Things/life happen, you just need to prove that you can be a reliable employee, and it will likely be at a different employer than the one you would like to work for.  Don't fret too much, though...sometimes not being hired by "preferred" employers turns out to be a good thing.  I am hoping that others who are more familiar with this terminology can chime in and offer their advice.  Meanwhile, I wish you good luck 🙂 

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“not eligible for rehire” means you will not be rehired, in any position. Sometimes, it means just that hospital; other times, it means any affiliated entity.  Sometimes, it is forever; other times, it’s for a period of time (years). No way of knowing without asking. 

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Pixie.RN has 12 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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You can ask HR to clarify the parameters, if it applies to that hospital or an entire health system, etc. But I would not count on working at that hospital in any capacity. 

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I’m not eligible for rehire at the hospital or any other affiliated hospitals. I think it’s permanent. 

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7 hours ago, NURS94 said:

I’m not eligible for rehire at the hospital or any other affiliated hospitals. I think it’s permanent. 

Its may or may not be permanent but maybe once you are a nurse they will reconsider you for employment you never know. I’ve seen people get fired from hospitals and go to another one within the same organization. 

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There are a whole host of things a person can do to ruin a nursing career.  Failure to complete orientation as a PCT is not one of them.

As far as that particular hospital or system- nobody here knows the answer, but HR does.

Good luck. 

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sal97 is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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I was in the same position as a student nurse. Got a job at a PCT in a hospital just to gain experience, but couldn’t make the orientation dates they needed me to (originally told me it was one day but the week before I was told it’s 2 days), they ended up letting me go. Fast-forward to today, I graduated in May and recently accepted a nursing position at a children’s hospital for their NICU. I never thought I would get a job because i had no experience, let alone something in intensive care. Sometimes you have to look at situations like this as a sign that it wasn’t meant to be. This absolutely will not ruin your career.

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On 12/7/2019 at 6:17 PM, NURS94 said:

...Should I leave this off my application, should I put it on my application and hope for the best. ...

In my experience, every job that I have applied for asked me to list all employment during a specified time period.  While it might be tempting to leave it off an application, if you do and are found out, this would likely be grounds for immediate termination. 

 

On 12/7/2019 at 6:17 PM, NURS94 said:

...Can people still get hire at another jobs having not eligible for rehire at previous jobs?

Yes, it's possible.  However, you need to be prepared to explain the circumstances surrounding your separation, especially if you were terminated, what you have learned from this, and most importantly what you would do different if you could.

Best wishes.

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CritterLover is a BSN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU, Infusion, peds, informatics.

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So you'll be able to leave this job off your resume but not off your application. They do not need to match.

Applications generally have to include all jobs during a certain time period and you usually have to attest that it is "truthful and complete" or something like that. Leaving it off could get you fired if the omission was later discovered.

Your resume is a marketing document and you should only include jobs that strengthen your candidacy for whatever job you are applying for. Do not include this one.

On your application, you will likely need to put a "reason for leaving" for this job. If it were me, I'd put something like "incompatible schedule" or whatever short non-lie you can come up with.  If it comes up in your interview (and it likely will), again don't lie as there is an excellent chance they will find out if you do. Tell the truth, briefly explain the circumstances. Explain why those personal reasons won't be an issue again. Don't be defensive. Keep it short and to the point. Maybe mention what you would do differently if faced with the same issues again. Definitely rehearse your answer ahead of time if you have a tendency to ramble when stressed.

How hard it will be to get a job will depend on the market in your area -- how many facilities are there that aren't a part of this system? How hard is it for a new grad to get a job in general?

It would probably be a good idea to try to cultivate a good relationship with at least one clinical instructor who could act as a reference for you.

Lots of luck to you.

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Thank you all for your comments. I was really felling down but you guys gave me hope. I will move on in a positive light and just hope for the best. Thanks 

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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Here is what I can tell you from a long work history:

Your manager probably doesn't know the status HR put you in.

When I was in management and we let an employee go, I filled out a final review and put in my recommendation to be eligible for rehire vs not...but I can tell you for a fact HR doesn't always agree with it.  

Call HR so you can get it from the horse's mouth.  I can understand a place letting you go for excessive absences, but if they were valid that is a step too far.  

I'm not saying you didn't miss during orientation for a valid reason, but you need to take a good hard look at why you missed and be honest with yourself if they were necessary.  Unless you had an illness that left you practically bedbound, had a miscarriage, suffered the death of a parent or child, had a child that was ill and the other parent couldn't take care of them, something along the lines of THAT serious...I'm not even kidding, during orientation you have to make some serious sacrifices in order to keep the job.  

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