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PCNA-Considering returning to the field, question about work history

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perseverence2020 has 6 years experience .

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Hi all,

First, thank you so much for everything you do. This virus is scary and has escalated quickly.

I currently work at a non-profit (working from home), but may be laid off soon. I worked as an STNA for three years in a nursing home and have had multiple healthcare jobs since.

My question is about the way I quit one of the neighbor hospitals in my city 2 1/2 years ago. I was working on a psychiatric unit, PRN as a tech (not as an STNA). It was a very toxic environment and I was planning to put in my two weeks soon anyways. I had another full time job and the schedules were released at different times. One evening I realized I had texts and voicemails saying I had failed to come into work. It was a genuine mistake and I communicated that I did not realize I was scheduled. I also said that due to family situations and stress, I did need to leave soon. I e-mailed the stand-in supervisor, but did not hear back from her. We had badges that scanned us into the unit; employees did not always turn in their badges (from what I remember) because they were electronically disengaged.

Now I am strongly considering applying to one of the other main hospitals in my city, as a PCNA, not on a psychiatric unit, for the sake of this crisis. I acknowledge that way I quit was not ideal and I was being non-confrontational at the time. But this is not indicative of my character. If I apply for PCNA positions now, is it possible that will reflect poorly on me?

I plan on communicating my actual STNA experience as well as my current experience with the non-profit. Should I simply not mention this work history on my resume?

Thanks for any feedback.

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I would not worry too much about the negative aspects of any previous departures at this time. Either they will hire you or they won’t. During an interview, should something come up, give your explanation and turn it to your positive attributes. Good luck.

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