Quote from RollerNurse
Ok I have been on a case for over a year now and have been doing three 12s for the last 6am months or so full time on it. I am moving to another company and taking a new case close to home (this current come is a very far drive for me and mom knows it) my new kiddo is hopefully bring admired to the new company this week so I haven't put my notice in yet because I haven't even met the new kid. My question is whats the rule for notice with pdn? Technically its agency right? I'd like to be able to give mom two weeks notice but oi don't want to mis out on first choice days with this new kid either, and I don't think its a good idea to put in. my notice before she is admitted or before I meet her...... What to do. Is one week notice unprofessional in agency work like this?
don't give mom
You give your employer (the agency) notice and they notify mom.
I'd do the meet and greet with the child and family before doing anything.
If you decide to go with the new agency they will start the scheduling that may have little to nothing to do with your first choice of schedule and everything to do with getting the child staffed. IME setting up new cases the agency will choose an 'anchor' nurse and everyone else will be scheduled around them.
If the child is in the hospital they (typically) won't go home until all the staffing is set which can take weeks or even months so having to give 2 weeks notice shouldn't be an issues. Due to the nature of the business (PDN Peds) NOT giving your old agency at least 2 weeks notice is something the new agency will want you to do and failing to do so will reflect poorly.
To be honest, when I was doing CC for a Peds PDN agency, any offer of employment to a nurse coming from another PDN agency was conditional on the nurse giving 2 weeks notice with their old agency.