I'm sure there are topics on this, but I'm just too tired to go searching, so I'm sorry.
I recently relocated, and started a new job. I've had a week of corporate orientation, then had 3 days at the facility. I was given 8 hours orientation of my first 12 hour shift, then on my own the last 4 hours. (There's only 1 nurse on a shift). I spent the first part of my morning hearing how much the nurse hated her job, she only had a few days left, and she had quit without a job lined up because it was so bad there. She's a newer nurse and only been there less than a year. The majority of the nurses have quit within the last month. I'm pretty experienced (8 years including travel), so figured I could make it work.
Unfortunately, it's just not going to work out. There are a few reasons, but a big one is I was mid led regarding scheduling and what is essentially mandatory overtime. It's 12 hour shifts, and you are required to work 4 days a couple times in the month. That plus the grouping of the set schedule puts me out of the house for 14 hours a day- 5 times in a 7 day period. I have young children at home, I just can't do it. There are safety issues I am also concerned about, and do not really feel comfortable. Things such as the LPN telling me to just cut up an ER pill and give it (oh we do it all the time, charting meds on time when they are knowingly and intentionally given hours late, etc).
I need to start putting in apps again. I plan on working until I find a new job, as I can't afford to be out of work. How do I handle this? I figured I wouldn't put it on my application. But what about when I interview? Due to the schedule, and I will need to give 2 weeks notice, it's going to be obvious I'm working when I do get an interview. What do I say? I've never been in this situation before.