- 5 years ago
So to make a long story short, I worked at one health system (health system A) for 7 years. I then decided to take a job at a different health system, we’ll call it health system B. I was on orientation for 5 days (computer classes and HR stuff, not actually in the ‘nurse’ role) when I came to the realization that this job was NOT going to be a good fit. I know it usually takes more than 5 days to tell, but I learned about some inherent practices at that place that I just was NOT comfortable with. I resigned. I did get a pay check for the 5 days of orientation. I then decided to apply back to health system A. I did NOT list the 5 day stint in my resume, obviously. In the job application part, it asked “have you have any experience in a different health system that you did not list in your resume, and if so please list start and end dates.” I checked “no” and did not list the 5 day stint. I wasn’t purposefully trying to withhold anything, but I literally thought “I oriented for 5 days, I didn’t eve gain any “nursing” experience there.” I got called in for an interview and then just got an initial job offer today, contingent upon a background check. I have NO blemishes on my record whatsoever. But I am the anxious type, so I started thinking hat maybe I should have listed the 5 day stint, because what if it comes back in a background check? I would have no problem explaining that health system B just was not a good fit, but I don’t want to call HR and say “oh by the way…” and draw attention to this now if I don’t need to.
So, here is my question. Should I A) Call HR and say “oh by the way…” and mention the 5 day stint or B)wait and see if it comes up in a background check and I am questioned about it and bring it up then? I just really want to handle this the right way but I don’t want to look like a nut for calling and bringing up a 5 day orientation stint at another hospital….
Thanks so much for any advice!!