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Hi, I'm Stacy. Can you please clarify what your question is?
Thank you for clarifying. It is possible they are concerned simply by the fact that you have one DUI on your record. Nursing, among many other professions, often have a no tolerance/low tolerance policy on these types of convictions. You don't have any idea what the "hard time" meant? I would think if they were THAT concerned, they're just prohibit you from doing your rotation at their facility. That being said, typically, there's no way they would know about the pending case unless someone else disclosed it to them. That would not show up on a background check yet. But, a simple google search could reveal an arrest/mug shot. Is that possible?
I think the only way to find out is to ask your instructor to clarify, as you need to know if this is going to affect your work and learning environment. You're saying you used to work for the facility where you're doing your rotation? You refer to "that company" but I'm not sure what that is. If so, it sounds as if they're saying you're name is ***** ***** in their computer/HR records.
As I mentioned earlier, there's no real way for them to know about the pending DUI unless someone who knows about your situation has shared that information with the hospital/facility. Or, if you were arrested, a record of that could be available on the internet. Arrests are often reported in the local newspapers, our local department will sometimes make postings on social media of the latest arrests. We also have a website that posts every person who was incarcerated for the previous day, so a quick google search could lead to that type of information being known, even while the case is still pending and no conviction recorded on your criminal background check.
So yes, it is possible that they have found out about the new DUI case even though it is pending. It is also possible that your instructor meant they were giving her a hard time about you in regard to getting you set up properly in their computer system to be able to properly do your clinical work since you are already registered in their system from your previous employment with them.
The website I'm referring to is a public site. Arrests are public record and someone has taken the time to compile daily arrests and publish them to one website. I don't know if your area has something similar. I'm only offering that as a possibility. It may not exist in your area. This is the type of site I am referring to, as it exists in my state. Have you googled your name to see if anything comes up? That would be my next step, if not.
I hope this has helped you. I wish I could give you a definitive answer, but the only way to know is to ask someone at the hospital. Please kindly provide a rating as this is the only way I can get credited for my assistance.
Maybe your arrest/conviction record never made it to newspapers or online databases. I have no way of knowing they they would want the last four digits of your SSN. Many times this is used to distinguish you from other people who have the same name. It's another unique identifier. Sometimes this is used to give you a temporary password ***** to set up a security recovery question. Again, I'm simply guessing. The only way you would know is to ask the HR department. I would try to discreetly find out how a second conviction is going to affect your ability to remain in the rotation or even if you will still be eligible for your nursing license. I've known people who went 3 years to law school and then after passing the bar exam, were denied a law license due to something in their past (like criminal convictions).
Typically, you would need to sign a consent to allow them to conduct a criminal background check. Did you sign a release of information? If not, I doubt they have done this yet. Unless you provided this directly to your school and signed something allowing them to share it as part of your rotation.
It's possible that your paperwork included some fine print allowing them to release records to third parties if you are going to be doing clinical rotations at different locations.
I hope you've found my information helpful. Unfortunately, I cannot tell you exactly what they're using that information for as that is something only they would know. I can only say it's possible that they know about your pending case and very possible they are aware of your prior conviction. Please kindly rate me for assisting you this evening. It's the only way I can get credit for helping you as we are not employees of Just Answer and work independently. Thank you and I wish you luck in figuring out the issue.