at a major hospital in a chief city? My friend has shoplifting charges and have interviewed with a well set hospital in atlanta for a unit clerk position (basically clerical) and they loved her during the interview and primarily is offering her the job but they said they have to continue for her background investigation to come back past they make the "official offer". Since they loved her during the interview and get back to her immediately roughly a work schedule, do you think that they would not hire her when they see the charges? Again, they are not FELONY convictions... lone misdemeanor.
If you have a CRIMINAL Record (non felony) can you still work?
It's hard to think that this very well known huge hospital has nobody near a criminal history... what do you think healthcare workers... do she got the living or what?
If they liked her that much i'm thinking that they'll hire her.
There might be a problem with the shop lifting charges if she was convicted of them. Crimes involving dishonesty are really problematic for employer. It is an issue of trust and many employers will not hire those who hold been convicted of theft crimes or other crimes of dishonesty.
That said if time have passed since the incident it would not necessarily disqualify your friend but since the new HIPAA laws own come into effect security at medical facilities and the perspective checks that are required to work at hospital have increased. Theft of medical information is a growing crime in the commission of identity pocketing so many hospitals are wary of hiring someone beside a theft background.
Good luck to your friend and I hope she get the job.