New Grad, Interview in Family Health Clinic!

  1. Hello, New grad RN here with an interview coming up next week at a family health clinic that focuses on low income clients. I am so excited about this opportunity and I am preparing in every manner I can think of to do my best on the interview. I would love any and all input about qualities that make a great RN in this role. Also, I'm pretty sure this clinic employs MA's as well, considering that, what may be my responsibilities as an RN? And last, this interview will incllude 2 MD's among other staff. What do MD's look for specifically in hiring an RN. I am sooo excited, any and all info will be greatly appreciated!

    This is my DREAM JOB, I hope it goes well!
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    Joined: Aug '10; Posts: 12; Likes: 3
    looking for 1st RN job; from US


  3. by   yhl1975
    Good luck!
  4. by   Psych4me
    Thank you!
  5. by   Isitpossible
    ...(im still a student) but good luck to terms of preparing, i would definitely show alot of enthusisam (as evident in your post), explain WHY you are interested in working with this particular population, how you think your communication skills and ability to build rapport with them would be beneficial...use experiences from your clinicals that can reflect your point..not sure what MD's are looking for though..sorry...but you can never go wrong with showing interest, enthusiam, desire to learn...GOOD LUCK!
  6. by   kmd199
    Hi There, Congrats on the job interview. I currently work in a Clinic very similiar to the one that you described. I started as a brand new nurse back in Jan 2010. I really enjoyed working with the population and it is very good experience. I was never really that interested in working on a floor even though I know I will have to at some point to gain that experience. In order to succeed in this role you should talk about how your culturally competent, understand of different populations, be familiar with meds (BP meds, Cholesterol Meds, Coumadin etc), be a very effective communicator, and also also have strong documention skills. My facility does use MA's. They bring the pt's into the room, do VS, obtain urines, assist with PAP's, clean rooms, schedule follow up appts. Nurses do all the MA tasks PLUS do prescription refills, desktop/answering calls, triaging patients on the phone/ walk in, meds (IM. Subc, nebs, PO meds), call pt regarding lab results and much more! My clinic is very busy and that best part about working in Family Medicine is that you will be more than likely working with children as well. It is very valuable to be able to work with pediatrics and adults. If you have any more questions let me know!
  7. by   Psych4me
    Thank you so much for your reply! I am preparing now for the interview. I'm glad you mentioned meds!... I've been preparing how to answer " whats your weakness" and " tell me about a time...." and I realize I really ought to pick up the ol pharm book that might have gathered a light layer off dust since its NCLEX study days are through! Really, thank you for all the wonderful info. I would be overjoyed to be able to work in this position and will continuing preparing. I'll let everyone know how it goes!
  8. by   Little Panda RN
    Psych4me, did you have the interview? If you did how did it go and did you get the job.
  9. by   Psych4me
    Update: I did get the job! I am the Charge Nurse of a family health clinic. I'm enjoying every minute and learning so much!
  10. by   Little Panda RN
    That is awesome, congrats!!!!
  11. by   indigo girl
    Good for you! Congratulations!
  12. by   nursesonchi
    Quote from Psych4me
    Update: I did get the job! I am the Charge Nurse of a family health clinic. I'm enjoying every minute and learning so much!
    Congrats on getting the job! It sounds like you're loving it! I'm considering working at a clinic as an RN and if you don't mind me asking...

    What kinds of questions did they ask you?
    What are some of your daily responsibilities?
    Do you know what the difference in pay is from working in a hospital?

    I would really appreciate your advice! Thanks!
  13. by   kyonguyen22
    Quote from Psych4me
    Update: I did get the job! I am the Charge Nurse of a family health clinic. I'm enjoying every minute and learning so much!
    Congrats to you
    Clinic nurse is the job that I am looking forward too! We should talk about this. I'd appreciate if I can have your email or facebook. My email is
    Thank you
  14. by   betra123
    Congratulations on getting the job!! I have an interview for an RN position at a multi-service health center in MA next week, and I have the same questions as nursesonchi as well! I'm nervous but I know I shouldn't be...