Hey Brett, my interview consisted of a written portion, which included drug brand names to be paired with generic names, drug reconstitution (gawd I hate math
), and general "what if" questions. If you received 80% or higher on that test then you went on to an oral interview. The oral portion is always more than one person, you are asked basic questions such as history, qualifications, why you think you'd be successful in such a position, and as soon as you feel comfortable they zing you!
I had questions regarding ventillators, suctioning, trach care, central line cut downs, drugs/dossages used during a crash, and la piece de resistance was blood gas levels. I had gotten real lazy on that, respiratory therapy always I repeat always dealt with that chit, well all my schooling had to come back real fast. Was it metabolic or respiratory acidosis, what would you prescribe, etc, etc.
I would say each interview is an experience, as I have been on both sides of the spectrum. You never know what is going to be thrown out at you. Take each one as a learning experience. Don't worry about messing up, take notes during if you need to. When doing my blood gas level questions, I was feveriously writing down values and symptoms.
Oh yeah, I also wrote my interview in English, oral in French. The hospital where I work is Francophone. Not bad for an Italian girl huh??