CNA Interview!

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    Hi all. I just received word that a local hospital wants to interview me next week for the CNA position on an onc floor at Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey, IL.

    She told me to come in to fill out an application (there was only a "profile" available on the site which is very general info) and to bring my CPR card, & I would also have to complete a short 10-15 minute test. She also said that she would set me up with the manager from that floor and that I would have an interview with the nurse recruiter. Is this standard practice for those coming in for an interview, or do you think I have some great chance of receiving the position? I know you all don't work there, but from your experiences, what do you think? When she told be to bring all that stuff it sounded like I was going to get the job (even though I haven't had the interview yet, lol), but I don't wanna get my hopes all up. I really wanted this position on the onc floor! I wanna be an onc nurse someday. Thank you all for the responses in advance. Have a blessed day, because I know I am
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    That's standard proceedure for CNA interviews at my hospital.

    We have applicants fill out an online app, then when they come in they fill out a longer app and authorization for background checks. Then they take the nurse aide written test (a short test similar to what we had to take to get certified in our state). Then a meeting with the unit manager, one with HR, and a peer interview with a CNA who works on that unit (mostly so they can get a feel for your personality and so you can ask more specific questions about what a shift is REALLY like).

    Good luck with your interview!
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    It certainly sounds all positive for you. Good luck.
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    Good Luck!!!
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    Hi Sj73201!!I was really curious about how you landed your job interview at the Hospital.I would love to work in a hospital and if you have any tips on how you landed the interview that would be great!!Thank you so much!!
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    It sounds similar to the hiring process at the hospital I used to work at. From what I understood there, if they called someone for an interview, they had intentions of hiring the person IF everything checked out - as long as the interview wasn't a disaster, references were okay, background check and drug screen were okay.

    Good luck!
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    bringing all the stuff does not mean you are going to get the job, however it does mean they are seriously considering you. and meeting with a nurse recruiter is standard. they should also have you interview with the manager on the floor you have applied for. i'm a cna at a hospital, and that's how my interview went. i also interviewed at a diff. hospital before my current one and they had the same procedure. as for the test, it should be basic math.
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    thank you all sooo much. The interview is not til Wed!! Ugh I'm sooo excited!! To answer your question, our prof sent us an email telling us about the openings for the hospital. I wasn't going to even apply @ first bc it's a part time position & thought it would be too much bc I am in nursing school...needless to say, after clinical one day I decided that I was going to go ahead & do it (i was waiting on nurse externships, but I haven't gotten those). Before I applied, I had been in touch with the nurse recruiter (email & phone). I applied on a thurs (if it is online, UPDATE YOUR PROFILE EVERDAY) I did receive a call back on a wed!! BUT, I missed the call & they didn't even leave a message! I waited two days to see if they would call me, but they didn't..i called this monday and she said "im glad you called back, we want to interview you"...yup that's how it happened. I also emailed the recruiter again letting her know I applied.
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    I got the job, the manager told me that she wanted to extend an offer and HR will be calling next week to set up the drug screen and physical and class orientation!! I was so happy considering the fact that HR said this position had been open for months bc they just haven't found the right candidate! I really want this job to be able to learn to take care of more than 1 pt and onc patients in general...SO EXCITED for HR to call me next week. ahahaha maybe I should calm down a lil Thanks for all your words of "good luck", it worked out in the end
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    I got the job, the manager told me that she wanted to extend an offer and HR will be calling next week to set up the drug screen and physical and class orientation!! I was so happy considering the fact that HR said this position had been open for months bc they just haven't found the right candidate! I really want this job to be able to learn to take care of more than 1 pt and onc patients in general...SO EXCITED for HR to call me next week. ahahaha maybe I should calm down a lil Thanks for all your words of "good luck", it worked out in the end


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