Trauma Med/Surg Unit Interview

  1. 0 Hi,

    I'm a RN that has been out of the hospital setting for the past 3 years. I did hold a position on a med/surg floor prior to leaving the hospital and working in a clinic until now. I recently was offered an interview on a trauma/ER med/surg unit. I was wondering if anyone had any experiences they can share about their interview for a unit like this. What should I do to prepare?

    Any help would be much appreciated!
    Thanks,
    Erin
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  3. Visit  Ariel1781 profile page

    About Ariel1781

    Ariel1781 has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Trauma'. From 'Portland, OR, US'; Joined May '12; Posts: 3.

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  4. Visit  PediLove2147 profile page
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    I work on a surgical unit but we are also the designated trauma floor at a level I hospital. I don't really have any advice on the interview (we didn't get trauma pts when I interviewed) but I wanted to say good luck! I would think you would get traditional questions though, it's still in the end a med-surg floor.

    We usually get falls, MVAs, motorcycle accidents, and shootings/stabbings. They are an interesting group. Most of our traumas (except for the falls, they're usually elderly) are young without any PMH so them being in the hospital is a huge deal. They can go either way on being grateful/whiny. It's a fun population though and I actually love working on the floor I do because of them.
    JB2007 likes this.
  5. Visit  Ariel1781 profile page
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    Thank you so much for your input. I got the job offer this week! It's working at a really great hospital and the hours are day shift. I couldn't be happier!
  6. Visit  okranurse profile page
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    That's great that you got the offer. Since you are fresh from the interviewing process, can you share a little bit about how it went? Or tips on how best to prepare?
  7. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Quote from Ariel1781
    Thank you so much for your input. I got the job offer this week! It's working at a really great hospital and the hours are day shift. I couldn't be happier!
    Congrats!!!!!!!!


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