Florida Hospital interview....

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    Can anyone help me with what to expect with the interview at the Florida Hospital, I'm a nervous reck !!!!!! Someone please help me
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    I don't know if your interview will be the same but this is how mine went. First I was interviewed by the recruiter. She started by asking some basic background questions: why nursing, what was your clinical experiences; which clinical was your favorite and why, etc... She then asked some "tell me about a time" sort of questions: when you went above and beyond, witness unethical practice and what did you do, dealt with difficult coworker and how you handled it...etc.Then I was taken to the floor I am interviewing for where the nurse manager and the educator started interviewing me. Same type of questions were asked followed by a clinical scenario...yikes! It wasn't as bad as it sounds. They know I was a new grad so they were only looking to see that I have a basic understanding of prioritization, delegation, time management, following md orders, and how to respond when patient status begins to change. The clinical scenario was read then I was given a copy with some very basic information along with the scenario. The educator then read outload some questions pertaining to the scenario and I was to give an answer. This was all done verbally, nothing was graded or scored. Following that the nurse manager asked me some questions about my educational background: how was your study habits during school, did you study with a group, did you belong to any clubs during school...etc. I applied to the new graduate program that was suppose to start in July and interviewed for a surgical progressive care unit in Winter Park. I did not get that position but ended up getting a perioperative nurse internship with Lee Memorial. Best thing you can do is to remain positive and be courteous. I hope that helps and please excuse me if I have any typos. Lol. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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    Hi NurseKitty, sorry to butt in on this thread but are those interview questions pretty similar to the questions and process at lee memorial? And do you have any other tips? I'll be applying in July and would greatly appreciate it!
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    Hi NurseKitty, sorry to butt in on this thread but are those interview questions pretty similar to the questions and process at lee memorial? And do you have any other tips? I'll be applying in July and would greatly appreciate it!
    Some of the questions were like the one about tell me a time: dealth with a difficult physician and what did you do, witnessed unethical behavior, went above and beyond, and your experiences in the OR...etc. Some of the basic interview questions were: why nursing, what is your 5 year plan, tell us about yourself, will you be relocating to the area....etc. They also asked me some OR specific questions like: what is a circulator, are you prepared to handle the challenges of this specialty, and can you handle the limited patient interaction.
    The interview at Lee was a panel interview. Each of systems 4 locations had one or two representatives, either a educator or nurse manager. It was not as bad as I expected it to be. The best tip I can give anyone is to make sure they find someone in that room and make a connection with them; either through consistent eye contact or just a smile here or there. But don't forget to also make eye contact with the rest of the panel.
    The process at Lee Memorial was different than any of the other interview I attented mainly because this was a specialty and the others were not. Lee Memorial has two internship programs: the OR internship and the Main or MedSurge internship. The OR is only for the OR while the Main internship have other units. I dont know too much about the Main one cuz I was never called back for it. Good luck!
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    Quote from NurseKitty2013
    I don't know if your interview will be the same but this is how mine went. First I was interviewed by the recruiter. She started by asking some basic background questions: why nursing, what was your clinical experiences; which clinical was your favorite and why, etc... She then asked some "tell me about a time" sort of questions: when you went above and beyond, witness unethical practice and what did you do, dealt with difficult coworker and how you handled it...etc.Then I was taken to the floor I am interviewing for where the nurse manager and the educator started interviewing me. Same type of questions were asked followed by a clinical scenario...yikes! It wasn't as bad as it sounds. They know I was a new grad so they were only looking to see that I have a basic understanding of prioritization, delegation, time management, following md orders, and how to respond when patient status begins to change. The clinical scenario was read then I was given a copy with some very basic information along with the scenario. The educator then read outload some questions pertaining to the scenario and I was to give an answer. This was all done verbally, nothing was graded or scored. Following that the nurse manager asked me some questions about my educational background: how was your study habits during school, did you study with a group, did you belong to any clubs during school...etc. I applied to the new graduate program that was suppose to start in July and interviewed for a surgical progressive care unit in Winter Park. I did not get that position but ended up getting a perioperative nurse internship with Lee Memorial. Best thing you can do is to remain positive and be courteous. I hope that helps and please excuse me if I have any typos. Lol. Good luck and let us know how it goes.
    Thanks for your reply, I had my interview at zepherhills .... I felt good about it , the recruiter called me back when I got home and I totally missed the call, so she left a voicemail asking me to call her in the morning.... I didn't care for Lee Memorial, and I can't stand Fort Myers ... But I hope you like it, good luck
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    Oh wow!!!! Sounds like good news. I hope you get it too. What unit were you interviewed for?
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    Oh wow!!!! Sounds like good news. I hope you get it too. What unit were you interviewed for?
    Yes I got it!!!!!! I'm so happy Florida Hospital was my first choice!!!!!!
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    Congrats!!!!!!
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    How do you know where I can get the stroke certification online please
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    Yes I got it!!!!!! I'm so happy Florida Hospital was my first choice!!!!!!
    Hi. I will be having 2 interviews at FH next week. Are you happy working there? Is there teamwork within staff members? Did you sign the 2 yr contract? I am a bit scared of signing my life away with a $13,500 contract.


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