CNA- Have an interview for ER tech..Register Today!
This is a discussion on CNA- Have an interview for ER tech.. in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... I know most of you are RN's, but hopefully some of you may know something about this. So it's 4am...by RedXIII_ Jul 31, '12I know most of you are RN's, but hopefully some of you may know something about this. So it's 4am and I'm going crazy because I have an interview later today (2pm) for a position as a CNA in the ER. I'm going insane because I have no idea what type of questions they will be asking me. I get worried that out of no where some random scenario will be brought to me and I will be like "um....." LOL. Anyone know what type of questions they ask in an interview for a CNA in the ER?
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- Jul 31, '12 by animal1953I really don't have anything I can offer you. I'm in the same situation, (interview postponed because of interviewer family emergency) and all I can think to do is review what We've been taught in school. I think the biggest thing is to be observant as to the pt condition and watch for any backsliding and keep in communication with your RN. I too want to get into the ER eventually. With my wife's many visits there, I have been very observant as to the duties of each member of the the team. Here in Florida, I've noticed that phlebotomy and telemetry are highly desired and in some cases required before they will even look at your app. Congratulation on getting the interview and just remember your training.
- Jul 31, '12 by classicdamegood attitude goes a long way.
- Jul 31, '12 by malamud69Just had similar interview for a telemetry unit. Questions ranged from HIIPA to what does Systolic/Diastolic pressures indicate and what would you do? Scenarios. Example: If ambulating a patient and they show signs of syncope then what do you do? It was very thorough...as it should be. I would know range and significance of vitals and focus on the teamwork aspect of healthcare. Most of the questions were related to teamwork and holistic patient care. As in would you leave a patient because you were behind in your work if they needed some reassurance? Good Luck...you will be fine. Also...it wouldn't hurt to study up and get a good idea of what that particular unit is like...get your feelers out to anybody and everybody you might know in that hospital.
- Aug 2, '12 by RedXIII_I got the Job guys
- Aug 3, '12 by chorkleCongratulations, RedX!!!
In my E.R. Tech exper., some hospital ERs don't even use CNA's; those which do seem to refer to them as nurse techs, as an alternate title.
If you're a CNA, you won't have any difficulty practicing the same thing in the new setting; in fact, it can be easier b/c of the short stay of the typical, or common, ER patient. For the same reason, there's a lot of room turnover.
The setting can be a great place to learn more things (transferring pts. being admitted, e.g.) and, depending on what your state and this hospital allow, learning new skills.
Be proactive; make it clear you want to learn as much as they'll show you, or let you do, or train you to do. Just being a gofer will allow you to get a good understanding of the departmental structure of a hospital. So, volunteer.