Hopkins Interview & share time next week...what to expect? - page 2

Im so excited that I have an interview at Hopkins next week for a UAP/RN position. Im scheduled to meet with recruiter, and interview with two nurse managers and have share time on two floors. From... Read More

  1. Visit  sbrownRN profile page
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    Thanks LAtoMD. I'm feeling a little better now that I'm starting to get everything straight in my head that I want to convey to them. Did you have a really difficult time finding the hospital? I'm just wondering if I should do a test drive on Thursday. Also, did you have to spend an hour with the recruiter doing "paperwork"? Just curious if I will be interviewing with her also. Thank you for guiding us through this
  2. Visit  LAtoMD profile page
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    No it's really easy once you get on Orleans St. (But I live in DT Baltimore so it's like less than 2miles away). Once you get in the parking tower it's very easy to find nurse recruitment and there are several HELP/receptionist counters throughout the outpatient facility which will guide you to the nurse recruitment office.

    No it really wasn't an hour with recruitment. When you first get there they ask if you brought anything that they might have requested, like letters of recommendation, transcript, copy of RN license, etc. Then they'll bring you to a little wait room where I met several other applicants (it helps you relax once you start talking to other people who are in the same position you are). And the nurse recruiter basically goes over a little bit of what position you are interviewing for, your unit etc. and they'll also really quickly cover some of the benefits (my recruiter talked so quickly I barely understood everything but they give you a folder with all of the information to read up on at a later time). It's really good to communicate with the recruiter about any other positions available. Like I was set up for two UAP/RN interviews that day initially and one had to cancel so my recruiter asked if there was any other interests I had. I told her psych and she immediately set me up for an interview for the following Tuesday (where I got the RN NC I position). So keep an open communication with your recruiter. I don't know about y'all but I made an effort to show her how genuinely interested and thankful I was in this opportunity so she really responded to that.

    Any other questions?

    I'm flying back home to New Orleans to get the rest of my stuff before orientation starts. I still feel like I'm floating on a bubble because I finally have a job. haha. Y'all will do fine the recruitment staff at Johns Hopkins is superb.
  3. Visit  sbrownRN profile page
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    You have no idea how much your tips have helped ease my mind! Thank you, so much! I could probably ask you a million more questions, lol but I will spare you.

    I bet you do feel like you're in a whirlwind still moving and everything. Trust me, I understand. I moved to Maryland in August, from Texas, and I still can't believe I actually have 3 interviews with Johns Hopkins! I keep telling my husband, surely they'll hire me for one of the positions, lol!

    I have indeed expressed a lot of interest to the recruiter. I spoke with her on the phone and she was very, very nice. I would have to agree that they are awesome!

    Good luck on your trip back to New Orleans!
  4. Visit  ucfRN profile page
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    Hey all!

    I had my first interview with JHH yesterday! Here's some info of what I experienced so you know what to expect.

    I met with the nurse recruiter at 9am. We went over benefits, compensation and then she walked me over, across the street to the Wilmer OR. At 10am, I met with the nurse manager and we talked about the position, what to expect etc. At 11, she gave me a pair of scrubs for the OR and I changed to see two surgeries. I met with circulators and scrubs. Nicest staff
    There are two more applicants and then she will call me, so one is sbrownRN good luck to all of you. I really enjoyed the hospital and think I did really well.

    Best wishes! And please let me know how your interviews went!
  5. Visit  m.neugz profile page
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    Wow, more great info! I dont think Ive ever been so prepped for an interview! Thanks again all; hopefully you will all me be new co-workers, and we must meet and do lunch I've been jittery all day, making everything is perfect, so hopefully I will be at ease tomorrow! @sbrownRN....check out this site with specific directions to nurse recruitment....http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/nursi...cruitment.html hope this helps. Im expected in at 9, but I think I will leave my house shortly after 7 (its a half hour commute, and I have to be prepared to get lost/hit traffic downtown!). Best of luck!!
  6. Visit  Sb30 profile page
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    Hi everyone !

    I am in the process of applying to JHH as a new grad and I was just wondering what your GPA's were like and if had any previouse experience. Im curious as to what they are looking for and if I have a chance at getting an interview. Also, if you have any tips on how to get an interview that would be great!

    Thanks a lot !
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    Quote from Sb30
    Hi everyone !

    I am in the process of applying to JHH as a new grad and I was just wondering what your GPA's were like and if had any previouse experience. Im curious as to what they are looking for and if I have a chance at getting an interview. Also, if you have any tips on how to get an interview that would be great!

    Thanks a lot !
    Hi! My GPA was a 3.5 and I had made the Dean's List several times. However, I have no experience...nada. I do have an extensive 10 year work history, however and 2 years spent as a business owner. I'm not sure if that helped me or not.

    My best advice would be to tell you to call the Recruitment number. They are very nice and will help you with the process. I actually kept applying (unknowingly) for positions that were for experienced nurses only. They finally emailed me and said look, you can apply for this but not that, lol. Maybe it was my persistence that got me an interview???

    Best of luck to you!!!
  8. Visit  m.neugz profile page
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    @sb30 Based on the advice on the board, I called nursing recruitment, and was shocked someone actually SPOKE to me! They told me to apply for a nurse clinician I position or clinical tech. There were no NCI positions I was qualified for so I applied for the tech position. I received and email 10 minutes later seeking more info! Also, my GPA was 3.6. HTH.
  9. Visit  MajesticRN profile page
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    Hi Guys,
    Thanks for all the informations shared, I am also asked to come in for an interview at W4A JHH in couple of weeks. I am so happy, anxious and nervous. What unit is w4A? How soon were you contacted after the 1st interview? Do i need to renew my cna license? (should in case i am offered the UAP/RN position). how long was the interview?
    Thanks in advance.
  10. Visit  m.neugz profile page
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    W4A is a surgical unit, with a concentration on ENT and head and neck surgery. The interview was about an hour, with 2 hrs of share time. Overall, I like the unit. The interviewer told me she has about 6 other interviewees (You included!) and hopes to make a decision by the end of the month. HUGE let down for me. I honestly am not confident that I will get this job. I kind of got the feeling that since they just hired a few new grad nurses, they are looking for a long term tech on the floor. Also, if you are offered a position, you MUST have an active CNA. So I would get on it. Good luck! To update, the other unit I interview on is MY DREAM JOB! I feel like I nailed the interview, but I didnt hear anything back today, so I am really disappointed! I kind of expected that if they really wanted me, I wouldve heard back quickly. I am still hopeful, because I just KNOW this is the unit for me, and KNOW I would LOVE it. Also, every single person I encountered at JHH was super nice, and smiled. I KNOW I want to work at JHH!
  11. Visit  MajesticRN profile page
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    @m.neugz, thanks for the reply, Hopefully all the six of us wil be hired! do i need to change to a scrub for the share time? how do you get to interview at multiple units? did you applied to diff units? I know i have to bring my resume, letters of recommendations (how many), and my cna license, what else is required? Dont be dissappointed, if you didnt hear from them yet (when was your interview?, JHH seems generous with hiring new grad. Iam hopeful!
  12. Visit  m.neugz profile page
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    Quote from LAtoMD
    Congratulations!
    First and foremost relax. Yes, dress appropriately for your interview in business attire and bring a change of scrubs and shoes in another bag (I brought my purse and a bookbag). Every other nurse interviewing did the same that day, so it is definitely not "tacky."
    I initially applied for the UAP/RN positions since I just graduated in May with a BSN. My first day was like yours, 9-5 but my second interview got cancelled the Monday before my Friday interview. Sharetime is really good on the units, treat it as an interview and make sure you are very friendly with the staff. When I arrived for my first interview my recruiter told me that another UAP/RN position opened up on my first unit of choice. So following my initial interview I was given an offer the position but waited for my second interview. I landed a RN NC1 position and apparently it happens a lot. I met another person starting orientation with me on Halloween who had the same thing happen to her.
    Apparently the UAP/RN position can go up to 90 days or longer but it depends on how you're doing, how your nurse managers and preceptors think your doing, etc.
    I wasn't asked that many clinical questions but my first interview was pretty intense (I had previously had only one interview for another small hospital out of state) and on the unit where I actually got the job I was interviewed by three staff members at once which was a first. So definitely prepare for the interview and research that unit specifically.
    Any other questions?
    I just wanted to update you...I got my first choice job on Oncology/BMT!!! Im ecstatic! It is for the UAP/RN position, which Im actually happy about because the responsibilities on this floor are intense. The info you gave me for the other unit really helped, but I was so overwhelmed and lost stamina with all those questions! Anyway, thanks again. I went in there confident, and walked out a winner. I cant wait!
  13. Visit  m.neugz profile page
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    Quote from MajesticRN
    @m.neugz, thanks for the reply, Hopefully all the six of us wil be hired! do i need to change to a scrub for the share time? how do you get to interview at multiple units? did you applied to diff units? I know i have to bring my resume, letters of recommendations (how many), and my cna license, what else is required? Dont be dissappointed, if you didnt hear from them yet (when was your interview?, JHH seems generous with hiring new grad. Iam hopeful!
    I got hired! It is my dream unit...as I will get trained and certified in oncology/chemo/critical care and cross trained for outpatient services after I transition to a RN on the unit.

    I applied for a clinical associate position and they emailed me and asked my interests. I interviewed for two units. I wore a suit to meet recruiting, they walked me to the unit and introduced me. I interviewed and then changed into scrubs for share time. Then I changed back into my suit, had lunch, and met back at recruiting so they could walk me to the next unit, and changed again after that interview. Whew! I never did wardrobe changes for an interview, but it worked out ok.

    For the UAP/RN position, they asked for two letters of recommendation; I brought 4. If you are a RN, you also need to bring sealed transcripts from your school.

    I spoke to a few other interviewees while waiting, all of whom were new grads as well. They run a new grad orientation qmonth, so I suppose they can afford to hire new grads. During the interview for the job I landed, she told me they actually prefer new grads on that specific unit to mold them and hold them to a higher standard, so that they dont have to unlearn any bad habits. Also, just about everyone I encountered my day there was SMILING, and were really nice. Best of luck!

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