Hopkins Interview & share time next week...what to expect? - page 3

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 9-5! Longest. Interview.... Read More

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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.

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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.
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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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    Yay!!! Congrats! Very excited for you! Did you find out the same day?
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    CONGRATS everyone!! When do y'all start?!
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    Is anyone else going to be doing the peds orientation in January?
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    @m.neugz, Congratulations, I am so happy for you. hopefuly I will get in too. How long did you hear back from them after the interview? are you on W4A? I tried to do some research about the unit but nothing is coming up on google, can you pls tell me more about what kind of surgical unit it is? what kind of qs were you asked? what shift will you be doing? how long was the interview? I am so nervous right now. are you hired as RN or UAP/RN? When do you start?
    Thanks in advance.


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