Which Sydney hospital? - page 2

I am in the process of looking at grad positions for 2013 and I read that applicants only receive an interview at their first choice hospital. I am torn between Sydney Childrens Hospital and... Read More

  1. by   Annie07
    @HandsomeLegs I'm applying for Brisbane and the Gold Coast too I don't think applications open until August though. Thanks for the link!

    @Alejanndro The only information I have is what @Mopples posted on the first page. Maybe google 'common nursing interview questions'?
  2. by   Mopples
    Alejanndro, maybe have a chat with your Uni lecturers, they should be able to give you some more tips. As far as I know, they will always ask something OH & S related, ask you how you are prepared for the position, a situation/case study, strengths/weaknesses.

    One facilitator at work the other day told me to make my weaknesses strengths or something along those lines.
  3. by   alejanndro
    Thanks moppies.
  4. by   canned_bread
    Depends where you want to aim at: paeds or general! They are both great hospitals (I have worked at both).
    Some people say if you start working at paeds it can be hard to branch out into adults in the future, but I disagree with that.
  5. by   Annie07
    Hi @Canned_bread. Thank you for your reply My preference list changed completely when I applied and both hospitals ended up lower on the list than I expected.
  6. by   canned_bread
    Also guys, I've done an interview before for new grad (unfortunately my graduation was delayed cos I had to leave uni due to family issues). Anyway, I remember a few questions. One was if one patient wanted to go to the toilet, another patient needed vitals check due to hanging blood, and another patient needed medication, and then an emergency arose, what would I do? They want the answer team work and prioritisation I presume. The other question was about identifying dangers (such as a roof leak) and what to do (alert those around you, inform head, write IIMS report, put a sign up, tell cleaner, tell maintenance).
    Also, there was 3 or 4 interviewers there from memory. These days with NSW health it has to be a mixture of male and female interviewers anddd that's about it.
    Good luck to everyone!
  7. by   Annie07
    Thanks again Canned_bread All of this information is very helpful.

    Has anyone heard back about interviews? They start on the 6th of August so we should be contacted soon. Hopefully anyway as I will be travelling interstate.
  8. by   PoppyPod

    this post may be a old but just in case someone is still on it.

    I have a new grad interview for the same periop program at RPA and would also like to know what question the panel may have asked.

  9. by   imaginations
    [font=times]it depends whether you want to work with children or adults, really. at rpa you could try for nicu as a second rotation but it's very competitive (and potentially interview based now, too). sch and rwh are both pretty competitive, too, with limited places (rpa has a lot more jobs on offer, being a bigger hospital) but all three are great places to work
  10. by   Mopples
    According to the information given at one info night I went to, RPA is the most competitive to get into. We were told that last year, they did 700 interviews and they only take 130-150 of those.

    You just have to prepare yourself and go in there and give it your best shot. The pretty standard questions are why you want to work there, how are you prepared, something related to OH & S, EEO and a couple of case studies. They don't do med calc tests (although I heard Westmead kids did last year) an we were told nothing clinical. They know you are nervous, so just take your time, think about your answers and give it your best shot

    I have my interview in 2 weeks at Sydney Children's.
  11. by   Annie07
    I have my interview at RHW in 3 weeks. This is so scary haha, like everything we have worked so hard for depends on this one interview.

    I also think there will be a question about team work and not getting along with a co worker.

    Good luck everyone!
  12. by   Mopples
    Good luck I had thought of that as well. From the examples I have seen, they mix the teamwork in with the scenarios. Have also seen one on bullying and also medications (when giving DD's)
  13. by   Mopples
    I had my interview on Wednesday. I was very happy with it. I had a bit of a shaky start by forgetting my personal attributes, but pulled it together for the last 5 questions. Now to wait for 5th October.

    Good luck on Monday Annie.