Telemetry Interview Help

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    Hello all!

    I'm a new grad RN. Graduated May 2011 and got my license in August 2011. I've had only one interview so far and it was with the NICU at a county hospital. I was not offered the job and was told it was because I didn't sound interested in the position. I knew that is not the job I wanted, yet I went for the interview anyway, just to get the experience.

    Currently, I have a job interview in the same hospital but with their Tele-Stepdown Unit and I'm EXTREMELY interested in this position. I loved cardiac lectures when I was in school and besides ICU, it is the area I'm most interested in.

    Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions of what I should study or brush up on for the interview, questions I may be asked, and questions that are okay to ask the interviewer?

    I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance,

    Lily

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    I work on a telemetry unit. I never studied for the interview. I had a classmate who prepped and rehearsed for interviews, and it didn't help get her a job. Just go with the flow and be real. Be you. I don't know how much of a difference there is between telemetry and telemetry-stepdown, but on my unit, we get patients of all sorts, not just cardiac patients. For example, we may get someone with pneumonia who has a history of A-fib. Most of them have underlying cardiac conditions, or a condition that could lead to a dysrhythmia (dehydration, hyperkalemia, etc). We also take overflow from the med-surg and geriatric psych floor. We see very few actual heart patients. Just trying to give you a general idea of a tele unit. Maybe the position you're interviewing for will be different. I hope you get it if that's what you want!
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    I work on a telemetry unit. I never studied for the interview. I had a classmate who prepped and rehearsed for interviews, and it didn't help get her a job. Just go with the flow and be real. Be you. I don't know how much of a difference there is between telemetry and telemetry-stepdown, but on my unit, we get patients of all sorts, not just cardiac patients. For example, we may get someone with pneumonia who has a history of A-fib. Most of them have underlying cardiac conditions, or a condition that could lead to a dysrhythmia (dehydration, hyperkalemia, etc). We also take overflow from the med-surg and geriatric psych floor. We see very few actual heart patients. Just trying to give you a general idea of a tele unit. Maybe the position you're interviewing for will be different. I hope you get it if that's what you want!
    Thanks! I was myself and got a second interview and a job offer the next month. Really appreciate your response. I start next week!


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