Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses - page 4
One of the questions I am most frequently asked is how do I prepare for an interview, and over the years of both being interviewed and interviewing I have built up a stock pile of questions and... Read More
Dec 9, '11 by chzzaHi, I have an interview for a band 6 next week and have to do a presentation. My title is Under the current financial restraints for the NHS what challenges do band 6's face in maintaining and delivering quality health care. I'm really not sure how to approach it I don't know what they will be expecting. I'd really appreciate your advice.
Apr 17, '12 by helen0104I have a job interview next week for Band 6 role and have to do a presentation on the role of a band 6 nurse in the prevention of pressure ulcers. Help I haven't done a presentation in years and need advice on what i should . Your help would be greatfully appreciated
Apr 17, '12 by XB9S GuideHi Helen
Presentations are great. It gives you the opportunity to shine.
Think about what you do already to prevent pressure sores, and then think on a bigger scale. As a band 6 is a post where clinical leadership is key, leading by example, working with your team for sustainable change.
Are pressure sores a problem in your area, if so how are you addressing it. Do you use skin bundles, if not is this something you can explore.
Think about how you will work with your colleagues to make sure changes are embedded in practice.
Keep your presentation to minimum slides and talk around them. Don't overload your slides with too much information as it makes them too busy.
May 2, '12 by nuttynurse12Hi every one, I have never posted on here but I also have a band 6 interview coming up and I have devised a list of questions and been practicing to make sure I have good answers. I am not sure how to answer the question?
How would you assist in resource management and in the prevention of un-necessary waste?
Any help is greatly appreciated!
May 2, '12 by XB9S GuideResources management and reducing waste should be about quality and efficiency. Yes its important to be careful of your resources but its also about reducing unintended outcomes. Think about the financial implications of pressure damage, preventable thrombosis, hospital acquired infections, harm from medication errors. Then how are you as a senior nurse going to have an impact on this.
Google the bevan commission report, accelerating best practice, reducing waste harm and variation.
Look at the stafford enquiry recommendations and think about how you would escalate concerns.
Does that help.
May 3, '12 by nuttynurse12Thanks I have done that, I am also struggling with one other question if you dont mind?
As a band 6 how will you motivate your staff?
May 3, '12 by XB9S GuideThat very much depends on you and your leadership style.
Look around change management and service improvement and how to engage staff in sustainable change, involving staff and getting their ideas heard always helps, helping them see the benefits of changes and allowing them to care for their patients without constraints, you will find the majority will be motivated by knowing they are supported to do a good job. Positive feedback, telling them when they have done well.
Effective management of capability and sickness let's staff know that poor performance is handled well and rewards good performance by ensuring you have an effective ward team.
May 4, '12 by tom7044i had a similar experience. the nurse interviewing me was reading her constant flow of e-mails and asking me questions at the same time. it was frustrating and distracting. i got the job but will never forget how difficult it was to "put my best foot forward" when the interviewer was more focused on her e-mails than on my answers
May 5, '12 by XB9S GuideQuote from tom7044that's just poor manners and very poor interviewing skills.i had a similar experience. the nurse interviewing me was reading her constant flow of e-mails and asking me questions at the same time. it was frustrating and distracting. i got the job but will never forget how difficult it was to "put my best foot forward" when the interviewer was more focused on her e-mails than on my answers
Jun 25, '12 by Pili palaHi all,just hopping for some help.first time posting on here.got a band 6 interview and need to do a presentation on how would you support staff through change of services?hope you can give me some tips.many thanxs.xxx
Aug 30, '12 by Sarah1997Hi , this is my first post but I have an interview for a band 8 position and have to do a presentation on How do you see the specialist urology nurse role developing in order to meet all aspects required of the service? Have to take into consideration the changes in future healthcare. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I have never had to do a presentation before.
Sep 5, '12 by XB9S GuideHi sarah, sorry it's been a while to reply I have been on Holiday
The presentation will be aimed at getting an idea of what you know about the service and speciality, advanced practice and your ideas about development.
What is the remit of the role, have you been given an idea of what the day to day things that will be expected. At a band 8 there will be high expectations of your role,
Presentations are a good way of selling yourself so make the most of it, get yourself familiar with powerpoint and remember not to use too many slides
Sep 18, '12 by She_RaHello,
I am looking for some advice. I am looking to apply for a band 6 role in pain management. It is a step up from my band 5 role in intensive care. I am wondering if you can give me any advice to make my personal statement shine? I am worried as I don't have any experience of audit, although I am well aware of it.