Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses - page 5

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

  1. Visit  ohtanit15 profile page
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    I have a band5 (im newly qualified) interview at a cardio-resp ward. What questions should I prepare for?
  2. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from She_Ra
    Hello,

    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.

    Thank you!
    Your personal statement should give a flavour of you professionally. So are you enthusiastic, motivated, quietly determined, calm, methodical etc etc

    Then a little about your career profession and how you've got to this point, in particular what has led you to this specialist interest.
  3. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from ohtanit15
    I have a band5 (im newly qualified) interview at a cardio-resp ward. What questions should I prepare for?
    There are some standard question such as tell us about yourself, what are your strengths and weakness, why do you want to work here, what do you have to offer.

    There may be clinical questions, what would you do if ..... (always think patient safety first)

    What would you do if you saw a member of staff doing something they shouldn't be

    How would you report a medication error
  4. Visit  kellbell30 profile page
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    Hi, I am a first time poster on here. I have been looking for advice on doing a presentation for an interview I have in a couple of weeks. It has me stressed out and I'm already nervous and its two weeks away! It is for a band 6 staff nurse on the challenges of being a band 6 senior staff nurse in the NHS at ward level. I have some ideas about what to put in it but absolutely no idea about how i'm going to lay it out. Any advice would be so gratefully received.
    Many Thanks
  5. Visit  bing143 profile page
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    Hi everyone,

    Please help. I have incoming interview for band 6 post and there will be a 10 minute presentation. The topic is about "discuss your leadership style and how it would contribute to the effective running of the intensive care unit. Any suggestions? Thanks .
    Last edit by bing143 on Jan 5, '13
  6. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from bing143
    Hi everyone,

    Please help. I have incoming interview for band 6 post and there will be a 10 minute presentation. The topic is about "discuss your leadership style and how it would contribute to the effective running of the intensive care unit. Any suggestions? Thanks .
    Have you looked at styles of leadership, that would be a starting point. Think about the difference between a leader and a manager, and why strong clinical leadership is vital.

    http://m.nursingtimes.net/1811643.article

    http://www.rnjournal.com/journal_of_...cal_unit_2.htm

    Here are some articles that may help
  7. Visit  Coldbebe profile page
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    Hi Guide,
    I work in theatres and have been a registered ODP for just over two years now.
    A band 6 post in Cardiac theatres has caught my eye and unsure whether I should even attempt to go for it.
    I have experience in many specialities however not in Cardiac. It is unclear whether they require cardiac experience.
    I have just completed a level 6 mentorship course.
    I am eager to learn and progress and I am aware there will be alot requirements to be met which makes me think am I too unexperienced to go for the band 6 post?
    This is the first time I have considered a band 6 post and I don't know where to start really. I would really appreciate it if you could offer any advice.
    Many thanks for your time.
  8. Visit  bing143 profile page
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    A nurse reports that nurse x who is looking after a patient smells alcohol, youre in charge at that shift, how would you deal with the situation? Any suggestion?
  9. Visit  bing143 profile page
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    A doctor makes a decision you're not happy about, how would you deal with this? Any insights?
    Thanks
  10. Visit  bing143 profile page
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    Quote from XB9S
    Have you looked at styles of leadership, that would be a starting point. Think about the difference between a leader and a manager, and why strong clinical leadership is vital.

    http://m.nursingtimes.net/1811643.article

    http://www.rnjournal.com/journal_of_...cal_unit_2.htm

    Here are some articles that may help
    Thanks very much for the advise and the articles that you shared, its a BIG help. I looked at different styles of leadership and thought of examples of situation where I can apply each style.
  11. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from Coldbebe
    Hi Guide,
    I work in theatres and have been a registered ODP for just over two years now.
    A band 6 post in Cardiac theatres has caught my eye and unsure whether I should even attempt to go for it.
    I have experience in many specialities however not in Cardiac. It is unclear whether they require cardiac experience.
    I have just completed a level 6 mentorship course.
    I am eager to learn and progress and I am aware there will be alot requirements to be met which makes me think am I too unexperienced to go for the band 6 post?
    This is the first time I have considered a band 6 post and I don't know where to start really. I would really appreciate it if you could offer any advice.
    Many thanks for your time.

    2 years is still quite junior in my opinion, however applications and interviews are always good experience. I would advise you contact the manager for an informal discussion. That way you can decide if you feel ready yet.
  12. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from bing143
    A nurse reports that nurse x who is looking after a patient smells alcohol, youre in charge at that shift, how would you deal with the situation? Any suggestion?
    Have a look at your drug and alcohol policy, it will guide you

    Think patient safety, is this nurse a risk to patients, if so how will you deal with that.

    What mechanisms for escalation do you have for support in such a situation. Eg your matron, site manager, ward sister.
  13. Visit  XB9S profile page
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    Quote from bing143
    A doctor makes a decision you're not happy about, how would you deal with this? Any insights?
    Thanks
    I am sure you deal with this daily

    My advice would be to discuss it, what is the rationale for the treatment and what are your objections, its not always black and white, sometimes we just need to discuss our concerns.


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