Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses - page 7

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. by   Eliana1
    Im first time here PLEASE HELP HELP!! I got an interview for a band 6 job and I got to do a presentation " What will be your main challenges during your first 6 months as a band6 SAU?? Any ideas to help?.. Thank you in advance x
  2. by   XB9S
    Quote from Eliana1
    Im first time here PLEASE HELP HELP!! I got an interview for a band 6 job and I got to do a presentation " What will be your main challenges during your first 6 months as a band6 SAU?? Any ideas to help?.. Thank you in advance x​
    Hi eliana
    It would be useful to know what you feel the main challenges would be, it'll need to be specific to your unit and you personally.

    are there areas of concern, or care that could be improved, how about being accepted as a different role and the learning you'll need to do to achieve what you need to do.

    Personal development and the support you'll need is also worth considering.
  3. by   donnamariemason
    Can anyone help with my band 6 presentation question?
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    How would you as a Band 6 nurse, support and assist the Ward Manager in the management of staff and the delivery of quality, to ensure Trust targets are met?'

    Thanks
  4. by   XB9S
    Quote from donnamariemason
    Can anyone help with my band 6 presentation question?

    How would you as a Band 6 nurse, support and assist the Ward Manager in the management of staff and the delivery of quality, to ensure Trust targets are met?’

    Thanks
    Have a look back through this thread there is quite a bit of advice that will help you prepare.

    Think about what the role is, how are you going to support your ward manager, do you have an understanding of the pressures she /faces daily not just clinically but managerially
  5. by   deaco27
    Hi, I am currently a band 5 on my ward and have applied for an acting band 6 role to cover maternity. Have no idea what sort of questions they'll ask so any help greatly appreciated!!!
  6. by   ayla2004
    hi sharrie
    yet another band 5 looking at a band 6 post
    Ive seen a band 6 for a similar ward to my own i actually did my last student placement on it.
    i'm planning if possible (ward manager agreeing) to visit this week and met the ward manager and get a feel for her style. I like to know her idea and goals for the unit and interview. I've been qualified 5 year and feel i need to test myself but am very apprehensive about it
    Would you expect this as normal practice.
  7. by   XB9S
    Quote from ayla2004
    hi sharrie
    yet another band 5 looking at a band 6 post
    Ive seen a band 6 for a similar ward to my own i actually did my last student placement on it.
    i'm planning if possible (ward manager agreeing) to visit this week and met the ward manager and get a feel for her style. I like to know her idea and goals for the unit and interview. I've been qualified 5 year and feel i need to test myself but am very apprehensive about it
    Would you expect this as normal practice.
    Wow ayla I can't believe your applying for a band 6, I remember your posts as a newly qualified nurse.

    Absolutely visit the area and ask lots of questions see what the manager wants from her band 6 and what style of management she used.
  8. by   jiaofoster
    Hi, Sharrie
    I am qualifying in August this year. I have an interview in Adult Intensive Care Unit band 5 staff nurse in 1 weeks time. This is going to be my dream job i know it. I feel really nervous because i really want this job. But i am not so sure what kind of questions they may ask me and how should I answer those. It is going to be 30 minutes interview. I am really not a confident person which does reflect in my interview.
    So far I did my research on Francis report, 6 c`s, Bruce keogh report, Clinical Governance, infection control, confidentiality, privacy and dignity, safeguarding, equality and diversity. this policy i can research and memories them but i am struggling on the scenario questions. Can you give me some advice on that please? where i can find out more information and how to answer those please. Thank you.
    Jiao
  9. by   Gem1210390
    Also look at berwick report And ppi
  10. by   jiaofoster
    Thank you, Can you also tell me what changes are NHS currently facing at the moment?
    Jiao
  11. by   Gem1210390
    If you read the Frances report, berwick report cavendish, keogh, and clwyd-hart these will tell you about changes in the NHS. I don't want to do the research for you because there are so many things going on. Summaries are available online
  12. by   cjcooper16
    Hi,

    I have never posted on here before, however have found your posts so beneficial in writing my personal statement for a band 6 job on the neonatal unit I work on. I have got an interview and have to do a 5 minute presentation on 'as a newly qualified band 6 which areas of safety and governance will you implement to ensure that you provide the safest care'. Any advice please? was thinking of doing it on leadership? Also any tips on what to research for the interview?

    Many thanks for the help
  13. by   Gem1210390
    You can look at leadership and how to become a good leader you need to gain the trust of the band 6's already on the unit whilst them also gaining trust within you. You have to be approachable and supportive to the band 5's on the unit. I would look at the Frances report and bring this in to your presentation because the downfalls were the lack of leadership. You can message me if you would like

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