Interview Preparation for Qualified Nurses - page 5
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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 interview tips. There are many... Read More
- 0Apr 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.
- 0May 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!
- 0May 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.
- 0May 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.
- 0May 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
- 0May 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
- 0Aug 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.