OR interview, what to expect?

  1. 0 I am a new grad RN trying to get a job in the OR, I was wondering if interviewed what should I expect or prepare for before the interview?
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    From 'Rockwall, TX, US'; Joined Jul '12; Posts: 16; Likes: 7.

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    I have been an RN for 5 years, but no inpatient OR experience. I just interviewed with an OR about a week ago. I can't think of them all, but here are a few that I can remember. A lot of them were very similar. They want to hear that you know how to prioritize and handle yourself in a stressful situation.

    -Explain a time when you've had a difficult patient. How did you deal with it?
    -Do you prefer to multitask or tackle each task one by one?
    -Have you ever been asked to do multiple tasks at once? How did you deal with it?
    -Explain your work attendance history
    -Explain a time when you've had a conflict with a co-worker. How did you deal with it?
    -Explain a stressful situation you were in at work and how did you deal?
    -Have you ever been involved with a big change at work and how did you deal? (I used the example of switching over to computerized charting)

    They didn't ask any OR specific questions.

    P.S. I got the job....and I'm extremely nervous about the learning curve!

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    I am a new grad RN trying to get a job in the OR, I was wondering if interviewed what should I expect or prepare for before the interview?


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