Swedish Residency Jan 2014 - page 2

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Hi, I just applied for the Swedish Jan 2014 residency. Wondering if folks here also applied and whether you have heard back, or if you know the timeline for that. I tried emailing the Swedish Residency email several times in... Read More


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    Are people still getting phone calls or is it too late?
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    Anyone had a phone interview and heard back yet?
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    I received a call today to be scheduled for an in person interview on 12/5. Anyone else have news?
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    Hey PalmRN,

    How was the phone interview? Was it casual? What type of questions were you asked? What unit are you doing the in-person interview for?

    ALL THE BEST!
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    At the the phone interview questions were very straight forward: Do you commit to working 12 hr shifts, Do you commit to various shifts, Do you understand you cannot take any time off during the residency etc Then my recruiter went into my past work experience, what my responsibilities were, past leadership roles, what were my units of choice and why.
    Not bad at all!
    I'm interviewing for ICU and getting nervous. I was surprised how fast I was scheduled for the interview (phone interview Thursday & call back on Monday)
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    I had my phone interview a few weeks ago and got scheduled to interview on 12/5 also for Nephrology. My interview was also a Thursday and callback was less than 3 working days. Any advice on behavioral style interview questions they might ask?
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    jnkwan, have you been scheduled for an interview and, if so, what units did you apply for? Lots of prayers coming for everybody!
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    Quote from freckles RN
    Hello All,

    They scheduled my phone interview fairly late in November on the 20th.

    Those with phone interviews, care to share your top 2 unit choices?

    I want to go with women's health and still deciding between gyn surgical, L&D and postpartum.

    Good luck to everyone!
    Good luck on your interview tomorrow!
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    Whaleluver33 and PalmRN,
    Good luck on your in person interviews! I just had my phone interview today (Nov. 21) and you were right, the questions were very straightforward, the nurse recruiter was basically reading from a piece of paper. The questions I received that was different from yours was:
    - What is the number one quality you believe a RN needs in the residency program?
    - Why did you choose to work at Swedish?
    - Why are you leaving your current job position?
    - When you were a nursing student, what was your favorite unit and why?

    The nurse recruiter also said it is a full time all night shift, and asked if you will be okay with that. she said the salary will be about $27 per hour.
    My top 2 units were ICU and she confirmed with me there are limited spots in the ICU so I told her I am open for any other units that are available as well. (make sure to let the nurse recruiter know you are open to anything because even after orientation you may be hired somewhere else if your orienting unit is not hiring- as told by the nurse recruiter). '

    PalmRN, what time is your interview on Friday? I'm curious as if I do get an interview, I'm wondering what time should I anticipate to fly in - I'm from out of town.

    prayers to you all too!
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    Quote from jnkwan
    Whaleluver33 and PalmRN,
    Good luck on your in person interviews! I just had my phone interview today (Nov. 21) and you were right, the questions were very straightforward, the nurse recruiter was basically reading from a piece of paper. The questions I received that was different from yours was:
    - What is the number one quality you believe a RN needs in the residency program?
    - Why did you choose to work at Swedish?
    - Why are you leaving your current job position?
    - When you were a nursing student, what was your favorite unit and why?

    The nurse recruiter also said it is a full time all night shift, and asked if you will be okay with that. she said the salary will be about $27 per hour.
    My top 2 units were ICU and she confirmed with me there are limited spots in the ICU so I told her I am open for any other units that are available as well. (make sure to let the nurse recruiter know you are open to anything because even after orientation you may be hired somewhere else if your orienting unit is not hiring- as told by the nurse recruiter). '

    PalmRN, what time is your interview on Friday? I'm curious as if I do get an interview, I'm wondering what time should I anticipate to fly in - I'm from out of town.

    prayers to you all too!
    Sounds pretty much the same as mine! I had forgotten about the other questions due to my nerves!
    My interview is 12/5 at 8am. I'm flying in from out of town as well so I'll probably fly in the evening before and stay the night.
    I was asked if I'd be willing to work various shifts, asked if I understood that if there is no available position in my precepting unit that I would be placed in another unit and that position could be part time or full time. I'm hoping to find out the chances of the part time vs full time employment.
    Last edit by PalmRN on Nov 22, '13


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