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Band 6 interview presentation help!

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Hi everyone, I'm new here and think it's fab!

I'm looking for a bit of advice for my interview presentation. I have a Band 6 interview for Deputy Sister of a new Emergency Short Stay Unit. As part of the interview I have to do a powerpoint presentation on what challenges I may encounter on a new Emergency Short Stay Unit, and how I think I would overcome them. :banghead:

I'm not sure if it means challenges in general, or challenges because the ward is new. . .

Any ideas/advice would be massively appreciated!

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XB9S, BSN, MSN, EdD, RN, APN

Specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery. Has 33 years experience.

Hi Deli, congratulations on your interview. The presentation could be about either I suppose. If it is a new unit then obviously there are huge challenges there that will present themselves, your going to have to deal with targets and deadlines as we all do.

If you check out my blog there is a bit of information in there about band 6 interviews that may be of some help and as far as presentations go there are a few things i like to see when I interview. The link is in my signature

Not too many powerpoint slides, and know whats on them so you can maintain eye contact with the panel rather than looking at the slides. That way your presentation flows much better and you can talk around the subject rather than just reading off the slides.

Try to incorporate clinical governance issues into the presentation, opening a new unit is going to present risk management issues so being able to address these from a governance perspective will be very useful. Look at training, recruitment and retention of staff, dealing with government targets and how this will help the trust meet the needs of the patients. You may not want to put it all in but just some suggestions for a start

Oh thank you so much!

I really appreciate your help! It's so scary!

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XB9S, BSN, MSN, EdD, RN, APN

Specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery. Has 33 years experience.

Your welcome, just go in with the attitude that you have as much chance as anyone else, the difficult bit is getting the interview now you just have to sell yourself and be confident. Be chatty and interesting in your interview, you want your interviewers to remember you and enjoy your interview. They will have to sit through quite a few interviews so it's the memorable ones that will stand the best chance. Have you been for an informal visit, this can give you a few clues as to what they are looking for, and if it doesn't ask. See the manager and ask them what are their expectations for the role, what are their priorities and ideas about the unit and what they want to see it develop into.

I like candidates to come for an informal, interviews are so stressful it's nice to meet people in a less stressful situation. It's just as much about you knowing that this unit is right for you as it is them getting the right person for the job.

Do you have any ideas about what your going to put in your presentation yet? and have you thought about interview questions?

Have a knowledge of the government and trust targets as well, managers will want to know your thinking strategically as well

Well, I have made a start! Basically I have started by describing emergency care as the 'front door' of the hospital. From there I am going to describe the challenge of ensuring a cycle of continuous improvement for the patient journey using the characteristics of clinical governance. I want to talk about clinical leadership too, but I haven't quite got that far yet! I only have ten minutes so I think no more than 4 or 5 slides!

I have had a look through your blog and other posts on Band 6 interviews and the questions you suggested, but I am obsessing about the presentation sooo much that I haven't got to thinking about the questions yet!

I haven't really had a chance to plan an informal visit because it was only a week's notice and I've been working! And its about 50 miles away. . . . !

Thank you so much for your advice, it's amazing! Very very appreciated! Even if I don't get this post, I'm really excited to get the experience and the opportunity!

Thanks again!

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misswoosie

Specializes in ICU,ANTICOAG,ACUTE STROKE,EDU,RESEARCH. Has 26 years experience.

Well, I have made a start! Basically I have started by describing emergency care as the 'front door' of the hospital. From there I am going to describe the challenge of ensuring a cycle of continuous improvement for the patient journey using the characteristics of clinical governance. I want to talk about clinical leadership too, but I haven't quite got that far yet! I only have ten minutes so I think no more than 4 or 5 slides!

I have had a look through your blog and other posts on Band 6 interviews and the questions you suggested, but I am obsessing about the presentation sooo much that I haven't got to thinking about the questions yet!

I haven't really had a chance to plan an informal visit because it was only a week's notice and I've been working! And its about 50 miles away. . . . !

Thank you so much for your advice, it's amazing! Very very appreciated! Even if I don't get this post, I'm really excited to get the experience and the opportunity!

Thanks again!

x

If you definitely can't make it for a face to face informal visit (which I think is really important IMO) then I would try and contact them by phone-so at least you aren't a completely unknown quantity!

Hi!!!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for your help!!!!

I had my interview on Friday, got a call today to say I got the job!!!!!

The advice you gave me was truly fantastic and put me on the right tracks!!

Thanks again!

xxx

misswoosie

Specializes in ICU,ANTICOAG,ACUTE STROKE,EDU,RESEARCH. Has 26 years experience.

:clphnds:

Well done!

XB9S, BSN, MSN, EdD, RN, APN

Specializes in Advanced Practice, surgery. Has 33 years experience.

That is brilliant news, congratulations :yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah::yeah:

What did you cover for your presentation and what questions did you get asked

Silverdragon102, BSN

Specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC. Has 33 years experience.

Well done

The presentation was 'What challenges you could face as a band 6 on a new emergency short stay ward'.

So I talked about the challenge of achieving clinical excellence from the patients' perspective and from the staff perspective.

Within that I talked about clinical governance and said a few things about that, and then the next slide was about leadership and the characteristics of a transformational leader and the ongoing challenges of local and national targets and working within the constraints of a budget.

Then they asked me a few questions about the presentation.

They asked me how I thought I would make a good leader and how I would command respect from others.

They gave loads of clinical scenarios!

They asked about clinical governance.

Tell me about yourself, why should we give you the job, what can you offer.

It was very scary, but when it was over I felt so brave that I would've been proud of myself whatever the outcome!

Now that is over though, the hard work will really begin!

Thanks again!

xxx

how is your jobs going ? I also have a band 6 interview on fri 30th, I also must give a 20 min presentation. The title is what i think are 3 key differences from a senior band 5 to a band 6, and how would you measure your success in these areas.

would you be able to help me on the above please

thanks

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