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Band 6 interview

by kitkat84 kitkat84, RN (New) New

Specializes in general surgical and orthothpaedics. Has 7 years experience.

I have on presentation for a band 6 role on my ward which is a surgical ward with an enhanced care surgical unit which consists of 3 beds. The only information I was given was As the lead for the new High Dependency Unit taking level 2 patients on the Surgical Ward, how I would ensure that the environment was suitable and that the team have the knowledge and skills to undertake the care for this group of patients.

I've started the presentation but I'm not sure if I am doing it right. Does anyone have any advice on what should be included.


Has 8 years experience.


CONGRATS on the interview. I once worked for a ward that converted a 4 bed bay into a 2 bed HDU. To make sure this area was up to spec, we had ITU consultantations for their input on the set up. We started putting staff on 2 seperate courses - HDU Care and Acute Care. We also had consultations with the HDU ward manager to discuss what competencies/training they require on their unit.

Another idea is to discuss with the CNS for the speciality (ours was vascular) so we arranged in-house training on the topic that went above our routine ward-based care.

Creating a competencies checklist and equipment checklist to ensure the people and the areas are safe.

ALS training is always desirable (and in some places mandatory) for a HDU environment.

Best of luck!