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Have interview for dream specialty tomorrow... Advice ?

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

Hello All !!!

I have a interview tomorrow for a position as a LPN in OB/GYN doctors office. This is my dream specialty:heartbeat:heartbeat. My goal is to land a position in L and D or post partum post graduating in December as a RN. I feel as though this will give me great experience and will get my foot in the door to my dream specialty. I have NO experience working in OB/GYN what so ever. When I sent my resume via email I told them this. I also added that I completed 96 hours of mother/baby in clinicals for school, which included LD, ante-partum and post partum. I also told them that I'm a very quick learner and that I like providing family centered care. I guess I sold them over the email so they called me in to interview.

If anyone have any helpful tips for the interview please advise. I'm going to do a lot more research tonight so that I can be well prepared.

Wishing you the best of luck on the interview!

Please keep us updated....

Rob72, ASN, RN

Specializes in Infectious Disease, Neuro, Research.

Before it is asked, answer:

What it is that draws you to L&D- even if it simply that you love babies.:D

What are your goals, careeer-wise in L&D? Do you want to stay and grow within the specialty (pre-/post-natal family education, community health, NICU, etc..

Good luck!

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

Thanks so much !! I will definitely take those questions and practice answering them. I am also going to break open my OB books tonight as well. Since this is an office position I'm not sure that if there are actually deliveries there. I'm thinking this is more of ante-partum or post-partum and GYN issues.

:yeah:CONGRATULATIONS on your interview. Since this is your dream job I am sure your enthusiasm is going to flow across to the interviewer. Good luck to you. Be Blessed!!!

Just remember - They already like you or they wouldn't have offered you the interview! (That's what I told myself to help calm my nerves before my interview.) Good luck!

Good Luck! I'm sure your excitement and enthusiasm will def come out during the interview... that will show how much you want the job!

I dont have any advice, but I just want to say that I hope you get the job! All I can say is try to relax in your interview.

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

Thanks so much everyone !!! I have 2 other places wanting to offer positions. One is LTC the other is Drug addictions. I really hope that the OB/GYN job opens up. Earlier in the week I was so bummed about not getting into the hospital as a Tech or student nurse( I'm also a RN student). Sometimes God closes one door to open up another. Thanks for all the support once again. Does any one know what things I may be doing? One of my classmates is a Med. Assistant and she says its a lot of teaching, giving IMs, assisting doc with cervical screenings, managing etopic pregnancies and etc.

just a word of warning - ob office is not the same as ob in-patient (obviously). if you really want to go into l&d, then look for a med/surg lpn position. it is so much easier to go from one hospital floor to another, than it is from an outpatient specialty to an inpatient specialty (even if they are the same specialty).

NurseLoveJoy88, ASN, RN

Specializes in LTC. Has 6 years experience.

just a word of warning - ob office is not the same as ob in-patient (obviously). if you really want to go into l&d, then look for a med/surg lpn position. it is so much easier to go from one hospital floor to another, than it is from an outpatient specialty to an inpatient specialty (even if they are the same specialty).

thanks !! yes i'm well aware that the two are extremely different. i just feel as though some experience in ob period is better than none upon graduation and looking for ob inpatient positions. yes i'm very aware though. i'm sure i don't "qualify" for this job being that i only have ltc experience mainly but its worth a shot.

noahsmama

Specializes in pediatrics, public health.

I don't have any advice, but just wanted to say "good luck!", and I hope you get the job!

Double-Helix, BSN, RN

Specializes in PICU, Sedation/Radiology, PACU. Has 9 years experience.

Don't mention your lack of experience in the interview. They know your experience from your resume. Instead, focus on what aspects of this job you like and how that fits with your skills and experience. Interacting with patients, organization, seeing many patients in one day, variety, etc.

Why do you want to work there? Avoid saying that you think this will be a good opportunity for you to get in L&D at a hospital. It will sound as though you are only using the job to advance your career. Focus instead on what you can bring to the facility and why you would be a good employee.

Know the answers to:

Tell me about yourself- Highlight your education and experience and your personality characteristics that help you fit in the job.

What are your strengths- at least two or three

What are your weaknesses- Share something you have struggled with in the past and have improved or a weakness that can also be a stregnth. i.e. you have high expectations or yourself or tend to be a perfectionist.

Dress professionally, shake hands, make good eye contact, smile, and be yourself. Good luck!

alphabetsoup

Specializes in LTC,med-surg,detox,cardiology,wound/ost.

If I am understanding this, you want the LPN position in the physician's office and then you will leave to work in L/D as an RN in just 9 months? Or would you be willing to stay on after graduation? Sorry, but my thought is that the physician's office is going to want someone for longer than 9 months. Is this clinic job a stepping stone to get into a hospital job? Perhaps if would behoove you to consider working as a CNA on a L/D unit and getting your foot in the door that way?

MommyandRN

Specializes in ICU, OR. Has 12 years experience.

Good luck! Maybe don't mention that you will be leaving in December though. They night not like that too much knowing you want to leave in less than a year!

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