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Kaiser SAN CRNA interview

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by LAbound16 LAbound16 (New) New

Hi,

I found info on the individual interviews but some people mentioned that there is also a group one. can anyone who has been accepted or attended Kaiser SAN interview give me some tips on the group interview? Any information is greatly appreciated.

Thank you

I was told during the counseling session that you are put in a simulation lab and asked questions on how to care for a patient. I don't know the specifics. Sounds nerve wrecking. I'm assuming you applied? I did as well. Good luck!

Hi,

I did apply and it is for sure nerve wrecking especially the group portion of the interview. Thank you for your reply.

3 part interview (not in this particular order)

Note that they may change how they interview every year so this information may totally be irrelevant this year.

1. Personal interview: all about you and your resume. Know EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about your resume. This is a panel interview (10ish people) where the faculty will pick apart your resume so ensure that you can elaborate on any details or fluff that you wrote. You'll likely be nervous. That's ok. If there's a question that stumps you, just stop and think about it. Sometimes these personal interview parts are harder than clinical questions so just make sure to prepare.

2. Group interview: You will be interviewing with 2 or 3 applicants in front of 2 or 3 faculty members. You'll be given an open-ended clinical scenario where you'll interpret and provide interventions. Basically, they want to see how you work with a group. Give your answers, but don't take over. Allow other people to answer and give them compliments if they give good answers. Remember that anesthesia is not a one man/woman show.

3. Clinical simulation: They'll take you to their sim lab with a sim patient and monitor (ICU environment) and will be given an ACLS type scenario so make sure to brush up on ACLS: meds, doses, shocks, joules, etc. Make sure whatever scenario you have, give the appropriate intervention. Always think things through. This is pressure situation so its important to show that you can maintain composure in stressful situations.

Best piece of advice: if you get an interview, no matter what the outcome is, know that you're there for a reason. You were good enough to make it there out of all the other applicants so come in there, be confident (not cocky) and be the best professional version of yourself.

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this. Happy Holidays!

3 part interview (not in this particular order)

Note that they may change how they interview every year so this information may totally be irrelevant this year.

1. Personal interview: all about you and your resume. Know EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about your resume. This is a panel interview (10ish people) where the faculty will pick apart your resume so ensure that you can elaborate on any details or fluff that you wrote. You'll likely be nervous. That's ok. If there's a question that stumps you, just stop and think about it. Sometimes these personal interview parts are harder than clinical questions so just make sure to prepare.

2. Group interview: You will be interviewing with 2 or 3 applicants in front of 2 or 3 faculty members. You'll be given an open-ended clinical scenario where you'll interpret and provide interventions. Basically, they want to see how you work with a group. Give your answers, but don't take over. Allow other people to answer and give them compliments if they give good answers. Remember that anesthesia is not a one man/woman show.

3. Clinical simulation: They'll take you to their sim lab with a sim patient and monitor (ICU environment) and will be given an ACLS type scenario so make sure to brush up on ACLS: meds, doses, shocks, joules, etc. Make sure whatever scenario you have, give the appropriate intervention. Always think things through. This is pressure situation so its important to show that you can maintain composure in stressful situations.

Best piece of advice: if you get an interview, no matter what the outcome is, know that you're there for a reason. You were good enough to make it there out of all the other applicants so come in there, be confident (not cocky) and be the best professional version of yourself.

Have you heard anything yet? I'm anxiously awaiting an email!

Have you heard anything yet? I'm anxiously awaiting an email!

did they contact you back ?

No. Haven't heard anything yet.