Pleasant Valley interview for LVN, what to expect?

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Hello, and thanks for taking time to read this post.

I have an interview date this month at Pleasant Valley State Prison for the position of LVN safety nurse. Currently I work as a charge nurse in LTC with about 8 months experience.

It was a surprise finding the invitation to interview after reading in the paper about work furloughs and hiring freezes.

Can anyone tell me what the interview process is like, and how long it will take to find out if I am hired. Any comments appreciated.



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I was hoping if you can help me! I'm currently a new LPN and looing for work. I recently interviewed with a director at an LTC facility and have to interview with the DON next week. He indicated that it will be a more hands on interview and that it'll be technical! Can you please tell me what to expect on an interview with a DON? Do they pimp you and check your skill level, what type of questions should I be prepared to answer?

Thanks alot if you can help!


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I have only interviewed with a couple of LTC facilities myself, and they were pretty easy interviews, no hard questions or really tense moments at all. Must have been lucky there :)

Just did the Pleasant Valley interview, they asked questions like: what would you do if a patient had a seizure, what would you do if you found out your patient had TB, why do you want to work for us, etc.

One of the things that struck me was that I was in the waiting area and another interviewee was sitting next to me. She was dressed in shorts, sandals, and a tank top. Her hair was messy and she was complaining about the job she was currently working on. It looked very unprofessional and made me feel better about my chances.....

Be positive, and answer questions as completely as you can. They know you are new and don't have any experience yet. Try to relax and enjoy the interview. There is a forum here that offers advice for job seekers, including books you can probably find in your local library. Hope this helps you a little :)

Good luck with your interview next week.

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