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:wacko: Anyone had a telephone interview recently for a nursing job. I have an interview coming up and would like any information on types of questions/scenarios that the panel asked and if it differs from NHS (UK) interview questions etc.

 

 

 

 

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Lynne

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I think it depends on where the job is for. The telephone interviews that I've been part of have been conducted in entirely the same way as if you were sat in front of them. If candidates are given the questions 10 mins before to look at/make notes - then the candidate overseas is emailed them 10 mins before. All our questions are designed to address the selection criteria - so you might have a speciality question, governance, conflict resolution, research/quality initiatives etc.,

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Thanks Ali. My interview is tomorrow only found out yesterday so need to prepare all day today its for ICU so i would expect some sort of scenario question. I have had an email that says i will be sent the questions 15mins prior to the call by email. :eek:

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Just write bullet points to remind you. Look at the Job description - take the opportunity to ask some questions around that at the end. Also at the end, if they ask is there anything else you want to say to support your application - take the opportunity to tell them about you as a person/nurse

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Could u let us know how it goes! I work in this department so would be interesting to have an idea what happens. Where is it for xx

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Well thats the interview done with. I had questions sent to me 15 minutes before they rang. There was 3 questions:

 

1. You are looking after a patient who the ICUConsultant is considering commencing Continual Renal Replacement Therapy(CRRT). Please outline your clinical understanding in the setting of AcuteRenal Failure and the pathophysiology associated.

 

2. You are coordinating a busy 30 bed ICU on themorning shift, the unit is full at 30 patients and the ICU Senior Registrarcomes to you and demands that you take a direct admission from anotherhospital. He is abrupt and does not seem interested in discussing this withyou. Please outline your actions including rationale in dealing with thissituation.

 

3. You have identified an area of practice thatneeds to be improved in the ICU. How would you go about addressing this?

 

It was nerve wracking it was my first telephone interview and the first question was hard to answer they wanted it based around a patient scenario that you worked with and how you looked after that patient while they are on CRRT rather than the actual pathophysilogy of ARF. The other 2 questions were easy to answer and i had previously looked at these topics of conflict resolution and change/patient safety. Interview lasted 25-30mins and i had time at the end to ask them questions about the hospital and when critical care will open at FSH and if they will offer me a 457 visa if sucessful at interview. Here's hoping i done enough to secure a position need to wait 3-4 weeks. I dont want a job anywhere else so i will be super excited if i get it!

 

Thanks for the help Ali and good luck Claire! :smile:

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wow, well done. Bet you was nervous. I'm a midwife so at some point will probably experience this telephone interview process. good luck and keep us updated with your progress

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Well done!! I would be so nervous. What did they say to the 457 question. Do u have lots of years experience? When I apply for jobs I not sure if to apply for the same department or go for another, however with no experience in other areas don't know if I could x

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