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Frederick Memorial
RN Clinical Coordinator was asked...August 18, 2010

Why I should hire you?

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I find it very difficult "managing myself up" as they say. My credentials, references and being published should speak for itself. Less

Loyola Medicine

Describe a recent failure and how you responded.

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Why are you looking to leave your current role?

UT Health San Antonio

What are your plans for higher education (PhD, DNP)?

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I expressed interest but was waiting to find the right school.


behavioral interviewing - asking what you would do in situations both with peers and clients. Face to face interview with actual call scenarios acted out

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be as happy and smiley as possible. Use phone etiquette and as mush clinical knowledge as you have. Know basic adult and pediatric ambulatory care common problems ( cardiac, diabetic, croup, asthma, htn, chf) Less

Banner Health

My most difficult question was "how did I act in the past to assist to resolve a difficult situation which resulted in an improvement of patient care while working a shift. How did I make a difference in the patient care and improve the communication among the team members of my shift.

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I told about a situation where I was asked to assess a patient who was post c section and having pelvic pain. I took the time away from my own patient care to go with another nurse to the room, palpate the bladder, catheterize the patient as ordered prn if she was unable to void, and obtained a large amount of urine through the catheter, making the patient much more comfortable. Less

BAYADA Home Health Care

My clinical and nursing experience, my past experience in home care, and how did I deal with a difficult or unforeseen circumstance ?

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I have been an RN for over 10 years. I have most of my career experience as a home care RN and have worked with Pediatric, Adult, and Geriatric clients. One of my clients had signs and symptoms of distress but was refusing to see a doctor or go to the hospital. After years of building a trusting relationship I told him I was concerned. By me having stated that, he reluctantly agreed to go to the ER. He needed emergency surgery do to a ruptured gallbladder. By building a trusting relationship he understood that by me looking out for him was not just because I wanted him to go to the hospital, but that I was looking out for him. Less

Kaiser Permanente

What has been the most helpful piece of constructive criticism you have received?

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This felt like a loaded question. You have to not only self-identify a weakness, but also be sure to turn it into a positive learning experience. Less

Describe a difficult situation and how you handled it blah blah blah

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Ive learned as a nurse to tolerate verbal abuse

American Health Holding

Strengths, case management process, how to handle unhappy patients, how would I balance an emergency when working from home, if I was familiar with Milliman guidelines, benchmark criteria for treatments, cost savings

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Informed assess situation, inquire what angry patient expected, assured pt would seek assistance in chain of command, accountable back to pt w answer Less

Cheyenne Regional Medical Center
RN Clinical was asked...January 31, 2013

None, they spent all this money buying a personality test that you have to take so they can ask you meaningless questions based on results.

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Once your hired, the unicorns, smiley faces and flowers disappear, you are on your own...didn't want to loose my rn license so booked! Less

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