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BC Children's Hospital
Registered Psychiatric Nurse was asked...June 19, 2019

There are 2 boys on the unit, physically and verbally fighting over a toy they want to play with. One of them has autism. What would you do?

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De-escalate the situation Separate the two boys Listen to both sides of story Educate and encourage sharing Know how to handle aggressive behaviour Less

Thomas Jefferson University

Q: What did you do best that your manager noticed

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I completed all Care Plans and admissions on a shift

Care New England

I was asked if I had any concerns and/or if I felt comfortable interacting with patients that may have drug or alcohol intoxication that could potentially be difficult to handle.

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I explained that with my previous experience and job description, that I interacted with these patients on a daily basis and that I felt very competent in situations that can be tensions or escalate knowing the appropriate treatment measures, ie; medication administration regime. Less

Parkridge Health System

Whar do I think about mental health?

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That there is a stigma unnecessarily often

Jackson Physician Search

What are you looking for?

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Flexibility, long-term relationship.

LifeStance Health

What is your desired salary

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I answered it without any difficulty.

BC Children's Hospital

What would you do if you noticed someone cutting themselves with a knife?

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Ask them to hand you the knife Clean self harm wounds Call psychiatrist Administer PRN if needed Check in with patient/talk about what triggered that action Make a safety plan afterwards Less

Vancouver Island Health Authority

Do you know about Dementia, COPD and other diseases people in long term care have?

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All I said was yes and wasn’t asked to elaborate.


Questions consisted of topics such as working as a team, conflict management in the workplace, how to deal with change in the workplace regarding policies and procedures.

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Follow SOPs, managing conflict at the lowest level prior to using Chain of command, and reporting incidents immediately. Less

Aurora Behavioral Health Care

How would I respond in a crisiis situation, where the patient exhibits aggressive behavior?

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First I would call for help, ensuring safety measures to my staff and patients.

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