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“From the key selection criteria, you really need to think about the questions that are possible. Future marketing trends 2015 It helps to talk to people about what questions could come from that.”

The job interview will usually include questions on the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Aud in usd It will also include scenario-based clinical and problem solving questions, teamwork and leadership questions, and customer or patient service questions.

Some of these questions will be behavioural questions which are designed to test the applicant for the specific characteristics required for the position, and clinical questions which aim to assess the applicant’s critical thinking skills.

Usd to euro chart These questions enable the interviewer to evaluate how well the applicant thinks on their feet and how they would prioritise tasks in a given situation.

Questions can vary slightly depending on the health organisation that’s recruiting. Stock market future predictions 2015 As a not-for-profit private healthcare provider, nursing recruiters at Victoria’s Epworth HealthCare ask questions about customer service and the values of the organisation. Rmb to usd “I think it’s a really good thing for people to ponder how they’re going to work in a values-based organisation,” Liz Powne, HR Manager of Workforce Development says. Euro usd chart “I might say to somebody – these are the values of Epworth HealthCare, can you tell me what this value means to you in your practice as a nurse or nurse manager? Can you speak to a time when you were perhaps challenged on this value and how you dealt with it?”

Nurses are also often quizzed on working within their scope of practice. Exchange rate aud to usd “We might ask them to talk about a task they aren’t familiar with,” says Robyn Fox, Acting Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery Services at Metro North Hospital and Health Service in Queensland. Currency converter zar to usd “What would they do to prepare themselves for that, who they would refer to? It’s very important they don’t undertake a skill or an activity that’s outside their scope of practice, that they haven’t had the education and support for.”

Nurse graduates may be straight out of university but recruiters will treat finding the right nurse graduate for their organisation just as seriously as filling an executive nursing position. Usd to ruble exchange rate Recruiters are looking for graduates who showcase good interpersonal skills, such as excellent communication and team work, as well as enthusiasm and a caring personality, problem solving skills, those with an inquiring approach to their practice, and graduates who are already considering the future direction of their career. Dollar to pound chart Grade point averages at university are important to the interview panel but emotional intelligence and resilience are just as crucial as academic intelligence, Ms Fox says. Euro usd rate “It comes down to how they apply themselves to answering the questions.”

Ms Fox says nursing panels also ask about the key actions nurse graduates would undertake when looking after a particular patient. Silver price chart 5 year “We’d give them a scenario of the type of patient and then we’d ask them to explain why they would undertake those actions,” she says.

Recruiters are seeking early career nurses with excellent interpersonal skills, team work and problem solving skills, a thirst for knowledge and for wanting to grow their career, flexibility, organisational skills, a focus on quality and patient safety, patient satisfaction, and professionalism.

Nurses in the early stages of their careers can be competing against nurses with years of experience, so it’s important to think ahead and plan your answers to some of these common questions:

The team leader has asked you to look after a particular bay of patients by yourself while your colleague takes a break. Usd to ringgit malaysia What would you do from a clinical handover perspective?

Ms Fox says scenario-based questions will also be asked, for example, about a deteriorating patient and how the applicant would address that based on their level of skills and experience. British pound exchange rate history “We might give them a scenario about a patient receiving a medication and ask them a question about how they would apply that and the follow through of that in the workplace,” she says. Stock market definitions glossary “We’d also ask a scope of practice question geared to their particular level of expertise.”

Nursing applicants looking to move into clinical specialties should equip themselves with graduate certificates in that specialty area. Futures and options trading meaning Building on some of the early attributes nurses should possess, recruiters will be looking for nurses with clinical expertise and skills, an interest in ongoing learning and fostering others, and a passion for their chosen nursing specialty. Conversion rate aud to usd “We want that clinical expertise there and we can build on the professional and we can build on the organisational,” Ms Fox says. 1 nzd to usd “But if you’re going to be the clinical specialist, you need to understand the theoretical and the clinical practice constructs of what you’re doing within the workplace.”

Interview panels are seeking nurse practitioners with outstanding communication skills, a commitment to ongoing learning, passion for their work, customer or patient focus, good team work skills and leadership skills. Dollar and rupee exchange rate With a Masters degree under their belt, nurse practitioners are tested on their body of knowledge in the specialty area or the role to which they’re applying. Secret messages in logos Ms Fox says nurse practitioners should expect questions around scope of practice, communication and interactions along with scenario-based questions.

Senior nurses should possess all the qualities of a great nurse but also hold leadership attributes, excellent teamwork skills, a commitment to high quality patient care, ongoing education, and taking their nursing career to the next level.

Ms Smith says nurses applying for senior positions in specialty areas, such as intensive care, should have or be working towards a postgraduate certificate in that particular field. Rub usd “It’s not always an essential criteria but it might be desirable and it might be what gets you over the line above the other person,” she says.

Nurse manager positions range from Assistant Nurse Unit Manager (ANUM) to Nurse Unit Manager (NUM), Associate or Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), Director of Nursing (DON), and Executive Director of Nursing. Usd to chf exchange rate Building on the foundations of a senior nurse, recruiters look for managers who also possess business acumen, are professional role models, coach and mentor staff, hold skills in conflict resolution and negotiation to promote collaboration between staff, and have a networking ability.

Nurse managers often have one or several postgraduate qualifications in their specialty area while those in higher positions should have recognised management or other relevant qualifications, be working towards a management qualification or have significant management experience.

Nurse managers will be asked questions relating to the management of HR, budgets, rostering, training, clinical issues, support processes and conflict resolution.

Ms Powne says nurse manager applicants should be strong advocates of self development, both for themselves and for other staff in their unit. Gender articles “I’d want to know how they would see their role in developing others and the people underneath them,” she says.

Interview panels are looking for a candidate’s life experiences to shine through, Ms Fox adds. Currency converter usd to aed “We want to know – what have they done in their career, what have they achieved clinically, what have they achieved professionally and what have they achieved organisationally? We want to know that they understand the organisation, they understand the profession, they understand the clinical requirements and how they put that together as a package.”

Karen regularly writes for some of Australia’s leading health news websites and magazines. Usd to aud rate In a media career spanning 20 years, Karen has worked as a senior journalist in newspapers and television. Futures market news She has covered the grind of daily news and worked as a politics reporter at countless state and federal elections.

Karen has interviewed the heads of peak health organisations in Australia and overseas, and written hundreds of news and feature articles covering the dedicated work of health professionals who tread the corridors of hospitals and health services, universities, aged care facilities and practices, day in and day out.