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Righttime Medical Care
Clinical Nurse was asked...19 June 2015

What is one of your strengths? What is the most difficult situation that you have dealt with?

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That I am a hard worker, I learn quickly. Dealing with a client who was angry and scared, I was able to calm him down. Less

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center

What are your top 3 units?

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I have worked as a security officer at 3 different hospitals before. In Los Angeles California Hospital, in Sylmar Olive View Hospital, and in Baldwin Park Kaiser’s Hospital. That is my best attempt to answer a question that was designed for a applicant in the medical field. Less

Northwestern Medicine

Tell me about a situation when you disagreed with another nurse. How did you handle it?

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I described a difficult patient situation that I felt some role strain with and I used that situation for a capstone project before graduation. Less

Frederick Memorial

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

Queensland Health

Leadership Clinical Scenario Standards each of the questions required the panel to 'tick and flick" your responses

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I felt the acronym "SBAR" is best - describe a situation based on the question, provide some background on your situation/experience, provide your assessment or what you did to interact in the situation and then provide the recommendations or the solutions or outcomes from the situation. what did you learn from it Less


Have you ever worked or schooled remotely?

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Yes. For my bachelors and master degree

Iminary Healthcare Staffing

The team was more focused on my attitude and approach to daily challenges, patient experience and quality measures. They valued my nursing experience but it was very apparent they were hiring folks with the right attitude.

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I shared my experience and relevant examples of how I manage workplace conflict, ensure my patients come first, and collaborate with my colleagues for positive outcomes. Less

BayCare Health System

Know baycare values and how you use them daily.

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researched the values and had an answer ready


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

Boston Medical Center

Where do I see myself in 5 years

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First I want to become competent, then I'd like to explore other possibilities

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