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    Hi all, I have a telephone interview for Flinders as a registered nurse, feeling very nervous!! Does anybody who has been through a nursing interview recently have any tips?. I have made a list from past threads of things to research but still feel unprepared.

     

    Thanks Lisa:err:

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    Guest Kat+Rocco

    Hi Lisa

     

    I had telephone interview back in May was also really nervous had it a 7am....I just had my desk littered with notes on a4 with things and answers to questions I thought they might ask like:

     

    Why Oz

    Aspirations, where I see myself in 5/10 years

    My positive/negative attributes

    Cv

    Info about the hospital to help explain my reasons for wanting to work there

     

    ALSO A LARGE GLASS OF WATER cos my throat went so dry as soon as I answered the phone lol

     

    To be honest they didn't ask me any of the things I thought they would. They asked my a couple of scenarios, wanted to know about and skills that would be transferable from my current job.

     

    But just try and relax it was no where near as bad as I'd thought, just a bit weird not being able to see the person interviewing you lol

     

    Shout up if you wanna ask anything else and if not good luck:v_SPIN:

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    Guest RobJ1978

    Hi, i had a job interview with them in july, I had 4 A4 sheets wrote out as well and they didn't ask me anything like that. They wanted to know my previous employment and experience, what sort of ventilators i use things like that. Was more like an formal chat than interview...i got the job as well, so can't have been that bad. One of their questions was do you use... and i said no we use... but i wished i said no but i am extremely quick learner! missed oportunity on my part. Good luck, what nursing do you do?

    Nic.x.

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    Thanks guys for the information, Nic im an adult nurse, done mainly acute medical since qualifying and luckily the position is on an acute medical unit so should fit in. To be honest its the scenarios i find most worrying as im not always quick at thinking and after you think, oh i could have said that!! i will have to think of lots of different scenarios and hopefully they ask one, lol.

    Lisa

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    Hi Lisa,

    Good luck, mine was really friendly too, same kind of questions as the others, only really stumped by being asked if I had any family in adelaide, and panicked that they wouldn't give me the job cos I don't!

    From what my manager says if they're going to bother of phoning you in u.k, they probably already want you!

    Good luck

     

    Gill x

    P.s once you get the job, can you get me one as flinders would half my commute! :)

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    Hi Gill, hope your settling in. I was told there was no positions at flinders or noaralounga but then had a mail out of the blue!! would be great to see you next month and put a face to the name. If i do get a job it maybe easier to find out whats available for you. x x

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    Hi Gill, hope your settling in. I was told there was no positions at flinders or noaralounga but then had a mail out of the blue!! would be great to see you next month and put a face to the name. If i do get a job it maybe easier to find out whats available for you. x x

     

    OOh that'd be good! I have an application for the casual pool at Noarlunga, just to have a look and maybe get a foot in the door? Settling in well at work, nice staff, lovely manager, still amazed at only having four patients! don't go home knackered or too hot cos of air conditioning! Loads to learn just with the different system here.

    all the best for interview, let me know how you get on, see you on the otherside!

     

    Gill x

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    Thanks guys for the information, Nic im an adult nurse, done mainly acute medical since qualifying and luckily the position is on an acute medical unit so should fit in. To be honest its the scenarios i find most worrying as im not always quick at thinking and after you think, oh i could have said that!! i will have to think of lots of different scenarios and hopefully they ask one, lol.

    Lisa

     

    Gil, i just contacted the ward direct. The hospital said there weren't any vacancies so went striaght to the manager of the ward. She fought for me.

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    Gill which hospital did you work in Uk??

     

    Hi Elaine, last job was in western general in Edinburgh, was in livingstone before that?

    Gill x

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    Gil, i just contacted the ward direct. The hospital said there weren't any vacancies so went striaght to the manager of the ward. She fought for me.

    Thanks for the advice, may settle in for two months or so then try that if nothing comes up!

    Gill x

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    I got offered three jobs a couple of months ago and none of them were advertised, just sent my cv.

     

    Hi, can i ask where..

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    Yes of course. One was an HDU job at Burnside, One was recovery at the RAH and the one I took was Emerg at Wakefield Calvary. Just send your cv to everywhere you want to work and see hat happens. I find it always works well as it gets them thinking. Good luck with the interview.

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    Yes of course. One was an HDU job at Burnside, One was recovery at the RAH and the one I took was Emerg at Wakefield Calvary. Just send your cv to everywhere you want to work and see hat happens. I find it always works well as it gets them thinking. Good luck with the interview.

     

    Many thanks, Lisa

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