Certified nursing assistants---also known as nurse's aides, orderlies, patient care technicians and home health aides---work under a nurse's supervision, handling such tasks as bathing, grooming and feeding patients, helping with medical equipment and checking patients' vital signs. Typical job interview questions include the ones any job-seeker might face and some specific to the nursing field. Having answers ready can help you ace the interview.
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The website HRinmotion.com lists several interview questions it recommends: -How have you handled patients who resist your help and ignore your directions? -How well do you work under pressure? -A CNA must be able to follow orders from doctors and nurses. How did you handle it when your superior asked you to do something you didn't believe in? -How do you deal with unpleasant tasks such as measuring urinary output and collecting specimens for tests?
The website Commoninterviewquestions.org suggests that nurses anticipate certain questions about their career: -Have you worked as a nurse before? -Have you ever received an award for your work? -What are your educational qualifications for nursing? -Describe a nursing case you've handled in the past.
Some concerns are common to every employer. Characterbasedleadership.com offers several such questions: -What is an acceptable level of tardiness or absenteeism? How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent? -If you've ever caught another employee stealing, how did you handle it? -How do you respond to criticism from your supervisor? -Describe something you did without being asked.
Scheduling is important at a hospital and questions about it may come up: -At your previous job, how often did you stay late if your manager requested it? -How would you react if your replacement calls in sick and the substitute won't be there for another hour? -In a 24/7 medical operation, how do you ensure a seamless transition between shifts?
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