Ward Nurse Interview Preparation Guide
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Ward Nurse Frequently Asked Questions in various Ward Nurse job interviews by interviewer. The set of questions are here to ensures that you offer a perfect answer posed to you. So get preparation for your new job interview

25 Ward Nurse Questions and Answers:

1 :: Please explain why did you choose to pursue a career as a Psychiatric Aide?

I wanted to pursue a psychiatric aide because the basics are important. A foundation to anything will allow you to experience a field from all angles. Especially in psychology it is importnat that as those helping the mentally disabled, we approach their situation from all angles, observing body language, eyecontact, behavioral patterns, expressions etc. As an Aide I will be able to see firsthand how a professional in the field carries out therapy and how they approach different patients from different mental state of minds. This is invaluable for me, and will shed a new informational light in the psych field for myself.
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2 :: Explain me why do you want to enter in this career?

I've always been interested in gaining experience in hospital setting due to its fast pace, it's a challenge for me. I feel I have a lot to offer in this type of setting, I have a lot of experience with co-occuring disorders which I would imagine a lot of clients here are co-occuring. I have experience being in a past paced busy environment and managing conflicts on a daily basis. I love running groups. I have a lot of experience with assessments and diagnosing. I'm a team player and majority of my clinical experience has relied heavily on integrated treatment services.
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3 :: Please explain me example of a time when you dealt calmly and effectively in a volatile situation?

Terr- CL was actively manic and running lose in the building. I was called to get the client. Spoke to client calmly and brought him into an office. Allowed client to express what was happening and his feelings and he calmed down. Wil. Stil- upset because case manager wouldn't place him in housing immediately. Loud in lobby and homicidal and suicidal suggestions. Called to building. Brought client in office, expressed frustrations. Called psychiatrist whom has good relationship who spoke to him on speaker phone. Developed plan going forward.
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4 :: Explain me what do you like about being a nurse?

Do tell them- How you enjoy caring for your patients and making a difference in a patient’s life.

Don’t tell them- You like making money. Don’t keep going on about your profession either. Just keep it simple.
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5 :: Tell us have you ever prevented a problem because you were able to anticipate one persons reaction to another person?

With placing clients in housing. Bi-polar CL who is vey erratic. I was able to anticipate which clients he would be less likely to conflict with this client and he managed to stay in our program for months without any issues./ Deal with this a lot with placing clients in housing.
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6 :: Tell us do you have any specialties as Ward Nurse?

Yes I have lot of specialities . I am a good lisoner as well as a leaner. I never leave till tomorrow which I can do today. Another specialities of mine is self confidence and because I am always ready to meet challenges.
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7 :: Explain me why are you the best candidate for us as Ward Nurse?

I have the compassion, empathy and have gained many skills (with still more to learn & acquire) since taking on the challenge of changing my career and commencing my Aged Care training. I have wanted to do this for so long and I just wanted to be able to make a difference to someone's life or day. It's like when I lived and breathed hairdressing it was a privilege to be able to enter someones home and do their hair and make them feel and look good.
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8 :: Explain me what kinds of additional responsibilities or challenges have you taken on?

I started a psychoeducational group at the methadone clinic (colonial management group) I worked at, I noticed people coming to treatment but weren't fully informed on what methadone was. I designed and supervised a peer support program at CENTAUR I've assisted with supervising interns, met with them once a week, provided feedback on group facilitation, helped them with improving clinical skills I managed productivity tracking at CENTAUR and helped brainstorm ways to improve productivity.
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9 :: Tell us how would you handle a situation where the patient complained about everything you did?

Do tell them- Tell them about a past experience you’ve had that you feel you handled with care and understanding, always focus on the positive

Don’t tell them- About the time you got really mad at a patient because “he hit the call button too many times.” At times you can get frustrated but no one wants to hire a nurse that gets frustrated at their patients.
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10 :: Tell us what have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years as Ward Nurse?

Completed graduate school. Trainings. Attend conferences. Seek guidance and support from those more experienced.
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