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Hi!

I've got an interview in a few days with NHS Professionals for a Care Support Worker/Healthcare Assistant position, for the summer & my gap year.

I'm wondering what sort of things will come up/what questions will be asked. Apart from the obvious why this job/what have you done to find out if its right for you etc. etc. etc., what sort of questions have people faced? (Not even with NHSP, for jobs as a CSW/HCA in general)

Any info is appreciated
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My interview lasted about 10 mins. I was asked things like "What would you do if a nurse asked you to give a patient this drug", "What would you do if you found a patient collapsed?", "What would you do if a patient was running a fever?".

Pretty basic stuff really.
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I've never had an interview that went past 'why do you want to do this?', ' I need money', 'Now we just wait for your CRB'.
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I've never had an interview that went past 'why do you want to do this?', ' I need money', 'Now we just wait for your CRB'.
I hated that question :/ Somehow I never have courage to just say that I want money :nothing:
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(Original post by GodspeedGehenna)
My interview lasted about 10 mins. I was asked things like "What would you do if a nurse asked you to give a patient this drug", "What would you do if you found a patient collapsed?", "What would you do if a patient was running a fever?".

Pretty basic stuff really.
Was this with NHSP or some other organisation?
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http://journalofahca.blogspot.com/20...g-for-job.html
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I hated that question :/ Somehow I never have courage to just say that I want money :nothing:
I've never seen any other reason to work. Generally people seem to respect the honesty.
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why's this in the healthcare and nursing thread? I dont recall healthcare asisstant to be a healthcare/nursing course at uni...
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Mine was really basic, just making sure I knew what the job entailed. Why do I want to do it, what kind of jobs did I think I'd be doing, how I would handle the hard stuff, what kind of skills I could bring and that I thought would be useful.

Then what dates were best for me for training? hehe.


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why's this in the healthcare and nursing thread? I dont recall healthcare asisstant to be a healthcare/nursing course at uni...
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If you think a thread is in the wrong place, report it so a mod will move it. Making pointless posts like this just jams the thread up and serves no purpose.
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(Original post by TENDYRAAA!)
Was this with NHSP or some other organisation?
Bank HCA w/ NHS.
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why's this in the healthcare and nursing thread? I dont recall healthcare asisstant to be a healthcare/nursing course at uni...
Whilst its not exactly the right place I can't think of anywhere it would be better placed. Here is probably the most likely place to have people who have done HCA jobs.
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Whilst its not exactly the right place I can't think of anywhere it would be better placed. Here is probably the most likely place to have people who have done HCA jobs.
and what about health and emergency services in careers and employment?
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TENDYRAAA!
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calm self....

ahaha

thank you everyone for the tips : )
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and what about health and emergency services in careers and employment?
A very good point.

I've never (that I can remember) had any dealings with that subforum. The only good reason for not initially putting the thread there I can think of would be if that subforum was never visited. As its probably not that is undoubtedly where the thing should be (and I now note that is where it is).
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(Original post by terpineol)
A very good point.

I've never (that I can remember) had any dealings with that subforum. The only good reason for not initially putting the thread there I can think of would be if that subforum was never visited. As its probably not that is undoubtedly where the thing should be (and I now note that is where it is).

No me neither, but I know its there for those wanting to go into the darkside (nhs management) and for HCA threads. its just rather misleading to place it in the h/care and nursing forum when student nurses are already fed up with being made to be spare HCA'S!
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No me neither, but I know its there for those wanting to go into the darkside (nhs management) and for HCA threads. its just rather misleading to place it in the h/care and nursing forum when student nurses are already fed up with being made to be spare HCA'S!
Typical Lib Dem, Very very rude.
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Typical Lib Dem, Very very rude.

It's like putting a job about teaching asisstant interviews in a forum about PGCE courses....HCA's are not students, ergo- a thread about the job does NOT belong in a forum about nursing and healthcare degrees
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It's like putting a job about teaching asisstant interviews in a forum about PGCE courses....HCA's are not students, ergo- a thread about the job does NOT belong in a forum about nursing and healthcare degrees
HCA's are not necessarily students no. But most study at NVQ Level 3 which is a Student whether you like it or not or whether you agree or not. Also alot of HCA's will be going through an Associate practitioner course which puts them at band 4 £2k under nurses which is a university course.
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HCA's are not necessarily students no. But most study at NVQ Level 3 which is a Student whether you like it or not or whether you agree or not. Also alot of HCA's will be going through an Associate practitioner course which puts them at band 4 £2k under nurses which is a university course.

Yeah ok..whatever, but they're not students, you can blag all you want but they're not Registered nurses until they have done a 3 year degree..mmk?

Don't even get me started on the nvq's and AP courses!
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(Original post by Subcutaneous)
It's like putting a job about teaching asisstant interviews in a forum about PGCE courses....HCA's are not students, ergo- a thread about the job does NOT belong in a forum about nursing and healthcare degrees
Why is this making you cry so much?
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