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    Just had my interview for Auxiliary Nurse. I thought it went quite well but there were so many other people interviewed that had so much more experience that I don't think it's likely I'll get it. They said they had 5 posts available and they interviewed about 9-10 so I really don't know. The interviewers were lovely though and overall the interview went fine (I did end up blagging my way through some of so no idea if I made any sense!). Some of the questions I was asked are below, if I can remember any more I'll add them. Most of them I had prepared for so it went okay.

    1. Tell me about yourself
    2. What do you know about the role of an Auxiliary Nurse?
    3. What do you know about the ward?
    4. What are your weaknesses?
    5. How would you deal with an aggressive patient/relative?
    6. Give me an example of when you had to organise something
    7. Give me an example of when you were put on the spot
    8. What would your current employer say about you?
    9. How would you deal with a situation you were unsure about?
    10. What qualities do you think are important as a team member?

    One thing I didn't prepare was to ask them any questions so I would recommend doing that for anyone else who has interviews! I ended up asking about their busiest days & when they would want someone to start. They said they would make a decision by the end of the day so now I'm just waiting by the phone!

    The numeracy/literacy testing was really simple, just basic adding and spelling simple words.

    Hope that's helped some people, if anyone has any questions feel free to ask
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    (Original post by Philippamalko)
    hey sorry if this has already been asked, but just out of interest with the extra work you put in for the ukcat what score did you get the second time round? and what did you get the first time around if you dont mind me asking?
    Hey, No worries, I can't remember if it has or not. So what I did for the UKCAT was use the two books and the free resources on the "getintomedicine" and "medify" websites. So I just started two weeks before my UKCAT date, and did a couple of hours a day in the first week, and I about 3/4 hours or so in the week leading up to my UKCAT, and the weekend before I just did mock tests, timed. That's it really. First time round I got 662.5, second time I got 715. Hope this help
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    The UKCAT has slightly changed for this years entry.

    Please go to: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post42446484

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by frogs r everywhere)
    The UKCAT has slightly changed for this years entry.

    Please go to: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4#post42446484

    Good luck!
    Did not know this! Thanks so much!

    It seems like most people think it will be harder...I'm actually kind of happy about AR though, it looks more logical and structured than the random 'Guess which one it is'.
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)

    7. Give me an example of when you were put on the spot
    reckon saying "right now/just a second ago" would count? haha, thanks for the advice though!
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    (Original post by tdx)
    reckon saying "right now/just a second ago" would count? haha, thanks for the advice though!
    Haha I was so tempted to say that actually!
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    Really not looking forward to the new UKCAT SJT section, I just did a practice test quickly and got 36/75! (Although I really did rush it, had 11 minutes remaining!)
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    (Original post by Kev.1995)
    Really not looking forward to the new UKCAT SJT section, I just did a practice test quickly and got 36/75! (Although I really did rush it, had 11 minutes remaining!)
    I did the mini test and got 7/13, it looks like most people are getting similar results tbh. I wonder what sort of resources are available to help with SJT though?
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    I did the mini test and got 7/13, it looks like most people are getting similar results tbh. I wonder what sort of resources are available to help with SJT though?
    After reviewing the ones I got wrong it seems as if there's a slight tactic, you have to fundamentally think about key principles. Eg, if there's any breach of confidentiality, you always put the big no no. Likewise for patient's best interests, always put the superlative that supports that.
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    This section is interesting, there really should be a points system when working with things like this.* Anyway, I got 43/71 and had 10 minutes remaining, but I'm going to go through it now. And what about resources for the new AR too?
    *Forget what I wrote, just found out that SJT are not marked in the conventional way out of 900 but instead marked in "bands"
    Band 1 : Candidates in Band 1 performed exceptionally and well above average, showing similar judgement in most cases to the panel of experts.
    Band 2: Candidates in Band 2 performed well and above average, showing appropriate judgement for most questions with many matching model answers
    Band 3: The performance of candidates in Band 3 was lower than average with appropriate judgement shown for some questions but significant differences from ideal responses for others.
    Band 4: The performance of candidates in Band 4 was low with judgement differing significantly from ideal responses to questions in many cases.
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    Haha I was so tempted to say that actually!
    haha, I would've :') .. quickly followed by a serious answer of course! I'm currently applying for various posts, fingers crossed.
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    so now we HAVE to do the SJT??? nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooo
    or is that meant to be easy?
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    Im bricking the UKCAT more than ever Every time i try to apply for medicine something new comes in my path! I can't win :/
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    Guys, you see if you do work experience abroad like working at an orphanage say like after you've sent your PS, is there any point of it? Because you'll just have to put in a line or two that you'll be going there and I doubt you be able to go into detail as you've not got the report me yet. So is it worth it? Will it help?


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    (Original post by DinaRayy)
    Guys, you see if you do work experience abroad like working at an orphanage say like after you've sent your PS, is there any point of it? Because you'll just have to put in a line or two that you'll be going there and I doubt you be able to go into detail as you've not got the report me yet. So is it worth it? Will it help?
    Hey, when I send my PS off, I said I would do x,y and z. I was able to still talk about it at interview, as long as the work experience you've already got, you're able to speak enough about it, it's all okay. You just need enough to get an interview, after that, the floor is yours. Despite this, I got a job as a HCA after I sent off my UCAS, so I wasn't even able to put that into my PS, although at interview I brought it in, and they seemed impressed. So it will still be worth it, but don't do work experience for the sake of doing work experience, do it because you find it interesting and you want too do it and learn from it.
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    Hey everyone

    Got my clinical support worker interview on Thursday and I'm getting nervous! Not really done much in terms of preparing for it :/

    Anyone got ANY tips/advice for me at all?!

    Also unsure what to wear? I know 'dress smart' obviously but I feel like I only have clothes that aren't smart enough or are too smart...

    So yeah any help appreciated
    Thanks


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    Got an interview in two weeks for another Nursing Auxiliary post! Hopefully this time I'll get the job!


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    Hey everyone

    Got my clinical support worker interview on Thursday and I'm getting nervous! Not really done much in terms of preparing for it :/

    Anyone got ANY tips/advice for me at all?!

    Also unsure what to wear? I know 'dress smart' obviously but I feel like I only have clothes that aren't smart enough or are too smart...

    So yeah any help appreciated
    Thanks
    Good Luck! I'm sure you will do well. As long as you've prepared answers for the expected questions/scenarios and can think of examples of when you have done x, y or z (If asked) then you should be fine!

    I'd say just a nice dress and tights or trousers/skirt (reasonable length of course!) and a nice blouse. I ended up wearing work trousers and a white shirt. You can never be 'too formal' for these things (At least that's what I think haha) so don't worry too much. Keep in mind the 'bare below the elbows' rule for hospitals, even though you're probably not expected to because you're not working there yet it would be another thing to show that you're aware of.


    How are everyone else's gap year plans coming along? Thread's getting a bit dead now although I expect that's revision kicking in! has anyone booked the dreaded UKCAT yet?
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    Got an interview in two weeks for another Nursing Auxiliary post! Hopefully this time I'll get the job!




    Good Luck! I'm sure you will do well. As long as you've prepared answers for the expected questions/scenarios and can think of examples of when you have done x, y or z (If asked) then you should be fine!

    I'd say just a nice dress and tights or trousers/skirt (reasonable length of course!) and a nice blouse. I ended up wearing work trousers and a white shirt. You can never be 'too formal' for these things (At least that's what I think haha) so don't worry too much. Keep in mind the 'bare below the elbows' rule for hospitals, even though you're probably not expected to because you're not working there yet it would be another thing to show that you're aware of.


    How are everyone else's gap year plans coming along? Thread's getting a bit dead now although I expect that's revision kicking in! has anyone booked the dreaded UKCAT yet?
    Yay congrats!

    And ok, thank you!
    How much preparation would you say you did? Feel like I've done nowhere near enough...

    And do you think they would ask anything like "what's your biggest achivement?" (Would have no clue what to say!)


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    (Original post by annaridgway95)
    Yay congrats!

    And ok, thank you!
    How much preparation would you say you did? Feel like I've done nowhere near enough...

    And do you think they would ask anything like "what's your biggest achivement?" (Would have no clue what to say!)

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    I don't think I did enough last time so I'll definitely be doing more this time. Especially for the questions like 'role of the HCA' and about the ward etc.

    I have no idea, if they asked me I would probably say something like getting through the challenge of A Levels successfully or something along those lines. Anything that sounds good I guess! or if you've helped raise a certain amount of money for charity, done anything significant at school, you really could say anything that you feel is important to you!
 
 
 
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