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The Mount Sinai Hospital Interview

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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The Mount Sinai Hospital is the largest inpatient facility within our network. We currently have an over 1,100 bed facility. Do you foresee any issues with transitioning to a facility of this size?

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    The Mount Sinai Hospital is the largest inpatient facility within our network. We currently have an over 1,100 bed facility. Do you foresee any issues with transitioning to a facility of this size?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if you are easily overwhelmed when 'out of your element,' so to speak. Moving from a smaller facility to one as large as the Mount Sinai Hospital could be overwhelming, even to a seasoned employee. The interviewer is not asking that you not be overwhelmed, but is rather looking to see if you are willing to accept the challenge of transition. Speaking confidently about your willingness to learn will be a positive way to answer this question.

      Darby's Answer

      "Change can be a bit trying for everyone involved. Personally, I am excited about the opportunity to work in a larger facility such as The Mount Sinai Hospital. I feel like in a facility this size and with so many specialty areas, there will always be room for growth."

      Ryan's Answer

      "I know this will come off as cliche, but it's truthful. My weakness is in not delegating. I know what I want to be done and how I want it done, so it's often easier to do it myself. However, it can inhibit my ability to grow. I cannot take on every step of a project; I need to be able to give the task or a portion of it to another team member or direct report, let go of the control and know it will be taken care of. I've spoken with my current manager about it, and we've developed a system where he can call me out on the behavior since often I'm not aware of it. By bringing awareness to it at the moment, I find my propensity to hold onto control has decreased, so I'm certainly moving in the right direction."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Coming from a retail background, where I've worked in stores with high script counts, I am accustomed to working with high volume and a fast-paced environment. Therefore, I can foresee a smooth transition in regards to facility size."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good answer; however, if you have specific numbers, those would be very helpful here.

      "Coming from a role in retail pharmacy, I have worked in stores with script counts as high as 1,000 per day. I am accustomed to working with a high volume of tasks in a fast-paced environment. I foresee a smooth transition in regards to your task volume and facility size."

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