Critical Care Nurse Interview Questions

29 Critical Care Nurse Questions and Answers by on November 21st, 2018

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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Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

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Critical Care Nurse Interview Questions

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    Do you have experience working with peers from diverse backgrounds?

  2. 2.

    What is your greatest fear about being a critical care nurse?

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    What are some aspects of your specialty that make it unique compared to other specialties?

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    Do you participate in any outreach or volunteer work?

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    Why do you think critical care nurses often report experiencing 'burn out' and what do you do to help try to prevent that?

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    What is a risk that is associated with a patient being in critical care and being bed bound?

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    What about your job as a critical care nurse gives you the most satisfaction?

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    Working with critical care requires a great deal of attention to detail and often multi-tasking. What do you do to help keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

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    Nurses at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?

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    Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may prevent you from continuing employment here if you are offered a position here?

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    Has there ever been a time when you received negative feedback, and how did you handle it?

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    Working in the ICU can be very stressful. What are some ways you manage stress on the job?

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    What advice would you give to a nurse looking to enter your field of nursing?

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    In your opinion, what personality type is best suited toward this specialty?

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    Why do you think you are a good critical care nurse?

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    What would you say is your greatest strength as a critical care nurse?

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    In addition to providing care to seriously ill patients, critical care nurses must attend to stressed out family members. How do you approach offering support to family members?

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    Do you feel comfortable working with clinical nursing students in the critical care setting?

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    Have you ever been in a situation in which a co-worker put a patient in jeopardy? If so, how did you handle it?

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    What are your primary interests outside of work?

  21. 21.

    Have you ever considered relocation? If so, what area would you be willing to travel to?

  22. 22.

    Do you feel you have good problem solving skills?

  23. 23.

    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

  24. 24.

    What would you describe as your biggest weakness?

  25. 25.

    What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?

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    If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you look for in a candidate, and do you think you possess those qualities?

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    Salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same job?

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    Tell me about a time you were trusted with confidential information regarding a patient's care.

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    Have you ever considered choosing a different career?