Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

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Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.

Question 1 of 29

Why do you think you are a good pediatric nurse?

Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

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    Why do you think you are a good pediatric nurse?

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    If you were offered a position that requires travel, would you accept it?

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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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    Is there a particular story about a pediatric patient that was personally moving for you?

  5. 5.

    What advice would you give to a nurse who is about to begin a career in pediatrics?

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

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

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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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    If you could choose a specific schedule or shift, what would it be?

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

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    How do you respond to an emergency situation at work?

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    Have you ever worked in an environment where your co-workers were from diverse backgrounds?

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    What fuels your passion for your work as a pediatric nurse?

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

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    What are some things you would like for people to notice about your personality?

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    Has there ever been a time that you had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

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

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    What is a challenge you face being a pediatric nurse?

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    Have you had any special patient or experience that you could share with me that would tell me what it's like to be a pediatric nurse?

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    Tell me about a time you had to deal with a distraught family member and how you handled it.

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

  22. 22.

    What changes have you seen in terms of children's chronic health issues since you became a pediatric nurse?

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    What about your work feeds your spirit?

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    Working in a pediatric unit 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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    Have you ever done wellness exams or given immunizations to pediatric patients?

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    Have you ever cared for children with autism, and can you share your knowledge of one of the disorders within the Autism spectrum?

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    Have you ever had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

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    What made you choose to become a pediatric nurse?

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    What characteristics do you think are important for healthcare professionals to have?