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Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

29 Pediatric Nurse Questions and Answers by Heather Douglass
Heather has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates,
specifically in the health care industry.

Question 1 of 29

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

Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions

  1. 1.

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

      How to Answer

      If you have ever been faced with a situation that resulted in you having to make a judgment call that may have affected the job of a friend or co-worker, you know how disheartening it can be. However, nurses are bound by law to protect patients and other co-workers by reporting anything in appropriate or dangerous. The interviewer wants to know that you are capable of identifying and reporting a situation if needed.

      Answer Examples

      Heather's Answer

      "I actually have experienced a time that I had to report a co-worker to my supervisor. One of my peers had a diabetic patient who had insulin order per sliding scale. The nurse gave insulin to the patient without checking his blood sugar level first. She told me and asked me not to tell anyone. However, I knew that patient safety the responsibility of everyone. So, I did notify the supervisor."

      Darby's Answer

      "I have never been in a situation that required me to report a co-worker. Honestly, I hope I never experience a situation like that."

      Darby's Answer

      "When I worked at a long-term care facility, one of my co-worker was using a lift to transfer a patient. He did not have the belt fastened correctly and the patient slipped onto the floor. This was an accident that could have been prevented. I had to write an incident report and turn the situation over to a supervisor."

      Anonymous Answer

      "I have never been in a situation that required me to report a co-worker. I hope I never experience such a situation, but if I did, I would like to think that I would handle said situation per the protocol and work professionally."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Good! To the point and very clear.

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      Anonymous Answer

      "Thankfully I have never been in this situation and I hope that I never have to experience an awful situation like that. If I ever encountered this situation I would make sure to get the patient stable and safe and report the co-worker."

      Cindy's Answer

      Good. This communicates in a very honest way, and yet demonstrates your integrity. Nice work.

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