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1. Would you comfortable responding to CODES in our hospital?
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List of Pediatric Nurse Interview Questions
  1. Would you comfortable responding to CODES in our hospital?
  2. Your patients immunizations are due and the mother is insistent they are not. What do you do?
  3. What are some injury prevention strategies you would share with parents
  4. You need to administer vision and hearing screenings for 30 kindergartners at the local school. How do you organize this?
  5. Have you ever needed to have a difficult conversation with a parent?
  6. How do you manage your work stress?
  7. Why did you apply to our facility?
  8. What is your salary expectations?
  9. How did you learn about this position?
  10. Who is your mentor?
  11. What are your interests outside of work?
  12. Tell me about a stressful clinical situation and how you handled it.
  13. Describe a time that you made a suggestion in the work place.
  14. Do you consider yourself a good leader?
  15. Have you ever filled the role of a family advocate?
  16. We will need you to monitor the medication management program at our school. What experience do you have monitoring a program like this and administering medication to children?
  17. A new parent is concerned about ADHD. What advice to you give them?
  18. A mother's new baby is not thriving as it should. Who would you consult?
  19. A patient comes it with health concerns and her skin looks orange. How do you discuss this concern with the parents?
  20. Your young patient is anxious about having their blood pressure read. How do you put the patient at ease?
  21. How many patients is a full workload for you?
  22. How do you educate parents about disease prevention?
  23. Are you available to work nights?
  24. Describe a time you've needed to be flexible with your treatment options?
  25. Your patient is visually upset about a simple procedure. How do you put his mind at ease?
  26. How are your administrative skills?
  27. Are you comfortable organizing staff and workload?
  28. What experience do you have working with children?
  29. What is your experience working in an intensive care unit?
  30. What questions do you have for us?
Contributing Author
Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Pediatric Nurse Information
February 1st, 2017

Pediatric Nurses devote their knowledge and skills to caring for children from infancy through the late teen years. Pediatric nurses perform physical examinations, measure vital statistics, take blood and urine samples and order diagnostic tests. In addition to clinical duties, Pediatric Nurses educate parents about how to care for their children. Prevention and health education is a big part of pediatric nursing. Pediatric nurses work in doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, surgical centers. Pediatric nurses also work in schools, private practice, community groups and other organizations that provide outpatient and preventive health care services for children.

If you've always liked animal stethoscope covers, finger puppets for cranial nerve tests and you find missing quarters in children's ears you're a Pediatric Nurse with wild imagination and a passion for helping children. Your Critical-Thinking Skills are top notch as a Pediatric nurse. The candidates ability to assess the patient's health, detect changes in symptoms, health or pain, and know when action is necessary are vital in this role. As a Pediatric Nurse you've earned your bachelor's in nursing.

Being a Pediatric Nurse is all about compassion, patience and being calm under pressure. Have a few brief situational stories in your back pocket to share with the interviewer. The interviewer will see you're good on paper, they will want to hear about situations you excelled in as well as struggled with. How is your mental endurance? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Show the interviewer that you can think on your feet and make good decisions.
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