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Acute Care Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

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Acute Care Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

Question [1]:
What are the main job duties and responsibilities of acute care nurse employee?

Answer [1]:
Acute care nurse responsibilities are to administer blood and blood product transfusions or intravenous infusions, monitoring patients for adverse reactions; assess the impact of illnesses or injuries on patients' health, function, growth, development, nutrition, sleep, rest, quality of life, or family, social and educational relationships; assess the needs of patients' family members or caregivers; assess urgent and emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically derived data; assist patients in organizing their health care system activities; collaborate with members of multidisciplinary health care teams to plan, manage, or assess patient treatments; discuss illnesses and treatments with patients and family members; document data related to patients' care including assessment results, interventions, medications, patient responses, or treatment changes; interpret information obtained from electrocardiograms (ekgs) or radiographs (x-rays); manage patients' pain relief and sedation by providing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions, monitoring patients' responses, and changing care plans accordingly; obtain specimens or samples for laboratory work; participate in patients' care meetings and conferences; participate in the development of practice protocols; perform administrative duties that facilitate admission, transfer, or discharge of patients; perform emergency medical procedures, such as basic cardiac life support (bls), advanced cardiac life support (acls), and other condition stabilizing interventions; provide formal and informal education to other staff members; read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in acute care; set up, operate, or monitor invasive equipment and devices such as colostomy or tracheotomy equipment, mechanical ventilators, catheters, gastrointestinal tubes, and central lines; treat wounds or superficial lacerations; analyze the indications, contraindications, risk complications, and cost-benefit tradeoffs of therapeutic interventions; collaborate with patients to plan for future health care needs or to coordinate transitions and referrals; distinguish between normal and abnormal developmental and age-related physiological and behavioral changes in acute, critical, and chronic illness; order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests and screening procedures based on assessment results, differential diagnoses, and knowledge about age, gender and health status of clients; diagnose acute or chronic conditions that could result in rapid physiological deterioration or life-threatening instability; refer patients for specialty consultations or treatments; adjust settings on patients' assistive devices such as temporary pacemakers; prescribe medications and observe patients' reactions, modifying prescriptions as needed; coordinate billing activities with supervising physicians.

Question [2]:
What are the skills required for acute care nurse employee in order to success in his work?

Answer [2]:
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times, Talking to others to convey information effectively, Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems, Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one, Actively looking for ways to help people.

Question [3]:
Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as acute care nurse?

Answer [3]:
I have the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events), communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

Question [4]:
What are the knowledge elements you obtained from your education, training and work experience would support your acute care nurse career?

Answer [4]:
The knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar, the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures, principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction, human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders, principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

Question [5]:
How would you describe (needed acute care nurse or your) work style?

Answer [5]:
My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being honest and ethical, being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks, accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations, being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job, being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

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What are your future steps after experience you'll gain from your acute care nurse job?

As acute care nurse, what training courses or extra education that you think will improve your work performance?

What salary do you expect you'll get from being acute care nurse employee?


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