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Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

Question [1]:
What are the main job duties and responsibilities of advanced practice psychiatric nurse employee?

Answer [1]:
Advanced practice psychiatric nurse responsibilities are to assess patients' mental and physical status based on the presenting symptoms and complaints; collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, including psychiatrists, psychologists, or nursing staff, to develop, implement, or evaluate treatment plans; consult with psychiatrists or other professionals when unusual or complex cases are encountered; develop and implement treatment plans; distinguish between physiologically and psychologically based disorders and diagnose appropriately; educate patients and family members about mental health and medical conditions, preventive health measures, medications, or treatment plans; monitor patients' medication usage and results; participate in activities aimed at professional growth and development including conferences or continuing education activities; teach classes in mental health topics such as stress reduction; conduct individual, group, or family psychotherapy for those with chronic or acute mental disorders; diagnose psychiatric disorders and mental health conditions; document patients' medical and psychological histories, physical assessment results, diagnoses, treatment plans, prescriptions, or outcomes; evaluate patients' behavior to formulate diagnoses or assess treatments; participate in treatment team conferences regarding diagnosis or treatment of difficult cases; refer patients requiring more specialized or complex treatment to psychiatrists, primary care physicians, or other medical specialists; interpret diagnostic or laboratory tests such as electrocardiograms (ekgs) and renal functioning tests; administer medications including those administered by injection; develop practice protocols for mental health problems based on review and evaluation of published research; monitor the use and status of medical and pharmaceutical supplies; develop, implement, or evaluate programs such as outreach activities, community mental health programs, and crisis situation response activities; write prescriptions for psychotropic medications as allowed by state regulations and collaborative practice agreements; direct or provide home health services; provide routine physical health screenings to detect or monitor problems such as heart disease and diabetes; treat patients for routine physical health problems.

Question [2]:
What are the skills required for advanced practice psychiatric 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, Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action, Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents, Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do, Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Question [3]:
Describe the abilities you have in order to work with us as advanced practice psychiatric 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, apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense, listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences, communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand, combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

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

Answer [4]:
The knowledge of 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, 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, group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.

Question [5]:
How would you describe (needed advanced practice psychiatric nurse or your) work style?

Answer [5]:
My work style matching exactlty what cashier job requires by: being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job, maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations, being honest and ethical, being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations, being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

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