Nursing Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

Nursing Manager Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Nursing Manager job interview questions designed specifically for the Nursing career field.

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Describe your experience with inventorizing and ordering medical supplies and materials.

How do you avoid mistakes when complying with Blood Borne Pathogen policy as well as zero-injury and safety policies?

What do you find most challenging when providing functional and technical assistance to MAs and LVNs. Why?

What is your experince with assisting in training, orienting and coaching new team members?

In your view, what is the most important aspect of coordinating in-service education for team members? Why?

Tell me a bit more about your background with promoting communication with and among nurses and physicians.

How do you ensure success when you providing timely coaching/recognition to nursing staff regarding their performance?

Can you tell me about an experience when people outside your work group have asked for your help in solving a problem or meeting an objective. How did you react? What did you do?

Different conditions, such as noise, strong fumes/odors, grease or oil, as well as the need to wear safety equipment, affect some workplaces. Tell me about a time when you experienced any of these conditions and how you felt about it. Why?

Walk me through yesterday (or last week) and tell me how you planned the day’s (or week’s) activities.

What work-related accidents or “near misses” have you had as a Nursing Manager?

What qualities do you think make a great Nursing Manager?

What formal training did you receive on the job at your last place of work? How did you do?

Describe a (recent) situation when you didn't know who you needed to speak with in an organization to get something done. What did you do ?

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Bonus Questions


  • How successful are you? How do you know?
  • Unfortunately, some solutions don't always correct problems. Can you think of an interesting solution you generated that did not correct the problem? What was the solution? How did you come up with the idea?
  • Tell me about a time when you worked with a person outside your work group to get information or ideas. What did you do to obtain the information?

Daily Interview Tip

Most candidates do not get the job because they do not covering all the bases in terms of the interviewer's shortlist and fail to read the room and establish some kind of relationship with everyone present. If asked if you consider yourself successful, be candid without sounding arrogant. Mention observations other people have made about your work strengths or talents. Volunteer and go to events where hiring authorities may be found. Ratchet up your networking to include anything that exposes you to hiring authorities who can get past your tenure issue because now they know you.