Interviews kick off for 2018 nursing cohort

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Clinical nurse educators Maridy Morrison and Sok Teang Whyte undertake graduate interviews.

WSLHD’s Graduate Nursing and Midwifery Transition to Professional Practice Program has kicked off for 2018.

WSLHD’s nursing and midwifery team have this year continued the innovative recruitment process (undertaken in 2017) and are set to interview more than 420 graduates using a “multi-mini-interview” technique.

The recruitment process involves taking district-wide applications and using a district-wide interview panel and innovative interview style.

Interviews started on August 28 and will run for most of the week. 

Each candidate is asked six different clinical and behaviourally-based questions by six different panels, made up of senior nurses and midwives from across the district.

WSLHD executive director of nursing Joanne Edwards said the interview process had enabled the team to retain the best candidates.

“It really promotes a discussion-style interview that enables the mini panel and the applicant to get a better outcome in assessing the behaviourally based/values based questions across all categories,” she said.

“Our evaluation from interview candidates of the multi-mini interview was overwhelmingly positive, so it really encouraged nursing and midwifery to continue the process and publish our results in peer review journals.”

Good luck to all the candidates!

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