PART B: What are Situational Interview questions? What are they trying to discover about a candidate’s competency? (HINT: They are based on Critical Incident Analysis – See READING 6.B.)
Situational interview questions are asked in a job interview to allow the hiring manager to get a feel for how you would handle particular situations in the position. These questions entail assessing a circumstance and responding with how you'd handle it in a solution-based way.
It is based on critical incident analysis.
Critical incidents are snapshots of something that happens to a patient, their family or nurse. It may be something positive, or it could be a situation where someone has suffered in some way. Reflection and analysis of critical incidents is widely regarded as a valuable learning tool for nurses and hence, is the basis of situational interviews.
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