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Nursing candidates interviewed by patients


I was interviewed for a senior nursing post by a neighbouring trust over ten years ago. The panel included a service user (as well as a nurse, an admin person and a doctor) and although I didn't get the job, I felt the process to be open and fair. I certainly didn't have any qualms about the service user having their input into the interview, even though I knew the person. I think if a nurse is going to be caused additional stress by being on the receiving end of questions by a service user, maybe they're not right for the job after all?

Posted date

15 April, 2009

Posted time

12:09 pm