Nurse during interview process for EMR nurse position
Contract Nursing September 13, 2021

By Kelley Barnes, contributor

How to Prepare for an EMR Nurse Job Interview

Congratulations, you’ve just landed an interview for an EMR nurse job. Now what? 

You’ve likely done ample research on your potential employer, familiarizing yourself with the job description and responsibilities—the whole nine. Not only do we want to help you make an even better impression than you already have, but we ultimately want you to get the job. Read on to discover ways to ace your EMR nursing interview.  

Top EMR Nursing Interview Questions and how to answer:

  1. Tell me about yourself.

Use this as an opportunity to highlight your past work experience, why you’re applying for the position, and how you would be an ideal candidate for the job. 

  1. What can you tell me about this organization?

Show the organization that you’ve done your homework and understand how things operate. Use key company facts as your talking points. 

  1. Describe your personality.

Be honest. If you’re hardworking, kind, and compassionate—talk about it. Discuss previous work scenarios that allowed you to display said positive traits. 

  1. How do you stay organized?

Briefly discuss your methods for organization and how it helps you to manage your workload. 

  1. On the hard days, how do you stay motivated and engaged?

We all know nursing is not for the faint of heart. Take this moment to discuss how you manage to smile even on rough days. Do you pray or meditate? Do you live by a mantra or quote? Share it. 

  1. How will your past nursing experience position you to be successful in this role?

Be specific in your explanation—mention past performance metrics. For example, if you took the lead on a project at a previous facility, speak up. Demonstrate to the employer that you’re an assertive, natural-born leader. 

  1. Why did you choose a career in nursing?

Avoid statements like, “I chose this career for the money.” But rather discuss how you have a desire to make a difference in the lives of others. 

H3: Questions to ask the interviewer:

  1. How would you describe your facility’s culture?
  2. Who will I report to, and what is their management style? 
  3. What medical systems will I be using?
  4. What are common errors that you see in this unit? How can they be avoided?
  5. What attributes does a candidate need to have to be successful in this role?
  6. What would you like to see someone accomplish in the first 30 days?
  7. How does this institution protect nurses?
  8. What policies or practices do you have to encourage nurses to practice self-care?
  9. What are the biggest challenges that someone in this position would face?
  10. How would you like me to follow up with you after this interview?

 

H3: Additional no-brainer interview tips:

  • Show up 15 minutes before the interview begins.
  • Bring several copies of your resume and cover letter.
  • Remember to smile and be mindful of your posture. 
  • A firm handshake never goes out of style. 
  • Thank the interviewer for their time.


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