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dippyeggsandtoast Sun 17-Sep-17 22:38:13

For the first time I am going for a NHS post. It is research, academic (this is my background) and the PI is an academic. However the job process goes through the NHS jobs website.

As is usual, they want a presentation. I've never interviewed for the NHS though and wondered if anyone could offer any tips for managing the interview. I know the NHS do a box ticking sort of exercise. I have little time to prepare for the nuts and bolts of the interview and write a presentation so it's all a bit nerve wracking (what process isn't eh?)

So for anyone who has been though it, esp if it here, do you have any tips?

Thank you very much.

MedSchoolRat Fri 22-Sep-17 20:03:23

Dippy, have you had your interview? I have a few ideas, but maybe too late.

Room101isWhereIUsedToLive Fri 22-Sep-17 20:14:14

Convince them you know what you are talking about.
Convince them you have good knowledgw and understanding of the field you are applying for.
Introduce ideas that fit with the field thay you will be working in.
Make your presentation lead them to believe that you will go the extra mile compared to other applicants.

dippyeggsandtoast Fri 22-Sep-17 20:17:51

Not yet!! Next Friday! I have been working on my presentation all day. There is a lot of information to assimilate. I am an academic researcher but haven't conducted work as part of an NHS research team before. I'm familiarising myself with all the terminology at the moment.

ANY help would be welcome - thank you so much.

MedSchoolRat Fri 22-Sep-17 20:23:27

Who will you be presenting to -- what background do they have? What do you know about how academic their background is?

Academics like to natter & listen to natter. Clinicians think in a different way and may want you to state the point simply & quickly & in a patient centred way, or wrt work/cost efficiency.

Who will be your line manager, can you find out before the interview?

What can you tell us about the presentation?

I can tell you a few of the questions that threw me so you can be ready for them smile.

missyB1 Fri 22-Sep-17 20:25:50

Have they given you a title for the presentation, or any kind of hint of what they want?

dippyeggsandtoast Fri 22-Sep-17 20:50:41

Oh yes. The P-i is an academic based in an RG University, and I have been given a theme - but not a precise title.

The broad theme is contentment in the workplace. I have fashioned, after extensive research, a particular area within the NHS I would concentrate on. So its about the importance of creating workplaces people would like to work in if that makes sense. So - there is a theme, but not a specific perimeter, so I imagine they are interested to hear what I can come up with! My forte though, is in the qualitative arena, so I must justify my study based around research of that nature.

(I hope this rambling makes sense). It's a ten minute presentation, and the entire time I will be in inc int is 45 minutes!

Room101isWhereIUsedtoLive Fri 22-Sep-17 22:33:21

One of the things that has annoyed me about being on bank shifts is that over a period of seven months, is that on three occasions they have messed up me being paid.
Probably not a concern for your presentation but maybe some mention of the reliance on bank staff. How not to be reliant on this kind of staff. More reliance on permanent employees, less leeway for payments to go wrong, perhaps?

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