Rehearse your 60-second presentation statement, PARs, and answers to any questions you think they may ask. Do this out loud with someone, if you can. This can help with nerves, confidence, and timing of your responses. You want to tell as much about your skills and experience as possible, but spending 10 minutes answering one question in a 30-minute interview does not bode well. Clean and concise answers are great, and the less rambling you can do, the better. You don’t want to sound contrived or rehearsed, but you do want to feel prepared to answer questions with confidence.
I’m so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your interviewing experience. Please do not worry about the answers to these questions… You were hired for the job and will now receive the required training that you need in order to perform your job well. Instead of bringing this list of questions with you when you start your job, I would bring a pad with you so that you can take notes of the things she shares with you when you start. When the time is right, you can also ask her what criteria would be used to evaluate your performance (and when) and then if you have any questions about those evaluation factors (or how to bring them up to speed), you could express your interest and desire to receive further training and guidance in those areas… The important thing is to demonstrate your ability to get along well with children, faculty and parents and your interest to learn and grow… You weren’t hired for what you know already but rather for your potential. If you can, please come back after you’ve been working for a few weeks/months and let us know how things are going. Wishing you the best of luck!
The Medical Social Worker does a complete psychosocial assessment on all patients referred for social work services by the physician. After the assessment has been completed, the Medical Social Worker works with the patient, his or her family, and other health professionals to develop a discharge plan. When the doctor determines that the patient will be ready for discharge soon, it is the Medical Social Worker’s job to implement the plan by arranging for the home care services, coordinating transportation, working with the family to facilitate the discharge, and providing other appropriate services/referrals for the patient’s care at home.