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What Surgeons Want - November 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 6 W e all know that hiring decisions can make or break a sur- gery center — good employees are invaluable and bad ones can be disastrous. To help make sure we make good decisions when it comes to hiring nurses, I always have 2 of our cur- rent nurses sit in during the interview. They review resumes and help generate questions I might not think of, since, after all, they're on the front lines. I do it on a rotating basis, so all current nurses get to participate and provide their thoughts. They get a break from their routine, and it boosts their confidence knowing that I value their opinions. Most importantly, I think we make better hiring decisions as a result of their feedback. For example, a while back, we had someone come in who had no job experience. We rarely hire anyone just out of college, and normal- ly, I'd have been reluctant in her case. But during the interview she really blew the other nurses out of the water. They were so impressed Why Your Nurses Should Sit in on RN Job Interviews • BETTER HIRES Let your staff nurses help evaluate RN job candidates. Rochelle Kingsley, RN

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