25 NHS Band 5 Job Interview Questions & Answers

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Q1. Introduce yourself and tell me why you want to work for the NHS?

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“I am a hard-working, conscientious, standards-driven person who enjoys the challenge of working in an environment where everyone in the team is striving to achieve the same goal, which is delivering outstanding patient care. Over the years I have built up extensive experience in many different areas and the skills, qualities and competencies I have are closely aligned to this Band 5 role. I want to work for the NHS because the core values of this great organization are a match for my own. Working together for patients, demonstrating compassion, respect and dignity, a commitment to outstanding quality care, helping to improve peoples’ lives, and everyone counts are all values that I strongly believe in. I am a positive person; I work well under pressure, and I take my professional development seriously. If you hire me in this Band 5 position, I genuinely believe you be employing someone who can contribute positively to the NHS team whilst delivering a first-class service to your patients.”

Q2. What are the top five competencies that are critical in this Band 5 position?

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“Having studied the job description, the top five competencies needed in this position, in my opinion, are TECHNICAL COMPETENCE – without this, you cannot carry out your work to the necessary standards or achieve optimum patient care. You must have outstanding COMMUNICATION SKILLS and be aware that, for communication to be effective, it needs to be a two-way process. Communication is about listening as well as speaking. You must be able to demonstrate CARE, COMPASSION & PATIENCE and be understanding of people’s situation when giving advice, information or treatment. An understanding of HEALTH, SAFETY AND SECURITY is another competency. You must be aware of your surroundings, report incidents that compromise safety or breach the operational guidelines. Finally, EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY is another very important quality. Everyone who works in the NHS must act in a manner that supports quality and diversity. This means treating people fairly, appropriately, with respect and in line with their own specific needs.”

Q3. Tell me about a time when your style of communication made a difference to a situation or an outcome?
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Q4. Tell me about a time when you challenged someone because of substandard care or compassion?
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Q5. Describe a situation when you used ‘best practice’ in your work?
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Q6. Tell me about a time when you received feedback from someone based on your performance or your attitude?
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Q7. Tell me about a time when you shared your skills, knowledge and expertise with someone less experienced than you?
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Q8. What are the six NHS values and what do they mean?
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Q9. What is safeguarding and how would you implement it into your daily work in this Band 5 role?
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Q10. Give an example when you provided treatment or care that was in line with one of the six NHS values?
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Q11. What are your strengths that will enable you to perform to a high standard in this Band 5 NHS role?
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Q12. What knowledge do you have of NHS systems or processes?
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Q13. What would you do if a patient under your care started to get upset or confused?
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Q14. What’s your biggest weakness?
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Q15. What is Clinical Governance and how would you adhere to it within this Band 5 role?
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Q16. How will you handle the stress and pressure that comes with this Band 5 role?
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Q17. What’s the most stressful situation you have ever had to deal with at work?
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Q18. Give me a situation you were in where you demonstrated a total commitment to the quality of care?
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Q19. If you overheard a member of the healthcare or medical team talking in an inappropriate manner to a patient, what would you do?
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Q20. How would you deal with a difficult or aggressive patient?
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Q21. Tell me everything you know about infection control?
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Q22. What is professional duty of candour?
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Q23. Tell me how you will contribute to the continuous improvement of this NHS Trust in your role?
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Q24. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
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Q25. That’s the end of your Band 5 interview. Do you have any questions for the panel?
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NHS Band 5 Job Roles and Competencies!


There are numerous Band 5 job positions available in the NHS and the following list is a quick breakdown of just some of the roles currently being advertised:

  • Registered Nurse Band 5
  • Band 5 ICU Nurse
  • Midwife Band 5
  • Biomedical Scientist Band 5
  • Band 5 Pharmacy Technician
  • Bank ITU Nurse Band 5
  • Staff Nurse Adult Critical Care Band 5
  • Diabetic Eye Screening Screener/Grader, Band 5
  • Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist
  • Triage Worker – Band 5 – Community Mental Health
  • Mental Health Practitioner Band 5
  • Band 5 Occupational Therapist
  • Research Clinical Studies Officer (Band 5)
  • Band 5 Audiologist
  • Clinician – Band 5 (Mental Health Eating Disorders)
  • Band 5 Dietitian

Although there are many different Band 5 NHS job roles, the competencies that underpin each position are similar. The following is a breakdown of the core competencies required to work in the National Health Service in a Band 5 job position.

NHS BAND 5 COMPETENCIES

Care and Compassion – Being able to provide outstanding patient care and demonstrate compassion for others whilst providing advice, treatment or care.

Technical Skills – This competency ensures you always operate within your capabilities and you work in line with NHS procedures and operational practices.

Communication – This important NHS competency involves communicating in a clear and concise manner, making sure commutation is a two-way process and that you use effective listening skills to provide optimum patient care and treatment.

Self and People Development – This competency assesses your ability to help others improve and develop whilst also ensuring you have a development plan already in place for maintaining competency in your own healthcare role.

Health, Safety and Security – This extremely important NHS competency focuses on making sure you operate in a safe environment and that you conduct appropriate risk assessment whilst carrying out your work.

Quality of Care and Continuous Service Improvement – Being able to consistently provide exceptional patient care is a vital competency within all NHS band roles. You must seek to continually improve, learn and develop and help others to do the same.

NHS BAND 5 JOB INTERVIEW TIPS! HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN NHS BAND 5 INTERVIEW!

The following interview tips will help you to prepare effectively for your BAND 5 interview. Each of the following tips are focused primarily on a number of the assessable competencies. Make sure you learn the competencies and implement the tips that accompany them.

BAND 5 INTERVIEW TIP #1

Competency – Care and Compassion

Show that you have already demonstrated this competency in previous healthcare roles, and that you have coached others to do the same. You should also be prepared to provide evidence of where you have demonstrated BEST PRACTICE in your role.

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Competency – Technical/Role Specific Skills

Be sure to explain in your answers how your previous experience is aligned to the job description of the Band 5 role you are applying for. You must also be prepared to explain situations when you have previously worked to a very high standard on a consistent basis.

BAND 5 INTERVIEW TIP #3

Competency – Communication

In your answers to the interview questions, make reference to a specific time when you took into consideration another person’s perspective. You should also demonstrate how you understand that communication is a two-way process and that you involve patients in discussions about their treatment.

BAND 5 INTERVIEW TIP #4

Competency – Self and People Development

Make sure you have a career plan in place and that you can also provide details of how you take responsibility for your own self-development from a professional perspective.

BAND 5 INTERVIEW TIP #5

Competency – Health, Safety and Security

Think of previous situations you have been in where you promoted, assessed or implemented best practices in health, safety and security.

BAND 5 INTERVIEW TIP #6

Competency – Quality of Care and Continuous Service Improvement

Be prepared to provide at least one specific situation you have been in where you challenged someone who was not providing the right level of treatment or care. You must also demonstrate your ability to continually work towards improvement by supporting the NHS agenda for change.

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