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Q1. Tell me about yourself and why you’ll make a competent nurse within this NHS position?

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“Being someone who is passionate about the application of effective clinical practice, and also being determined to deliver the highest standards of patient care, I feel the role of a Band 6 Nurse is a perfect match for my experience, interpersonal skills and also my future career plans. I am someone who very much enjoys their job, and having the ability to make a positive impact to people’s lives is something that gives me much satisfaction. I will make a competent nurse because I understand the values of this NHS Trust and will work extremely hard to embed them in everything I do. Finally, apart from being confident in my own abilities, and also being resilient in difficult and challenging situations, I am an excellent team worker, have outstanding communication skills and will always act with honesty, integrity and loyalty whilst performing my duties as a nurse. “

Q2. We assume you have read the job description for a Band 6 Nurse. On that basis, what do you expect to be doing on a day-to-day basis within the role?

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“Yes, I have read the job description in detail and I will be required to assist the Charge Nurse with all of their duties including ensuring care is provided to the highest standards possible at all times in line with the trust’s values; provide specialist knowledge and advice to both junior medical staff and nurses; work within the set boundaries of clinical governance; maintain staff records; facilitate training courses and programmes for staff and also assess and evaluate levels of patient care in conjunction with the ward’s aims and objectives. I will also be required to collect data and information to help improve patient care; assist with managing the delegated budget, follow all health and safety rules and manual handling regulations; act as a mentor and assessor to junior members of the medical team and always act as a positive role model whilst maintaining optimum proficiency in all of my duties as a Band 6 nurse.”

Q3. Tell me both your strengths and weakness and how they will impact on your role as a Band 6 Nurse?
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Q4. What are the 6 Cs for Nursing and if you had to choose one of them as being the most important, which one would you choose?
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Q5. What do you understand by the term Clinical Governance?
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Q6. Tell me what the values are of this NHS Trust and give me an example of when you demonstrated one of them in a previous work-related situation?
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Q7. As you are aware, the role of a Band 6 Nurse comes with immense stress and pressure. How would you cope with the stresses of the job if you are successful?
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Q8. Explain which aspects of the Band 6 Nurse you would find the most challenging, and also the most rewarding?
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Q9. The Band 6 Nurse position is very demanding and challenging. Explain a previous situation you were in where you completed a difficult task despite being under pressure?
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Q10. Describe a situation you were in where you delivered total commitment to the quality of care?
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Q11. What are the different types of abuse and which, in your opinion, is the worst?
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Q12. As a Band 6 Nurse, you are working on a ward and you witness a junior member of staff talking inappropriately to a patient. How would you deal with the situation?
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Q13. Explain how you would deal with a difficult or aggressive patient whilst working as a Nurse within this position?
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Q14. Infection control is a vital aspect of our operations within this NHS Trust. Explain what you know about infection control?
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Q15. Describe what you understand by the professional duty of candour?
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Q16. Explain what you understand about the term safeguarding, and how it impacts on your role as a Band 6 Nurse?
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Q17. Tell me about a medical situation you were in where you have had to adapt your style of communication to get your message across?
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Q18. How would you contribute to the improvement of our NHS Trust as a Band 6 Nurse?
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Q19. Let’s assume are successful at interview today and you end up not getting on with another senior member of the medical team. What would you do in this situation?
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Q20. What is your understanding of confidentiality in the workplace as a Band 6 Nurse?
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Q21. You are trying to help a patient who is upset and confused. They refuse help. What would you do?
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Q22. How would you deal with an underperforming junior member of the medical team in your position as Band 6 Nurse?
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Q23. Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?
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Q24. That’s the end of your Band 6 Nurse interview. Do you have any questions for the panel?
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NHS Nurse Band 6 Job Description and Responsibilities


The NHS Nurse (Band 6) is a senior role that requires a high degree of professionalism, attention to detail, accountability and a desire to work towards the NHS Trust’s values and core mission. In addition to having leadership and motivational skills, you will also be required to support the Sister or Charge Nurse in the execution of their duties, ensure clinical governance is adhered to at all times whilst also following all relevant rules, policies, training and procedures.

Key responsibilities of a Band 6 Nurse include:

  • Be responsible for the delivery of outstanding patient care within the ward or department;
  • Assume responsibility for medical care and standards on the ward or within the department you are assigned to;
  • Work alongside, and support the ward or department Sister/Charge Nurse in all aspects of their duties, including the delegated budget, maintaining staff records and in the safe use and maintenance of all medical equipment;
  • Be responsible for facilitating and arranging staff training and professional development;
  • Ensure all medical work is conducted within strict clinical governance boundaries at all times;
  • Represent the ward or department during relevant meetings and working groups;
  • Respond quickly and professionally to the rapidly changing situations, incidents and environment you find yourself in;
  • Assessing and tackling underperformance and/or inappropriate behaviour;
  • Manage and respond to complaints from patients, carers or relatives in line with the NHS Trust’s values and response times;
  • Provide specialist advice and knowledge when needed to all junior members of staff and nurses;
  • Consistently aim for proficiency in all aspect of your work;
  • Ensure all NHS staff work within the relevant Working Time Regulations in the performance of their duties;
  • Carry out all legal duties by collaborating with the NHS Trust at all material times whilst carry it out all duties that fall under the remit of a Band 6 Nurse.

4 TIPS FOR PASSING THE BAND 6 NURSE (NHS) INTERVIEW!

TIP #1 – Understandably, there is a huge amount of responsibility that comes with the NHS Band 6 Level Nurse. On that basis, during your interview you will need to demonstrate your ability to take responsibility, lead and manage staff, support the Sister/Charge Nurse in their duties whilst also ensuring all rules, policies and regulations are adhered to at all times, including Health and Safety regulations, Infection Control, Working Time Regulations and also Manual Handling Techniques.

TIP #2 – During your preparation for the NHS Band 6 Nurse position, we strongly recommend you take the time to study in detail the values and the NHS Trust you are applying to join. Furthermore, you should also seek to provide an example of when you have demonstrated at least one of the core trust’s values in a previous role or professional situation.

TIP #3 – Clinical Governance is an extremely important aspect of this role. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of what Clinical Governance is, and more importantly, how it impacts on your role as a Band 6 Nurse within the NHS.

TIP #4 – There will be a number of situational, hypothetical and personality-type interview questions during your NHS Band 6 Nurse interview. When answering the situational type questions, it is very important you utilise answers that contain specific scenarios you have previously been in to help you match the attributes and skills required within this role.

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