Surgeons: What are you looking for in a midlevel? Interview help.
December 3, 2013 4:47 PM Subscribe
I have an interview this week - last minute - with a surgeon. I'm a newly graduated midlevel provider with minimal OR experience but I really, really want to get some. This physician is, at least what I've been told since the screening on the phone with his assistant, willing to train the right person. What might he be looking for if he's willing to train a new person?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (3 answers total)
A few other points: I've had a few interviews since graduating and passing my board exams but have been passed over for more experienced candidates. All my other interviews so far have been with non-surgical teams. I did excellently in my class but my procedures were limited to a handful of central lines, a-lines and a little suturing. I was not previously a nurse with first-assist, but I'd be trained somewhat equivalently. This is within my scope of practice to be trained as an assistant. I'm in the Northeast US.