What is the interview process like?
What are some tips for doing well in the interview?
I agree with their interview process, as it is panel based and score based. They place you where your score will allow you to cope, learn and succeed on moving up in the hospital. They are not allowed to answer your questions, as you can influence the answers. They need to know if you are appropriate for the job? Do you have psychiatric experience? The mental health act? Legalities? Ect....Also they have a collaborative selection process of approximately a few per job. If you find this brutal, how would you cope with a medical hospital job? It is not grilling what so ever, or nobody would work there. If you wrote the registration of ontario, psychiatry is all based on scenario's and how you handle them.There are no trick questions what so ever, I am totally familiar with the process, personally you sound unprepared and unprofessional. That is why they need to weed out the people who do not fit the job. As a registered nurse with 30 years experience, I am appalled at your answers and can only conclude the graduates of today are clueless, and have no regard for professional conduct. There is no clique, people gravitate towards their issues however and there are different cultured people, who may appear different. I am sorry if they offered you a job, as there are much more suited individuals I am sure. Get some life experience before you negatively blast a place that is an accredited facility and frankly do not believe you would be an asset in any sense of the word. Good luck!!!!!
If you were in charge, what would you do to make Homewood Health a better place to work?
They have excellent security, as even staff where personal alarms that resemble a watch on their wrist. Yes the grounds are beautiful, but we are speaking about vulnerable mental health patients that must comply with treatment and demonstrate they are improving not deteriorating. Nothing is worse than a mentally ill patient running away against the mental health act and finding them dead downtown. The time to assess the steps outside is lengthy as you are assessing people who in the most part do not comply with medication, are at risk, suicidal and the basic time frame for meds to work is 4 to 6 weeks to build a therapeutic level, and if that medication doesn't work they are on to the next. The outdoors are used immensely as they are on 55 acres. But you can not allow an unstable person out there without knowing that they r an elopement risk that could have fatal consequences. They have a world renowned therapist and green room and several things to do before entering outside prematurely. Unfortunately, this treatment is much longer than the broken finger or medical issue. Safety is paramount and should always be recognised.
Human resources take approximately 2 weeks to a month as they need to check out your credentials and place you according to the interview score so you will succeed and fit in like a glove. It is a panel interview which is proven to be the most successful for identifying weakness and your positive side, so you get started in a unit that you feel comfortable and advance from there..
What advice would you give the CEO of Homewood Health about how to improve the company?
The ceo of homewood does in fact value all their employees which is proven by the awards ceremony. He is incredible, knowledgeable, had nursing students from belize to come and learn from the hospital, was involved with opening successful psychiatric facilities from miami to a plethora of other places. He is bilingual in a couple of languages, professional and even offers community care. I think you should research the ceo before making negative comments.
I was told to "dress appropriately" and little more. Style in the office ranged from jeans and a dress shirt to three-piece suits!
What tips or advice would you give to someone interviewing at Homewood Health?
Be aware that the rules are there for a reason and can be overwhelming; however, don't let that scare you away from patient interaction. The patients were grateful to be treated and spoken to as people.