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The Interview Process

Maternity Mum, the award winning maternity nurse agency will after matching your requirements with suitable maternity nurses. Send you a selection of maternity nurse profiles to choose from. You are now ready to interview potential maternity nurses. Ideally it is best to interview the maternity nurses face to face in your own home. However due to the workload of many maternity nurses and clients, this is not always possible. Many of them will already be working 24 hrs and possibly overseas. The next best option is to arrange a skype interview at a mutually convenient date and time. Preparation is key, it is advisable to write down all the questions that you would like to ask the potential maternity nurse. We have a list of interview questions that may help, but it is always best to adapt the questions for your specific requirements.

  • Why did you choose maternity nursing as a career?

  • How long have you been a maternity nurse?

  • Which aspects of the job do you like/ dislike and why?

  • What are your strengths and weaknesses?

  • Are you resourceful, can you give an example?

  • What formal qualifications /certificates do you have?

Discuss with the potential maternity nurses

  • Days off and break times

  • Arrangements for meal times and any specific dietary requirements

  • Sleeping arrangements

  • Deposit and retainers

  • Cancellation policy

  • Any other specific questions that you may have

Tips for interviewing a potential maternity nurse

Asking the potential maternity nurse a few questions about herself is a good ice breaker. For example you could ask about her own family, does she have children of her own, family pets, hobbies and interests. Also asking about her philosophy on parenting can give you more insight into the personality of a maternity nurses and if she is a good fit for your family. 

If you need any further help with the interview process please let us know