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Adventist Health Interview Questions

To help you prepare for an Adventist Health job interview, here are 28 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would you describe your personality?

How to Answer

To get to know you personally and know what type of person they would be hiring to join Adventist Health, your interviewer allows you to describe your personality to them. If possible, try to seize this opportunity to sell yourself as the best match for the position by studying the Adventist Health values and the job description to match your personality with the ideal person they are looking for. Try to keep your answer short and to the point while packing all of the best information into your answer.

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28 Adventist Health Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. How would you describe your personality?

      How to Answer

      To get to know you personally and know what type of person they would be hiring to join Adventist Health, your interviewer allows you to describe your personality to them. If possible, try to seize this opportunity to sell yourself as the best match for the position by studying the Adventist Health values and the job description to match your personality with the ideal person they are looking for. Try to keep your answer short and to the point while packing all of the best information into your answer.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I would describe my personality as approachable, light-hearted, and positive. In this role at Adventist Health, being the compassionate caregiver for patients in need would be a great match for both your organization and me."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Some important things for you to know about my personality are that I am very self-motivated and humble in the work that I do. If I were to join Adventist Health, you would quickly find that I have the ability to hit the ground running with little supervision. My humility was gifted to me by my grandparents, who were farmers. I use humility in my care of patients by solely working for their benefit and well-being. I didn't enter this field for personal accolades but rather to serve others. At the end of the day, this truly brings me the most joy."

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  • 2. Adventist Health was initially looking for someone with 5 years' experience in a similar role. Considering you have just 2 years' experience, would you be willing to accept this position at a lower salary?

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      Ideally looking to hear your thoughts on a starting salary for a position with Adventist Health, you need to walk a fine line when answering so you don't automatically disqualify yourself for the position. It is important to know before applying that the healthcare industry typically compensates employees within pay ranges, where employees are paid based on their experience and then move up the pay range with the more experience they obtain. As you answer, try to focus your answer on the fact that you are happy to work your way up the pay scale with your performance and experience.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I would be happy to earn my way to the top compensation level if required. I do assure you that, despite my being shy of experience by a couple of years, I am a top performer, and you would not be disappointed in my performance."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I'm hoping that you can elaborate on the pay scale for this position. I understand that this position would entail a specific pay range where new staff comes to a certain point with the range based on their experience before joining Adventist Health. I think that this is a fair pay practice, and I am more than willing to come in where others with my experience have."

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  • 3. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Adventist Health?

      How to Answer

      Rather than share how you have gone beyond expectations in the past, focus on how your qualities will help you exceed your expectations for this role at Adventist Health. After a careful review of the job description, talk about your knowledge, skills, and abilities that will ultimately lead to your success if chosen for the role. Talk about your qualifications and skills that will help you to do this job well. On top of your KSA's, don't hesitate to talk about your personal values and how they align with the mission and values at Adventist Health. As a mission-driven healthcare organization, they love to see that in the people that they hire.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I know I will be successful in this role because I have been working in an inpatient critical care setting for five years and have been provided great mentorship. I have a solid understanding of handling trauma and post-operative care and have extensive experience in a cardiac ICU setting. Also, I have all of my updated certifications as outlined in your job description. I am well-prepared for this next step in my career."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "If I were fortunate enough to be offered this role and join Adventist Health, you can rest assured knowing that you'd be getting a team player that is driven by the mission and values of this organization. I would bring the operations experience to your team from a small family practice clinic to a large, multi-specialty hospital. My ability to successfully navigate budgets, labor shortages, and bed shortages make me an ideal candidate to lead your team into the future."

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  • 4. If hired at Adventist Health, what is one weakness that you would be bringing to our team?

      How to Answer

      In looking to start a new role with Adventist Health, your interviewer is fully aware that any person they hire will come with some areas that they need to improve on to be an effective team member. If possible, be sure to talk about a personal weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer, recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours and a plan for getting better.

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  • 5. In your opinion, what makes you a great problem solver that we'd be hiring at Adventist Health?

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      If hired at Adventist Health, your interviewers want to know that they are hiring someone that takes a systematic approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that you possess that have helped you successfully face problems in the past on the job and prove your ability to handle issues that arise in the patient care setting. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

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  • 6. If hired at Adventist Health, is there any type of working environment that you don't like working in?

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      To get a feel for your drive and motivation on the job, your interviewer is asking this question to get to know if there are any types of work environments that you struggle to be effective in. Prior to your interview, put some thought into a question like this so you are able to be open and honest with your interviewer. Be sure to know the type of environment you would be stepping into at Adventist before the interview by doing as much research as possible. If you aren't completely clear on the workplace environment or culture, kindly ask the interviewer to expand on the work environment for you.

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  • 7. With the ongoing changes in the healthcare services industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?

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      In the continuously changing world of healthcare, staff needs to stay on top of changes in their field to be the best that they can be, and you'll need to be able to prove that you are open and willing to pursue furthering education in your role with Adventist Health. As you answer, list several ways to receive your industry knowledge and stay on top of trends. This can include any professional organizations that you belong to, conferences that you've attended, and seminars that you've taken. Solidify your answer by discussing any upcoming trends or changes in your field and showing an openness to continuing your education into the future in this role.

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  • 8. Talk about a time you had to work with a difficult person. How did you find success in that situation?

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      Whether it was with a patient or a colleague, the chances are high that you've had to work closely with a difficult person in the past. With a question like this, your interviewer is looking to gauge your ability to work with someone difficult healthily and effectively. Because working with stressed patients and colleagues can be commonplace at Adventist Health, proving your ability to do this is vital. Show the interviewer that you work well with most personalities even though you recognize some folks out there who are quite difficult to please. Before your interview, think about that one person at work who was hard to please. Perhaps there is someone at work who tries to intimidate others. Talk to the interviewer about what made this person challenging and what their relationship was with you. Avoid speaking poorly of anyone, and be sure to end your response on a positive note.

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  • 9. If Adventist Health hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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      In looking to start a new role with Adventist Health, it is essential to be clear on how you will positively impact after being hired. This question is a delicate one, and you need to show respect for the onboarding process and then give what you feel is the most important accomplishment once you start in this role. While certainly an open question for you to answer, it's important that your answer reflects one important aspect of the job. As you answer, talk about why your first goal in the job is important to your success and the greater team's success to really sell yourself to your interviewer.

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  • 10. What part of your work brings you the most stress?

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      Stress can often be a regular part of the day-to-day work experience in your line of work and, with this question, your interviewer is looking to hear both what causes stress for you in your work and how you handle that stress. Talk to your interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful for you, and don't be afraid to be open and honest. With the ups and downs of working in healthcare, stress is expected. It's how a person handles that stress that is important. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position.

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  • 11. Tell me about yourself and the person we'd be looking to hire at Adventist Health.

      How to Answer

      Take a few minutes to tell your interviewer a few things about yourself. You can begin with your recent education, family life, volunteer work, or talk about your travels. Bring up anything interesting and highlight your ability to be a responsible, reliable, and bright individual. When allowed to talk about yourself openly, a few things to remember are to be succinct and don't sound conceited. As you answer, try to reflect humbleness and be to the point.

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  • 12. Adventist Health supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work in a busy career in the healthcare industry?

      How to Answer

      It is essential to keep a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout, and Adventist Health finds it important that their staff does what is necessary to maintain this balance. Talk openly and honestly with your interview about how you ensure that you are motivated on the job by taking care of yourself and having fun in your own personal life. This question also gives your interviewer that chance to get to know you personally a little bit better, so being forthright with how you balance work and life is important.

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  • 13. Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?

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      While your interviewer will ideally be looking to hear that you can both work independently and as part of a larger team, you can certainly talk about preferring one or the other while also showing the ability to do both, just be sure to avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular scenario. You may work well without the need for much management or direction, or perhaps you are better driven in a collaborative and team-led environment. Either way, be honest with the interviewer about your preferences without leaning negatively, either way.

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  • 14. Adventist Health prides itself on having a diverse workforce. When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

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      Diversity and inclusion at Adventist Health are of utmost importance and reflected in their value of welcoming others and knowing that all people are created and treated equally. To get a sense that you will truly be able to live this value as part of the Adventist Health team, your interviewer is looking to hear that you value diversity by talking about a diverse team that you've been a part of in the past. As you answer, be sure to talk about what being a part of this meant to you and any lessons you learned to bring to this role.

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  • 15. At Adventist Health, we value a loving, compassionate approach with all that we serve. How would you bring this approach to patient care?

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      As you applied to Adventist Health, you likely read through their company values and learned that the organization values love. Within that value, Adventist Health believes that treating yourself and others with loving care leads to the best outcomes possible. With this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear how you value love and compassion in your work and hear how you would bring these values to life if you were to join the organization. As you describe yourself and your approach to patient care, talk about your ability to understand the patient's perspective and how you bring a warm-hearted and empathetic approach to all that you care for.

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  • 16. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

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      Being flexible and able to handle change is a skill that all employers desire to see. Discuss with the interviewer your ability to approach a problem using new methods. Give a recent example, but make sure to spend more time highlighting the resolution rather than the problem.

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  • 17. Adventist Health seeks to hire those with strong problem solving skills. When were you able to successfully resolve a problem in the workplace?

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      Problem-solving and dispute resolution are critical skills to possess in this role at Adventist Health. Before your interview, try to think of some examples you have in your work history to tell the entire story about a time you solved a problem. The story should include how the problem came about, how you initially reacted to it, the thought processes you went through, the action you took, and the final result from your actions. In the end, your interviewer wants to get a sense that you'd be able to handle any problem thrown your way if hired on their team.

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  • 18. At Adventist Health, we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

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      Every hiring manager wants to know that their investment in time and training will pay off, and Adventist Health wants to know what our career ambitions are if they were to hire you for this role. Assure the interviewer that while you see this position as a long-term fit, you also have goals and ambitions in your field. If this position truly is your dream job and somewhere you see yourself for many years to come, you can easily sell your interviewer on that fact as well.

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  • 19. Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of healthcare-related administrative duties?

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      If this question is proposed during your interview, the chances are great that inventory management and other administrative duties will be a part of this role with Adventist Health. Your interviewer would like to know if you understand what it takes to keep on top of ordering medical supplies and inventory. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of foreseeing needs and taking the appropriate action. Highlight your ability to be responsible when it comes to related administrative tasks, and don't hesitate to talk about any of these duties that you've successfully handled in the past.

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  • 20. If hired at Adventist Health, how can we keep you motivated and engaged, even on the days when you feel your work goes unnoticed?

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      Your interviewer would like to know what motivates you internally and how they can continue to motivate you on the job at Adventist Health, even on the hardest of days. Because this job can sometimes seem thankless to the frontline workers, reassure your interviewer that you have the ability to motivate yourself in your work and give examples of how you do this. As well, talk about ways that you like to be recognized for a job well done.

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  • 21. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of your field, which area would you choose?

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      At some point during your interview, your interviewer would like to dig deeper into your future and where you see yourself down the road. They want to know that your passions align well with what Adventist Health is offering and want to hear that you are willing and able to grow into bigger and better things. Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare you would like to focus on most, and then tie that information in with what the position at Adventist Health would be offering you.

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  • 22. A successful career at Adventist Health requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized, and highly accurate?

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      Whether it is in patient care, administration, finance, or any other area of the company, the success of Adventist Health relies on the accuracy of information and organization. Talk to your interviewer about how you ensure accuracy and organization in your day-to-day activities in your work. Perhaps you use a particular app or software. Maybe you are a pen and paper person. Whatever your method, be sure to highlight that you are successful in organizing your day and the information you work with to prove you are ready to handle this aspect of working for Adventist Health.

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  • 23. In order to work for Adventist Health, you must be able to pass a full criminal background check. Do you consent to a full background check?

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      Adventist Health requires background checks and pre-employment drug screens for all staff that they hire for the safety and health of their patients. It is important to know and understand this before even applying for the position. Assure the interviewer that you are able and willing to pass a complete background check. If you have any blemishes on your criminal record, you must disclose this during your interview process.

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  • 24. What is your patient care philosophy?

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      To effectively answer this question and really sell yourself as the ideal candidate for Adventist Health, you must research and understand that Adventist Health has a strict set of values that they live by. As you answer this question, try to align your values with the organization's values of being a loving caregiver, being a force for good in the work you do, and living God's love by inspiring health and wholeness in those you care for.

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  • 25. At Adventist Health, we take pride in our great relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers, and patients. Do you consider yourself to be a strong relationship builder?

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      Adventist Health values a welcoming atmosphere for all, and this value is built on a foundation of solid relationships. Assure your interviewer that you would treat everyone at Adventist Health with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired. If possible, also talk about why you feel that building strong relationships is important in your role and talk about a positive relationship you have built in the past that led to success on the job.

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  • 26. How have your education and training prepared you for this role with Adventist Health?

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      Walk the interviewer through your formal post-secondary education as well as any on-the-job training that you've had during your career to this point. Talk about your most positive take-aways from your post-secondary experience, and be sure to tie in how that experience will help you succeed at Adventist Health. Before your interview, be sure to reflect upon some highlights of all that you've learned along the way that shows you are both prepared for this role and open to any future training that may come in this role.

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  • 27. There can be many emotions experienced in a given work day at Adventist Health. Have your emotions ever gotten in the way of your productivity on the job?

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      As you know, the emotional swings in caring for patients daily can take their toll on a person. By asking this question, your interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself an emotionally driven person. They also want to make sure that you can control your emotions on the job to provide the best care possible. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work. As you answer, keep in mind that almost everyone is an emotional creature to some degree, but there are other ways that you can describe yourself that have a more positive connotation.

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  • 28. At Adventist Health, we seek to hire individuals who are fully dedicated to healthcare and providing the best outcomes for our patients. How would you describe your dedication and passion to your field?

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      Adventist Health values that their staff are mission owners who take self-ownership in their roles. To truly achieve this, every employee needs to be fully dedicated to their job. Your interviewer will ideally be looking to hear that this position fits your own personal motivations and values, thus proving that you are dedicated to the job and the ultimate outcomes for patients. As you answer, talk about your own personal motivations and sense of dedication for your career path to really sell yourself to your interviewer.

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