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Banner Health Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Banner Health job interview, here are 40 interview questions and answer examples.

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Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

How to Answer

The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential to showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

Patience is a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

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40 Banner Health Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. Do you consider yourself a patient person? How do you increase your patience level in challenging situations?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you consider yourself a patient individual. Impatience can cause a lot of stress and anxiety in coworkers, so it is essential to showcase your ability to remain patient and professional in workplace situations.

      Patience is a virtue but can be challenging to maintain when situations continue to push your buttons. Show the interviewer that you possess the ability to keep your cool in challenging conditions.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I consider myself a patient person. I would rate myself an eight out of ten for patience because I have room to grow, but I do have a very long fuse. If I need a boost of patience in a challenging situation, I take a step away, count to 10, and then return to the situation. I recently read a book, 'The Power of Patience' by M.J. Ryan, which also gave me some excellent new methods for coping with stress."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I was once working with a group that could not quite get along, and it tested my patience a bit because it prevented us from staying on track and focusing on the goals. I went above and beyond in helping the group get along by scheduling lunches as a team and helping to mediate situations that needed it."

      Community Answer

      "Step back, take a deep breath, get as much information as I can, begin to prioritize and assign employees to tasks or prioritize what I need to do to keep the patient safe. I am patient. I have the maturity to understand that nothing is fixed by acting dramatically or emotionally. The best employees take time to calm, prioritize and treat."

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  • Behavioral

    2. When have you been asked to perform a function or complete a task in which you had little or no experience in doing?

      How to Answer

      Think about a time you took on a task or a role that you felt was above your experience level. Talk to the interviewer about a time when you have dealt with this type of situation. Describe the outcome and what you learned.

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      1st Answer Example

      "When my manager went on unexpected medical leave for three months last year, I was asked to step into her position in the interim. I knew the basics but was not trained on the specifics of the role. I was able to take it on successfully by leaning on my team, reading a lot of company manuals, and asking many questions. Once my manager returned, she was very pleased with the progress I made, and I received a promotion."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "At times, I will be asked to perform tasks in our computer system that I am not completely familiar with. When this happens, I don't ask for help right away. Rather, I search for the answer either in our manuals or online. I am comfortable taking on new tasks and enjoy learning new skills."

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      Community Answer

      "Clinical for OB, postnatal care, and working with babies. Everything was new to me. I didn't want to hurt or drop the baby, but needed to remain confident in my assessment. I quickly learned how to do a head to toe assessment, and found that one baby was breathing slower then she should. I told my preceptor, who confirmed that the baby needed a good cry to get her breathing on track. It worked."

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  • Behavioral

    3. In the healthcare industry, problems arise frequently. When a major problem arises, what is your first reaction?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if your reactions to problems reflect maturity and professionalism. How you react will significantly determine how you fit with their existing team.

      Perhaps your computer crashes, and you realize you may have just lost all of your hard work. Maybe you have limited time and have a deadline rapidly approaching. Demonstrate to the interviewer that you take a methodical approach to problem-solving rather than reacting impulsively when a problem occurs.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have taught myself to be much calmer with my first reactions when problems arise. Now, I step back and review my options for solving the problem rather than allowing myself to become frustrated."

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  • Behavioral

    4. Tell me about your greatest work-related accomplishment.

      How to Answer

      Talking about your most significant accomplishment will give the interviewer an idea of where you place your values. It will also show the interviewer more about your personality, how you like to be motivated, and how to coach you in the future. It is okay to brag a little bit when answering this question. Show that you are proud of yourself and your career accomplishments!

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  • Communication

    5. How do you handle communicating bad news to a fellow worker or subordinate?

      How to Answer

      One of the toughest parts of communication can be delivering bad news to people you work with and for whom you care. Whether it is providing a less-than-positive work review or terminating someone, giving bad news is not an easy task. Assure the interviewer that you can handle this type of duty in a transparent, concise, and professional manner.

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  • Communication

    6. Rate your communication skills from 1-10 with proper examples backing your given rating.

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer, on a scale of 1-10, how skilled you are in communication. Explain why you chose that particular rating.

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  • Direct

    7. What questions do you have for me?

      How to Answer

      It's always a great idea to have questions ready for the interviewer. The last thing an interviewer wants to hear is a list of questions you could have found the answers to from merely watching a video on their company site! Review the company website and other online resources to ensure that your questions are not mundane or redundant.

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  • Direct

    8. Why should we not hire you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer hopes to hear that there is no reason not to hire you! Tell the interviewer that you would be a great employee, and confidently share that there is no reason not to hire you. You might wrap it up by sharing that you are patient-focused, have a proven employment record, and love Banner Health.

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  • Direct

    9. We conduct early-stage criminal background checks and drug tests on all of our candidates. Is there anything you would like to disclose at this time?

      How to Answer

      Banner Health needs to be very cautious about who they hire. All of the information you will access is confidential and dangerous if put into the wrong hands. You will be working with the personal information of employees, patients, and the company and must maintain confidentiality. You may also be working around medications and controlled narcotics, depending on your role. Assure the interviewer that you are willing to comply with any form of background check and drug test they require.

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  • Direct

    10. What is the mission of Banner Health?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer asks this question to see if you have done your research on Banner Health before your interview. You should be prepared to answer any questions about the company, such as its mission statement, its core values, the population they serve, the CEO of the company, and the year they were founded. It is always recommended to do your homework before any interview and learn all you can about the company.

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  • Direct

    11. What are your salary expectations?

      How to Answer

      The best way to discuss your salary expectations is to use your current earnings as an example. Be open and honest. Transparency is the best choice when salary-based questions arise.

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  • Discovery

    12. At Banner Health, we seek to hire individuals who are dedicated to their professional development. If you could improve your knowledge on any healthcare related topic, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Being dedicated to your professional development and knowledge is a huge bonus for most employers. Talk to the interviewer about the area of healthcare in which you would expand your knowledge if given the opportunity.

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  • Discovery

    13. At Banner Health, we seek to hire healthcare professionals with a passion for our industry. If you could increase public awareness of any healthcare-related issue, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare you are passionate about. Discuss a particular issue you would bring more public awareness to if you could.

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  • Discovery

    14. At Banner Health, we see a lot of candidate interest for positions such as this. Why are you the best candidate for us?

      How to Answer

      Consider what makes you a stand-out candidate when there are so many other potential candidates for Banner Health to consider. Talk to the interviewer about the qualities that make you the best candidate for them.

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  • Discovery

    15. There are many options for employment in the healthcare field. Why do you want to work for Banner Health?

      How to Answer

      Think about what attracted you to this position with Banner Health. Talk to the interviewer about your primary reasons for being drawn to this role. Solidify your answer by clearly stating your interest in landing the role.

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  • Discovery

    16. What type of career growth would you like to see with Banner Health? How can we help you to advance?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about how you would like to grow in your career over the next few years. Assure them that you see this as a long-term fit and explain how they can help you grow.

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  • Discovery

    17. In your opinion, what is the most important quality you can possess as a healthcare professional?

      How to Answer

      Think about the qualities you admire in other healthcare professionals. Talk to the interviewer about the qualities that you feel a healthcare provider should possess and assure them that you have those qualities.

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      Pro Tip

      Here are some of the qualities healthcare professionals should possess:

      - Clear communicator
      - Avid listener
      - Easy to understand
      - Ready to put patient needs first (selfless)
      - Desire to help
      - Integrity in all they do
      - Professionalism
      - Detail-oriented
      - Able to self-manage
      - Healthy coping skills
      - Empathetic
      - Motivated
      - Ethical

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  • Education

    18. At Banner Health, we seek to hire individuals who value education. Walk me through your related post-secondary education. Where did you struggle the most? Which courses were your favorite?

      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your post-secondary education. Discuss your high points and the more challenging points.

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  • General

    19. What makes you a great problem-solver?

      How to Answer

      Employers want to know that you have a methodical approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Discuss your strengths as a problem-solver and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

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  • General

    20. What do you like to do in your free time?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer asks this question to see what interests you and if you have healthy avenues to decompress. They want to hear what hobbies and activities you enjoy and see that you spend time away from work destressing from the pressure of the job.

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  • General

    21. Would you describe yourself as a compassionate person?

      How to Answer

      The hiring manager wants to see if you consider yourself a compassionate person since Banner Health values helping others improve their health and well-being and cares deeply about those they serve. The interviewer wants to hire like-minded professionals, so they will ask you if you are compassionate to determine if you will be a good fit for the team.

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  • General

    22. How would your references describe you?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to hear that your references will positively describe you. Think about the constructive things your references have said about you in the past. Be complimentary of yourself; now is not the time to be super humble.

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  • General

    23. Why did you choose a career in the healthcare industry?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to hear your reasons for choosing a career in healthcare to understand what motivates you in your profession. They want to hear if another healthcare professional mentored you, have family or friends who work in the industry, decided to change careers, or had a loved one who received excellent care from a Banner Health professional.

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  • General

    24. Who has inspired you in your life and why?

      How to Answer

      Your life's inspiration can come from a book, a mentor, your family, a celebrity, an author - anyone! Talk to the interviewer about who has inspired your life and why.

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  • General

    25. In your opinion, what has been the greatest advancement in healthcare this year? How do you stay up to date on new trends and breakthroughs in the healthcare industry?

      How to Answer

      Demonstrate to the interviewer that you are interested in the new advances in healthcare. Be prepared to defend your answer.

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  • General

    26. How would your co-workers describe your attention to detail?

      How to Answer

      It is always best to support your reply with a real-life example. Talk to the interviewer about your level of attentiveness when it comes to details on the job.

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  • General

    27. Do you think honesty is always the best policy?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you genuinely feel that honesty is the best policy. Many will argue that honesty is not always the best policy. Talk to the interviewer about your thoughts on morality in the workplace.

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  • General

    28. If you could not work in the healthcare profession, what other careers could you see yourself doing?

      How to Answer

      Show the interviewer that you know your strengths and talk about a profession that seems exciting and interesting to you. It's great to talk about a dream job, but be sure to solidify your interest in the role and career path for which you are interviewing.

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  • General

    29. Working in healthcare is a very demanding career path. What keeps you motivated on the hardest days?

      How to Answer

      Talk about what keeps you motivated to continue when you are having an especially stressful day. Assure the interviewer that you will always bring your 'A' game no matter what challenges you face.

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  • General

    30. What is your personal mission statement?

      How to Answer

      Not everyone has a mission statement or personal mantra off the cuff. In business, especially in leadership, this is an important question to ponder. Think of a quote that inspires you or a saying that you grew up with that resonates with you.

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  • General

    31. What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. 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 this weakness.

      Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or taking a seminar at a nearby community center. We all have weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

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  • General

    32. What do you feel we do best here at Banner Health?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to feel confident that you are engaged in the interview process. Demonstrate that you have researched Banner Health before your interview and get to know what they do best. Talk about your research and findings.

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  • General

    33. What do you know about the workplace culture at Banner Health? What is your ideal workplace environment?

      How to Answer

      Tell the interviewer what you've discovered about the workplace culture at Banner Health. Assure the interviewer that you would find their workplace culture a stable fit.

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  • Leadership

    34. When are your leadership skills most effective?

      How to Answer

      When you have a great relationship with the individuals you lead, your leadership skills will be the most effective. Show the interviewer that you recognize a great relationship starts with clear communication, trust, and honesty. Tell the interviewer that you spend time genuinely getting to know your team.

      For instance, perhaps you like to understand what activities they have going on both inside and outside of work, their kids' names, or if they have any pets. Building a relationship with your team will ensure that you can frequently and genuinely ask them how they are doing. The more comfortable they are, the better chance they will come to you for help in the workplace when they need it.

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  • Leadership

    35. Do you see yourself as a leader? When have you led a team?

      How to Answer

      Perhaps you have led a team at work, been a coach for a youth sports team, or were on the advisory board for a non-profit organization. You should be prepared to show the interviewer that you have a natural ability to lead others. Whether you have led a group of 500 or a team of 2, demonstrate that you can handle the responsibility of being a leader and mentor.

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  • Management

    36. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member and disagree with the leader?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

      Show the interviewer that you can be a good team member and disagree with the leader from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.

      Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

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  • Operational

    37. How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?

      How to Answer

      Discuss how you decide which task needs your attention most when you feel torn between multiple projects. Assure the interviewer that you can be diligent in assessing your priorities.

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  • Operational

    38. What challenges do you expect to face in this job? How will you overcome these challenges?

      How to Answer

      Even though it may seem like a dream job, the interviewer wants to know that you have realistic expectations of the role and will not be blindsided if problems or challenges present themselves. Keep your answer simple. It is okay to ask for clarification on the position if you do not fully understand what challenges are in store for you.

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  • Operational

    39. How do you manage your time, even on the busiest days?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know more about the tools you use to stay on task and meet deadlines. Discuss how you prioritize when everything demands your attention at once. Think about the ways you manage your projects and daily tasks.

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  • Operational

    40. Working in healthcare can be a stressful career. How do you handle stress on the job?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer asks this question to determine if you can handle stress on the job. Working at Banner Health can be stressful and fast-paced, and the interviewer wants to decide whether or not you will be a good fit for the team if hired. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to handle pressure in the workplace and techniques you use to minimize job stressors.

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