Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Interview Questions

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

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

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    Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?

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    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has a diverse workforce. When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

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    Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?

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

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    We have a robust mental health program at Cedars-Sinai and are working as an organization to eliminate the stigma around mental health. It is no secret that health care workers have stressful jobs. How do you cope with the stress our roles can cause?

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    At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their careers. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

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    If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of healthcare services, which would you choose?

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    If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any healthcare service area, which would you choose?

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    It looks like you are making an industry change int health care. What is inspiring you to make this change?

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    Tell me about your healthcare related education and training.

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    At Cedars-Sinai, our philosophy is to give "Everything We Have" to our patients. Tell me about a time you did more than expected for a patient or customer.

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    If Cedars-Sinai Medical Center hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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    Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center?

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    At Cedars-Sinai Medical Center we use cutting edge technology. How have you learned new systems in past roles?

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    At Cedars-Sinai, we believe in giving all of our employees a voice. Give me an example of a time you voice an opinion that was different than the majority of your department or coworkers.

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    What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

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    We are always seeking ways to be more efficient. What is a process improvement idea you've had recently that you were able to execute?

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    Continuous feedback is critical to us at Cedars Sinai. Give an example of a time you received constructive feedback and what you did with that information.

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    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 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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    We work with one of the most diverse patient populations of any health care system in the country. What strategies do you use to effectively communicate with patients of culture and background different than yourself?

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    Given our location, we have patients who are actors, actresses, and professional athletes. Patient confidentiality is of the highest importance. Talk about a time you maintained patient privacy, even when it might have been challenging to do so.

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    What is your patient care philosophy?

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    In order to work for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, you must be able to pass a full criminal background check. Do you consent to a full background check?

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    At Cedars-Sinai, we want you to do incredible things. Give me an example of your proudest work accomplishment.

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    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 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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    When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

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    How would you describe your personality?

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    Do you prefer to work in a team based environment, or individually?

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    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

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    Tell me about yourself.