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To help you prepare for an Emory Healthcare job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Emory Healthcare has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

How to Answer

Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity. Even better, give an example of being able to embrace diversity in the workplace.

Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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31 Emory Healthcare Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Emory Healthcare has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

      How to Answer

      Are you accustomed to working with a very large or diverse team of individuals? Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity. Even better, give an example of being able to embrace diversity in the workplace.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      1st Answer Example

      "I have worked with diverse groups of people most of my career, including my time in University. I am most comfortable, and happy, in this type of environment because it offers me unique learning opportunities."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      2nd Answer Example

      "I am so glad you pointed out your need for diversity at Emory Healthcare, Inc.. I greatly value diversity. I grew up in a fairly homogeneous town in Montana. When I hit my 20's, it was so important to me to learn about other cultures. I worked with community volunteer organizations in Peru, inner-city Chicago, and Russia."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "All of my career in healthcare I've worked with people from diverse backgrounds. I have embraced people from a variety of cultures, socioeconomic levels, and religions with respect. I believe in the power of diversity; it helps to foster creative thinking when you have influence from a variety of sources."

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      This reply is a nice briefing of your approach to diversity and your experience working with a diverse group of people. This question is an excellent opportunity to showcase what you know about Emory's diversity plan. You could also offer a qualifying statement regarding the way you will contribute to their diversity plan, should you be hired.

  • 2. Emory Healthcare 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?

      How to Answer

      Are you willing to earn your way up if the interviewer does not want to offer you top compensation? Discuss with the interviewer what you would expect for compensation if offered this position.

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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."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      2nd Answer Example

      "I understand I do not quite meet the qualifications of experience you are looking for and am willing to be compensated in adjustment to that fact. However, I do look forward to proving my worth to Emory Healthcare, Inc. in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."

      Written by Ryan Brunner

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I understand I do not have formal supervisory experience, and I am willing to be compensated in adjustment to that fact. I do look forward to proving my worth and my ability to do this job well and to be considered for a higher salary in the future."

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      Confident and straightforward while also being flexible! Your answer is compelling, which is fantastic to see!

  • 3. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet 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 it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet 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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      1st Answer Example

      "I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all in how you maintain respect for each other despite the difference in opinion."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      2nd Answer Example

      "I believe that being a good team member is more about attitude than it is about compatibility. You do not need to agree with everyone 100% of the time, to be effective in your job."

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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. I believe it's ok to have a differing opinion, as long as you remain respectful. Sometimes, you will have to agree to disagree, respect the leader's decision, and do the best you can to ensure a successful outcome, whatever the final decision ends up being."

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      You show a balance of free-thought and respect for leadership, a key to successfully answering this question. Great job!

  • 4. Here at Emory Healthcare, we emphasize that our employees use resources wisely to help save costs. What are ways that you have shown you can use resources wisely in your work?

      How to Answer

      Under their value of integrity, Emory Healthcare pledges that they will steward their resources wisely to help fulfill their mission. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that your personal values on being a great steward of resources aligns with Emory's values so be sure to talk about this subject from a personal point of view. Your examples should include measures that you take daily in your work to ensure that you keep cost and resources at the top of your mind in your work.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "We use a lot of paper because of the number of programs and students that the school has, and the owner shared with us that she was paying 20 cents per copy. I suggested we continue to use the online format to administer tests in class once back on campus and to continue to use the LMS to distribute handouts to the students, which would save literally thousands of printed pages (and money) every week."

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      What a great suggestion! I am sure that the owner greatly appreciated your initiative and the fact that you cared about financial savings.

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  • 5. What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Pick a 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.

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

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Public speaking is my greatest weakness. Teaching has helped me improve on this quite a bit, and I just completed an online course on LinkedIn. My next step is to sign up for some podcasts to help me to continue to grow in this area, and I may eventually join a group such as toastmasters."

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      Very well delivered response! The weakness that you bring up is very relatable, and it's great that you also showed exactly what you are doing to actively improve.

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  • 6. How do you make time for the administrative duties in your work?

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      No matter what career path you have chosen in healthcare, there is a side to your job that entails paperwork, charting, email communication and many other things. While patient care is always priority number one, these other duties are important as well for a variety of reasons. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you find these duties important and they'll be looking to hear how you take time to ensure that work doesn't get left behind. Talk about strategies that you use to make the time and explain the administrative type duties that you're used to performing.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Patient care is the first priority, but we can't provide good patient care without taking care of the admin and clerical side of things. I make it a priority to keep up with my emails and other communication methods, such as the 'When I Work' app, and I rely heavily on using my calendar to remind me of tasks and upcoming meetings to help me better manage my schedule. Taking that few minutes after a patient exam to fill out the worksheet so that you don't get backed up with a ton of them later is important as well."

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      The detail that you offer regarding your systems and process is very helpful. Nicely done! One small tweak - avoid switching between 'I' language and 'You' language at the end. By sticking with 'I' language, it will keep your answer more direct and personalized. I have provided a revision, below.

      "Patient care is my priority, but I cant provide good patient care without taking care of the admin and clerical side of things. I make it a priority to keep up with my emails and other communications methods such as the 'When I Work' app. I rely heavily on my calendar to remind me of tasks and upcoming meetings to help me better manage my schedule. Taking that few minutes after a patient exam to fill out the worksheet so that I don't get backed up with a ton of them later is essential as well."

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  • 7. In your opinion, what makes you a great problem solver?

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      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. Share your strengths as a problem solver, and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I'm a sonographer; you can't be a good sonographer without the ability to analyze a problem and find a solution. Critical thinking skills and the ability to quickly asses a situation are paramount to being a good sonographer. Sonography takes skill and creativity to overcome scanning obstacles. It requires the ability to recall large amounts of information and the use of a variety of resources to find answers."

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      Nicely put! You sound very confident in your skills, which is terrific to hear.

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  • 8. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

      How to Answer

      Are you pretty flexible in your ability to work in most environments? Have you experienced a position where the atmosphere wasn't conducive to your productivity? Be sure to know the type of situation offered in this position prior, to the interview. 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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      User-Submitted Answer

      "I thrive best in an organized, positive work environment. A goal-oriented, collaborative environment is ideal. I don't want to work in a toxic, negative environment."

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      Cheers to that! Say not to toxicity :) I would consider reversing the order of delivery so that your answer ends on a positive note. I've provided an example below.

      "I avoid toxic or negative work environments. I thrive best in an organized, positive work environment. A goal-oriented, collaborative environment is ideal."

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

      How to Answer

      Employers expect employees to stay up-to-date on their respective field, and today's technology makes this reasonably easy! List several ways that you receive your industry knowledge and stay on top of trends.

      Tell the interviewer about those daily update emails you receive from professional organizations, conferences you attend, and seminars you have taken.

      Lastly, it's a great idea to ask the interviewer what resources they refer to for industry trends. That question can start up a great conversation, and you may learn a thing or two as well.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I get several email updates and journals, such as Ultrasound Smartbrief and the SDMS journal of diagnostic medical sonography. I also do research on the internet, online webinars, and attend conferences."

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      Nice! You utilize reliable industry resources, which is exactly what the interviewer will want to see.

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  • 10. Talk about a time that you were empowered in a decision making process in your job. What did you contribute and why was it important for you to be involved?

      How to Answer

      As a part of Emory Healthcare's Care Transformation Model, shared decision making among staff is held in high regard. Emory values cultivating a spirit of pride in, and ownership of, the work they do to advance Emory's mission and vision. For this question, talk about a time you felt empowered in your job to be a part of a process or decision. Expand on how this fostered enthusiasm in your work and the organization while helping to gain a better understanding of the bigger picture of the work that you do.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "At my former workplace, I played a key role in launching the breast biopsy service, and out of that success came the opportunity to set up the prostate biopsy service. As the sonographer that would be working with radiology, I was responsible for helping the doctor set up the workflow and follow-up of patients. I was solely responsible for setting up a visit to Atlanta using my contacts and resources, so the doctor could get up to speed on performing prostate biopsies, which he hadn't done in at least 10 years. As a result, we were able to get our prostate biopsy service up and running within weeks of our visit."

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      It seems that this was an incredibly important role for you! This story is a very fitting example. I encourage you to add more information at the end regarding your overall impact/the results of your hard work.

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  • 11. If Emory Healthcare hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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      When you start a new position, it is essential to set a goal on how you will make a positive impact quickly after being hired. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate. If you want to make an impact with your answer, refer to the immediate needs of the company such as increasing budgets, or improving patient care, for instance.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "That would depend on what the most pressing need for the department was. Whatever the priority management deems important is what I would target as my immediate goal. I would set targets to meet that goal, showing improvements towards that end at the 30, 60, and 90-day mark."

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      Taking the stance of 'company needs first' is a brilliant approach to this question. You show a desire to be a team player and fill the gaps in their needs rather than forcing your idea of what should be done.

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  • 12. At Emory Healthcare, we aim to create value for our patients through focused cost saving measures. Why do you feel this is important for our organization and our patients?

      How to Answer

      For many people, the rising costs of healthcare and insurance coverage have led them to potentially not see a provider when they are sick or injured. Because of this fact, Emory Healthcare is putting a strict emphasis on cost saving measures for their patients to really get back to their mission of serving their patients in the best way possible. For this question, talk about a cost saving measure you have been a part of in the healthcare industry where patients saw the direct result of the measure. Further add to you answer by explaining why you think cost savings is important.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Creating value is very important because healthcare consumers are becoming increasingly more focused on value for service. They are looking for effective healthcare but are trying to limit out -of-pocket expenses, and it's important for healthcare providers to consider this. There is an infinite amount of healthcare dollars available, and providers are constantly being faced with smaller reimbursements. In order to be sustainable, we have to save money wherever possible. One of the cost-saving measures taken at my former workplace was to avoid unnecessary breast imaging callbacks by educating patients to coordinate their annual physical just prior to their annual mammogram screenings, to cut back on having the GP send them back for a breast ultrasound and additional mammogram images, sometimes within weeks of having a normal screening mammogram."

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      Exceptional answer! The knowledge and research that you show is top quality. Well done :)

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  • 13. What part of your healthcare career brings you the most stress?

      How to Answer

      Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. (IE: a bus driver should not find driving to be the most stressful part of the job).

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Schedules running behind causes me stress. I know sometimes it is unavoidable, but I like to keep things moving on time so that patients are not waiting. I want patients to know that I value their time just as much as I value my own time. At times like that, I do everything possible to get the schedule back on track and to keep patients informed about delays."

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      Your answer highlights your desire to deliver superb patient care. An excellent approach to this type of question! Do you have any methods to help your team when you notice the schedule falling behind?

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  • 14. As part of Emory's care transformation model, we value transparency for our employees and patients. When have you witnessed transparency being important in your time in healthcare?

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      This day in age, healthcare organizations are striving to become more transparent with their employees and their customers and this is equally true at Emory Healthcare. And depending on your role, transparency can mean different things. Whatever answer you talk about for this question, be sure to talk about the root of being transparent and why it is important to patients or employees. Things like knowing costs of services or the greater happenings at the top level of an organization are important to people and it is important that things like that stay hidden. If they do, trust is breached forever.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have witnessed that firsthand at Emory. Back in 2008 when the recession hit and Emory, like many hospitals and businesses had to make cuts in spending, I was proud to work under my manager because he did just what he said he would. He held town hall style meetings, sent out surveys, listened to staff input, and he delivered on what he promised--he kept us all employed. Emory informed us at every step in the process and that made me proud to work for Emory."

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      FABULOUS! Your answer is so enthusiastic and involved. Your interviewer should be highly impressed that you are giving the nod to an Emory example from 2008. Bravo!

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  • 15. Emory Healthcare supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

      How to Answer

      It is essential to keep a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout. Talk to the interviewer about how you can maintain that appropriate balance for yourself.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I balance it with prayer and meditation to help me deal with stress, and I spend time fostering healthy relationships with the people that are important to me. I spend as much time as possible walking outdoors and being close to nature; it helps to restore me."

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      Perfect response! You sound well balanced and mindful of your health. Great answer :)

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  • 16. Here at Emory Healthcare, we strive for excellence by being a leader for others to emulate. When have you had to lead by example during your career?

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      Giving an example of being a leader by example could go many ways during your healthcare career. Maybe it was a time that you had to educate your fellow colleagues. Maybe it was a time that you had to motivate a person or group that wasn't doing things correctly. Or maybe it was leading by example for a patient. No matter what way you answer this, it will be important that you demonstrate to your interviewer that you have the ability to lead by example and the wherewithal to understand why leading by example was important for the situation.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I always try hard to be an example to others, especially working with student sonographers. I believe in each one teach one and in that spirit, I always model for my students by sharing my own experience in healthcare and being transparent about mistakes that I've made along the way, as well as telling them what steps I have taken to reach certain accomplishments. My mother used to always say, 'let your walk meet your talk'. It's important that your actions line up with your words. I recently shared with my students an experience I had with a difficult patient and how the patient called me a very unflattering word and that although I could have left the room and not served that patient, I maintained my professionalism and gave the patient the highest level of patient care. They told me how impressed they were that I could do that."

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      It sounds as though you are an excellent example to others in the workplace! To add to your response, do you have a specific story example that you could offer? Something that would take your answer from just 'telling' to a 'show and tell' style response?

      "I work hard to be an example to others, especially when working with student sonographers. I embrace the teaching spirit. I act as a model for my students by sharing my own experiences in healthcare and being transparent about mistakes that I've made along the way. I also share with them what steps I have taken to reach particular accomplishments. My mother always used to say, 'Let your walk meet your talk.' My actions must line up with my words. For instance, (give a brief story example using the STAR framework)..."

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  • 17. Talk about a time in the workplace that you had to react to changes that you had no control over. What made your reaction to the change go smoothly?

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      The healthcare world is continually changing and people who have chosen their career path in healthcare need to be open and ready to take on changes on an almost daily basis. This is no different when working for Emory Healthcare. Changes in laws and regulations and advancements in patient care create the need for healthcare workers to be fluid and your interviewer will be looking for your ability to take on change by giving a direct example. Be sure to point out that you are accepting of change by learning why changes are being made and seeing how they improve processes in patient care. Keep your answer positive.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Healthcare is a very fluid environment and requires the ability to constantly adapt to changing guidelines, regulations, and laws. In my last position, the hospital lost a radiologist due to illness and had a period of several years in which we operated without a full-time replacement. We had locums that came for 1-2 week periods, and during that time, it was a struggle to keep our biopsy services afloat. It was also very stressful for the technologists. I had to make a decision early on that I would need to keep my focus on the fact that this was a very challenging time for our patients, and I needed to do everything that I could to make the transition easier for each one of them. I made the transition easier by staying in constant communication with the telerads who were reading our studies and learned to anticipate their needs which helped to reduce callbacks for additional imaging."

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      This answer is very well crafted! You make it easy for the interviewer to follow along with the situation, what your responsibilities were, and the action that you took. Are you able to include any measurable results at the end of your response?

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  • 18. How would you describe your personality?

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      Personality and character are two very different things. The interviewer is looking for more information on your traits vs. your integrity. Your example could include buzzwords such as introverted, energetic, and confident.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would describe myself as an outgoing introvert. Growing up, I was pretty introverted and always off in the corner reading a book or listening to music. As I got older, I had to work at being outgoing and engaging with people. Pushing outside of my shell and a love of travel has helped me experience the joy of getting to know other people and cultures and discovering new things."

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      You describe your personality very well, and the way that you offer detail regarding your upbringing is a fantastic touch. This answer will help the interviewer to get to know you even better :)

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  • 19. 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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "There is a quote that I love that says in times of change learners inherit the earth; while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists. It inspires me to always learn and grow. I am always taking classes and reading articles online to stay abreast of the constant changes in healthcare. Change is inevitable, and we have to be able to adapt to the ever-evolving world of healthcare. As a result, I recently signed up for a leadership certificate program."

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      This is an excellent quote, and a nice review of change; however, it does not directly answer the question. You can mix this existing reply into your fuller answer but I recommend first answering the question by discussing a time you learned a new approach or approach at work.

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  • 20. Have you ever had a time you had to own up to a mistake in your work? What was the situation and what steps did you take to resolve the situation?

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      The truth is that we are all humans and mistakes in the workplace happen. In the healthcare world, mistakes could lead to a matter of life or death in some instances so realizing you made a mistake, owning up to it and resolving it all come with the territory of being a healthcare professional. For this question, your interviewer is really diving into Emory Healthcare's core value of integrity and trying to gauge your ability to take ownership of your actions. Be up front and honest in your answer because we all make mistakes in our work. The important piece of your answer is how you owned up to it and resolved it.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Just out of school on my first job as a sonographer, I missed an ectopic pregnancy because I failed to do a thorough sweep through the uterus and adnexa. The patient came back to the department a few days later and a senior sonographer caught it, thankfully. I had to take responsibility for missing it. I had to admit that I likely missed it because I was more focused on getting a pretty image and didn't do a good job of investigating the patient's pain. It taught me a valuable lesson, and it also made me more accountable. My manager gave me valuable tips that to this day make me a better sonographer and definitely more adept at finding ectopic pregnancies."

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      It sounds as though this was a fundamental lesson in your career. You handled the situation very well by owning up to it and using it as a career-long learning opportunity. Well done!

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  • 21. At Emory Healthcare we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

      How to Answer

      Every hiring manager would like to know that their investment of time and training will pay off. Assure the interviewer that you see this position as a long-term fit. How does this role with Emory Healthcare fit into your longer-term plans?

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "In three to five years I see myself continuing to grow and advance my leadership skills. I know that Emory is dedicated to the career development of its leaders and team members, and I look forward to growing and evolving through the many educational courses offered."

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      Continual growth is essential, and the interviewer should appreciate you bringing this factor into your answer. Are there any other specific or tangible/measurable goals you would like to see over your first 3-5 years at Emory.

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  • 22. Talk about a time that you had to put in extra effort to honor a commitment you made in the workplace. What led to you make the commitment and why was it important to honor it?

      How to Answer

      Emory Healthcare's core value of integrity states that they practice the highest ethical standards and honor their commitments by taking personal responsibility and ownership of their actions. For this question, your interviewer will not only be looking for your ability to honor commitments that you've made, but they'll also be looking to see that you understand the importance of following through on your commitments and what that means to others. In your answer, talk about a specific time you committed to something beyond the normal scope of your duties and talk about why this was important to do. To end, talk about the great outcome it provided.

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  • 23. It is often said that a career in healthcare is a 'thankless job'. How can we keep you motivated and engaged, even on the days when you feel your work goes unnoticed?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know how they could continue to motivate you - even on the hardest of days. Do you need to have verbal recognition? Are you motivated solely by the success of your team? Talk to the interviewer about how you have stayed motivated in the past.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Indeed, it can be, but for me, helping patients is motivating. At times, you don't get the thank yous and accolades from patients, and that's alright. Helping patients have good outcomes and or a good patient experience is the motivator. It's not that I don't enjoy praise, but that is not the ultimate goal. The ultimate goal is to improve the patient experience and to make team members feel supported and appreciated."

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      It's lovely that you are motivated internally and not from external praise. This answer is good- I am offering a small tweak to help with flow.

      "Indeed, working in healthcare can feel like a thankless job at times, but I am motivated by helping my patients. Even when I do not get the thank you's or accolades from patients, I am still satisfied with my work. Contributing to positive outcomes is my most significant motivator. I enjoy praise, but that is not my ultimate goal. My primary goal is to improve patient experience and ensure my team members feel supported and appreciated."

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

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      The interviewer would like to dig deeper into your true areas of interest when it comes to healthcare services. They want to know that your passions align well with what Emory Healthcare is offering. 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 Emory Healthcare would be offering you.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "In the future, I see myself working in the role of a healthcare administrator within the Radiology Sciences department. I plan to continue with my education and earn a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration."

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      This answer is fantastic! You are very specific about your goals and how you plan to achieve them. Well said.

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  • 25. Healthcare service companies require strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized, and highly accurate?

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      The success of the healthcare industry thrives on the accuracy of information, and organization. Talk to the interviewer about the ways that you ensure accuracy and organization in your day to day activities. 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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "I am very organized, and I thrive on paying attention to detail. I like to keep a notebook of what needs to be done and when tasks are due. I use an Outlook calendar to help stay organized and keep track of deadlines. If I am offered the supervisor position, I will always remain organized."

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      It's terrific that you have such a keen focus on organization! This question could also be an excellent opportunity to ask the interviewer about the tools they use for organization/productivity/time management.

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  • 26. Emory Healthcare is dedicated to educating the future of the medical field through our school of medicine. Are you willing to educate and mentor medical students in your potential role with us?

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      Emory Healthcare has one of the largest and most renowned graduate medical education programs in the southeastern part of the United States and students, residents and fellows work all over the facility training for their future careers in the healthcare field. For this question, put a personal touch on by digging back to your education and early experiences in your career and talk about how important the educators and mentors you had were to you. Then, tie this back to your willingness in working with the future of medicine. Let your interviewer know that you have the skills to be an educator and mentor in your area of expertise. If you have experience working directly with students, talk about that as well.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "I have enjoyed many opportunities to work with students. I worked with international nursing students who rotated through my department. As you know from my resume, I currently work as an instructor. Working with students is something I really enjoy. My rotations as an ultrasound student were the ones that I looked forward to the most when I was in school."

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      Wow - this sounds like an excellent fit for you! You do a great job outlining your related experience of the past and present. If you have a notable success story to include, this question would be an excellent opportunity to do so.

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  • 27. Our mission at Emory Healthcare is the serve humanity by improving health through the integration of education, discovery and healthcare delivery. Where have you personally witnessed discovery and research having an impact on your patients?

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      Emory Healthcare puts a lot of time and effort into research and innovation in the healthcare field through clinical trials and research to help improve treatments, recovery times, lessened side effect and less invasive procedures, among other improvements. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you are excited about medical advancements made through research and discovery. If you have first hand experience working with research in the medical field, be sure to point that out. If you don't have first hand experience with research, you definitely have experience witnessing advancements in your area of expertise. If that is the case, expand upon why these changes were important and explain that you value the need for research and discovery in your field.

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  • 28. At Emory Healthcare 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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      Assure the interviewer that you would treat everyone at Emory Healthcare with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "Absolutely, I have a great sense of empathy that I think draws family, friends, and co-workers to me. I'm a good listener and people find me easy to talk to. I believe in keeping a positive outlook on life, and I find that many people can relate to that. I do my best to get to know people on a personal level without being overly intrusive, of course. People find me reliable and trustworthy which has helped me to build strong relationships in both my professional and personal life."

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      Terrific response! Your reply is very full, and you do an excellent job showcasing the ways that you build relationships. Any interviewer should feel very confident in your ability to build strong connections.

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  • 29. Tell me about your healthcare related education and training.

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      Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your formal post-secondary education as well as any on the job training. Talk about your most positive take-away's from your post-secondary experience and be sure to tie in how that experience will help you succeed in this position.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "I graduated valedictorian from X-Ray school and then graduated from Grady US school where I got high marks. I graduated magna cum laude with a degree in healthcare leadership. I also completed the emerging leader program at Emory. I am currently taking courses for the Excellence in Supervision certificate program. My commitment to education and training will be a great asset to Emory as I lead by example and encourage the members of my team to do the same."

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      Fantastic overview! You are a high achiever and diligent in your education/studies.

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  • 30. At Emory Healthcare, we strive to treat each person with dignity. How would you say that you treat coworkers and/or patients with dignity?

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      Dignity - the state of being worthy of honor or respect. In the most basic essence, treating someone with dignity is valuing everyone with the same honor and respect, no matter their background or illness. Treating others with dignity means that you don't hold biases and follow the golden rule with every single person you work with. For this question, apply how you treat others with dignity to the job that you are interviewing for and speak from the heart on the values you hold for others. Caring is one of Emory Healthcare's core values and the treatment of caring for others with dignity is held in the highest regard.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "I strive to treat every patient, family member, and team member with dignity and respect. From a very young age, I was immersed in hospital and clinical settings. My mom had many health challenges her entire life. As far back as age 13 or 14, I can remember going to many doctors' appointments or hospital visits to be by her side. It taught me a lot of empathy for patients and the importance of treating them with dignity and care. It's a constant reminder to me and as a result, it's what prompts me to treat all of my patients with dignity and respect."

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      Providing a personal story is an excellent choice. Very well done. At the end of your response, I recommend adding in some tangible examples of your empathy/approach to care with dignity.

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  • 31. At Emory Healthcare we seek to hire individuals who display a keen interest in the healthcare arena. Would you consider yourself dedicated to a career in healthcare services?

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      Assure the interviewer that you are dedicated to a lucrative career in the healthcare services industry. The hiring manager would like to know that this position fits into your long-term plan and that, if hired, you would stay with Emory Healthcare as long as possible.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on December 13th, 2018

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      "I am totally dedicated to a career in healthcare. I have worked in the industry for well over 20 years and will retire at some point as a healthcare professional. Working in healthcare is not something that I see as just a job but as a calling. I feel truly called to it and love the idea of contributing to my community by being part of a team that serves people in such a meaningful way to help them lead healthier lives."

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      Wonderful! Your passion shines through in an authentic way, which any interviewer should appreciate. You mention longevity (past and future), which is a great choice as well.

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