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Fraser Health Authority Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Fraser Health Authority job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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Rate your problem solving skills from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?

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The interviewer wants to know how you would rate your problem-solving skills. Of course, you want to give yourself a strong rating; however, it's essential that you remain realistic. Everyone has room to learn and improve! Be sure to justify your score as well.

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35 Fraser Health Authority Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Rate your problem solving skills from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know how you would rate your problem-solving skills. Of course, you want to give yourself a strong rating; however, it's essential that you remain realistic. Everyone has room to learn and improve! Be sure to justify your score as well.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I rate my problem-solving skills as an 8/10. I will, on occasion, have times when I am not as efficient as I would like to be but all in all, I do feel that my problem-solving skills are above average. My supervisor and co-workers will attest to my fast reflexes when a problem arises, and they would also say that I remain calm under pressure."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I would say I get a solid 8.3 on a scale of 10. Seems weird to give myself something like a .3, but I think of it as an 83%, which is a B- teetering on a solid B. It's a solid grade, with definite room for improvement, since I'm certainly not perfect. The reason for the B-/B grade would be that I'm quick to take action and figure out the solution as I go, but sometimes I could benefit from taking a moment to pause and reflect or gather other contributors before taking action. That said, I believe I generally get the best outcome possible when faced with a challenge."

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  • 2. Fraser Health Authority offers Medical Assistance in Dying referrals. What are your thoughts on this?

      How to Answer

      The idea of choosing to end one's life is a very touchy subject for some people. Fraser Health Authority's Medical Assistance in Dying refers to a doctor or nurse practitioner helping a person, at their request, to end their life. The person must want to voluntarily and intentionally end their life. As a note of reference, simply wanting to end one's life is not the only criteria for a referral. There is an in-depth interview, psychological testing, and terminal diagnosis requirement. The interviewer is asking what your thoughts are. It's important to remember that when someone asks your thoughts, share them, but also be respectful. Everyone does not have the same views, especially with regard to end of life choices.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have to say that there was a time when I would have emphatically said 'no' to any suggestion of purposefully ending one's life. However, after working hospice for a short time and seeing people at the end of their lives, I am more open to the idea. I think very strict criteria should be in place and an understanding that this is not an option for someone who is just 'tired of living.' My opinion would probably be frowned upon by many of my friends or co-workers, but having seen a side to terminally illness that they have not makes me feel more empathy toward those thinking of making this decision."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I don't suppose anyone has ever asked my opinion about medically assisted dying. I actually feel torn about the concept. I was reared in a strict Christian home and that upbringing tells me that no man should end his own life. On the other hand, having worked in the healthcare industry for a number of years, I have seen many people in their last days. I feel like a decision of this magnitude should be carefully thought about and that a patient should be of sound mind enough to make this decision without interference from anyone else."

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  • 3. 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).

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      1st Answer Example

      "The part of my career that brings me the most stress is when the schedule is running behind due to lack of hustle on mine or my teams part. I like to be on time with my schedule to ensure that our patients and clients are assisted properly."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "To be completely transparent, I probably bring myself the most stress because of my innate desire to be the best. I strive for perfection too often, which causes undue stress on myself. I manage this by focusing my energy on productive activities that are good for my career."

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

      How to Answer

      There are many facets of health care. If you could choose any area of healthcare to specialize in, which would you choose? Be sure to tie your answer into some aspects of what Fraser Health Authority does.

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  • 5. If Fraser Health Authority 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.

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  • 6. One of Fraser Medical Authority's specialty areas is Maternal Fetal Medicine. Have you ever worked in a maternity specialty area?

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      Fraser Medical Authority's Maternal Fetal Medicine works with pregnant patients who have at-risk conditions during pregnancy. Maternal Fetal Medicine offers genetic screening, ultrasounds, pre and post-natal care, and consultations with a referral from a physician. They also provide interpreters for those who speak a foreign language. The interviewer wants to see if you have experience working with this target population or if you would require training if hired.

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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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      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.

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

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      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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  • 9. 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.

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  • 10. Fraser Health Authority supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

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      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.

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  • 11. We have implemented a Fast Track Clinic as part of our emergency department. Are you familiar with emergency clinics?

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      The Fast Track Clinic at Fraser Health Authority provides care to individuals presenting to the emergency department with minor ailments such as bruises, allergic reactions, infections, and lacerations. There is a separate area for non-urgent patients with its own team of nurses, physicians and unit clerks. Eligible individuals are redirected from the main emergency area for registration, assessment and treatment as appropriate. The concept behind fast track clinics is becoming a growing trend as healthcare facilities explore ways to reduce wait times, especially in emergency departments. Share your thoughts with the interviewer.

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  • 12. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Fraser Health Authority?

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      Rather than just sharing how you have gone above and beyond expectations in the past, focus on how your qualities will help you to meet and exceed expectations with Fraser Health Authority. Discuss the reasons why will you be great at this job. Talk about your qualifications and skills that will help you to do this job well. If you can, match your strengths to the requirements outlined in the job description.

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  • 13. Fraser Health Authority sponsors a Healthy Weights Program. Have you ever participated in a weight loss program either as a patient or healthcare provider? If so, what are your thoughts on these programs?

      How to Answer

      Obesity is the cause of several diseases, including cardiac disease and Diabetes. The Healthy Weights program supports and educates children and teens ages 6-17 and their families to adopt a healthy lifestyle. The program offers activity sessions and discussions regarding healthy eating, active living, and emotional issues around eating. Many insurance companies now offer incentives for their clients to lose weight to become more healthy, thus reducing the expense concerning weight-related healthcare. The interviewer wants to hear if you have participated in a weight loss program to see how effective it was and if you support this type of program.

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  • 14. Fraser Health Authority 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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  • 15. What is your greatest strength as a healthcare professional?

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      There are many great strengths healthcare professionals possess, such as compassion, empathy, critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, to name a few. The interviewer wants to hear what you consider your greatest strength to determine how you can benefit Fraser Health Authority if hired.

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  • 16. What skill would you like to improve and why?

      How to Answer

      This question is similar to asking about your greatest weakness and what you are doing to improve. Some interviewers dislike using the term weakness, so they will ask about a skill you would like to improve. You want to share a work-related skill, not a personal one. However, be sure you do not use a skill that is essential to your job duties, which would keep the interviewer from offering you the position.

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  • 17. After everything we have discussed in the interview, do you have any questions for me?

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      Interviewers hope to cover any questions you might have during the interview. When they ask if you have any questions, it is always recommended to ask at least one or two questions. It shows the interviewer you are interested in the company and the position and eager to learn all you can. Be sure the questions you ask could not be answered by visiting the company website or reviewing the job description. The interviewer does not want to answer questions you could find by researching the organization.

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  • 18. Are you available to work nights, weekends, and holidays when needed?

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      Working in a healthcare position requires flexibility with your schedule. Healthcare is a 24/7 job, and the interviewer wants to hear that you are available to work nights, holidays, and weekends when needed. When you show that you are flexible with your schedule, the interviewer will see that you understand the job's demands and that you are a team player.

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  • 19. 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.

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  • 20. At Fraser Health Authority 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?

      How to Answer

      Like most companies, Fraser Health Authority invests a lot of time and money in interviewing, hiring, and training new employees. The hiring manager would like to know that you are dedicated to your career in healthcare and that you will be a long-term team member if hired.

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  • 21. In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?

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      The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work.

      Keep in mind - 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. If you are passionate, you could choose to refer to yourself as:

      - Expressive
      - Communicative
      - Open
      - Unreserved
      - Warm Hearted

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  • 22. Fraser Health Authority's iConnect Health Center offers education and exercise classes to help patients manage chronic conditions. Have you worked more with chronic or acute illnesses?

      How to Answer

      iConnect Health Center classes are designed with patients who suffer from chronic conditions in mind. Statistically, over 60% of clients who suffer from one chronic illness will often develop another. The goal of Fraser Health Authority is to help patients manage their current condition and prevent any additional diagnosis from developing. Some classes include: Healthy Eating Series,
      Weight Management, Stress Management, Managing Blood Pressure, Managing Cholesterol and Medication Management. While experience working with chronic conditions may not be necessary for the job for which you are applying, this is a good time to share any experience you do have with the interviewer.

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

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you would treat everyone at Fraser Health Authority with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

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  • 24. Fraser Health Authority offers older adult substance use services. Can you think of why it may be beneficial to offer this service to a target group such as older adults?

      How to Answer

      Substance abuse is becoming more commonplace across gender and age gaps. Different age groups have different stressors that may lead to substance use/abuse. Part of Fraser Health Authority's effort to reduce substance use is their Older Adult Substance Use Service. The service provides counseling and support for adults who are 65 and older and their loved ones who are concerned about substance use. They offer screening and assessment; consultation; brief intervention; individual, family, and group counseling; as well as referrals, education and support to clients misusing substances. Share your thoughts on this service. If you have any personal/family experience with substance abuse, this is a good time to show the interviewer that you can personally relate to why the service is so important.

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

      How to Answer

      Working in the healthcare services industry means that you are in contact with vulnerable people, children, pharmaceutical drugs, drug-related equipment, confidential information, and other areas of sensitivity. Assure the interviewer that you are able and willing to pass a complete background check. If you have a criminal record, you must disclose this.

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  • 26. 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 interviewer wants to hear that you are organized and pay attention to detail. As a healthcare professional, you must keep your day organized to keep work flowing smoothly while accurately and properly documenting every detail. Tell the interviewer how you stay organized. You may be the type of person to write lists, use an organizational or management tool, or set up alerts to ensure the day flows smoothly. Assure the interviewer that you are a detail-oriented and organized healthcare professional.

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

      How to Answer

      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 Fraser Health Authority 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 Fraser Health Authority would be offering you.

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  • 28. Fraser Health Authority has an adolescent day treatment program that provides services to youth who are experiencing severe psychiatric difficulties. Have you ever worked with youth with mental health disorders?

      How to Answer

      There was a time when the idea of children or adolescents being affected by a mental health disorder was not popular. With on-going research and studies, more attention is being focused on assessing pediatric mental health as well as physical health. While mental health medicine is an in-depth specialty, just like other medicine, adolescent mental health disorders are treated with a specific approach. Some mental health professionals choose to treat only adults. This could be because, as children grow and mature, there are so many changes (hormonal, personality, etc) that, unless one is specifically trained to identify adolescent disorders, certain treatment options may be overlooked. Fraser Health's adolescent day treatment program focuses on only adolescent psychiatric disorders. Share your thoughts with the interviewer.

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  • 29. We sponsor a Child Injury Prevention Program that is available to parents and guardians of children 6 years of age and younger. Are you familiar with our children's programs and what experience do you have working with children?

      How to Answer

      Frazer Health Authority's Child Injury Prevention Program promotes awareness and understanding of circumstances leading to abuse and neglect, and teaches ways to manage occurrences. Signs of abuse and neglect of both the elderly and children is more closely monitored in society today. The main goal is always prevention rather than correction. If you have any experience, share it with the interviewer.

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  • 30. At Fraser Health Authority 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 Fraser Health Authority fit into your longer-term plans?

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

      How to Answer

      Problem-solving and dispute resolution are critical skills to possess. Display to the interviewer that you are capable of problem-solving within the workplace. Talk about a time when you were creative, proactive, and displayed the leadership qualities required to resolve a workplace issue.

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  • 32. We have partnered with Creekside Withdrawal Management Detox Service. Do you have any experience personally or professionally with drug detox programs?

      How to Answer

      Describe any personal or professional experience you have with drug detox programs. The interviewer asks this question to see what experience you have working with their target population. When they ask if you have personal experience, they want to know if you have had a friend or loved one go through a drug detox program. When staff has a personal experience, they tend to be more compassionate and empathetic to the patient. However, you will not automatically be disqualified as a candidate if you do not have prior experience. Assure the interviewer that you have compassion and empathy for all patients regardless of previous experience.

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  • 33. 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.

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  • 34. Fraser Health Authority has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

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      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.

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

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      In which situation are you the happiest and most productive? Talk to the interviewer about your preference when it comes to teamwork or working individually. Be sure to avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular scenario (IE: I only like to work by myself). 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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