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Patient care requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

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To succeed in the healthcare services industry, you should have a substantial level of compassion for your patients or customers. Talk to the interviewer about the compassionate qualities that you possess. How would you rate your level of empathy for others?

Some ways to describe yourself could be:

- Understanding
- Warm-hearted
- Empathetic
- Responsive
- Charitable
- Tender-hearted

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30 Grady Memorial Hospital Authority Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Patient care requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

      How to Answer

      To succeed in the healthcare services industry, you should have a substantial level of compassion for your patients or customers. Talk to the interviewer about the compassionate qualities that you possess. How would you rate your level of empathy for others?

      Some ways to describe yourself could be:

      - Understanding
      - Warm-hearted
      - Empathetic
      - Responsive
      - Charitable
      - Tender-hearted

      1st Answer Example

      "I understand that compassion is one of the top qualities that I need to bring to the workplace, being in the healthcare services profession. I consider myself a very compassionate individual. I am warm-hearted, responsive to my patients' needs, and always empathetic."

      2nd Answer Example

      "Yes, I most certainly consider myself a compassionate person. I take the opportunity to understand and help others whenever possible. While attending university, I spent a lot of time volunteering at a local hospice - not only for the added experience but also to give back to others. I look forward to continuing this level of compassionate care with your organization."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, I consider myself to be highly compassionate. I range high in emotional intelligence and that translates to the care and empathy I show to my patients, students, and team members. As an ultrasound tech, every day is an opportunity to show compassion. In my most recent job as a breast sonographer in diagnostic and surgical practice, I engage empathetically with patients with a breast cancer diagnosis each day."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      It's nice that you mention emotional intelligence since this is an important aspect of working in the healthcare industry. Good job.

  • 2. At Grady Memorial Hospital 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

      Assure the interviewer of your dedication 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 Grady Memorial Hospital Authority as long as possible.

      1st Answer Example

      "I dedicated my entire career to the healthcare services field. I find it incredibly rewarding and interesting because I get to help others, and every day brings new challenges! One of the reasons I applied for this role with Grady Memorial Hospital Authority is because I can see a long-term fit here. I plan to work in the healthcare segment for my entire career."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I know this career can take a toll on personal life, and I understand that while it can be more-or-less sustainable, it's more than just a job for me. So far, I have dedicated my entire adult life to this career. I have shadowed numerous professionals and have worked in multiple clinics. I know this is the right career for me."

      3rd Answer Example

      "This career is not just something I want to do 8-5 to get by; it's something I want to BE. I want to be someone who dedicates themselves to a craft. I chose healthcare because the learning opportunities are endless. It's constantly evolving. I find the human body is fascinating, and I think that society is only healthy when it cares for its wounded."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I definitely am dedicated to the field of healthcare services, I have served in the healthcare arena for 28 years. I see myself continuing in the healthcare field for the rest of my career. There is no other industry I see myself working in other than healthcare. I would love to bring my experience and talent to Grady's ultrasound school program and share with the students from my wealth of knowledge."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      You must have a passion for the healthcare industry since you've been involved for 28 years :) This depth of experience is a significant qualifying point for you. Good answer.

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

      How to Answer

      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

      1st Answer Example

      "Everyone is emotional to a certain degree, and I would consider myself kind-hearted and open. A career in healthcare can be emotional at times; however, I choose to focus on the positives. For instance, - if we are close to losing a patient, I will focus on positive memories rather than the illness. This mindset has consistently allowed me to continue with a productive shift, no matter the emotions that come my way. "

      2nd Answer Example

      "This is a great question. I think the right answer is, 'of course, but not for long'! We've all had those severe cases. A child dies, or you have to give someone a cancer diagnosis. It's professional to take a few minutes after an encounter like that and let those emotions come and go. I cope with these emotions by telling myself that it's not my story, its the patient's story. I think it's okay to be moved by someone else's experience, but I don't need to make it mine."

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I consider myself emotional in the best way in that my care and concern for patients and colleagues is positive, however, I would never let my emotions cloud my ability to deliver quality service or hinder my ability to do my job. One of my colleagues recently lost her husband unexpectantly. I had great empathy for her situation having experienced this myself. I have spent the time since, just being an empathetic listener and allowing her the freedom and the space to share her feelings."

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      Good answer!

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

      How to Answer

      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.

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  • 5. At Grady Memorial Hospital 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 Grady Memorial Hospital Authority with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

      Some ways to build strong relationships in the workplace:

      - Have strong follow-up habits
      - Offer sincere conversation
      - Get to know people on a personal level
      - Be trustworthy
      - Avoid gossip
      - Offer mutual respect
      - Be mindful of your actions
      - Compliment others
      - Be positive
      - Be a strong listener

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  • 6. What is your patient care philosophy?

      How to Answer

      It's always a great idea to research the company before your interview. You want to get to know their care philosophy so that your answer can reflect what is important to them. What is the core of your care philosophy? Keep your answer concise yet sincere.

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  • 7. In order to work for Grady Memorial Hospital 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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  • 8. Healthcare service companies require strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized, and highly accurate?

      How to Answer

      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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "As an instructor teaching in the classroom and also as a tutor, requires a high level of organization. I often carry a binder with sections for various classes as well as a professional diary to keep myself organized. Most recently I started using a program called Asana which helps to organize and track projects and workflow. Using my organizational skills will be helpful in tracking student progress as well as keeping track of students progress."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      It's great that you mention Asana, as it will be important that you show a readiness to embrace the modern methods for the organization that a hospital authority may use. If you are aware of the systems that Grady Memorial uses, I recommend mentioning these in your answer by expressing your current knowledge or expressing that you are taking action steps toward learning these methods. Last, how will your strong organizational skills and accuracy benefit Grady Memorial when they hire you?

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  • 9. 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 real areas of interest when it comes to healthcare services. They want to know that your passions align well with what Grady Memorial Hospital 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 Grady Memorial Hospital Authority would be offering you.

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  • 10. 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I find working in healthcare rewarding because I view it as a ministry in that it's how I serve my fellow man and add something meaningful to society which gives me a sense of reward. I do also appreciate the occasional verbal acknowledgment of a job well done. It assures me that I am on the right track and that my efforts to serve are appreciated."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      It's wonderful that your sense of reward and motivation stems from serving others. Since the question asks how Grady Memorial can keep you motivated, I recommend starting with that information rather than 'burying the lead,' so to speak. Then, be as specific as possible regarding the resources available to your leaders to help support you. Side note: in today's hiring landscape, it's best to keep gender-based statements out of your responses when possible. I'd change 'serve my fellow man' to 'serving others.'

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

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to know if you understand what it takes to keep on top of ordering medical supplies and inventory. Assure the interviewer that you are capable of foreseeing needs and making the appropriate action. Highlight your ability to be responsible when it comes to related administrative tasks.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes. In my position at Bermuda Cancer and Health, I was often responsible for bringing supplies or equipment to the island. This included appropriating chemicals for the Trophon unit, getting quotes for large equipment items such as ultrasound beds and new ultrasound machines."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good for you! This experience sounds like it will add value to Grady Memorial; however, I suggest being more specific about that fact in your response. Try including a statement that connects your most relevant healthcare admin experience to the role you're interviewing for.

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  • 12. At Grady Memorial Hospital 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 in time and training will pay off. Assure the interviewer that you see this position as a long-term fit. How does this role with Grady Memorial Hospital Authority fit into your longer-term plans?

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  • 13. Grady Memorial Hospital 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "When I worked overseas the Center had purchased a Trophon unit but the cost of bringing in the chemicals was very expensive and because we were an island we could only bring the products in by freighter because they are hydrogen-based and couldn't be brought in by plane. In an effort to save money I called every ultrasound lab on the island to find out who had a Trophon unit and if they would be interested in sharing shipment costs by ordering our shipments together. I found a partner and we split the costs saving us both money."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      This was a great idea and smart thinking! When offering story-based responses using the STAR method, be sure to include more of the pertinent details. I suggest re-reading responses from the position of someone who has no prior knowledge of your experiences. Some questions that remain from the interviewers' perspective...

      - 'What is 'the Center?'

      - 'What was your role here?'

      - 'Why were you responsible for this effort?'

      - 'What solution, if any, had the Center tried before?'

      - 'Why was a Trophon unit purchased without a thought towards future costs?'

      - 'How did you build the connection with the other ultrasound lab?'

      - 'How much money were you able to save the Center?' (measurable result)

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

      How to Answer

      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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I most recently have learned about the benefits of collaboration and inclusion as a way to problem-solve. I am taking a class in project management and have realized the benefit of brainstorming with others to find out how the problem affects them and listen to any suggestions they might have to mitigate the situation. Then taking what you learn from those sessions and collaboratively find a solution."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      This is a good start to a fuller answer to this behavioral-based question. The interviewer wants to know more about your behavior and responses under certain situations, so I recommend telling a story of a specific time when you showed a willingness to learn or try a new approach to overcome a roadblock. You can achieve this by using the STAR method, which we address in this guide: Master Behavioral-Based Interviews Using The Star Method



      One other suggestion to note, beware of switching from 'I' language to 'you' language. For instance, you start by saying 'I am...' and then finish with 'what you learn...' Remain in the first person whenever possible so that your answer feels personal and more connected.

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  • 15. How would you describe your personality?

      How to Answer

      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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I describe myself as an extroverted introvert. Most people don't realize that my natural inclination is to be an introvert but I have worked very hard over my life to be outgoing, approachable, and friendly. I make of point of smiling often and finding ways to relate to new people that I meet by focusing on our commonalities."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      It's good that you have learned to adapt! Depending on the nature of your role, I recommend avoiding comments that suggest you are not naturally a friendly or approachable individual (you say you work very hard to be outgoing, approachable, and friendly). Most decision-makers will assume that, under stress, you will default to your comfort zone (not outgoing, not approachable, unfriendly). As an introvert, you may be more comfortable working independently or being in a more reflective setting, but I'd argue that this doesn't make you unfriendly. Perhaps a more constructive approach is to focus on the traits you feel match Grady Memorial's needs. For instance, being flexible, optimistic, and encouraging are likely traits that the hiring company would value if you are in a training role. I've offered an example for you below.

      "I describe myself as an extroverted introvert. I am highly aware of my settings and appreciate working in an encouraging and reflective environment where people are respected and ideas are heard. As an extroverted introvert, I like to observe people and then get to know them on a more meaningful, personal level. I am approachable and friendly and appreciate authentic conversations. Bringing these personality traits to this role with Grady Memorial, I will create genuine connections with my co-workers and the students that I mentor..."

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  • 16. Grady Memorial Hospital Authority has a diverse workforce. When have you worked among 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Most of my career in healthcare has been among diverse groups of people. I enjoy and value diversity in the workplace. I believe it brings differing perspectives and allows us all to learn and grow professionally and personally. For instance, as Americans, we are often taught to look people directly in the eye when we speak but I have learned that with some Asian cultures that is a sign of disrespect, this is valuable knowledge that I have been able to utilize over my career."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      You are correct - understanding different cultures and traditions are highly valuable knowledge. It's also important to show the interviewer that you have researched the D&I efforts at Grady Memorial. If I found the correct 'Grady,' this is the mission statement from its website: 'Grady improves the health of the community by providing quality, comprehensive healthcare in a compassionate, culturally competent, ethical, and fiscally responsible manner. Grady maintains its commitment to the underserved...' I recommend giving an example of how you plan to fit in with this mission statement and the existing culture/ecosystem at Grady Memorial. For instance, how will your approach to D&I match the mission of Grady?

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

      How to Answer

      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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My preference is to work in a team-based position but I have and can work on an individual basis when called upon to do so."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Although there is no right or wrong answer to this question, it's important to tailor your response to address the teamwork/collaborative nature of the role and the hiring company. I suggest making your answer more detailed and specific to the position and Grady Memorial. For instance, what level of teamwork do you expect from this position? How will you ensure smooth and positive collaboration when hired? You could also share an accomplishment you have achieved through teamwork or discuss the impact you plan to make as a strong team player with Grady. It's important to remember that every interview question is an opportunity to show the interviewer that you are the right person for the job. Be sure to qualify yourself at every opportunity.

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  • 18. Grady Memorial Hospital Authority 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I find balance through 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, being outdoors, and being close to nature which helps to restore me."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good for you! It sounds like you are a very well-rounded individual. Next...how will this healthy balance benefit Grady, should you be hired? Remember: What is the benefit to the hiring company? I'd suggest that the benefit is hiring an emotionally balanced and thoughtful individual who comes to work refreshed and ready to problem-solve with a level head :)

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  • 19. Tell me about yourself.

      How to Answer

      Take a few minutes to tell the interviewer a few things about yourself. You can begin with your recent education, family life, volunteer work, or talk about your travels. Bring up anything that is interesting and highlights your ability to be a responsible, reliable, and bright individual.

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

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      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 healthcare worker should not find facing illness to be the most stressful part of the job).

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Running behind schedule causes me stress. I know sometimes it is unavoidable but I like to keep things moving on time so that patients and/or students are not waiting. I want others 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, such as lending a helping hand where needed to facilitate getting back on course as well as keeping stakeholders informed about delays."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Your answer is clear, and you provide good examples of what you do to overcome the stress of running behind schedule. If you have a brief story-based example of a time when you used this approach to get your schedule back on track, this would be an engaging addition to your response.

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  • 21. 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 Grady Memorial Hospital Authority does.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "If I could expand my knowledge and expertise in any healthcare service area, I would choose to continue to expand my knowledge in the area of ultrasound education and grow my academic and leadership skills."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Good start! If you can be more specific, I recommend breaking down 'academic skills' and' leadership skills' further since they are broad terms. Next, be sure to address how building on this knowledge would benefit you in the role and with Grady Memorial, in general.

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  • 22. If Grady Memorial Hospital Authority hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

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      When you start a new position, it is essential to be clear on how you will make a positive impact after being hired. This question is a delicate one, and you need to show respect for the onboarding process, then give a moderately ambitious project that you could execute. This concept is often called your 'value proposition' in marketing. 'Hire me because I'll do X.'

      Remember, this is your campaign promise. If hired, it will likely be your first target to hit, and depending on the environment; it could make or break you. The best approach is to give a functional analysis of the employers' needs and your skills.

      Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate. Be sure to refer to the immediate needs of the company, such as increasing budgets, or improving patient care, for instance.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "The thing that I would accomplish first is getting to know the ins and outs of the system and how it functions. I would then use that knowledge to formulate a strategy for how I can best carry out the mission of the Ultrasound school to provide quality education to our students through active engagement and academic excellence. I will use my experience as a skilled sonographer and educator as well as my ability to empathetically assess the needs of students and team members to make a positive impact on students to make their learning experience here an excellent one."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      Very good! You have carved out some concrete goals, and it's evident that you are expressing those goals in a way that speaks the language of the hiring organization. You do a nice job weaving in Grady Memorial's mission and its overall culture and essence in this response. Nice work!

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

      How to Answer

      Show the interviewer that you work well with most personalities even though you recognize there are some folks out there who are quite difficult to please.

      Think about that one person at work who is hard to please. Perhaps there is someone at work who tries to intimidate others. Talk to the interviewer about what made this person challenging and what their relationship was with you. Avoid speaking poorly of anyone, and be sure to end your response on a positive note.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "When I worked overseas in Bermuda I had a manager who just didn't relate to me well, as an American working there. In the beginning, she gave me a really hard time about almost everything. I had to sit down and figure out what the disconnect was and how to bridge the gap between us. I asked a more experienced Bermudian co-worker, for advice and she explained to me the cultural differences and nuances that I was missing. This helped me to change my approach in small ways such as how I greeted her and how I worded things in emails. I became much more formal in my manner with her because Bermudians approach things in that manner. For instance instead of hello as a greeting they like good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Instead of "uh-huh" in response to a question you would respond with yes and the person's name. So in a nutshell I had to learn and respect the customs and traditions of the person I was interacting with and adapt, which led to a higher level of professionalism and respect between us."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      This is an engaging and interesting story! I learned something new, which is wonderful because it means your story is memorable to others :) Only one small suggestion...rather than saying 'older' co-worker, I suggest saying 'experienced' since age shouldn't come into play in an interview response. Other than that - awesome job!

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  • 24. 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 in their respective fields, 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I like to read quite a bit, especially about advances in ultrasound. I am a member of the SDMS and I use their learning resources to earn CMEs. I also receive updates from the Aunt Minnie and Smartbrief newsletters. These are just a few of the things that help me to keep my knowledge current. For example, I've recently been reading about lung ultrasound in diagnosing covid, an exam that many of the students may be required to perform in light of the current pandemic."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      It seems that you are very diligent with your continued learning. I suggest you dive into this answer a touch more by discussing an exciting piece of knowledge you've gained recently and how this knowledge will help you be an even stronger performer in this role with Grady Memorial.

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  • 25. 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 before 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.

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I can excel in any environment as long as it's not a toxic one. For me, an environment that allows for creative collaboration and fosters mutual respect is a highly desirable work situation, that will allow me to thrive. I like that at the ultrasound school you don't micromanage staff members but give them the freedom to responsibly carry out their work. I perform best when I'm not being micromanaged, this will be a great work environment for me."

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      Rachelle Enns Reviewed the Above Answer

      You express this nicely by focusing the bulk of your response on positive factors. I recommend tying in what you know about Grady Memorial's work environment and discussing why you believe this will be a great mutual match.

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

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      Employers want to know that you have a systematic 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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      "I am a great problem solver because I don't focus on the problem itself but focus on the root cause of the problem and what steps can be employed to resolve it. I like to do my research and come up with sometimes unique approaches. I have a motto that instead of thinking outside the box, ask the question "what box?" I had a student who was falling behind and wasn't grasping the key concepts of ultrasound. I had a conversation with her to try and figure out her difficulty. I realized she was a very visual learner and so I had her use the syllabus as a guide and study youtube videos from reputable organizations and lecturers prior to lecture and lab which helped her tremendously to understand concepts and caused her grades to improve greatly."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      That's an interesting motto, and it would be great to see you explain this a bit further. Perhaps you could give an example of your motto in action so the interviewer can visualize your approach. Then, I recommend including why you believe Grady Memorial needs great problem solvers and how you will fulfill that need.

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  • 27. 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, you must remain realistic. Everyone has room to learn and improve! Be sure to justify your score as well.

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      "I rate my problem-solving skills as 8 out of 10. 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 assess a situation are paramount to being a good sonographer. Sonography takes skill and creativity to overcome scanning obstacles and requires the ability to recall large amounts of information and the use of a variety of resources to find answers."

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      It's good that you are always working to improve! An 8 is a strong rating and shows that you are willing to be a work in progress. When it comes to the problem-solving skills you possess, I suggest explaining what makes you believe you are strong in this area. How will an 8/10 benefit the hiring company? What will you offer by way of problem-solving? I suggest keeping in mind that an interview question is rarely a straight-up Q&A. Every answer is an opportunity to qualify yourself for the specific role and company.

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  • 28. What is your greatest weakness?

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      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!

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My greatest weakness is in delegating. I'm currently taking a project management class and one of the key things it teaches you is to effectively delegate. Learning to delegate allows me to make the best use of my time and skills, and it allows others to grow and develop to reach their highest potential."

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      Rachelle Enns

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      Good

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  • 29. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Grady Memorial Hospital Authority?

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      Rather than share how you have gone beyond expectations in the past, focus on how your qualities will help you to exceed company expectations. Discuss the reasons why you will 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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  • 30. Grady Memorial Hospital 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?

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      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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