IWK Health Centre Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an IWK Health Centre job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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IWK Health Centre has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

"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."

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31 IWK Health Centre Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. IWK Health Centre has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

  • 2. IWK Health Centre 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?

  • 3. HIWK ealth Centre has one of Canada's strongest focuses in healthcare research. What do you know about our research programs?

  • 4. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with IWK Health Centre?

  • 5. How would you rate your ability to work in a noisy and chaotic work environment? Do you have an example of a time you had to do this?

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

  • 7. At IWK Health Centre, we put a lot of effort and resources into ensuring that our staff members are able to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle and work/life balance. How do you ensure you are refreshed outside of work?

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

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

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

  • 11. Being open and honest with patients and their family is a value that we hold very high at IWK Health Centre. Talk about a time where being honest in your job was difficult. How did you overcome this difficulty?

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

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

  • 14. Talk about a time you worked hand in hand with a coworker to help them get better in their job. Why was this important to both you and the coworker you aided?

  • 15. IWK Health Centre supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

  • 16. Why is IWK's mission in the Maritime region in Canada important to you?

  • 17. Talk about a time where your positive attitude helped keep a patient calm and focused at a time when it would have been difficult for them. Why do you think that approach was successful?

  • 18. As part of our core value of excellence, we at IWK Health Centre believe in employees being accountable for their decisions and actions. Talk about a time where you had to be accountable for a mistake in the workplace and how did you own up to it?

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

  • 20. IWK Health Centre seeks to hire those with strong problem solving skills. When were you able to successfully resolve a problem in the workplace?

  • 21. At IWK Health Centre, a strong focus of ours is working with pediatric patients. What do you see as the positives and negatives of working with pediatric patients?

  • 22. Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of health care related administrative duties?

  • 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?

  • 24. As part of our focus on patient and family centred care, why do you feel it is important that IWK Health Centre focuses on involving patients and families in their healthcare decision making process? How do you go about this in your work?

  • 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?

  • 26. Our primary focus here at IWK Health Centre is women and children. What experience do you have working with those patient populations?

  • 27. What is your patient care philosophy?

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

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

  • 30. At IWK Health Centre, we believe in building strong relationships with with patients and families as their partners in decision making processes in their care. How do you go about building relationships with those that you care for?

  • 31. At IWK Health Centre 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?