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Kaiser Permanente Interview Questions

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Ryan Brunner has over ten years of experience recruiting, interviewing, and hiring candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.

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Kaiser Permanente is a very large organization and values the promotion of employees from within. What are your ultimate career goals in the healthcare field and what are you doing to fulfill those goals?

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Kaiser Permanente Interview Questions & Answers

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    Kaiser Permanente is a very large organization and values the promotion of employees from within. What are your ultimate career goals in the healthcare field and what are you doing to fulfill those goals?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer would like to dig deeper into your true areas of interest when it comes to your larger career goals. They want to know that your passions align well with what Kaiser Permanente is offering. A large organization like Kaiser Permanente walks a fine line when talking about promoting from within because departments want long-term retention while also wanting their employees to reach their goals within the walls of the organization. Be upfront and honest on your career goals with your interviewer and make sure that your interest falls within the realm of the position that you are interviewing for.

      Ryan's Answer

      "If I could expand my expertise in any medical specialty, I would choose anything within primary care. This is one of the reasons I have applied with Kaiser Permanente. I feel that your focus will be a great fit with my long-term career goals to eventually work in primary care with a great organization. In my current organization, I have been picking up extra shifts in family medicine to expand my skills."

      Ryan's Answer

      "I'm very interested in clinical research. One of the things that attracted me to working with Kaiser Permanente is your ongoing community-based research collaborations. I'd be curious to hear if your department had any needs in this area. Is this something junior staff can be involved in?"

      Ryan's Answer

      "Having worked as an RN for eight years now, my ultimate career goal is to be in a leadership position like a department director. I am currently pursuing my MBA to help advance me into a leadership position later in my career, and I'm hopeful that opportunities will exist down the road with Kaiser Permanente when I am ready to demonstrate my ability to lead."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am happy with what I do as a pharmacy tech. I love my job. In the future, I will like to be a PA and help more people."

      Rachelle's Answer

      Wonderful! Are there any specific action steps you would need to take to reach your goal of becoming a PA?

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