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Kaiser Permanente Registered Nurse Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Registered Nurse interview at Kaiser Permanente, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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How have you responded when your supervisor asked you to work an additional shift to fill vacancies?

Any nurse knows that one of the downsides to the career is the need for coverage on most units 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. There may be times when you are asked to alter your schedule or pick up additional shifts to fill vacancies in the work schedule. Due to being shorthanded, you may also be asked to stay for longer hours on your current shift. Nurses with Kaiser Permanente operate as a cohesive team, with a focus on inclusivity and support. And it's essential among fellow nurses in a department, and they need to be willing to help each other out when needed. While it's vital to embody Kaiser's value of being supportive, it's also imperative that you are not committing to schedules you can't work and that you express self-awareness around your physiological needs. You should not extend yourself at the risk of your and your patient's safety.

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Kaiser Permanente Registered Nurse Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. How have you responded when your supervisor asked you to work an additional shift to fill vacancies?

  • Behavioral

    2. Describe your typical relationship with physicians you work with.

  • Competency

    3. How do you care for a patient who is unable to communicate?

  • Competency

    4. What are your best practices for treating a VIP patient?

  • Competency

    5. How can you help Kaiser Permanente deliver excellent patient care?

  • Competency

    6. What best practices do you use for patients in poor health?

  • Competency

    7. Tell me about your experience in collecting lab samples, such as blood, tissue, and other specimens.

  • Competency

    8. What are your best practices in caring for patients with dementia?

  • Competency

    9. At Kaiser Permanente, we take patient privacy seriously. What is your experience level and understanding of HIPAA?

  • Competency

    10. How many patients is a full workload for you?

  • Competency

    11. How do you make seamless transitions on shift changes?

  • Competency

    12. How do you prioritize when multiple patients and procedures demand your attention at once?

  • Discovery

    13. Why are you leaving your current position or company?

  • Discovery

    14. Can you tell me about a nurse that you look up to?

  • Discovery

    15. What are your salary requirements?

  • Discovery

    16. Are you specialized in a particular area of nursing, i.e. neonatal, pediatric, geriatric, or women's health?

  • Discovery

    17. At Kaiser Permanente, we promote work-life balance. In what ways do you maintain a healthy balance?

  • Discovery

    18. Tell me about your education.

  • Discovery

    19. Why do you want to work for Kaiser Permanente?

  • Discovery

    20. How do you stay current on the latest health research?

  • Discovery

    21. What motivates you to provide top-of-the-line nursing care?

  • Discovery

    22. What do you feel is the toughest part about being a nurse?

  • Discovery

    23. What made you want to become a nurse?

  • Discovery

    24. What is your 5-year plan?

  • Situational

    25. Describe a difficult challenge you recently faced, how you handled it and what was the outcome?

  • Situational

    26. Describe a time you had to teach a patient something they weren't receptive of learning.

  • Situational

    27. How would you respond if you were asked to perform a task that you were not trained to do?

  • Situational

    28. Tell me about a time you had to communicate bad news to a patient. How did you effectively communicate that news and what was the outcome?

  • Situational

    29. Tell me about a time when you cared for a patient whose values or beliefs were different from your own. How did you handle the situation?

  • Situational

    30. Describe a recent issue you had with a doctor or co-worker's decision. How did you handle it?

  • Situational

    31. Tell me about a time in which you had to handle an irate physician, co-worker, or patient. How did you handle it and what were the results?

  • Situational

    32. Tell me about a time when you committed a medical error in your nursing career. How did you handle it?

  • Situational

    33. Tell me about a time a fellow nurse was not helping with the workload and how you managed that.

  • Situational

    34. Tell me about a time you witnessed a colleague not following safety precautions and how you handled that.

  • Situational

    35. How would you manage a high patient load with limited support?