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To help you prepare for a Lee Memorial Health System job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Lee Memorial Health System 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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31 Lee Memorial Health System Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Lee Memorial Health System has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst 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.

      Written by Darby Faubion on October 10th, 2018

      1st Answer Example

      "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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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am so glad you pointed out your need for diversity at Lee Memorial Health System. I greatly value diversity. I grew up in a fairly homogeneous town in Montana. When I hit my 20's, it was so important to me to learn about other cultures. I worked with community volunteer organizations in Peru, inner-city Chicago, and Russia."

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  • 2. Lee Memorial Health System 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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      1st Answer Example

      "I would be happy to earn my way to the top compensation level if required. I do assure you that, despite my being shy of experience by a couple of years, I am a top performer and you would not be disappointed in my performance."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I understand I do not quite meet the qualifications of experience you are looking for and am willing to be compensated in adjustment to that fact. However, I do look forward to proving my worth to Lee Memorial Health System in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."

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  • 3. Lee Memorial Health System recognizes that being a healthcare provider is rewarding, but can also be very stressful at times. Can you share a situation that was difficult for you and how you worked through it?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer recognizes that, while being a healthcare provider has its benefits, it can often be trying at times. This question gives you the chance to show how your vulnerability meets your strengths. Having balance between the two is a sought-after characteristic of healthcare providers. Being willing to open up to the interviewer about a situation that was emotional for you and how you were able to cope will show him what can be expected of you when you are faced with a difficult situation in the future.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I agree that being a healthcare provider has its stressful situations. One case that I will never forget occurred when I worked pediatrics. We had a four year old child that was admitted due to having seizures. After further testing, it was discovered that the child had a brain tumor. The tumor was very advanced and she lost her life because of it. That time was very emotional for everyone on the care team. Fortunately, we had a good team leader who gave us an opportunity to talk with her and one another about the overwhelming grief that we felt. I have found that talking through emotions is a great way to work through any unresolved grief."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "There have been several situations throughout my career that have been stressful. I think one of the most stressful things for most healthcare providers is that we have so many people counting on us and often feel like we don't have enough time. I usually try to do the least tasking jobs first so that I can free the majority of my time for things that may take more time to accomplish. Being able to cross things off of the 'to do' list is a huge stress reliever for me."

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  • 4. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Lee Memorial Health System?

      How to Answer

      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 Lee Memorial Health System. 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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  • 5. 3,800 Volunteers and Auxiliary personnel worked 397,568 hours of service for Lee Memorial Health System in 2017. Have you ever done volunteer work?

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      Although offering volunteer services is not a requirement for employment, willingness to give of your time and resources to others without compensation shows the interviewer that you have a sincere desire to serve others. If you have volunteered, share a positive experience you had as a volunteer. If you have not volunteered, it is not necessary to embellish your answer. Stating that you have not volunteered previously is not going to disqualify you from employment.

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  • 6. 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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  • 7. One of Lee Memorial Health System's rehabilitation services is wound therapy. Do you have any experience with wound care?

      How to Answer

      Lee Memorial Health System offers several specialty rehabilitation services. Wound rehabilitation is one of the system's rehabilitation services. Having wound care experience may not be a requirement for this job, but the question does give you an opportunity to share with the interviewer any experience you have in any type of rehabilitation service.

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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. 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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  • 10. 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 seen as 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.

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  • 11. If Lee Memorial Health System 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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  • 12. 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 Lee Memorial Health System does.

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  • 13. Lee Memorial Health System now uses electronic health records (EHRs) to track patient information. Are you familiar with EHR?

      How to Answer

      Technological advances involve more than medical procedures. Electronic Health Records and Electronic Medical Records have made it much easier for healthcare providers to share information regarding patients. Having information readily available through EMRs and EHRs also make wait times less time consuming as providers are able to access patient records simply by logging into their programs. If you have experience with EHRs, share it with the interviewer.

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  • 14. What made you choose a career in healthcare?

      How to Answer

      This is a simple question that will speak volumes to the interviewer. With so many career choices available, the interviewer is curious to know what made you choose this profession. If you experienced something in your past that made you appreciate a healthcare provider, share that experience. This is a perfect opportunity for the interviewer to know you on a personal level.

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  • 15. Lee Memorial Health System 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.

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  • 16. Lee Health hospitals rank among the best in the nation for 8 specialties including cardiac care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopedics, pulmonary, critical care and maternity care. Have you ever worked in any of these specialties?

      How to Answer

      Lee Memorial Health Systems has been awarded recognition for multiple specialty areas as well as for its community involvement. Whether one of these specialty areas is something you have worked in or not is not a 'deal breaker' for acquiring a job. In fact, if you have not worked in one of these areas, don't just answer a simple 'no,' but share what you have done with the interviewer and why you are passionate about what you have done. If you have worked in one of these areas, elaborate on your experience in that area.

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  • 17. Part of Lee Memorial Health System's mission statement is 'We are Lee Health: Caring People. Inspiring Health.' What does that mean to you?

      How to Answer

      Every hospital or health system has a mission statement. A lot can be said about an organization by simply reading its mission statement. Share with the interviewer how you feel about working with people whose goal is to care for people and inspire them to obtain and maintain a healthy life.

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  • 18. 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.

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  • 19. 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.

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  • 20. Lee Memorial Health System 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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  • 21. At Lee Memorial Health System 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 Lee Memorial Health System fit into your longer-term plans?

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  • 22. If you were the person responsible for hiring new employees, what qualities would you be looking for during the interview? Do you feel that you display those qualities yourself?

      How to Answer

      There is more than one reason for asking this question. First, the interviewer wants to know what qualities you think are important to perform this job. Second, and most importantly, your answer will tell the interviewer if you hold yourself to the same standard as you do others. If you want to see certain characteristics in your peers, you should be able to tell the interviewer with confidence that you possess those traits, as well. This question is one that interviewers often use to distinguish sincerity on the part of the candidate.

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  • 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?

      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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  • 24. Lee Memorial Health System values education and is supportive of emplIf you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of healthcare services, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      Many employers realize that an investment in their employees is actually an investment in their company. With employer sponsored education opportunities, employees can continue their education with little to no out-of-pocket expense in exchange for signing a contract to continue working with that company for a set amount of time. For many, it is a win-win situation. An interviewer is likely to recommend a candidate for employment if he feels that the candidate has the intention to stay employed within the company for an extended time. However, if you are not interested in continuing your education at this time, simply state that you have reached a place where you are satisfied with your degree, but appreciate the fact that the option is there if your future goals change.

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  • 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?

      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.

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  • 26. In order to work for Lee Memorial Health System, 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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  • 27. Lee Memorial Health System provided more than $100 million in charity care since 2016. What are your thoughts regarding free medical care?

      How to Answer

      Medical care is one of the most burdensome expenses for many American families. While there are state and federal programs that provide medical care, not everyone qualifies. Further, it is a very touchy situation for many, esp. those who do not qualify for free medical care, but feel their tax dollars pay for others to be provided care. Whether this opinion is of substance or not is, again, a matter of opinion. The interviewer is not looking for a judgmental answer from you, but will be looking more to see if you appear to be willing to provide care to all patients, without prejudice, regardless of their ability to pay. Regardless of your personal opinion, remember you have only one chance to make a first impression. Show compassion in your answer, no matter what your personal feelings may be.

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  • 28. At Lee Memorial Health System 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 Lee Memorial Health System with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

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  • 29. Lee Memorial Health System currently has more than one position available that fits your experience. Is there a work schedule that may fit best with your family schedule and responsibilities?

      How to Answer

      Many people work more than one job or have a one parent home which requires them to have a flexible schedule. Others simply prefer to work one shift rather than another. Being up front with the interviewer about what schedule suits your preference could help prevent conflict later on. It is easier to plan a schedule you can agree on than it is to fix problems that arise due to fear of being rejected. Be honest and direct.

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  • 30. 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
      - Warm Hearted

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  • 31. At Lee Memorial Health System 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 that you are dedicated 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 Lee Memorial Health System as long as possible.

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