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Legacy Health System Interview Questions

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

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Talk about a time you used a workplace safety issue as a learning measure for you, another colleague or your team. Why was this important?

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Legacy Health System has a strong culture of quality and safety within their walls. They strive to eliminate both patient safety hazards and employee safety hazards by promoting a learning culture of safety and for this question, you interviewer will be looking to hear about your ability to learn from potential safety mistakes and use those mistakes to prevent future safety hazards. In your example, talk about a time either you or a colleague made a mistake on the job that caused a safety issue. Explain how the mistake was caught and talk about the lessons you learned from that situation moving forward to help prevent it from happening again.

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31 Legacy Health System Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Talk about a time you used a workplace safety issue as a learning measure for you, another colleague or your team. Why was this important?

      How to Answer

      Legacy Health System has a strong culture of quality and safety within their walls. They strive to eliminate both patient safety hazards and employee safety hazards by promoting a learning culture of safety and for this question, you interviewer will be looking to hear about your ability to learn from potential safety mistakes and use those mistakes to prevent future safety hazards. In your example, talk about a time either you or a colleague made a mistake on the job that caused a safety issue. Explain how the mistake was caught and talk about the lessons you learned from that situation moving forward to help prevent it from happening again.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Early in my career, I was working at a large nursing home on the evening shift. One evening, during medication passing, I realized towards the end of the pass that we had one dose that didn't belong to the final two patients on the unit. At that time, our staff was preparing the medications on a cart and we would pass in a team of two. We didn't carry along patient documentation during passes and a certain mistake was made by giving one patient the wrong medication. Through a process of elimination based on our tracking chart back at our station, we thankfully realized that a patient was accidentally given a dose of ibuprofen rather than his other pain medication. The ibuprofen would do no harm and we could reissue a safe dosage of his other pain medication. Fully realizing that the mistake could've been much worse, we implemented some new procedures to ensure that we were giving the right meds at the right dose to the right person each and every time."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "A couple of years ago, one of my colleagues went out on FMLA with an extreme case of arthritis in her hands due to prolonged use of the respiratory therapy equipment she was using day in and day out. At the time of her injury, our team was pretty sub-specialized in what we were doing around our hospital and we all performed the same specialized tasks each shift. Quickly realizing that prolonged repetitive movements could cause more to get injured, we proposed a more general approach to our work that would not only give us the chance to get out of our daily routines, but it would also allow us to build a full repertoire of skills as Respiratory Therapists. This was a true win-win for all and we are still working with this model to this day."

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  • 2. Legacy 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 Legacy Health System in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."

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  • 3. Do you think it is possible to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

      Show the interviewer that it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion, yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.

      Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all in how you maintain respect for each other despite the difference in opinion."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I believe that being a good team member is more about attitude than it is about compatibility. You do not need to agree with everyone 100% of the time, to be effective in your job."

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  • 4. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Legacy 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 Legacy 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. Talk about a time that you were challenged by new technology or innovation in the workplace. How did you overcome this challenge?

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      Legacy Health System prides themselves on their ability to be innovative and they even hold innovation as one of their core values in their ability to be progressive in both their thinking and their actions. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gauge your ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of inevitable innovation in your work area. Don't be ashamed to talk about a struggle that you had with new technology at some point in your career. The important piece of your answer will come in showing how you overcame your troubles and what lessons you learned moving forward.

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  • 6. 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, 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. Personally, where do you see any personal need for further education in your repertoire of skills?

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      As an organization, Legacy Health puts value into further education for their staff and they have plenty of resources to make this happen. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to get a sense for where you feel you could benefit from further training and education on the job. While it is important to not point out any glaring weaknesses on your end, it is equally important to show an interest in furthering your personal skills in some area. Talk about why furthering these skills is important to you when you answer this question and speak from your heart to show passion to your interviewer.

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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?

      How to Answer

      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 Legacy 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 Legacy Health System does.

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  • 13. We put a great deal of effort and resources into sustainability projects like water resource management, recycling and other green initiatives. Why is creating sustainable resources important to you in the healthcare field?

      How to Answer

      Sustainability has become a focus of most large healthcare organization in recent years. While creating great programs that sustain resources ultimately helps the bottom line of the organization, it also helps promote better health in the community and helps improve the overall patient experience. Legacy Health promotes sustainability in a number of different ways, so it will be important for you to research their programs like on-site farmers markets, using local organic food in their cafeteria, supply chain sustainability and many others. For your answer, speak from a personal perspective on why these focuses are important.

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  • 14. Talk about a great achievement that you've had during your career. Looking back, what made this achievement so significant?

      How to Answer

      Legacy Health System values clinical excellence in the form of setting high standards and achieving them for each individual employee. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to get a sense for your ability to achieve your goals or expectations through dedication and hard work. For your example, talk about the achievement that you are most proud of that demonstrates your ability to overcome obstacles while working towards a goal. Don't hesitate to be creative in your answer as long as it shows your ability to strive for something greater.

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

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      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.

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  • 17. Here at Legacy Health System, honoring a diverse workforce and patient base comes down to doing the right thing for all. Why is being a part of a diverse environment important to you?

      How to Answer

      Legacy Health considers cultural diversity a moral, social and business imperative in all that they do because they realize that treating all people the same is vital to the services that they provide. Your interviewer will ultimately be looking to hear why you value diversity in the workplace and in the patients that you treat. Talk about any personal experiences that you have and how they have impacted you. Also try and relate the fact that a diverse workforce in healthcare best relates do a diverse patient population where all can thrive.

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  • 18. How would you describe your personality?

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      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. In your job, what are some ways that you help promote a healing environment for the patients that you work with?

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      As part of Legacy Health's value of quality in the workplace, they believe that outstanding clinical services are delivered within healing environments. This question is very subjective by nature, so your interviewer will be looking for your interpretation of what it means to promote a healing environment. For your answer, be sure to remain focused on the patient and talk about ways that you help provide a less stressful environment that puts them at ease to provide the best care possible in your environment. Remember to cater your answer specifically to the job that you perform rather than speaking in generalities.

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  • 20. Legacy 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 Legacy Health System, we strive to help fill unmet needs in our community through a lot of different avenues. Have you ever been a part of charitable community efforts during your career?

      How to Answer

      Even from their mission statement, Legacy Health is committed to bettering their communities and they do so through needs assessments, a community health fund and scholarships for local students. Your interviewer will not only be looking for any experience you have working with these types of programs, but also that you feel strongly about the importance of these efforts. If you have examples of participation in similar programs, be sure to talk about them. If you don't have experience, there is no need to worry. Just talk about the importance these programs have in the greater community and talk about wanting to participate in the future.

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

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  • 23. Have you every had a time where you had to go above and beyond your normal job duties to ensure that you were serving the needs of a patient?

      How to Answer

      Under Legacy Health's primary value of service, putting the needs of their patients and their families is a top priority and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you carry this same philosophy by asking this question. In your example, talk about a time where you recognized a patient issue or concern on your own and went the extra mile to ensure that the patient was satisfied with the exceptional care and effort that you provided. Explain your motivation to do this and carry that motivation over to all of the work that you do for your answer.

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  • 24. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of healthcare services, which would you choose?

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      The interviewer would like to dig deeper into your true areas of interest when it comes to healthcare services. They want to know that your passions align well with what Legacy Health System 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 Legacy Health System would be offering you.

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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. Here at Legacy Health, we put a great deal of effort into making sure that our patients are able to understand what we say to them regarding their care because health literacy is such a major issue today. Why do you feel this is important?

      How to Answer

      Studies have proven that those with low health literacy are less likely to follow treatment and more likely to be hospitalized. Because of this, Legacy Health takes a focused approach on making sure that each patient understands the care that they are receiving, their treatment plans and any other information passed their way. This is done by using plain language and everyday words with patients so they are able to clearly understand what is being said to them. Talk about any experience you have in doing this in your job and talk about the fact that patients need to have a clear understanding of their health and care to take ownership of it.

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  • 27. 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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  • 28. At Legacy 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 Legacy 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. Tell me about your healthcare related education and training.

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      Take a few minutes to 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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  • 30. Talk about a time you had to resolve a disagreement between yourself and a colleague, customer or patient. How do you feel you showed respect to the person in that situation?

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      Legacy Health holds respect as one if its core values and they believe in treating all people, whether it be coworkers or patients, with respect and compassion at all times. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gauge how you treat people with respect in a difficult situation. In your example, talk about your approach being direct but cordial while also considering the needs of the person that you are disagreeing with. Talk about how you don't take things personally, but rather keep them business related while maintaining a calm attitude.

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  • 31. At Legacy 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 Legacy Health System as long as possible.

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