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Loma Linda University Medical Center Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Loma Linda University Medical Center job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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At Loma Linda UMC, we strive to attract and retain a highly skilled, talented, and diverse workforce. What are your thoughts on diversity in the workplace and can you share a personal experience with diversity in the workplace?

How to Answer

When going to work for a company as large as Mercy Health Systems, diversity among peers and clients should be expected. Some people are intimidated when faced with learning new cultures and beliefs, but in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to provide effective care. The interviewer wants to know that you are open to meeting and learning about new people and becoming an integral part of the team. Be positive with your response.

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List of 31 Loma Linda University Medical Center Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1.

    At Loma Linda UMC, we strive to attract and retain a highly skilled, talented, and diverse workforce. What are your thoughts on diversity in the workplace and can you share a personal experience with diversity in the workplace?

      How to Answer

      When going to work for a company as large as Mercy Health Systems, diversity among peers and clients should be expected. Some people are intimidated when faced with learning new cultures and beliefs, but in the healthcare industry, it is crucial to provide effective care. The interviewer wants to know that you are open to meeting and learning about new people and becoming an integral part of the team. Be positive with your response.

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      1st Answer Example

      "The largest diverse group I worked with was probably when I did my clinical rotation at University Medical Center. I was afforded the opportunity to meet people from different cultures, religions, and professional backgrounds. It gave me an eye-opening experience of how many wonderful people there are!"

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I think diversity in the healthcare industry is essential. People from all over the world now call our country their home. I believe learning about and showing an appreciation for people from different walks of life only makes us stronger as we build upon the common bond of caring for others."

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  • 2.

    At Loma Linda University Medical Center we want to give everyone a fair chance of employment. However, salary is often commensurate with experience. How do you feel about someone with more experience than you having a higher salary but doing the same j

      How to Answer

      Most employers do offer higher salary incentives to get more seasoned employees. This is not meant to devalue a person's knowledge or experience, but rather paying for more experience. It is important to note that the interviewer is not saying you will definitely make less than someone with more experience. Many times this question is to see how you respond and how badly you want a position. If an employee is willing to put in the work and earn the pay increase, employers often see them as someone worth investing in. This is a good time to ask what the beginning salary is and discuss options that are negotiable such as benefits and paid time off.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I understand that years of experience are often rewarded with higher earning. I feel, given the chance to demonstrate my knowledge and skills, you will find that I am capable of doing the job as well as some of the more experienced employees. Having said that, I will not turn down an offer of employment because of a difference in pay based on my present lack of experience. With that in mind, what benefits are available for someone coming on board with your company with my resume?"

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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 Loma Linda University Medical Center 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center?

      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 Loma Linda University Medical Center. 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.

    What is your greatest weakness?

      How to Answer

      Pick a weakness that is not a core skill for this position. You can be candid in your answer; recognizing that you aren't great at something and acknowledging your need to improve. Be sure to have an action plan in place for improving on this weakness.

      Perhaps you are watching TED talks to gain skills in a particular area, reading the latest-and-greatest book on the subject, or maybe you are taking a seminar at a nearby community center. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

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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.

    Loma Linda UMC has almost 5000 employe within our system. A disagreement can be expected with such a large number of people at times. Can you think of a time you had a disagreement with a co-worker and, if so, how did you resolve it?

      How to Answer

      Any time you work with someone else, there is a chance of having a disagreement about something at one time or another. The interviewer knows this. It's human nature for people to have their own opinions. What is important to the interviewer in this question is whether or not you are willing to compromise and work through difficult situations with your co-workers. Being unwilling to compromise or find alternative solutions to a dispute can affect everyone on the team, even if it is indirectly. Sharing a personal experience is OK, but do not embellish it to 'be the hero.'

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  • 8.

    What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

      How to Answer

      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 Loma Linda University Medical Center hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

      How to Answer

      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.

    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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  • 13.

    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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  • 14.

    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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  • 15.

    Loma Linda University Medical Center supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

      How to Answer

      No matter what profession a person chooses, everyone needs some time to unwind and relax. Psychologists today say that a healthy balance in life allows a person to recharge and refocus which can result in better productivity at work. The interviewer simply wants to know what you do for you. Maybe you have a favorite pass-time or hobby. This is yet another way for the interviewer to get to know you as a person.

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  • 16.

    Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?

      How to Answer

      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.

    Patient care requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

      How to Answer

      To succeed in the healthcare services industry, you should have a solid level of compassion for your patients or customers. Talk to the interviewer about the compassionate qualities that you possess. How would you rate your level of compassion for others?

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  • 18.

    Everyone you meet has an individual personality. What is something you would like people who are meeting you to know about your personality?

      How to Answer

      Personality and character are two things that are closely related. For instance, someone with an honest character or good work ethic will tend to be more open about his or her beliefs as well as personal and professional expectations. The interviewer is looking for ques as to what character you may bring to the table, so to speak. It is important to remember, body language speaks volume and eye contact is a big indicator of your self-esteem, and your self-esteem is reflected outwardly in your personality. Be confident when you answer and make eye contact with the interviewer.

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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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    Loma Linda University Medical Center 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. What changes in your personal and/or professional life do you anticipate to occur within the next 3-5 years?

      How to Answer

      Knowing what goals you have and any changes you anticipate in your life will give the interviewer an opportunity to evaluate two things: 1. what positions are available that won't disrupt your plans and, 2. are you interested in having a long-term relationship within the company? Change is good and growth is encouraged. However, because employers invest time and money in training new employees, they prefer that they have a plan to stay for the long-term. Still, if you don't plan on being in the same geographical area five years from now, it's OK to say that now. With companies as large as Mercy Health Systems, there are often opportunities for transfers to other facilities within the same network. Either way, being upfront and honest is always appreciated.

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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.

    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.

    Loma Linda University Medical Center offers 121 degree and certificate programs associated with their educational partnerships. If you could expand your knowledge in any area, what would it be?

      How to Answer

      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 Loma Linda University Medical Center 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center would be offering you.

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    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 Loma Linda University Medical Center, 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.

    Loma Linda University Medical Center's vision statement is 'Innovating excellence in Christ-centered healthcare.' What are your thoughts regarding a healthcare facility being focused on 'Christ-centered' care?

      How to Answer

      Many political movements today discourage the integration of any religious involvement with private institutes, such as medical care. While there is still a Constitutional freedom to practice religion, religious 'interference' has become a common topic. The interviewer is not asking you your opinion as a way of inclusion or exclusion in employment, but rather to see if you are willing to accept the beliefs of others without it interfering with the care you provide to patients or the respectful way you could treat your peers. You can answer this question with your own opinion while still being respectful of others.

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  • 28.

    At Loma Linda University Medical Center 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center 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.

    Loma Linda University Medical Center is home of the world's first proton unit used for cancer treatments. Are you familiar with proton therapy for cancer patients?

      How to Answer

      Proton radiation treatment, or proton beam therapy, is the most precise and advanced form of radiation therapy available today. It is a painless, non-invasive treatment that allows patients to maintain their quality of life and quickly resume normal activities. Part of Loma Linda University Medical Center's mission is 'to make man whole, physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.' The benefits of proton therapy allowing patients to maintain their quality of life quickly goes hand in hand with the mission of 'making man whole.' Knowing an organization's mission and how some of the treatments available at that facility reflect their mission statement will show the interviewer that you have taken an interest in the facility before asking for a job.

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    Loma Linda University Medical Center employs clinical ethicists who offer consultation services to resolve clinical ethics issues. Are you familiar with the role of a clinical ethicist?

      How to Answer

      With a rise in recent years of lawsuits regarding malpractice and ethical dilemmas, healthcare facilities have found it to be in their interest to employ clinical ethicists. If you have not worked with one, you probably still have some experience or knowledge of an ethical dilemma that may have occurred during your career. Share your thoughts regarding an ethicist and any experience you may have with trying to resolve an ethical dilemma.

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  • 31.

    At Loma Linda University Medical Center 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 Loma Linda University Medical Center as long as possible.

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