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London Health Sciences Centre Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a London Health Sciences Centre job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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London Health Sciences Centre 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 London Health Sciences Centre Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. London Health Sciences Centre 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 Michelle Krebs on September 24th, 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."

      Written by Michelle Krebs on September 24th, 2018

      2nd Answer Example

      "I am so glad you pointed out your need for diversity at London Health Sciences Centre. 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. At London Health Sciences Centre, we have a lot of project work going on. Tell me about a project you led that was not successful.

      How to Answer

      Nobody is perfect and the interviewer must ask you for examples where the outcome wasn't so great in addition to your work with a positive outcome. Be honest about what caused your project to fail but talk about what you learned as well.

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      "In addition to many successful projects, I had a project that wasn't so successful last year. I was leading a project for our new software system roll-out and there was an action item I needed from all of the teams. There were two teams who never responded, so I moved along without their data. We kept our project plan rolling, but as we got closer to launch, we couldn't get the buy-in on the new process from the two units who never got us the data. One of the teams was a very high revenue area. The project was basically put on hold by our CEO. The lesson I learned was to build relationships with the key stakeholders so they will also get your their deliverables. If I would have had the other two teams' buy-in, the software would be completely up and running by now. Live and learn, I guess!"

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I wanted to start an intern program so we had better candidates to hire for entry level roles. I had some really great ideas that I brought to the executive of our business. She asked a lot of questions and then kept asking what my immediate leader thought. It was clear that I hadn't even talked with him about it. I didn't even continue my meeting. The next day, I set aside some time on my boss's calendar to go over my thoughts and ideas. He had some great input and suggestions. When I went back to the executive, I spoke on behalf of the two of us and was able to get everything approved."

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  • 3. We believe in giving and receiving feedback regularly. When have you given constructive feedback to a peer?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to make sure you aren't afraid to speak up and help your team when you see something is off. The ability to give feedback is a leadership quality and s/he wants to make sure you have it.

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      "I was pretty good friends with somebody at work- we hung out after our shift ended some times. She started to get really negative and I could tell it was impacting the team. I made sure to get some time where we could grab coffee and I talked to her about it. I told her what I noticed and asked if anything was going on. She got a little teary and told me that her grandfather was really ill and things weren't going well. She was staying up late trying to figure out arrangements and get status updates on him and wasn't getting much sleep. We talked for awhile longer and she ended up apologizing. I noticed she was more positive at work and I tried to see her more often outside of work in case she needed to vent."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I noticed that one of the nurses who had the shift before me did a really poor job of documentation with her patients, who then became my patients in the shift after. I noticed it when I started, but it kept getting worse and I knew it wasn't just me! I don't know her very well, but I asked if I could talk to her after her shift. I told her what I'd noticed with a few patients and that with more information, I could help that patient more effectively. She wasn't really happy with me and seemed a little put off. I did notice a change after that- she still never did talk to me, but that is ok- I'm not at work to be best friends with everybody. I want to take the best care of my patients as possible."

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  • 4. Why are you looking to make a change in industry to health care?

      How to Answer

      There are many non-patient care roles in health care like finance, IT, HR, and marketing. If you have worked in another industry and are making the shift to health care, talk about what is drawing you down this path and how you hope to make a difference in people's lives through your work. The interviewer needs to hear passion in your voice.

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  • 5. What is your greatest weakness?

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      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. I know you don't know our team, but you do know yourself. What would you add to our team?

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      The interviewer wants to know why they should hire you. This is your time to shine, so get that elevator pitch ready. Make sure you tie your strengths to what is needed in this role.

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  • 7. In your opinion, what makes you a great problem solver?

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      Employers want to know that you have a methodical approach to problem-solving. Consider the skills and qualities that help you successfully face problems. Perhaps you have a keen eye for detail. Maybe you can see opportunity when others can only focus on the issue. Share your strengths as a problem solver, and your ability to come up with innovative solutions.

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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?

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      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 London Health Sciences Centre 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 London Health Sciences Centre does.

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  • 13. What part of your healthcare career brings you the most stress?

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      Stress can often be a regular part of the day to day work experience. Talk to the interviewer about which areas of your career are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position. (IE: a bus driver should not find driving to be the most stressful part of the job).

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  • 14. Tell me about yourself.

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      Take a few minutes to tell the interviewer a few things about yourself. You can begin with your recent education, family life, volunteer work, or talk about your travels. Bring up anything that is interesting and highlights your ability to be a responsible, reliable, and bright individual.

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  • 15. London Health Sciences Centre supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

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      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. At London Health Sciences Centre, we are proud of our mentorship program. Can you tell me about a time you mentored somebody else? What did they get out of the experience and what did you learn?

      How to Answer

      Giving back to others is a trait that most health care companies look for. Demonstrate that you care about other people and through giving back, you are truly the one that is gaining the knowledge.

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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. There are many kinds of insurance programs in each of the provinces. Even though you might not be an insurance expert, how do you respond to patient questions about insurance and the different government programs?

      How to Answer

      Each province in Canada has its own provincial insurance programs so different procedures and conditions are covered at different levels. Even though you won't have all the information, you should be able to answer these kinds of questions intelligently when a patient asks.

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  • 20. London Health Sciences Centre 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 London Health Sciences Centre we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

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      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 London Health Sciences Centre fit into your longer-term plans?

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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?

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      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. What has been the most successful work environment you've work in and why?

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      The interviewer would like to know what setting has worked best for you. Do you like it super busy or quieter? Do you put on head phone when it starts to get loud? Be honest, but know the role you are interviewing for so you can cater to your best guess of what environment might look like."

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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 London Health Sciences Centre 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 London Health Sciences Centre 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. In order to work for London Health Sciences Centre, 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. What kinds of technology are you currently using in your role?

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      Technical skills are very important in the selection process. Highlight the systems and programs you are most familiar with.

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  • 28. At London Health Sciences Centre 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 London Health Sciences Centre 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.

      How to Answer

      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. We are a teaching hospital and pride ourselves on research to drive evidence based practice. Can you tell me about a time you completed a research project and what you did with the information you collected?

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know if you have the experience to dig in and use the data you uncovered to guide your decisions. They might also want to know if you have the academic chops to learn other specialties or even further your education for a higher level role in the future.

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  • 31. At London Health Sciences Centre, we place the highest value on patient safety. Tell me about a difficult decision you had to make to ensure your patient was safe.

      How to Answer

      Health care is extremely busy and fast-paced, however, these factors can't impact your patient's well-being. Show the interviewer how much emphasis you place on patient safety in your daily work and give an example where you had to make a hard choice, but made the right one.

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