Palmetto Health Mock Interview

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Palmetto Health has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

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 Palmetto Health Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Palmetto Health has a diverse workforce. When have you worked amongst a diverse group of people?

  • 2. Here at Palmetto Health, we want to give everyone a fair chance. 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 job?

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

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

  • 5. Has there ever been a time that you felt singled out for your personal convictions? If so, what did you learn from that experience that allows you to feel empathy towards your patients and/or co-workers?

  • 6. Rate your problem solving skills from 1-10. How do you justify your rating?

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

  • 8. What type of work environment do you dislike working in?

  • 9. At Palmetto Health, we offer continuing medical education (CME) programs at each of our Midlands-area campuses. How do you keep your healthcare knowledge current?

  • 10. Think about a difficult boss, professor or coworker. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?

  • 11. If Palmetto Health hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

  • 12. As you know, Palmetto Health, is a teaching institution. Have you ever precepted new employees or students during their clinical rotation?

  • 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?

  • 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?

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

  • 16. Palmetto Health offers many opportunities for individuals to find their niche. Do you prefer to work in a team based position or individually?

  • 17. One of Palmetto Health's specialty areas is bariatric surgery. Are you familiar with any specific needs that bariatric patients have?

  • 18. In a facility as large as Palmetto Health, you will meet people with different personalities. Tell me about your personality and how you relate to new people.

  • 19. Palmetto Health's Behavior Care Program offers psychiatric and addiction care to children, adolescents and adults. Do you have any experience working with behavioral health clients?

  • 20. Palmetto Health seeks to hire those with strong problem solving skills. When were you able to successfully resolve a problem in the workplace?

  • 21. At Palmetto Health we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3-5 years?

  • 22. Palmetto Health has some positions open in a couple of different shifts. Is there a schedule or shift that may be a better fit for your life at this time?

  • 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?

  • 24. Palmetto Health is a teaching hospital with over 26 residency and fellowship programs. If you could expand your expertise in any area, what would it be?

  • 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?

  • 26. Volunteers are a vital part of our Palmetto Health Hospice team, offering emotional support to patients, the families, and the hospice staff. Have you ever done any volunteer work?

  • 27. Palmetto Health believes in education and provides on-site continuing education opportunities and support for external education. Have you considered furthering your education?

  • 28. At Palmetto Health we take pride in our great relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers, and patients. Do you consider yourself to be a strong relationship builder?

  • 29. Each year Palmetto Health accommodates more than 220,000 emergency department visits. Is an emergency room position one that you would consider?

  • 30. Palmetto Health is home of the Midlands region's first da Vinci robotic surgical system. Have you ever heard of the da Vinci surgical system?

  • 31. At Palmetto Health 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?