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Saint Vincent Hospital Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Saint Vincent Hospital job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

Saint Vincent Hospital was written by and updated on June 24th, 2022. Learn more here.

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If hired at Saint Vincent Hospital, how will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

To provide the most genuine and compassionate care at Saint Vincent Hospital, a true team effort is required. Your interviewer knows that highly functional teams are built on trust and they would like to know how you can win your new co-workers over upon hire.

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35 Saint Vincent Hospital Interview Questions & Answers

  • Behavioral

    1. If hired at Saint Vincent Hospital, how will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      To provide the most genuine and compassionate care at Saint Vincent Hospital, a true team effort is required. Your interviewer knows that highly functional teams are built on trust and they would like to know how you can win your new co-workers over upon hire.

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      How to Answer

      Workplace relationships are essential to build and nurture at Saint Vincent Hospital. Talk to the interviewer about how you plan to earn the trust of your new co-workers should you be offered the position. Some things to potentially talk about are showing common courtesy, being respectful in your communications, respecting your colleagues' personal space and the line between work life and personal life, and making your word your bond.

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      1st Answer Example

      "For me, I look to let my colleagues get to know me by being open and conversational from the first day. Finding common interests is important to helping build trust. From there, trust is grown more by being a great team player and following through on my words with action."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "In the OR setting, we have to trust each other's skills and know each other's strengths and weaknesses. While this can take time in a true team effort, I will be very open with my new colleagues at Saint Vincent Hospital about the skills and experience that I would bring to the team. I would also never hesitate to speak up if I was uncomfortable in any situation because I prioritize patient safety."

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    2. Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond to provide great service in your work. Why do you feel doing this is important in this role at Saint Vincent Hospital?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      No matter what role you are interviewing with or what capacity you will be working with others in this role at Saint Vincent Hospital, providing excellent service is what has helped them gain an excellent reputation. Your interviewer is looking to be assured that you would join with the ability to deliver excellent customer service, even when not necessarily expected.

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      How to Answer

      You need to go beyond "service with a smile" when answering this question. Make your reply memorable! This question offers you an excellent opportunity to be a stand-out candidate, so be sure to also reiterate why going above and beyond in this role at Saint Vincent Hospital will be important.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I often look for opportunities to go over and above when it comes to customer service. One memorable time was when a senior woman was struggling to get from the clinic doors to her car. I was on break but saw her through the window. I ran out and greeted her, asking if I could assist. She was so thankful that she ended up calling my manager that day to compliment my kindness."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "Providing great service to patients, their families, suppliers, and community members is essential to any great healthcare organization and something I would take seriously at Saint Vincent Hospital. Last year in my current job, we were providing community education to students on the dangers of tobacco. Rather than give a canned speech they've likely heard a few times before and knowing how impressionable they were, I worked with teams of physicians and nursing staff to put together an impactful presentation for them. Even though it took extra time, the feedback I received from students and teachers that day made it all worth it."

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  • Behavioral

    3. At Saint Vincent Hospital, we take pride in our great relationships with clients, vendors, coworkers, and patients. Do you consider yourself to be a strong relationship builder?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      From small clinics to large hospitals, healthcare organizations build their success through positive and trusting relationships. At Saint Vincent Hospital, they pride themselves on the great relationships they build with patients, families, staff, and vendors. Your interviewer needs to be assured that you understand the importance of relationship building in the role you are interviewing for.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you would treat everyone at Saint Vincent Hospital with great respect and a positive attitude in the role that you are interviewing for. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired. Some things to consider discussing are your communication skills, the respect you show to others, and your overall positive attitude.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I have earned compliments on my relationship-building skills. I like to get to know people and ask them questions about themselves. Most people love to talk about themselves, and I find it's a great and simple way to start building rapport with others. I consider myself to be a strong relationship builder and take pride in my 'people skills'. Rest assured, I would be a great ambassador of positive relationships for Saint Vincent Hospital."

      2nd Answer Example

      "I am happy to hear that Saint Vincent Hospital values long-term relationships. This fact is a bonus for me, and it's one of the reasons I chose to work in the medical field. I like working in an industry where genuine care is valued. Healthcare is not a place for gimmicks because health is precious and irreplaceable. I've had success in university and my internships by focusing on building a reputation for consistency and follow-up. What you describe is a good fit for me, and I'd like to represent a company that wants to create long-term sustainable partnerships."

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  • Behavioral

    4. Tell me about a time when you had to address an angry patient or colleague. What was the problem and how did you resolve it?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Working directly with patients can put you face to face with people that are sick, stressed, or even in a downright foul mood. Working alongside others in the hospital setting can put you in situations where pressure brings out the worst in some. Your interviewer wants to know that you can professionally handle stressful or uncomfortable interpersonal situations if they are to consider you for this role at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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      How to Answer

      Briefly describe a time you faced an angry individual on the job. Be sure to highlight your ability to remain patient and rational in the face of conflict because that is what your interviewer is ideally looking to focus on. Focus the bulk of your response on the positive action you took and the resolution you came to with the patient or colleagues rather than details of the conflict itself.

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    5. Tell me about a time when you worked with a person who did things very differently than you. How did you collaborate?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Since everyone's work style is unique, it can be challenging to collaborate with everyone 100% of the time. Your interviewer at Saint Vincent Hospital wants assurance that you are a team player, regardless of personality or work style differences.

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      How to Answer

      Answer this question by telling the interviewer about a specific time you worked with someone who approached their tasks or communication style differently than you. Outline the situation and describe why it was a challenge to collaborate with this person. Focus on describing the specific actions you took to ensure a successful collaboration. The goal of your response is to describe your approach to collaborating with others while highlighting how your collaboration style will be a good match for the new team you'll be joining.

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    6. Think about a difficult boss, professor, or coworker you had in your past. What made him or her difficult? How did you successfully interact with this person?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Saint Vincent Hospital, like any other healthcare institution, is full of demanding and thorough professionals and your interviewer knows that you will work with some demanding personalities from time to time. They ask this question to be assured that you would come to their team with the ability to work with even the most difficult and demanding staff members with ease.


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      How to Answer

      Think about that one person you have worked with who was hard to please. Perhaps it was someone who tried 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. You ultimately want to show your interviewer that you can work with any person effectively if you were to join Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    7. Saint Vincent Hospital supports a healthy work/life balance for all employees. How do you balance life and work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      It is a well-known fact that working in any aspect of healthcare can be very stressful. Your interviewer at Saint Vincent Hospital is also well aware of this fact and they know that it is essential for their staff to maintain a healthy work/life balance to prevent burnout.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about how you have maintained that appropriate balance between work and personal life for yourself over the course of your career. Also, keep in mind that your answer here allows some insight into who you are on a personal level, so don't hesitate to be creative in talking about how you unwind and relax after a tough day of work.

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    8. At Saint Vincent Hospital, 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?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Saint Vincent Hospital puts a lot of resources into hiring and onboarding new staff. The hiring manager would like to know that this position fits into your long-term career plans and that, if hired, you would stay with Saint Vincent Hospital as long as possible.

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      How to Answer

      In the end, you need to assure your interviewer of your dedication to a lucrative career with Saint Vincent Hospital. To do this, talk about your overall passion for your work up to this point in your career. Then, use your research on the organization to talk about the details of the job and organizational culture that make this a great fit for you personally.

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  • Discovery

    9. Tell me about yourself and the type of person we'd be hiring at Saint Vincent Hospital.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      To seriously consider you for their team at Saint Vincent Hospital, your interviewer will want some insight into who you are as a person, what your hobbies are, and ultimately what makes you tick. By opening the floor to you here, your interviewer gives you the opportunity to give your best sales pitch on the type of employee they'd be hiring in you.

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      How to Answer

      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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    10. What part of your career brings you the most stress?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Stress can often be a regular part of the day-to-day work experience at Saint Vincent Hospital. The stressors in each role can differ and your interviewer wants to hear your honest thoughts on what brings you stress in your work and that you are well armed to handle the stress in a healthy and productive manner.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer honestly about which areas of your work are the most stressful. Ensure that your answer does not include a factor that would make you appear unfit for the position (i.e., a healthcare worker should not find facing illness to be the most stressful part of the job). To seal your answer, you should talk about how you handle the stress in your work to ensure that you are able to remain focused, productive, and healthy for yourself, your colleagues, and the patients you work with.

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  • Discovery

    11. If Saint Vincent Hospital hired you today, what would you want to accomplish first on the job?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      When you start a new position, it is essential to be clear on how you will make a positive impact after being hired. This question is a delicate one, and your interviewer wants to hear how you would show respect for the onboarding process. After addressing that, talk about the first thing you would want to accomplish on the job. This concept is often called your "value proposition" in marketing.

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      How to Answer

      Remember, this is your campaign promise. If hired at Saint Vincent Hospital, it will likely be your first target to hit, and, depending on the environment, it could make or break you. The best approach is to give a functional analysis of Saint Vincent Hospital's needs and your skills. Tell the interviewer what your impact goal is, should you be the successful candidate. Be sure to refer to the immediate needs of the organization, such as improving patient care.

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  • Discovery

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

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As with other questions sent your way during your time interviewing with Saint Vincent Hospital, your interviewer is looking to gauge your fit with their company culture. In asking if there is any type of environment you dislike working in, they're ideally gauging your fit with their culture and your ultimate long-term commitment to the organization.

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      How to Answer

      Be sure to know the type of situation offered at Saint Vincent Hospital before your interview. If you aren't completely clear on the workplace environment or culture after your research of the hospital, you can kindly ask the interviewer to expand on the work environment for you. A great way to answer this is to talk about an environment you may have been a part of in the past that is the opposite of what you expect to find on the job at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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  • Discovery

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

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Employers want to know that you have a systematic approach to problem-solving that you would bring to their team. This question opens up the floor for you to discuss your problem-solving skills

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      How to Answer

      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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  • Discovery

    14. What is your greatest weakness you would bring to the Saint Vincent Hospital team?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      While competition is stiff for any position at Saint Vincent Hospital, and your interviewer has likely weeded through many applicants to bring the best in for an interview, they also know that any candidate comes with their own weaknesses. Your interviewer wants to hear that you are cognizant of your weakness and that you are working to better it.

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      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. We are all human with our weaknesses, so don't be afraid to share yours!

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  • Discovery

    15. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Saint Vincent Hospital?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Motivation and drive are two critical factors to success in any role at Saint Vincent Hospital. This question gives you the opportunity to give your best sales pitch on why you will find immediate and long-term success for the role you are interviewing for, so be sure to take advantage of it.

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      How to Answer

      Rather than share how you have gone beyond expectations in the past, focus on how your qualities will help you to exceed the expectations of Saint Vincent Hospital. Discuss the reasons why you will 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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  • Discovery

    16. Saint Vincent Hospital 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?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Saint Vincent Hospital has pay ranges for each particular role within their organization and where a new hire falls is based on the experience they bring to the table. If asked this question, your interviewer is looking to confirm that you are willing to earn your way up the pay range if offered this position.

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      How to Answer

      Answering this question requires a balance between your personal needs and what the company typically offers someone with your experience. Research on the position and common compensation prior to your interview will be important. Discuss with the interviewer what you would expect for compensation if offered this position while always reiterating that you are willing to take a fair offer for others with your experience.

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    17. Is there anything in particular that attracts you to Saint Vincent Hospital?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Saint Vincent Hospital and your interviewer want to know that you have put effort into understanding the role you are interviewing for and researching the organization before the interview. To get a sense of your dedication and passion for their organization, your interviewer needs to hear that there are one or two key things that are specifically attracting you to come work for Saint Vincent Hospital.

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      How to Answer

      When you craft your response, keep in mind that the interviewer wants to see evidence of a few factors. First, they want to hear that you have enthusiasm and interest in both the job itself and working for Saint Vincent Hospital. Discussing your belief in the organization's mission and values can also be important. The last thing to consider discussing is your vision of a strong match between the job and your career goals.

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    18. Saint Vincent Hospital has a diverse workforce. When have you worked among a diverse group of people?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Diversity, equity & inclusion is at the forefront of the culture at Saint Vincent Hospital. If you were to join their team, you will be working alongside a very diverse team of colleagues and serving a diverse patient base. Your interviewer wants to know that you can come to their team with the ability to thrive on a culturally diverse team.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you can handle an environment that offers diversity by talking about a diverse work environment you were a part of. Carefully describe your experience in this environment and how it helped make you perform better. As well, be sure to reiterate why you personally feel that diversity & inclusion is so important in the healthcare industry.

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    19. How would you describe your personality?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      While clinical skills and other job qualities are essential for any candidate your interviewer considers hiring at Saint Vincent Hospital, fit on their team and with the hospital culture are equally important. Your interviewer asks you about your personality to ideally help determine how you will fit with the team you are interviewing to join.

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      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 extroverted, energetic, or confident. As you answer, you'll want to assure that your personality matches the characteristics that are vital to the role you are interviewing for at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    20. Patient care at Saint Vincent Hospital requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      To succeed in the healthcare services industry, you should have a substantial level of compassion for your patients or customers. To consider you for their team, your interviewer at Saint Vincent Hospital wants to hear that you would bring a sense of empathy and compassion to their team.

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      How to Answer

      Talk openly to the interviewer about the compassionate qualities that you possess. You can certainly try to rate yourself on these characteristics and give specific examples of times when you've brought a sense of compassion to your work.

      Some ways to describe yourself could be:
      - Understanding
      - Warm-hearted
      - Empathetic
      - Responsive
      - Charitable
      - Tender-hearted

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    21. Saint Vincent Hospital seeks to hire those with strong problem-solving skills. When were you able to successfully resolve a problem in the workplace?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Problem-solving and dispute resolution are critical skills to possess as a team member at Saint Vincent Hospital. Your interviewer wants to see that you have creative problem-solving skills to consider you as a serious candidate and having you discuss a time when you had to solve a problem in the workplace will do just that.

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      How to Answer

      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. Your example should highlight the problem-solving abilities you will bring to the role you are interviewing for at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    22. There can be a wide range of emotions experienced in a typical day at Saint Vincent Hospital. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. At Saint Vincent Hospital, you will likely experience varying emotions throughout a shift and they want to hear that you use your emotions to drive you in your work.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about your emotions on the job and if they have ever affected your productivity at work. Keep in mind that 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, or unreserved. If you have an example of a time where emotions ran high on the job and you handled yourself with grace, don't hesitate to talk about that situation.

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    23. At Saint Vincent Hospital, we seek to hire individuals who have ambitions of growing their career. Where do you see yourself in 3–5 years?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Every hiring manager would like to know that their investment in time and training for any new employee will pay off. And from a much larger perspective, Saint Vincent Hospital wants to hear about any larger career goals that you may be aspiring for if they are to consider you joining their team.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you see this position as a long-term fit, but also toe the line carefully by talking about your ultimate career goals and how they can come true at Saint Vincent Hospital. Having aspirations is a great quality in a new team member at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    24. Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of administrative duties in your work?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      If asked this question during your interview with Saint Vincent Hospital, there is a good chance that you will be tackling some administrative duties in the role you are interviewing for. Your interviewer would like to know if you understand what it takes to keep on top of ordering medical supplies, keeping an inventory, and other administrative duties.

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      How to Answer

      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 by talking about any that you've had in prior roles. If you carefully read the job posting for the position you are interviewing for, you will likely get some good insight into the administrative duties that will be a part of this role with Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    25. It is often said that a career in healthcare is a "thankless job." How can Saint Vincent Hospital keep you motivated and engaged even on the days when you feel your work goes unnoticed?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      As you are likely aware from your work up to this point in your career, working in healthcare can be emotionally draining and stressful at times. Your interviewer would like to know how they could continue to motivate you, even on the hardest of days, if you are offered and accept this position at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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      How to Answer

      Put some serious thought into what motivates you to be your best on the job and discuss those needs sincerely with your interviewer. If you are motivated by verbal recognition, that is great! If you are motivated by your team and their success, that is a great thing to mention as well. Talk openly about your motivators and don't hesitate to discuss a very motivating environment you were a part of in the past.

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    26. If hired at Saint Vincent Hospital, would you prefer to work in a team-based position or individually?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Prior to even applying at Saint Vincent Hospital, you hopefully did your homework on the job to help determine what type of environment you will be working in and know if it's a match for you. Your interviewer wants to know if you have a preferred setting for working solo or as part of a larger team.

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      How to Answer

      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 (i.e., 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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    27. In order to work for Saint Vincent Hospital, you must be able to pass a full criminal background check. Do you consent to a full background check?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      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. Any position at Saint Vincent Hospital requires staff to pass a full criminal background check and your interviewer needs to be assured that you will consent to a background check if offered this role.

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      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you are able and willing to pass a complete background check. If you have a criminal record, now is the best time to disclose anything that will be found during a background check process. This proves your ability to be upfront and honest and potentially negates any reason for a job offer to be rescinded.

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    28. What is your patient care philosophy that you would bring to Saint Vincent Hospital?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The profitability and reputation of Saint Vincent Hospital come down to the direct care that they provide to their patients. Your interviewer needs to hear you talk about your overall patient care philosophy to ensure that it matches the values of their organization to consider you for the role that you are interviewing for.

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      How to Answer

      It's always a great idea to research Saint Vincent Hospital thoroughly before your interview. You want to get to know their care philosophy so that your answer can reflect what is important to them. Prior to your interview, put some serious thought into what your patient care philosophy is and keep your answer concise yet sincere.

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    29. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of your work, which would you choose?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Saint Vincent Hospital prioritizes growing its organization from within and helping staff achieve their career goals. Your interviewer would like to dig deeper into your real areas of interest when it comes to your career. They also want to know that your passions align well with what Saint Vincent Hospital is offering.

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      How to Answer

      Talk to the interviewer about the areas of healthcare you would like to focus on most for the remainder of your career, and then tie that information in with what the position at Saint Vincent Hospital would be offering you. It's okay to dream a bit and talk about your bigger goals, but just remember to stay focused on the role you are interviewing for as well.

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    30. Tell me about your healthcare related education and training.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Hiring managers at Saint Vincent Hospital often have the tough task of weeding through many applicants for their job openings. As you've been selected to interview, your interview has a good feel for your educational background but wants to hear you talk in more detail about how your education has prepared you for the role you are interviewing for.

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      How to Answer

      Walk the interviewer through your formal post-secondary education as well as any on-the-job training you've had up to this point in your career. 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 at Saint Vincent Hospital.

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    31. With the ongoing changes in the healthcare industry, how do you keep your knowledge in your career current?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Hospitals and clinics expect employees to stay up-to-date in their respective fields, and today's technology makes this reasonably easy! Your interviewer at Saint Vincent Hospital wants to hear that you are active within your field's community, whether that be in different associations/groups, journal subscriptions, CME events, or other training opportunities.

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      How to Answer

      List several ways that you receive your industry knowledge and stay on top of trends. Tell your 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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  • Education

    32. When have you shown a willingness to learn a new method or new approach to solving a problem?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      With the continually changing nature of a hospital's operations and a diverse patient base, staff members at Saint Vincent Hospital need to be very pliable in their work. Being flexible and able to handle change is a skill that your interviewer will be looking for in their top candidate, so they are looking to hear about a time when you were open to new ways of thinking or doing in your work.

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      How to Answer

      Prior to your interview with Saint Vincent Hospital, think back to a time when you had to be open-minded in approaching your work differently due to circumstances out of your control. As you discuss this time, make sure to spend more time highlighting the resolution rather than the challenge you faced. Discuss how you will come to this role with the ability to approach a problem using new methods.

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  • Leadership

    33. Tell me about your leadership qualities you would bring to the Saint Vincent Hospital team.

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      With a question like this, it doesn't matter if the role you are interviewing for at Saint Vincent Hospital has a formal leadership title or not. Because of the team environment, your interviewer wants to hire an individual that comes to their team with leadership skills and they would like to know what you consider to be your best leadership qualities.

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      How to Answer

      When describing your leadership qualities, you'll want to avoid general terms or cliche statements and give a unique answer. Keep in mind that a great leader and teammate is someone who people naturally want to follow. Some qualities that you can think about discussing are your encouraging words, your optimism, your ability to engage your colleagues, and your ability to hold others accountable.

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  • Operational

    34. This position at Saint Vincent Hospital requires strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized, and highly accurate?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      The accuracy of information and organization in your work will be very important to your success in this role with Saint Vincent Hospital. To consider you for hire, your interviewer needs to be assured that you understand the importance of being organized and detailed in this job and how you plan on doing this on the job in this role.

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      How to Answer

      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 and remaining detail-oriented.

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  • Performance

    35. When was your last work evaluation? What were the positive and negative comments you received?

      Why the Interviewer Asks This Question

      Most healthcare organizations use some form of on-the-job performance appraisals for staff, and these can be done in many ways, whether formal or informal. Your interviewer wants some insight into how your most recent performance appraisal went and what you took from it.

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      How to Answer

      First, briefly mention when your last performance appraisal was. Then, get into discussing the details of where your strong points were and what areas of improvement were noted. Most modern performance appraisal systems will even require constructive criticism, or areas of improvement, for all staff and your interviewer will expect you to bring up what that looked like in your most recent review. Talk openly about this and make sure you assure your interviewer that you took an important lesson moving forward in your work.

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