Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital job interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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At Stanford Hospital, we pride ourselves on being one of the premier academic institutions in the west. Do you have experience working with students in the medical field?

As part of the more extensive Stanford Health System and Stanford University, Stanford Hospital is an academic institution that trains tomorrow's physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, and other healthcare professionals. For this question, your direct experience working with medical students isn't as important as your willingness to do so and that you see the importance of this.

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35 Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. At Stanford Hospital, we pride ourselves on being one of the premier academic institutions in the west. Do you have experience working with students in the medical field?

  • 2. Tell me about yourself.

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

  • 4. Are you familiar with Stanford Hospital's C-I-CARE philosophy to approaching patients? Why is an approach like this important?

  • 5. If Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital hired you today, what would you accomplish first?

  • 6. Think about a difficult boss, professor, or coworker. What made them a challenge to be around? And, how did you successfully interact with this person?

  • 7. With the ongoing changes in the healthcare industry, how do you keep your knowledge up-to-date?

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

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

  • 10. Talk about a time you had to deliver bad news to a patient or colleague. What approach did you take and was it effective?

  • 11. What is your greatest weakness and what are you doing to turn that weakness into a strength?

  • 12. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital?

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

  • 14. Stanford Health Care-Stanford 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?

  • 15. After reading the job description, what do you like most about this position?

  • 16. Are you willing to work a flexible schedule rotating with 2nd and 3rd shifts?

  • 17. Do you speak any foreign languages fluently?

  • 18. How do you handle a dispute with a coworker or supervisor?

  • 19. Many people will say that a career in healthcare is a 'thankless job'. How do you stay motivated and engaged, even on the days when you feel your work is not appreciated?

  • 20. At Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, we seek to hire individuals who want to spend their career with us. Would you consider yourself dedicated to a career with our organization?

  • 21. This profession can take a toll on your emotions. Have you ever let your emotions interfere with your ability to perform your job?

  • 22. Tell me about your healthcare-related education and training, and how it has prepared you for this position.

  • 23. Reflecting back on your career up to this point, what would you consider your proudest moment?

  • 24. What is your patient care philosophy?

  • 25. Before Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital can offer you the position, you must be able to pass a drug screen and full criminal background check. Will you have an issue passing either of these?

  • 26. Stanford Health Care requires our team members to have strong organizational skills and attention to detail. How do you ensure that your work is properly organized and highly accurate?

  • 27. At Stanford Hospital, we pride ourselves on the ability to work together as part of a larger team. Talk about a great team that you were a part of in the past. What made the team great and what role did you play on the team?

  • 28. Working in the healthcare industry requires a strong amount of compassion. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person?

  • 29. Have you ever been involved in ordering medical supplies, maintaining inventory, or other types of healthcare-related administrative duties?

  • 30. Stanford Hospital prides itself on excellence through a commitment to doing our best at all times. To ensure you would do this if hired, how do you best prepare yourself to come to work ready to provide excellent care every day?

  • 31. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital seeks to hire those with strong problem-solving skills. When were you able to successfully resolve a problem in the workplace?

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

  • 33. How would you describe your personality?

  • 34. Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital is proud of our diverse workforce. Are you accustomed to working with diverse groups?

  • 35. Do you prefer to work in a team-based position or individually?