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Vibra Healthcare Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Vibra Healthcare job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Vibra Healthcare 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 Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

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31 Vibra Healthcare Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Vibra Healthcare 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 Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      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 Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      2nd Answer Example

      "I am so glad you pointed out your need for diversity at Vibra Healthcare, LLC. 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."

      Written by Ryan Brunner

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Unrelated to nursing, I worked as a caseworker in public assistance programs, successfully maintaining a caseload of over 100 clients. My clientele is comprised of a wide range of socio-economic populations. I was promoted to a supervisor's position, managing staff from various cultures and backgrounds."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      You provide a great specific example! I suggest adding a closing sentence to this response, such as "I enjoy working with individuals from all kinds of backgrounds, and I am personally very committed to diversity and inclusion in my work."

  • 2. Vibra Healthcare 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?

      How to Answer

      Are you willing to earn your way up if the interviewer does not want to offer you top compensation? Discuss with the interviewer what you would expect for compensation if offered this position.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      1st Answer Example

      "I would be happy to earn my way to the top compensation level if required. I do assure you that, despite my being shy of experience by a couple of years, I am a top performer and you would not be disappointed in my performance."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      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 Vibra Healthcare, LLC in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."

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  • 3. Our specialty model at Vibra Healthcare spreads us across 50 locations in 19 states around the country. What do you see as the pro's and con's of this model?

      How to Answer

      The specialty care model that Vibra Healthcare operates under spreads them across the country and for this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you understand the advantages of this model and that they outweigh any negatives that you may see in your mind. It is likely that you have worked for a large healthcare organization on one campus or in one region at this point in your career and a move to Vibra Healthcare would be a big change. Try to think about what you can take from your past experience that will make a move to Vibra a positive one for you and spin your potential con's to a positive for you once you would be hired for this position.

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      1st Answer Example

      "Well, the definite positive of making this move to Vibra Healthcare will be working with specialized individuals that are focused on long-term acute care. Being a part of a team that is focused on these patients is much needed South Carolina and I'd love to bring my experience while being able to learn more in the field. I'm sure that most see the wide expanse of the organization as a potential downside, but I've worked for an organization that was spread across the entire southeastern part of the US and we used technology like Skype, video conferencing and webinars to stay in communication and hold meetings and these worked perfectly."

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Pros - staff could transition and relocate and maintain seniority and maintain career continuity. Patients could relocate and maintain continuity of care."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      I suggest developing this response a bit more. You mention potential pros, but what are some cons?

  • 4. Why do you think you will be successful in this role with Vibra Healthcare?

      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 Vibra Healthcare. 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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have a goal to learn and thrive in an acute care setting. I have experience in skilled nursing and I feel my experience would be an asset to transition to a new role with Vibra Healthcare."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great response! I suggest developing this even more to add a brief mention of a few additional positive traits that will lead to your success at Vibra (example: tireless work ethic, care for others).

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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!

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I tend to help others before completing my own work. I have learned to make sure I am able to complete my own work and meet deadlines before helping others."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Good--you share a growth area, which also highlights an area of strength (your desire to help others.)

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would rate myself at an 8. Many of the solutions I have suggested have worked out. For example, PPE equipment was being wasted. I started a log for staff to sign for masks, with the RNs responsible for maintaining the logs, provided a monitoring system, cutting down on waste."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      Excellent response! You clearly quantify your problem-solving skills and provide a specific example as to why you rated yourself that way.

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  • 7. Tell me about your thoughts of transitioning to Vibra Healthcare's specialty care model versus your current job. What do you see as any hurdle's in this potential change for you personally?

      How to Answer

      For this question, it is important that you do your research on the organization and understand that Vibra Healthcare operates in a very specialized patient care model throughout the United States. The organization specializes in three services: long-term acute care, medical rehabilitation and skilled nursing. Talk about your career up to this point and explain why you are looking to jump into a position that provides specialty care. It is important that you carefully research the position you are interviewing for so you can speak wisely about the duties that you will be performing on the job.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "It would involve a more complex level of patient care. I am currently in skilled nursing, so transitioning to acute care and specialty areas would require a higher level of nursing care. I am excited about the challenge of developing my skills and being able to provide optimal patient care."

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      Great response!

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I complete mandatory training. I read articles and review nursing processes. I stay current on CEUs and review information our organization provides, related to nursing care."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      It sounds like you're working hard to stay abreast of current trends in healthcare! You may wish to reference specific articles, blogs, podcasts, etc that you're engaging with.

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I had a supervisor who had a reputation for berating the staff. She had a language barrier, which made it difficult to understand her, which caused frustration for her when I would ask her to repeat instructions. I would ignore her reactions and pay close attention to her instruction. In the end, she stopped the berating and we established a good working relationship."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      This sounds like a really challenging supervisory relationship! While the example that you provide "works" within the context of this question, I would caution you away from referencing her language barrier, as this could potentially be flagged by an interviewer as being culturally insensitive.

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  • 11. If Vibra Healthcare 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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would concentrate on transitioning to my new environment, learning the policies and procedures while applying the nursing practice act. I would also concentrate on becoming a cohesive and productive member of the team."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      This is a great start, but I find that many hiring managers want to know that a new hire will "hit the ground running" and begin adding positive value. Is there any skill sets that you'd immediately start using to better patient outcomes at Vibra?

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  • 12. At Vibra Healthcare, we consider ourselves ambitious champions of change. If you can, talk about a time where you had to adapt to change in the workplace. What helped your ability to be adaptable in that situation?

      How to Answer

      From changes in laws, regulations, technology and innovation, workers who care for patients must be fluid and adaptable in their jobs and your interviewer will be looking to hear you are in the example hat you give. In your answer, talk about the fact that you look to learn about changes as they occur so you can understand why they are happening and how they effect patient care, safety and/or satisfaction. With Vibra Healthcare stating change right in their guiding principles, you demonstrating your fluidity is key to your interviewer.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Wearing PPE, focusing on isolation procedures, and transitioning from the way we conduct patient care during COVID required adaptability. I was responsible for making sure policies and procedures involving constant change, to be enforced. I concentrated on the safety of our patients as well as staff which was the most important issue facing our organization."

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      Excellent response!

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

      How to Answer

      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).

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Being overwhelmed with multiple patients having medical emergencies in the same timeframe. During COVID, many of our residents became sick at the same time. We were understaffed, and even members of our management team became ill. I was the nurse in charge of the facility during my shifts. Fortunately, we were able to get appropriate care for those in the most acute situations, but being the nurse in charge, I felt overwhelmed and out of control."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      This sounds super stressful--my hat is off to every healthcare provider who worked during the COVID pandemic! To strengthen the impact of this response, I suggest adding a sentence at the end to share how you handle stress. For example: "Even though healthcare can be very stressful, I do my best to stay focused on patient outcomes and try to take good care of myself outside of work."

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  • 14. We are always looking to hire passionate individuals that are driven by a dedication to patient wellness. How would you describe your passion for your career in healthcare?

      How to Answer

      Part of Vibra Healthcare's mission is to create a culture that inspires teamwork and a passionate workforce driven by a dedication to patient wellness. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear about your passion for your work and now is your time to dig internally and talk about what drives you in your career. Talk about what led you down this career path and what have been your motivations along the way. While everyone has a different story as to where their passion stems from, what is important is that you have this passion. Make sure to rubber stamp this for your interviewer.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am dedicated to the profession. I have been in nursing for the last 25 years. For twenty of those years, I worked part-time as an LVN while working a full-time position, waiting for the time I could transition to nursing full-time. For the last 5 years, I have worked full-time in nursing. I completed nursing school with a BSN, while employed full-time."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      This response clearly outlines your experience as a healthcare provider! I suggest adding a closing sentence that re-states your commitment to the profession.

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

      How to Answer

      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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I enjoy my time off by involving myself in activities such as relaxing with family, yard work, traveling, spending time with friends, and even resting and simply watching TV. While at work, I am committed to taking care of my patients, and giving them great quality care, and working in harmony with my co-workers."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      It sounds like you have a great work/life balance, which can be so tough to achieve. Good for you!

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I am versatile in both situations. When ideas and collaboration are necessary, I enjoy a team setting. When projects require individual attention, I am self-motivating and can work alone."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      This is a well-balanced response--it sounds like you're very self-aware!

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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?

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Yes, I imagine myself in another person's situation and I react in a way that is helpful and therapeutic way. For example, I had a patient who was a homeless meth user and had to haVe a BKA. He required someone listening to him, understanding his situation and being nonjudgmental."

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      That's wonderful that you identify as being a compassionate person. While the example you shared was compelling, I suggest using "person-first" language, such as "I had a patient experiencing homeless and struggling with meth addiction" rather than a "homeless meth user." It should always be the person first, and the challenge that they are experiencing. In the "Revised Answer" section, I have provided an example of how this response might be rewritten to improve impact.

      "I do consider myself to be a compassionate person, and I really try to imagine myself in another person's situation, and I react in a way that is as helpful and therapeutic as possible. One example that comes to mind is when I was working with a patient who was experiencing homelessness and struggling with meth addiction. What he really needed was someone listening to him, understanding the complexities of his situation, and being nonjudgmental. I was able to provide just that--active listening, compassion, and space for him to express himself."

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  • 18. How would you describe your personality?

      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 introverted, energetic, and confident.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have an easy-going personality. I am warm, friendly, and compassionate, and I genuinely care about others. I make an effort to get to know others and see their good qualities."

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      It sounds like you exhibit a lot of really wonderful personality traits!

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Most recently with my experiences in my current job, I learned the company's computer system that maintains patient records. I learned how to create reports and apply them to assigned projects, as well as medication administration."

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      It sounds like you exhibited some excellent problem-solving skills! To strengthen this response, I suggest sharing an additional closing sentence about the Impacts of your learning. (As a result of you learning this new information, what happened? Did patient outcomes improve? Did your work processes improve?)

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  • 20. We at Vibra Healthcare have a vision for patient focused programs that individualize rehab and treatment programs for our patients. Why is this approach important to you?

      How to Answer

      As a person entrenched in the healthcare field, the notion of individualized care shouldn't be a surprise to you. Now is your chance to speak on your thoughts as to why this is important in the role that you are interviewing to serve for Vibrant Healthcare. In your answer, talk about the patients that you work with and the fact that one encompassing care plan could not possibly help every individual due to personal needs. If you have an example of an individualized approach to care, be sure to talk about it when you answer.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "Rehabilitation is part of the healing process, teaching residence to deal with their illness and physical changes. Treatment programs teach patients to deal with addictions, phobias, PTDS issues, and past experiences involving trauma. These services provide support for the patient and are synergistic with nursing care."

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      Stephanie Cafaro

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      This is a great overview, but I suggest sharing an additional sentence about why this approach resonates with you.

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

      How to Answer

      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 Vibra Healthcare fit into your longer-term plans?

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would like to be a well-rounded, seasoned nurse, with experience in at minimum, one specialty. I am interested in cardiac care, bariatric care, post-op, and surgical care. I would eventually like to be experienced enough for a leadership position, teaching and mentoring other nurses coming into the organization."

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      Excellent career goals! You sound very passionate about healthcare professions and interested in growing your leadership abilities.

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "While working in home healthcare, I ordered the patient's medication, medical supplies, and equipment. I made sure the medication doses were correct, and supplies were always available and organized. As an RN in skilled nursing, I am responsible for making sure the CNA's schedule is correct, documenting call-offs and no-shows."

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      Great response--you highlight your experience in administrative areas very well.

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I look at the positive outcomes for the patient. Not every patient is going to have good results, but for the ones you care for, that can return home, or get relief from pain, those are rewarding moments. I feel privileged taking care of those who put their confidence in me to perform the correct procedure or give the right medication at the right time."

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      It sounds like you're a very compassionate healthcare provider! To strengthen this response, I suggest specifically addressing how Vibra can keep you motivated. For example: "Although I'm very self-motivated at work, I appreciate verbal recognition from my manager when a job is well done."

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  • 24. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any area of healthcare services, which would you choose?

      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 Vibra Healthcare 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 Vibra Healthcare would be offering you.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I would choose Medical-Surgical or in an acute care setting because it's the basis for all aspects of nursing. I feel Vibra has an appropriate environment for acute care nursing. And with the different areas of patient care, Vibra provides training and experience, leading to a well-rounded nursing career."

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      Great response--it's clear that you've given careful thought to the areas where you want to improve your expertise!

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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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I take notes, keep examples of processes, and ask questions, especially if I need clarification. If I have a question about a medication or process, I refer to agency policies and procedures, nursing processes, and direction from my supervisor."

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      Great! If you have any additional internal systems that you use to stay organized (example: color-coding, scheduling, etc) feel free to share that here as well.

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  • 26. In order to work for Vibra Healthcare, 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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "I have a clean background and have no problem with going through the process of a background check."

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      Great!

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  • 27. What is your patient care philosophy?

      How to Answer

      It's always a great idea to research the company before your interview. You want to get to know their care philosophy so that your answer can reflect what is important to them. What is the core of your care philosophy? Keep your answer concise yet sincere.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

      User-Submitted Answer

      "My philosophy is to care for others as I would want to be cared for or the way I would want my loved ones to be cared for. When my mother was hospitalized, she received great care. The nurses were compassionate and detailed. Even though she did not have a positive outcome, I have confidence that the staff at the facility she was at, gave her the best care they could."

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      Stephanie Cafaro Reviewed the Above Answer

      The personal example you share here is compelling. My only suggestion is to include a closing sentence to round out your response. For example: "I value being able to give my patients the same kind of compassionate care that my mother received; I remind myself that each of my patients is someone else's loved one."

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  • 28. At Vibra Healthcare, our number one priority is the experience and satisfaction of our patients and we achieve this in part due to the education we provide to our patients. Give an example of a time you provided education to a patient with great results?

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      Vibra Healthcare puts a top priority on the overall experience and satisfaction of their patients and one of the ways they achieve this is through patient education. Your interviewer will be looking to hear a great example of a time you provided patient education because the organization expects that you will be an ambassador of this. Talk about a time you provided education to a patient that was effective and be sure to outline your ability to detect the need for further education and your ability to deliver it in an effective manner.

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  • 29. Tell me about your healthcare related education and training.

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      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.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

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      "I attended school at the University of Phoenix and completed an LVN to RN Program, with a BSN. I have been working as an RN since February 2020 in a skilled nursing facility. Prior to that, I became an LVN through the US Army Reserves Program in 1995. As an LVN, I have experience in Home Health, working with Developmentally Delayed Adults in a Residential Setting, and Skilled nursing, and I have my BLS from the American Red Cross. I would like to add to my experiences by working here at Vibra."

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      Great overview of your education and training--you sound highly qualified!

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  • 30. In the healthcare services industry there are many emotions in a day. Have your emotions ever been in the way of your productivity?

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      The interviewer wants to know if you consider yourself to be an emotionally driven person. Talk to the interviewer about your emotions and if they have ever affected your productivity at work.

      Keep in mind - 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
      - Unreserved
      - Warm Hearted

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

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      "Devastating events can cause a drop in productivity, especially when our facility was hit hard with COVID death and illnesses. There was an interruption with the normal flow of work when residents had to be sent to the ER, PPE and isolation protocols were set in place, and even dealing with the process of resident's dying in the facility. Healthcare is a 24-hr job; we stay on task as much as possible, elicit help when necessary, support others when time allows, and have a good communication for the next shift to continue with continuity of patient care."

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      This response comes across as very genuine--you're not denying the challenges that you've faced and the fact that sometimes, there are obstacles that can stand in the way of productivity. Yet, this response is very strengths-focused and really highlights your ability to problem-solve.

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  • 31. At Vibra Healthcare 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?

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      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 Vibra Healthcare as long as possible.

      Written by Ryan Brunner on January 29th, 2019

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      "I have wanted to be a nurse since graduating from high school. I became an LVN in 1995, worked part-time as an LVN while working full-time in another field until I finished school to become an RN in 2019. I feel satisfied seeing sick people get the care they need, and especially recover and resume their lives. Nursing is a multi-faceted profession with so many fascinating areas. I finally get to be a part of that profession and I want to continually grow."

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      This is a very well-rounded response and really highlights your lifelong interest in the medical field. Your dedication is inspiring!

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