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Wellstar Health System Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Wellstar Health System job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Wellstar Health System 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.

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31 Wellstar Health System Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Wellstar Health System 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.

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      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."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I am so glad you pointed out your need for diversity at Wellstar Health System, Inc.. I greatly value diversity. I grew up in a fairly homogeneous town in Montana. When I hit my 20's, it was so important to me to learn about other cultures. I worked with community volunteer organizations in Peru, inner-city Chicago, and Russia."

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  • 2. Wellstar Health System 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.

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      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."

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      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 Wellstar Health System, Inc. in hopes to be considered for the median salary for the role."

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

      How to Answer

      The interviewer wants to know that you can be diplomatic in the workplace, even when you may not agree with your leader.

      Show the interviewer that it is possible for you to be a good team member, yet disagree with the leader from time to time. Explain that you believe everyone is entitled to their own professional opinion, yet capable of maintaining respect for each other at the same time.

      Show that even if you disagree with the final decision they make, you support the direction the team is heading.

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      1st Answer Example

      "I think that it is possible to be a great team member, even when disagreeing with the leader. It's all in how you maintain respect for each other despite the difference in opinion."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "I believe that being a good team member is more about attitude than it is about compatibility. You do not need to agree with everyone 100% of the time, to be effective in your job."

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

      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 Wellstar Health System. 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.

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  • 5. What has been the most challenging part of the career path you have you chosen for you personally?

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      For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear your own personal struggles and obstacles you have overcome to be successful in your career. It will also give them insight to what personally motivates you to succeed in your job and what drives you in your work. Be open and honest with your interviewer for this question and talk about lessons learned throughout your career that you bring to your job to this day.

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  • 6. Wellstar firmly believes in promoting employee wellness through health screenings, yearly physicals, wellness seminars and nutrition consults. Why do you think it is important that we as an organization hold this in high regard?

      How to Answer

      Wellstar puts employee wellness in an extremely high regard by offering a wide array of programs and screenings for their employees. Your interviewer will be looking to hear that you understand why programs like this are important. Explain that healthy caregivers promote better production in the workplace, help keep patients healthier and produces overall better wellness around the organization. If you've been a part of any wellness programs for employees in the past, let your interviewer know about them and why you feel they were effective.

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

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

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

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      Are you pretty flexible in your ability to work in most environments? Have you experienced a position where the atmosphere wasn't conducive to your productivity? Be sure to know the type of situation offered in this position prior, to the interview. If you aren't completely clear on the workplace environment or culture, kindly ask the interviewer to expand on the work environment for you.

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  • 9. With the ongoing changes in the healthcare services industry, how do you keep your knowledge current?

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      Employers expect employees to stay up-to-date on their respective field, and today's technology makes this reasonably easy! List several ways that you receive your industry knowledge and stay on top of trends.

      Tell the interviewer about those daily update emails you receive from professional organizations, conferences you attend, and seminars you have taken.

      Lastly, it's a great idea to ask the interviewer what resources they refer to for industry trends. That question can start up a great conversation, and you may learn a thing or two as well.

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

      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.

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  • 11. As a not-for-profit organization, Wellstar Health System has many programs that give back to our communities. Why is this important to you and have you been a part of any similar programs in the past?

      How to Answer

      With Wellstar's propensity to give back to their community in many ways through great programs and education, the organization really looks for buy-in from their staff on these programs. Prior to your interview, be sure to research the programs that Wellstar brings to the greater Atlanta area and bring a personal touch to your interview by explaining why you could buy into a personal program. Also talk about why the greater health of the community is important to you and explain that you believe that healthcare workers are true ambassadors as leaders and promoters of community health.

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  • 12. If you could expand your knowledge and expertise in any healthcare service area, which would you choose?

      How to Answer

      There are many facets of health care. If you could choose any area of healthcare to specialize in, which would you choose? Be sure to tie your answer into some aspects of what Wellstar Health System does.

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  • 13. How do you effectively communicate with your coworkers to ensure great patient care and safety?

      How to Answer

      Working as a team of caregivers to promote the best patient care possible starts with effective communication between you and your coworkers and Wellstar promotes effective communication among its team members. Your interviewer will be looking to see that you are able to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization when necessary and that you use speaking and listening skills. On top of interpersonal communication, be sure to talk about patient documentation and written communication needed in your job. Let your interviewer know that you understand that because a patient is touched by so many individuals at your organization, you really do value effective communication as a team.

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  • 14. Around the Atlanta and surrounding Georgia communities, Wellstar cares for a diverse patient populations. Are you familiar working with a diverse patient population?

      How to Answer

      The Atlanta, GA area features a very diverse general population of people and this give Wellstar a very diverse patient population that walks through their clinic and hospital doors. Your interviewer will be looking to hear that you value and have experience working with a diverse population. Talk about the experience you have and where you received that experience. Reiterate that you value diversity and also talk about any specific obstacle you had to overcome when working with person from a different background than you.

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  • 15. Wellstar Health System 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.

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

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      In which situation are you the happiest and most productive? Talk to the interviewer about your preference when it comes to teamwork or working individually. Be sure to avoid pigeonholing yourself into one particular scenario (IE: I only like to work by myself). You may work well without the need for much management or direction, or perhaps you are better driven in a collaborative and team led environment. Either way, be honest with the interviewer about your preferences without leaning negatively, either way.

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  • 17. Here at Wellstar, we put a great deal of effort to ensure that patients have access to our providers and services. Have you ever been a part of a patient access initiative? Are you familiar with patient access issues in clinic or hospital settings?

      How to Answer

      Access to care in both hospitals and clinics is an issue many organizations face throughout the entire world. The reasons that lead to patients facing long waiting periods to see a provider are many and can include provider shortages, nursing shortages, increased healthcare regulation, transportation issues and geographic reasons, among many others. To help increase the ability of patients to access care, many organizations have been undertaking initiatives to give more patients access to care and Wellstar is on the forefront of this movement. If you have experience being involved in a patient access project or initiative, talk about it and the role that you played in making it successful. If you don't have direct experience, explain why allowing as many patients as possible to receive care is important.

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  • 18. In what ways have you seen technology improve your job and how it can promote better outcomes for patients?

      How to Answer

      Wellstar Health System promotes technological advancement in the workplace by staying ahead of the curve both nationally and globally when it comes to technology. No matter your career path in healthcare, you have more than likely seen great advancements and changes in technology. Talk to your interviewer about one or two tech advancements that you've personally seen help provide better results for patients. No matter what example you use, make sure your interviewer gets the understanding that you are the person that is open to working with new equipment and processes to help make patient care as great as possible.

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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.

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

      How to Answer

      Problem-solving and dispute resolution are critical skills to possess. Display to the interviewer that you are capable of problem-solving within the workplace. Talk about a time when you were creative, proactive, and displayed the leadership qualities required to resolve a workplace issue.

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  • 21. At Wellstar Health System 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 Wellstar Health System fit into your longer-term plans?

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  • 22. Wellstar puts a great deal of time, effort and funding into quality initiatives to provide great patient care. Have you ever been a part of a quality project in your career?

      How to Answer

      Healthcare organizations across the United States and the entire world are putting significant effort, time, resources and money into quality and Wellstar is no different. Quality initiatives can come forth in many ways but the main focus in quality is to provide the best patient care possible. Talk about a time you involved in a quality initiative in the workplace. If you were a part of a team that created the initiative, talk about your role as part of the team and explain how it was implemented. If you've experienced the implementation of quality procedures in your job and department, talk about why this was important for better patients. No matter how you were involved, make sure to explain to your interviewer that you take quality seriously in your job.

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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.

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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 Wellstar Health System 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 Wellstar Health System would be offering you.

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  • 25. Talk about a time you had to overcome an obstacle to ensure a positive outcome for a patient. What motivated you to go the extra mile for a patient?

      How to Answer

      Wellstar believes in putting the needs of the patient first and your interviewer will be looking for you to give an example of a time you went above and beyond your normal call of duty to ensure that a great outcome was had for a patient in your care. You example can include teamwork, in the fact that you relied on your skills and abilities while reaching out to others that could bring something to the table to help the patient as well. Make sure to reiterate to your interviewer that you are focused on positive outcomes for your patients and that you're willing to do what it takes for that to happen.

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  • 26. Safety for employees is a high priority here at Wellstar Health System. Talk about the importance of employee safety in your job and the measures you take to promote it.

      How to Answer

      Wellstar Health System takes the safety of their employees, their patients and their visitors very seriously. First, start by talking how you keep yourself and you co-workers safe by proper housekeeping measures and infection prevention methods. On top of that, talk about how you prioritize patient safety in your job. This can come in many ways depending on the job that you work. Be sure that it is clear to your interviewer that safety for all is always a priority in your book. For extra measure, talk about any work you've done with a safety committee, team or any extra projects you've been a part of on the safety end of things.

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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.

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  • 28. At Wellstar, we pride ourselves on taking all precautions in infection prevention around our facilities and have won awards for these efforts. What infection prevention steps do you take in your job?

      How to Answer

      Infection prevention measures are a necessity of any job in the healthcare industry. Every day, sick patients visit the clinics and hospitals where you work and all measure must be taken to ensure that viruses, bacteria and sickness aren't spread from person to person. Your interviewer will be looking to hear that you understand the role of infection prevention in your job within the hospital or clinic. Talk about the measures you take and why they are important.

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

      How to Answer

      Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your formal post-secondary education as well as any on the job training. Talk about your most positive take-away's from your post-secondary experience and be sure to tie in how that experience will help you succeed in this position.

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  • 30. How have you played a part in ensuring a patient focused approach when working with outside departments?

      How to Answer

      With the sub specialization of medical specialties becoming more and more commonplace in health systems both large and small, patients often have to bee seen by many different providers during their time of care. To ensure that patients receive the best care possible, providers, nurses and other caregivers have to come together in a team environment that promotes communication and accuracy in documentation. Talk about the times in your job where you have had to communicate effectively with other department and be accurate in your patient notes and charting to ensure that other caregivers are up to speed on the patients. If you have patients that are being cared for outside of your organization, talk about those challenges as well.

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  • 31. At Wellstar Health System 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?

      How to Answer

      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 Wellstar Health System as long as possible.

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