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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Interview Questions

To help you prepare for a Winnipeg Regional Health Authority job interview, here are 31 interview questions and answer examples.

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Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Interview Questions & Answers

  • 1. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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. As part of our strategic plan at Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, we place an emphasis on improving patient wait times and overall patient access. Why is this important to you in your job?

      How to Answer

      From the perspective of the patient, receiving speedy care is of utmost importance and WRHA realizes this and puts an emphasis on taking all measures possible to improve in these areas. No matter the job that you work in, you can play a part in patient wait times or access down the road and your interviewer will be looking to hear that you understand this. For your answer, be sure to talk about why you think focusing on these measures is important and also talk about any efforts that you put forth to help improve one or both of these areas.

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      1st Answer Example

      "In the lab setting, I am working with both direct patients in our lab and other tissue samples that come in from patients on our inpatient units. All orders are important, so we take a measured approach to prioritizing orders when we are busy. To help work through orders during busy times, I need to be efficient and accurate and this takes some extra focus in my work. We as a team also offer help to those in need to help make our way through our workload and I love when a true team effort helps us be more efficient."

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      2nd Answer Example

      "In the OR, we balance a lot of things regarding access for patients that awaiting simple outpatient procedures vs. emergent trauma surgeries that come up on a daily basis. Last year, my department ran a detailed analysis and made some changes that enabled us to schedule more procedures each day. For me as a Surgical Tech, this required me to be much more efficient and timely in my work. To do this, my downtime needs to be spent on wise things like restocking supplies and cleaning the OR suites rather than catching up on email during the work day. I now have to save the administrative side for early mornings or late evenings after my cases are done for the day."

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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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority?

      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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. 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 is your greatest weakness?

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      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!

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

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      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.

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  • 7. In your job, what does enhancing the patient experience mean to you?

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      As a trusted healthcare provider, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority remains focused on providing the best experience possible for their patients. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear how you can help bring an enhanced patient experience if you are hired for this position. For your answer, be specific in the little things that you do to help provide the best experience possible for the patients you work with and tailor your answer to the specific job that you are interviewing for.

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  • 8. What ties do you have to the Winnipeg area and what are the advantages that you see of living and working in the region?

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      This question is allowing your interviewer to gain insight into your potential long-term fit with the organization by them feeling out how you will handle life outside of work in the region. If you have experience living in the city and working in the city, point out what keeps you there by speaking about your own personal life. If you are looking to relocate to the area for this job, be sure that you have done your research on the city and region to make sure that you and your family are a match for the area. Your interviewer knows that a major factor in employee retention is life outside of work, so be sure to highlight how well you will adapt to life in the region.

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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. One of the keys to our strategic plan at Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is improving our services at all times. Has there ever been a time where you have taken measures to improve the services in your job or department?

      How to Answer

      Seeking improvements in the healthcare field is a continuous effort to improve patient care. WRHA puts an emphasis on this by empowering their employees on the front line to seek new and improved ways to provide better patient care through process changes. Think about a time during your career where you saw the need for an improved process and acted on it. Describe the steps you had to take, talk about others you had to involve and let your interviewer know that you see the importance in continuous improvement.

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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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority does.

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

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      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).

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  • 14. Give an example of a time you had to maintain respect for an individual in a situation where it may have been difficult for others to do so. What made the situation difficult?

      How to Answer

      Winnipeg Regional Health Authority holds respect as one of its core values in the manner that it is important to display towards every person. In the healthcare setting, you probably have to deal with a patient or colleague where it is an internal struggle to maintain respectful communication and care at times due to the way they are treating you. Talk about a time where this occurred in your work and really try to paint the picture on why this was difficult for you. Be sure that you point out why it was, and always will be, important for you to maintain a respectful and caring attitude in this situation by putting yourself in the patient's or colleague's shoes in that situation.

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  • 15. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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. If hired for this position, how can I best empower you in your work to make decisions and contribute to the greater good of the team?

      How to Answer

      A key component of Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's strategic plan is to engage service providers to enhance their contribution in the workplace. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to gain insight into how they can help empower you in your work if hired for the position. Knowing full well that every person has different internal motivations and reacts differently to different management styles, be open and honest with your interviewer about how you are best motivated in your work and as part of working for a larger team. Be sure to hit on your motivations in your work and how you work as a team player.

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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?

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  • 18. How would you describe your personality?

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      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.

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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. Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority fit into your longer-term plans?

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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?

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      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.

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  • 23. In the Winnipeg and surrounding area, why do you feel it is important that Winnipeg Regional Health Authority puts a focus on health equity for all patients that we see?

      How to Answer

      For you to properly comprehend and answer this question, you need to understand WRHA's stance on health equity in the region. The organization recognizes that large gaps exist in the region based on unjust social and economic circumstances and the organization takes steps to provide equal services to all patients, no matter their social or economic status. For this question, talk about why this is important and use any experiences you may have living in the region or working with patients from different walks of life and statuses. Be sure to remain focused on the standpoint that healthcare should be available to everyone and that the services you provide would never waiver from this standpoint.

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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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority would be offering you.

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  • 25. We value care as an unwavering expectation of every employee here at WRHA. Knowing that you are in your career because of the care you show to patients, what are the little things you do to really stand out with your patients in showing care to them?

      How to Answer

      Chances are pretty good that you chose to pursue a career in healthcare because of your ability to care for others in a time of need. That ability to care for others should come second nature to you as it is a part of who you are and what you stand for and your interviewer understands that. What they are really trying to dig into for this question are the little things that you do on a day to day basis that really demonstrate to your patients that you truly care for them. Talk in detail about the fine details of your care for patients that puts them at ease and enable them to heal in the best way possible.

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  • 26. In order to work for Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, 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.

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  • 27. Talk about a time where your work did not live up to your expectations. What did you do to handle this situation?

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      No matter what career path you have taken, mistakes are inevitable by any person in any job. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear that you take accountability for your actions and seek ways to make a situation better because WRHA holds accountability as one of its core values. In your answer, think about a time where upon finishing a task or projects, you realized that it wasn't up to par and you had to take extra measures to make the situation right again. Be sure not to talk about a situation that put a patient in significant jeopardy and talk about any lessons you learned from the situation moving forward to gain extra points with your interviewer.

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

      How to Answer

      Assure the interviewer that you would treat everyone at Winnipeg Regional Health Authority with great respect and a positive attitude. Discuss the ways that you would build strong and healthy relationships if hired.

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  • 29. With the strong emphasis that Winnipeg Regional Health Authority puts on safety for patients and colleagues, talk about the small things that you do in your work to promote a safe environment for you and your colleagues?

      How to Answer

      Safety in healthcare is at the forefront of the mind for all organizations in Canada and healthcare organizations are taking great strides in helping to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and employees. For this question, your interviewer will be looking to hear about the steps you take in ensuring the safety of yourself and your colleagues in the workplace and they'll be looking to hear that this doesn't play second fiddle in your mind when on the job. Talk about the small things that you do to ensure that those you work with remain safe and tailor your answer to the specific job you are interviewing for by doing your research.

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  • 30. At Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, we value dignity as a reflection of self-worth in every person. What does the word dignity mean to you in your work and how do you bring this value to work on a daily basis?

      How to Answer

      To start with this question, it is important to understand what dignity means. Dignity is defined as the quality of being worthy of honor or respect or a sense of pride in oneself. With dignity being a prioritized core value of WRHA, your interviewer is ideally looking to hear your interpretation of this word and how you apply it to your work life. In your answer, speak of ways that you show dignity to your patients, your colleagues and to yourself and use examples that you have from recent memory to really cement your case.

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  • 31. At Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 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 Winnipeg Regional Health Authority as long as possible.

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