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Anesthesiologist Assistant Interview Questions

30 Anesthesiologist Assistant Interview Questions
Question 1 of 30
Why are you the best Anesthesiologist Assistant for us?
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The interviewer wants to know why they should hire you, versus another candidate. Focus on unique skills that you have as well as particularly strong achievements or professional accolades.

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"In addition to providing exceptional care to my patients, I'm also committed to continued education and have taken many extra courses over the years."
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Question 2 of 30
How do you handle conflict in the work place?
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When you spend so many waking hours in the workplace, a conflict between co-workers can happen. How you handle conflict is what the interviewer would like to know more about. This is not an opportunity to start venting about your current workplace culture. The interviewer wants to see that you will take accountability for conflict whether the occurrence is considered your fault, or not. Handling workplace conflict tactfully, and with grace, should be the only option. Give a clear example of a time when you professionally handled workplace conflict.

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"My style of conflict management can best be described as upfront, yet - I swiftly move on. In the five years that I have worked for my current facility, I have only come across one instance of conflict. One of the nurses did not show up for their shift, so I was forced to cover their shift, resulting in me staying late to find someone to fill in. Because of this, I missed my daughter's dance recital. I was upset about it but wanted to do my part as a ​shift supervisor. The next day, the delinquent employee came in and didn't say a word. He didn't apologize to me or thank me for my time. I approached him and told him how his actions impacted my day. He did not respond how I wanted; however, I let it go after I said my part. You cannot change the actions of others but you have to take responsibility for how you handle your side."
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"The only way to handle conflict in the workplace is respectfully, tactfully and away from the patients."
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How would you rate your performance in this interview so far?
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This question is a stress test! You need to be honest about your feelings about this meeting while maintaining an air of confidence at the same time. Be honest. It's okay to ask the interviewer to circle back if you aren't pleased with your initial response.

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"I believe that this interview has been quite informative and I am happy with my performance. Is there anything that I can clarify for you from this conversation?"
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"I feel confident about our discussion today and am looking forward to the next steps in the interview process."
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Question 4 of 30
When can you start working?
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If you are still employed, show that you are respectful of your employer. This shows you care about your work and that you're not the type of person who would quit as soon as something better comes your way. No less than a two weeks notice is recommended​ when answering this question.

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"I'd love to start immediately, but I need to give my two weeks notice. How does this work for you?"
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"As you can see by my resume, I've been actively seeking employment since graduating. I can start as early as tomorrow if you'd like!"
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What is your philosophy towards work?
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Having a positive philosophy when it comes to work is incredibly important. Tell the interviewer that you chose a career that you love and enjoy coming to work every day.

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"My philosophy, when it comes to work, is to do my best every single day. I never procrastinate and always approach a challenge with an open mind. My motto has certainly helped me work my way through many challenges in the workplace."
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"My philosophy towards work is to treat each patient as I would want to be treated."
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Author of Anesthesiologist Assistant Answers and Questions

Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
First written on: 05/29/2013
Last modified on: 08/30/2018

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About Anesthesiologist Assistant

August 17th, 2017

Anesthesiologist assistants are highly skilled health professionals who implement anesthesiology care for patients. They work under the supervision of a licensed anesthesiologist and are involved with the full range of aspects of applying anesthesia to patients, including the calibration of equipment, drawing blood for testing, and evaluating a patient's medical history as it relates to potential complications. Anesthesiologist assistants work in hospitals and medical centers and during normal work hours, though evening and weekend assignments are possible as well. A master's degree in anesthesiology is required, as well as certification.

Job openings for anesthesiologist assistants can be found on the websites of healthcare companies and medical institutes. Vacancies can also be found through the career centers of universities with anesthesiology programs. The interview process for potential anesthesiologist assistants will focus on your technical knowledge of anesthesiology and your ability to deliver care in an appropriate manner and at the required pace. You'll be assessed on your adaptability and ability to apply new knowledge that you've learned, as well as your ability to communicate and work in a team. Patient safety and learning from real-world clinical situations are key concerns.

To prepare for an interview for anesthesiologist assistants, keep in mind the big impact that you'll have on the safety of patients and what's at risk if you fail. The interviewer(s) will need to know that you can excel on the job. While technical knowledge of anesthesiology is essential, the application of that knowledge in a clinical setting is extremely important. Think about times when you were able to improve patient safety. Also think about how you're able to observe and adapt quickly: what information do you take in, how do you process it, and what do you differently when reacting to that new information? Finally, be prepared to talk about why you're applying to that facility in particular, and show that you're proactive in anticipating needs, such as bringing full documentation of your qualifications—being over-prepared demonstrates your thoroughness and initiative.