Advice and Examples: Describe your ideal patient that you would be working with at our organization? For a Certified Nursing Assistant Interview Question.
1. Describe your ideal patient that you would be working with at our organization?
How to Answer
While playing favorites certainly isn't acceptable as a Certified Nursing Assistant, it is okay to talk about what your ideal patient is like. If possible, try to think about a great patient you worked closely with in the past and discuss what made that relationship excellent. You don't necessarily have to tell about a particular patient by name if you don't want to but be sure to highlight the qualities that made you fall in love with them. Whatever qualities that your favorite patient has, be sure to keep your answer positive.
1st Answer Example
"One of my favorite patients was named Rose. Rose was always so happy to see me and tell me about her day. I always made a point to spend a few extra minutes with her each time I would go to her room. She was always so appreciative and said such kind words that it made my job so easy. I loved coming to work every day to see Rose. In this job, I would look to build similar relationships with patients like I had with her."
2nd Answer Example
"My ideal patient is one that has a complex condition, yet still able for me to get to know personally and build a connection with. This career has been an inspiration to me for the relationships that I've been able to build, and I would look forward to continuing this tradition here."