Home Health Aide Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Home Health Aide interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

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How long have you been a home health aide?

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List of 33 Home Health Aide Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How long have you been a home health aide?

  2. 2.

    Tell me about your availability. Are you able to work overtime, shift work, weekends, and holidays?

  3. 3.

    Have you ever had to perform First Aid or CPR on a patient? Are you currently certified in First Aid or CPR?

  4. 4.

    Have you ever faced a situation on the job that made you uncomfortable?

  5. 5.

    What is your philosophy towards work?

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    As a home health aide, your patients rely heavily on you. Would you consider yourself very reliable? Tell me about your attendance and punctuality in your current position.

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    Have you researched our organization? Do you have any questions about what we do?

  8. 8.

    Please explain in detail how you would appropriately transfer a patient from a bed to a wheelchair.

  9. 9.

    After an extremely demanding day with a patient, a supervisor criticizes your work. How do you handle this?

  10. 10.

    Do you work well with others and can you be a team player?

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    Why are you interested in a career as a home health aide?

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    How would your references describe you?

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    Imagine that your shift ends at 2 p.m. and your replacement hasn't arrived by 2:15 p.m. How would you handle the situation?

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    What do you consider to be your biggest weakness? What are you doing to improve your skills in this area?

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    What is the most difficult situation you have had to face and how did you tackle it?

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    Give me a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a patient.

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    What motivates you, as a home health aide, to do your best every day?

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    Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

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    What three words would you use to describe yourself?

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    We are looking for a candidate with a clean criminal record, who is bondable. Are you comfortable if I do a background check on you?

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    What has been your most rewarding patient-care experience to date?

  22. 22.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    What are your greatest strengths? How do you think these benefit you as a caregiver?

  24. 24.

    What type of diagnoses have you cared for in the past?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle patients that are characteristically upset, difficult, or resist your care?

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    Are you efficient with your time?

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    What are your short-term career goals as a home care professional?

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    Do you have an interest in pursuing a long-term career in the medical field?

  29. 29.

    Do you take direction well?

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    If a co-worker corrected you in front of a patient, what would you do?

  31. 31.

    How strong is your medical terminology?

  32. 32.

    Tell me about your documentation skills.

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    Do you have a reliable form of transportation to take you to and from your patients' homes?