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Home Health Aide Interview Questions

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

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List of 33 Home Health Aide Interview Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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

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

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    How long have you been a home health aide?

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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 three words would you use to describe yourself?

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

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

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

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    Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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    How would your references describe you?

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    Why are you the best candidate for us?

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    Are you efficient with your time?

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

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    Do you take direction well?

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

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    How strong is your medical terminology?

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    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?