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

Some home health aides are interested in a long-term career in the medical field, while others use the position as a stepping stone until they decide on their career choice. The hiring manager is looking to see how dedicated you are to your job and how long you might plan on working for them. Assure the hiring manager that it will be the right choice for the long term if they hire you.

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33 Home Health Aide Interview Questions & Answers

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

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

  • 3. 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?

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

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

  • 6. Are you efficient with your time?

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

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

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

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

  • 11. Do you take direction well?

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

  • 13. 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.

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

  • 15. How strong is your medical terminology?

  • 16. Tell me about your documentation skills.

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

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

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

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

  • 21. Why are you the best candidate for us?

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

  • 23. How long have you been a home health aide?

  • 24. How would your references describe you?

  • 25. 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?

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

  • 27. What is your philosophy towards work?

  • 28. What three words would you use to describe yourself?

  • 29. Are you able to cope with stressful situations?

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

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

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

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