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34 Interview Questions & Answers

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Walk me through your daily work routine.
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What would you do if a patient complained to you about a coworker's conduct toward him/her?
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Being a medical assistant often involves physical exertion, as patients may have to be transferred or lifted, or equipment moved. Are you capable of meeting the physical requirements of this job?
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What are your weaknesses?
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How would you handle a situation if a physician was rude to you in front of a patient?
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Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?
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If you could change anything about the role of a medical assistant, what would it be?
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What are your long-term professional plans?
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Are you comfortable taking vital signs on patients?
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How would you handle a situation with an angry patient?
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What are some administrative skills you have that you think could be of benefit to you in this position?
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What makes you feel you will be a good fit for our organization?
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What is your favorite thing about being a medical assistant?
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What made you choose a career as a medical assistant?
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Do you have experience working with electronic health records?
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What patient population do you think that those working in the healthcare field may find the most difficult to work with?
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Have you ever had a patient be combative toward you? If so, how did you handle the situation?
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Tell me about a time when you had a conflict with a coworker. How did you handle it?
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If a patient were to tell you that he does not agree with a doctor's orders, how would you respond?
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Have you ever received negative feedback from a supervisor, and if so, how did you handle it?
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Can you give me an example of how a medical assistant acts as a patient liaison?
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Healthcare careers are among the top stress-related careers. What do you do to help manage stress on the job?
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Medical assistants often have to tend to nervous or frustrated family members, in addition to stressed patients. How do you approach offering support to your patient's loved ones?
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Do you feel like you have strong problem-solving skills?
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What are some clinical skills that you feel proficient performing that could be utilized in the medical assistant role at our facility?
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If you could give advice to someone who is considering a career as a medical assistant, what would you tell them?
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How do you protect the confidentiality of patients?
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Have you ever considered going back to school to further your degree?
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Can you give me an example of one of the most difficult things you've faced as a medical assistant, and how did you handle it?
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Tell me about one of your favorite patients.
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Is there a type of patient or specific diagnosis that you find it more difficult to work with?
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Tell me about a time you experienced a significant change in your workplace and how you handled it.
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If you discovered that a coworker was violating a patient's privacy by discussing his information with someone outside of the care team, how would you respond?
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How long have you been a medical assistant?
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