Menu Menu Previous Interview Question Next Interview Question Search print thumbs-down thumbs-up Check Square bookmark arrow-right MockQuestions.com Logo MockQuestions MockQuestions.com Logo MockQuestions
Job interview preparation
Sign in
Upgrade
Career Interviews
Interview Topics
Company Interviews
Close
Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond.
Advice
Give an example that demonstrates your care for patients. Even though you work in a role that assists the rest of the staff in many capacities, there is always an opportunity to exceed expectations.When it comes to patient care, making the extra effort to help individuals feel more comfortable can make a huge difference.
Answer examples
"I had a patient who was anxious because of a recent diagnosis. After checking vitals, I took the time to talk with her. I noticed she liked a certain band because it was on her shirt, so we started talking about music. She began to feel more relaxed and smile."

Practice More Interviews

Behavioral
We all have some behaviors that are typical of us and which sometimes results in ...
Common
There are some questions that employers ask at almost every interview. The questions ...
Communication
Communication skills are essential for any workplace to function efficiently. However, ...
Leadership
If you are interviewing for any type of leadership role; prepare with our leadership ...
Management
Our management questions are designed for any interview for a position that has authority ...
Teamwork
This set of questions aims to ascertain what your idea of teamwork is and whether ...

User-Submitted Answers

Tell me about a time when you went above and beyond.
1.
There was a patient who had prepped for a sigmoidoscopy and he was told that his appointment was cancelled. I informed one of the doctors and he was able to fit him into his schedule.
2.
When my son was in 9th grade we started to prepare him for college by coming up with a plan.We prepared him for his SAT test so that he will score high enough to get in the school of his choice, sent numorous application to colleges we visited different campuses. At the end the result was he was accepted at the school of his choice.
3.
Answering phone calls and bring patients back to the rooms.
4.
I honestly always go above and beyond for any project, I love to be the one who stands out the most when working on something. A time on my externship I was asked to make a project, something that would help our patients out in the room while waiting on doctors to come in,
5.
I don't have an example but, I would help out other people if they needed it and would work for them if they had to leave early or come in late for emergencies.
6.
In my last job I always went above and beyond my job requirement. If Dr decided last minute to work late, I stayed. If the boss needed me to make personal arrangements for himself, his wife, his daughter or any house hold things that needed to be organized or booked I always did no questions asked.
7.
A time the doctor was running late we had a new patient for suboxome and I stay until 7:00 pm, 3 over my time so that this patient could start her treatments.
8.
During my practicum for medical imaging registrations, a patient brought to my attention that another patient in a bed was cold. I very promptly got a warm blanket, and spread the blanket over them and told them that I was putting on anther blanket on them.
9.
It was a group project. And I never went above or beyond the requirements for a project before.
10.
According to the project.
11.
A pt. Needed a wheel chair, the one they had was completely delapitated, I called numerous supply companies, nonprofitable organizations and was able to aquire him a wheelchair.
12.
I would consider everyday a chance to go over and beyond. You always want to mark sure you work at your fullest potential. So being able to complete your daily tasked all the while maintains a positive attitude is considered to be going over and beyond.
13.
I spent all day trying to get a medication covered for a patient who thought she could potentially be having a miscarriage.
14.
I go above and beyond when I managed to work quickly and efficiently and keeping my work area nice and clean in my previous job.
15.
Company needed someone for fit testing. I explained I was able to fit testing. So instead of sending the employees off site for testing I step in to help. Scheduled coordinated all fit testing for the site annually.
16.
I once helped a patient organize her photo album with pictures of her deceased son.
17.
Sure! if I have enough time to spare (and I usually make time), I get whatever will make an individual feel more comfortable if it's something they specifically ask for that I can assist with. And ask "is there anything else I can do for you?" before leaving.
18.
I was about to clock out when a came in and needed a prior authorization because the insurance wouldn't approve without staff member assistance.
19.
Stopping by the hospital to see the patient and checking on them.