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Medical Manager Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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How important is it for a medical manager to be a patient person?

Medical Manager Interview Questions

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    How important is it for a medical manager to be a patient person?

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    Being a medical office manager requires great attention to detail and often multi-tasking. How do you keep yourself from becoming overwhelmed?

  3. 3.

    What is a common misconception that people have about a medical office manager?

  4. 4.

    Why did you choose a career as a medical office manager?

  5. 5.

    If your medical office is facing an external disaster, what will you reaction to the situation be?

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    Being a medical office manager can be very stressful. What are some things that you do to promote a healthy balance between work and your personal life?

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    Tell me about a time you had to deal with significant changes in your workplace. How did you manage those changes?

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    Do you participate in any outreach or volunteer work?

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    If you had a staff member whose employment had to be terminated, how would you handle the situation?

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    Has there ever been a time that you had a disagreement with a coworker? If so, how was it resolved?

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    What are some examples of ways that you like to promote building strong relationships within your staff?

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    What is one of your weaknesses and what do you do to help address/resolve it?

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    How do you go about handling an employee evaluation that requires you to give negative feedback?

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    How do you approach dealing with an angry patient, and why?

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    Do you anticipate any significant changes in your life within the next 2-3 years that may prevent you from continuing employment here, if you are offered a position here?

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    How do you keep up with changes in trends related to medical management?

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    What do you enjoy most about being a medical manager?

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    What makes you think you are a good fit for the medical office manager position here?

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    What are some things you would like for people to notice about your personality?

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    How would you respond to a physician who is being rude to the office staff who are your subordinates?

  21. 21.

    If one of the employees that you supervise came to you and stated that she is experiencing 'burn out,' what would your response be?

  22. 22.

    If a patient without an appointment comes to the office with a possible emergency situation, but demands to see a physician in the clinic, what would your response be?

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    In the event that two employees have a disagreement that they are unable to resolve, how would you handle trying to ease the conflict?

  24. 24.

    How would your subordinates describe you?

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    If you had an employee who was accused of sharing a patient's personal information without consent, how would you handle that situation?

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    What characteristics do you look for in candidates when you are hiring for a position?

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    What experience do you have working with subordinates from diverse background?

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    Medical office managers are often the go-between for patients and providers. How would you handle an angry patient who refuses to speak to anyone but the physician regarding a complaint?

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    In your opinion, what are some of the biggest problems in healthcare today?

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    How would you handle a situation when a person who is not on a release of information requests medical information about his/her spouse?