NHS Team Leader Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your NHS Team Leader interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

NHS Team Leader was written by on January 15th, 2023. Learn more here.

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What questions do you have for us about the NHS or being a team leader here?

Leadership at the NHS is fully aware of the complexities of the programs they support and the overall lack of general public knowledge of their organisation. They allow you to ask questions you may have so you don't walk away from your interview with any questions unanswered.

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30 NHS Team Leader Interview Questions & Answers

  • Ask The Interviewer

    1. What questions do you have for us about the NHS or being a team leader here?

  • Behavioral

    2. Have you ever had to de-escalate a situation with a patient or patient's family member who was upset at staff?

  • Behavioral

    3. What do you consider your greatest professional achievement of your career to this point?

  • Behavioral

    4. Have you ever faced an ethical dilemma in the workplace? If so, how did you handle it?

  • Behavioral

    5. During your career, have you ever dealt with an aggressive or combative patient or client? How did you handle that situation?

  • Communication

    6. How would you describe the communication skills you would bring as an NHS team leader?

  • Conflict

    7. How do you plan to deal with conflicts between team members?

  • Critical Thinking

    8. Are there any challenges you expect to face if hired as an NHS team leader?

  • Diligence

    9. Can you please describe at least one NHS value?

  • Direct

    10. For this team, the NHS team leader will be required to travel out of town occasionally. Will traveling overnight be a problem for you if hired?

  • Direct

    11. What do you know about the NHS?

  • Direct

    12. What is your availability to work varying shifts if you were offered this position?

  • Direct

    13. Why are you seeking a new opportunity?

  • Discovery

    14. What are the three greatest strengths that make you the top candidate for this position?

  • Discovery

    15. What would be your greatest weakness as a team leader? What steps would you take to improve this area if hired?

  • Discovery

    16. Tell me a little about yourself and the type of person we'd be hiring as our next team leader.

  • EQ

    17. According to our NHS Constitution, compassion is one of our core values. How will you ensure your team provides their patients with compassionate care?

  • Experience

    18. What is your experience in training and managing team performance?

  • Leadership

    19. How would you describe your leadership style, and how do you feel that would benefit you in this position?

  • Leadership

    20. As an NHS team leader, how will you effectively lead your team during times of change?

  • Management

    21. Describe your ideal manager and how you like to be managed.

  • Operational

    22. AT NHS, our goal is to improve lives. As a team leader here, how will you advocate for the patients we care for?

  • Operational

    23. Here at the NHS, we focus on the overall patient experience. How would you promote a positive patient experience as an NHS team leader?

  • Operational

    24. How will you ensure smooth shift changes and hand-offs among your team?

  • Organizational

    25. Would you describe yourself as a detail-oriented leader?

  • Performance Based

    26. If you were to join the NHS as our next team leader, what would you hope to accomplish in the first 90 days on the job?

  • Situational

    27. If you become an NHS team leader, how will you respond if you are asked to perform a task that you were not trained to do or have little experience doing?

  • Stress

    28. What strategies do you use to manage stress in the workplace?

  • Teamwork

    29. Describe a time you were particularly proud of a team effort you were a part of. What was your role in this situation?

  • Teamwork

    30. AT NHS, we're committed to working together for patients, which is part of our core value system. As an NHS team leader, how will you promote a culture of teamwork and collaboration with your staff?