Occupational Therapist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Occupational Therapist interview, here are 33 interview questions and answer examples.

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How would your patients describe you?

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List of 33 Occupational Therapist Interview Questions & Answers

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    How would your patients describe you?

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    Talk about the most difficult patient that you had to work with. What made them difficult and how did you handle the situation?

  3. 3.

    Do you have specialized training in driver rehabilitation?

  4. 4.

    How did you learn about this position?

  5. 5.

    What strengths or special skills will you bring to this position?

  6. 6.

    How do you help your clients suffering from Arthritis?

  7. 7.

    What are a few ways you would help an adult experiencing stress?

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    Have you specialized in the field throughout your career or are you looking to specialize?

  9. 9.

    How do you best communicate goals with your patients and, when necessary, their families?

  10. 10.

    How do you keep yourself organized on the on the job when the work day or week gets hectic?

  11. 11.

    What experience do you have helping your patients work through Mental Health challenges?

  12. 12.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  13. 13.

    Have you worked with patients that have suffered a stroke?

  14. 14.

    How would your current supervisor describe you?

  15. 15.

    What is your ideal work environment?

  16. 16.

    How are your administrative skills?

  17. 17.

    How would you treat a patient with sleep dysfunction?

  18. 18.

    Tell me about the most successful patient you've had.

  19. 19.

    Are you comfortable interviewing patients to gather health information?

  20. 20.

    Have you applied with any other facilities?

  21. 21.

    What type of chronic conditions have you helped your patients monitor?

  22. 22.

    Where are you most comfortable providing therapy?

  23. 23.

    How do you validate the client's pain and work to establish trust?

  24. 24.

    What do you do in your spare time?

  25. 25.

    How do you handle criticism?

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    What is your favorite type of patient?

  27. 27.

    Are you experienced at hiring clinic staff? Is this a responsibility you are comfortable with?

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    Why did you pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist?

  29. 29.

    Have you ever disagreed with a decision or process change made by upper management? How did you handle that situation?

  30. 30.

    What are some unique skills that you think you can bring to our team that set you apart from your competition for this position?

  31. 31.

    Talk about a time you had to be innovative or use a new method or technology to help a patient. What made the situation innovative?

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    What types of patient assessments have you worked with in your work history?

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    Have you ever had to work with a patient that couldn't communicate verbally due a physical condition? How did you effectively work with that patient?