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

Working as an Occupational Therapist requires the ability to stay organized and self-sufficient throughout each work day and work week. Your interviewer is trying to get a perspective on how you handle a large workload and how you react when you become overwhelmed. Point out any specific tools that you use to keep yourself organized and try to bring up a specific example of a time where you were working under a huge workload.

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33 Occupational Therapist Interview Questions & Answers

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

  • 2. What is your favorite type of patient?

  • 3. How would your coworkers describe you?

  • 4. How would your current supervisor describe you?

  • 5. How would your patients describe you?

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

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

  • 8. Why did you pursue a career as an Occupational Therapist?

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

  • 10. How do you handle criticism?

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

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

  • 13. 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?

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

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

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

  • 17. 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?

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

  • 19. What is your ideal work environment?

  • 20. How did you learn about this position?

  • 21. What do you do in your spare time?

  • 22. How are your administrative skills?

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

  • 24. How do you help your clients suffering from Arthritis?

  • 25. Where are you most comfortable providing therapy?

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

  • 27. Do you have specialized training in driver rehabilitation?

  • 28. Have you worked with patients that have suffered a stroke?

  • 29. Have you applied with any other facilities?

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

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

  • 32. How would you treat a patient with sleep dysfunction?

  • 33. Are you comfortable interviewing patients to gather health information?