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35 Personal Care Aide Questions and Answers by on October 18th, 2021

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Why are you the best candidate for us?

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Personal Care Aide Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  2. 2.

    Are you a patient person?

  3. 3.

    What would you do if you were working and your relief did not show up to relieve you at the end of your shift?

  4. 4.

    What skills do you think are most critical to this job?

  5. 5.

    Give me an example that shows your trustworthiness.

  6. 6.

    What have you done in the past year to become a better Personal Care Aide?

  7. 7.

    When have you had a really bad experience as a Personal Care Aide?

  8. 8.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  9. 9.

    What was your most rewarding experience in personal care?

  10. 10.

    Describe an improvement you personally initiated.

  11. 11.

    If hired, when can you start?

  12. 12.

    Do you have any questions for me?

  13. 13.

    What do you know about our organization?

  14. 14.

    Will you you able to extend patience to stubborn clients?

  15. 15.

    If hired, do you have reliable transportation?

  16. 16.

    Tell me about your education and any certifications, diplomas, or degrees you have.

  17. 17.

    What impact did you have in your last job?

  18. 18.

    Are there any type of personal hygiene tasks that you would feel uncomfortable performing for our clients?

  19. 19.

    Why did you enter this career?

  20. 20.

    When have you provided personal care for an elderly person or an individual in need before?

  21. 21.

    Have you ever been yelled at or accused of wrongdoing by a client or family member before? What was the situation?

  22. 22.

    Is it acceptable to call off work as a Personal Care Aide when an individual is depending on you?

  23. 23.

    What personal characteristics do you think add to your overall effectiveness?

  24. 24.

    What was your most difficult decision in the last 6 months? What made it difficult?

  25. 25.

    Do you have a current CPR certification?

  26. 26.

    What is your greatest strength?

  27. 27.

    Our agency requires a criminal background check and fingerprinting before being hired. Are you opposed to either of those?

  28. 28.

    Our agency often needs a Personal Care Aide to work a 24-hour shift, spending the night at a client's home. When that is needed, there is a private room that is offered for you to sleep in. Would you be willing to work a 24-hour shift if needed?

  29. 29.

    Having a current CPR card is required to work for our agency. What would you do if you showed up to work and realized your CPR card had expired a month before?

  30. 30.

    What do you know about DNR orders?

  31. 31.

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  32. 32.

    Are you a compassionate person?

  33. 33.

    How would you define excellent patient care?

  34. 34.

    How do you like to get feedback and suggestions?

  35. 35.

    What do you like and dislike about home care?