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Physical Therapist Interview Questions

34 Physical Therapist Questions and Answers by Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience interviewing
candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.

Question 1 of 34

Describe the steps you take when reviewing a patients medication.

Physical Therapist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Describe the steps you take when reviewing a patients medication.

      How to Answer

      Although you don't prescribe medication, you do have the opportunity to review your patient's medication with them. Tell the interviewer how you review medication to assure the patient understands why they are taking it and how to take it.

      Answer Examples

      Ryan's Answer

      "I encourage my patients to bring their medications to the appointment. We review what each is for and how they are to take it. If I'm unable to answer their questions, I get the answers from their pharmacist or refer them back to their physican."

      Ryan's Answer

      "Through my schooling and training to become a Physical Therapist, I learned the importance of understanding both the prescribed and over-the-counter medications that my patients are taking and the relation that they play in their rehabilitation. I will talk to my patients about the medications that they take and the effect that they could potentially have on their rehab process."

      Ryan's Answer

      "As a patients Physical Therapist, it is important for me to know and understand the medications that a patient takes. I review medical records of my patients and also ask each patient if they are taking anything additionally for pain or discomfort. If a patient has questions or concerns, I don't hesitate to refer them back to their pharmacist."

      Anonymous Answer

      "From my past experience I know that medication can have a major effect in a patients energy levels or even his mood and behavior, so I always ask them during the history taking if they’re taking any medication so I could do my research on them and see the possible side effects that they could cause to my patient. If I find it necessary, I will contact their doctor for further instructions.
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      Rachelle's Answer

      These steps are very smart. Good response!

      "From experience, I know that medication can have a major impact on a patients' energy level or even their mood and behavior. When taking their initial history, I always ask them if they’re taking any medication so that I can do my research on those drugs and see the possible side effects on my patient. If I find it necessary, I will contact their doctor for further instructions."

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