Psychiatric Aides Interview Questions

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What kinds of additional responsibilities or challenges have you taken on?

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List of 25 Psychiatric Aides Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What kinds of additional responsibilities or challenges have you taken on?

  2. 2.

    What are your career goals?

  3. 3.

    How would your past coworkers describe you?

  4. 4.

    What experiences do you have dealing with mentally ill patients?

  5. 5.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  6. 6.

    How would you respond if a patient attacked you?

  7. 7.

    What do you know about our organization?

  8. 8.

    Tell us how your connections with coworkers help you to be successful in your work.

  9. 9.

    Why did you choose to pursue a career as a Psychiatric Aide?

  10. 10.

    Why do you want to enter this field?

  11. 11.

    Why are you the best candidate for us?

  12. 12.

    Would you consider yourself a person with a lot of patience?

  13. 13.

    What have you done to further your own professional development in the past 5 years?

  14. 14.

    What is your greatest strength?

  15. 15.

    What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?

  16. 16.

    What experience do you have in this field?

  17. 17.

    Do you have any specialties?

  18. 18.

    How will you be able to tolerate being in a mental health facility for your career?

  19. 19.

    Tell us about a specific time when you had to handle a tough problem which challenged fairness or ethical issues.

  20. 20.

    Have you ever prevented a problem because you were able to anticipate one person's reaction to another person?

  21. 21.

    Give an example of a time when you dealt calmly and effectively in a volatile situation.

  22. 22.

    What have you done in the past year to better yourself as a Psychiatric Aide?

  23. 23.

    How do you keep yourself mentally and physically fit?

  24. 24.

    What would you do if you saw a coworker stealing a patient's belongings?

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    Do you have anything else to add?