Respiratory Therapists Interview Questions

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Ryan Brunner has over ten years of experience recruiting, interviewing, and hiring candidates in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries.

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What motivates you to want to help people?

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List of 30 Respiratory Therapists Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    What motivates you to want to help people?

  2. 2.

    Does providing emergency care to patients suffering from heart attacks, drowning, or shock make you nervous?

  3. 3.

    How do you handle stressful situations?

  4. 4.

    Have you worked with a patient with a condition that was beyond your scope of practice? How did you handle it?

  5. 5.

    How do you gain the respect of your teammates when starting a new job?

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    Talk about a time that you had to handle an emergency situation with a patient. How did you handle that situation and what role did you play if a larger team was involved?

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    If you could spend more time studying one particular respiratory illness, what would it be?

  8. 8.

    What was the most difficult part of schooling?

  9. 9.

    Can you work overtime, weekends, and holidays?

  10. 10.

    Why did you decide to work in this field?

  11. 11.

    Are you a people person?

  12. 12.

    Walk me through how you interview a patient.

  13. 13.

    What do you like least about being a Respiratory Therapist?

  14. 14.

    What was the best thing you learned during your clinical training with patients?

  15. 15.

    Tell me about a character trait that makes you a good candidate for this job.

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    If you could not be a Respiratory Therapist, what career would you choose?

  17. 17.

    What types of patients do you have the most difficulty treating?

  18. 18.

    Why is measuring a patient's pH levels important?

  19. 19.

    What do you like most about being a Respiratory Therapist?

  20. 20.

    Tell me about the conditions you are most familiar with treating.

  21. 21.

    How do you make sure you are using your time effectively?

  22. 22.

    What kind of work environment do you thrive in?

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    How would you handle a situation that could cause you to miss work?

  24. 24.

    Talk about a time where you had to work with the family of a particular patient. Were there any obstacles you had to overcome to work effectively with them?

  25. 25.

    Have you ever had to work with a difficult colleague? How did you handle that situation?

  26. 26.

    Talk about the importance of patient documentation and the documentation systems you have familiarity working with.

  27. 27.

    What is the importance of the role of a Respiratory Therapist in infection control?

  28. 28.

    How do you keep yourself up to date on advancements in our field?

  29. 29.

    What respiratory equipment do you have familiarity working with?

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    How do work as part of a larger team and what role do you find yourself being comfortable with?