Perhaps the most difficult part of the patient escort job application process is acing the interview.
When you are sitting across the table from a stern-looking interviewer, there is nothing you wouldn’t give to just disappear into thin air at that very moment.
But this feeling dominates the interview process ONLY if you are unsure of what you have to offer.
When you are well-prepared to face an interviewer with all the right answers and responses, this fear can be looked into the face and overcome.
Tagline – never go in unprepared to a patient escort interview.
To see what questions you may be asked at the interview for a patient escort, take a look at the set below:
Patient Escort Interview Questions and Answers
How do you feel about working as a patient escort?
The work is great. I enjoy working as a patient escort, as one learns so much about the healthcare industry.
And how does the urgency of the work make you feel?
To be honest, it is always the challenge of doing something that is stimulating, which encourages me to work well. The urgency that is often associated with escorting patients to procedure or surgical units is the driving force behind doing this work well.
As a patient escort, what are some of the main duties that you have been responsible for over the years?
While working as a patient escort, I have been escorting patients to and from appointments, surgical and nursing units and procedural rooms. In addition to this, I have been ensuring their wellbeing and safety by making sure that their transit is safe, and to place their fears at rest by counseling them. Also, I have been responsible for making sure that the equipment that is used to transport patients is kept cleaned and sanitized at all times.
What skills do you think one needs in order to work as a patient escort?
Working as a patient escort means that you have to be physically dexterous and strong, possess great communication skills, have deep knowledge of medical terminology, can handle emergent situations with ease, and possess an exceptional ability to handle crises situations.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where any of these skills came in handy?
Several times. Recently, I was transporting a patient to a cardiac unit when he had a sudden heart attack. My good sense kicked in, helping me to provide immediate CPR to him, saving his life.
What are your future plans?
I hope to train as a nursing assistant soon, a future that I am already working towards by enrolling into a nursing program, and learning the basics through my time at work.