Successful interviews are not those where you have managed to answer all questions asked of you.
An interview is considered successful if you have answered most questions correctly, and have displayed maturity in admitting that you are not sure of the answers to others. There is no shame in not knowing something unless it is crucial to the job for which you are applying.
Nonetheless, it is important to prepare prior to an interview so that you can correctly and confidently answer most questions.
To see what type of questions will be asked at an interview for a hospital clerk position, refer to the set below:
What have been your prime duties while working as a hospital clerk in a previous setting?
As a hospital clerk, I have been responsible for providing assistance with patients’ record management, hospital admissions and discharge work, equipment and supplies requisitioning, and maintaining important patient information in a confidential manner.
What does data integrity mean to you?
In a hospital setting, integrity of information holds great importance. If your records are not accurate, it may mean a life and death situation with the person involved.
Have you ever been in a situation where such an incident happened?
Thankfully, no! I have always been very meticulous where my work is concerned. I take all my duties very seriously which is why I check and double check all my work before considering it good to go!
As far as patient relations are concerned, where do you stand?
Working as a hospital clerk means that you are in constant touch with patients. I am well-versed in responding to patients’ and their families’ requests over the telephone and in person, assisting them with filling out admission and registration forms, and providing scheduling support to them.
What is your experience in operating office equipment?
Since a lot of my work depends on how well I can operate computers, fax machines, PABX systems and scanning equipment, I have learnt most of what there is to know about them, and have kept up with technology changes in all these areas.
On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest), where do you rate your people skills? Why?
I would give myself a realistic 7. I still have a lot to learn about human nature, but I can safely say that my people skills are quite well-polished, and I can handle explosive situations with tact and diplomacy.
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