Have you ever appeared in an interview and wondered what went wrong? It is possible that you didn’t prepare for the interview that you were appearing for and ended up confused when asked questions. This of course does not reflect on your knowledge or expertise of the position you applied for – it just means that you did not research what you may be asked during an interview!
It is alright to make this mistake once but let’s learn from it. An interview is a serious thing so you need to take it seriously. An interview well prepared for can help you land the job of your dreams – a botched up one can leave you dejected. So preparation is of the utmost importance.
For example, if you are appearing for an interview for the position of a hospital unit clerk, you may want to first read the job description properly. Creating mock questions is a good idea as it lets you reiterate what you can or cannot do. The following interview questions and possible answers for a unit clerk’s position will help you prepare for what is to come in an interview!
Tell us a little bit about your previous experience as a hospital unit clerk.
I have worked as a unit clerk at Trinity Health for five years where my major responsibilities were assisting patients through the hospital registration procedures, coordinating lab tests, updating patients’ files with individual nutrition and medication information and coordinating emergency protocols.
What do you feel is the most demanding part of a hospital unit secretary’s job?
Working as a unit secretary in a hospital is quite fast paced and stressful. One has to make sure that everything one does is accurate as there are lives on the line here. The stress and the need for attention to detail is a lethal combination which I find can be easily mishandled if one is not careful.
How do you make sure that you do not let work stress interfere with your work?
One has to know one’s limitations. I believe that I can set my priorities well which helps with the stress somewhat. However, in times of dire emergencies or high volume, I always ask for assistance. It is better to take help than botch up a patient’s treatment.
What do you know about the ADT system?
The Admission, Discharge and Transfer system is the procedure through which a hospital unit clerk assists patients through the admission procedures, discharge activities and any transfers such as that between floors or hospital units. The system records everything from the time a patient is admitted to the time he or she is discharged from the hospital – and everything in between.