You are your own best judge and critic.
There is a lot of truth in this statement especially where interview preparation is concerned.
You know yourself the best so it is up to you to figure out how much preparation is enough. Since you cannot possibly know what an employer wants, it is best to depend on your own instincts to do the best – and the leave the rest for him or her to judge.
For an interview for a medical front office assistant position, here is a set of questions and answers that you can refer to:
As far as working with people is concerned, how to you handle the many different aspects of the work in your position as a medical front office assistant?
Working as a medical front office assistant means that one is constantly in touch with people from all walks of life, including patients, family members, staff members, doctors and nurses, and of course, insurance company representatives. Working with people from different backgrounds is quite insightful, and actually quite easy if you can manage your time well.
What duties do you expect to perform in a medical front office assistant position at our facility?
From greeting patients, scheduling appointments and performing follow up duties, handling recordkeeping activities, preparing examination rooms and patients for examinations, and managing medical supplies inventory, I expect to be responsible for all.
How skilled are you in your line of work?
I am a stickler for perfection which makes it easy for me to handle the various aspects of my work in a diligent and responsible manner. My communication skills are excellent, making it comfortable for me to work with people from all walks of life, and I am very well organized. All this is a recipe for working successfully as a medical front office assistant.
What is the most challenging part of working as a medical front office assistant? And how do you handle it?
The most challenging part of working as a medical front office assistant is perhaps handling emergencies. I give emergent situations my full focus and ensure that they are kept at a priority. This makes it easier for me to juggle my work in case an emergency surfaces during regular work activities.
In a medical front office assistant role, what do you consider your weakness?
I am trying to work on me being too much of a perfectionist. Sometimes, I cannot let things go even when I know that I have done the right follow up, or have managed to do my best in getting an insurance claim to be paid. My mind never rests.
And how do you expect to overcome this weakness?
I am trying my best to realize my limitations and teach myself that I cannot do things beyond a certain point. So far, I have been 75% successful in doing this!