Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2014
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Clinical Staff Interview

Clinical Staff

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in May 2014.

Interview Details – Phone screen, then 5 weeks of interviews with various team members. Comprehensive questions, tour of facility. All team members were friendly, honest and informative. Staff are certainly concerned about ringing the best candidate aboard to work with the children they serve.

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Office Coordinator Interview

Office Coordinator

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in September 2011.

Interview Details – Call from a recruiter / Face-to-face interview / Job offer / Background check (6-weeks) / New employee orientation / In job. CHOP is very thorough in performing the proper background and education checks. If you want a good paying job, it may be worth the wait if you're progressing through the hiring stages.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time made a mistake on the job and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

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Pharmacy Technician Interview

Pharmacy Technician
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in May 2014.

Interview Details – I applied and the process took about 5 weeks. I got a call for a phone screening (interview from a recruiter) and it lasted for about 20mins. I was scheduled for an in person interview 3 weeks after. It was a panel interview and very professional. It lasted for about an hour. I did some assessment upon arrival before the interview, nothing unexpected. Everyone there was very professional and friendly.

Interview Question – Nothing expected. Why CHOP? How would you handle an aggressive patient?   Answer Question

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Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in June 2010.

Interview Details – Human resources department is not organized and not approachable. The rest of the experience was great!

Interview Question – How do you deal with difficult situations   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Reasonable

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CRA II Interview

CRA II
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in February 2014.

Interview Details – Initial HR Phone screen- simple questions about CHOP (approx 1/2 hr.)
Department Phone Screen- same as above- more focused on clinical research experience though- just know your resume/qualifications.
In Person Interviews- 1 round- with 2 PI's and one clin research mgr. This was more detailed than the calls (1/2 hr with each person) and focused on my experiences and what I could bring to the department/CHOP.

Interview Question – None. Very straight forward interview process. Know your qualifications, know what the department does, know how you fit into that role, and you will do just fine.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple- they told me a range and I asked for the high end and received it.

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Clinical Research Assistant Interview

Clinical Research Assistant

I applied online and interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Initial contact for hiring & interviewing came from the Nursing Career Center.
Number of interviews varies, depending on the actual department.
The people I contacted with were extremely pleasant and professional.

Interview Question – Used (same) standardized questions for all interviews. My biggest challenge was trying to determine if I should give the same answer or present a different example.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Salary was not negotiable; this information was given upfront.

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Staff Nurse Interview

Staff Nurse
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Repeated phone calls from a number of HR people, all essentially asking for the same or advising about the same info

Interview Question – None   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Nothing

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Registered Nurse Interview

Registered Nurse
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Phone interview--This was very awkward and lasted about 20minutes. A lot of behavioral questions. Then I had an in-person interview, equally awkward. We were in a small room that could only fit a table and table two chairs. It lasted about 15minutes. Again, a lot of behavioral questions, long periods of silence and the interviewer took ALOT of notes. I left unsure of anything.

Interview Question – How would you advocate for a patient who is in pain and the physician is refusing to order pain medication. Not the hardest question but one I remember.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – This was my first job out of college. I did not negotiate.

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Research Technician II Interview

Research Technician II
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Phone interview first with HR, then scheduled interview with actual hiring manager/PI.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected but this ALWAYS depends on the hiring manager. Be prepared as much as possible and research the principal investigator and the work they do.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate. Salary was grant based.

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Student Researcher Interview

Student Researcher

I applied online - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in May 2012.

Interview Details – I applied the position through Drexel dragon job website. there is a phone call from HR, then I get to talk to the doctor I work with. We had a short conversation about my expectation and my work experience. Then I was accepted as a summer internship research assistant.

Interview Question – Have you ever used MATLAB programing before?
Have you every work on biomedical research before?
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