Kaiser Permanente Nursing Interview Questions

Updated Mar 26, 2015
Updated Mar 26, 2015
27 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

60%
36%
4%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

53%
9%
8%

Interview Difficulty

3.2
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

27 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all Interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I had a great experience with my one on one interview with a manager at a recent job fair the new hospital in Oakland had. I felt at ease, no intimidation, comfortable and welcomed. The recruiting staff had all been amazing and answered every question I had during the hiring process.

    Interview Questions

    • The manager asked me various standard interview questions like: where do you see yourself in 5 years, tell me why you want to work for Kaiser, why do you enjoy being a nurse, tell me a time when you almost made a mistake and what did you do to prevent it, have you ever had conflict with a doctor and how did you resolve it? She also asked me to simple clinical questions, nothing too hard.   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (3)  

    Interview

    Received initial phone call 2 weeks after application and online assessment. Had to do an interview with panel of 4 people. Asked questions about how i handled my previous jobs. Challenging but required a lot of thought.

    Interview Questions

  3. Helpful (1)  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Kaiser Permanente (San Diego, CA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Got and interview going through a recruiter. Also applied directly. Went to interview and the process took 3 hours. A trainer interviewed me, followed by a written test and then 2 panel interview, asked general questions regarding knowledge of windows computer and abilty to navigate. Written test were scenario based questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do deal with a uncooperative family memeber/patient?   1 Answer
    • What does orthopnia mean?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Recruiter negotiate terms for me.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Staff Nurse II Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview

    Applied online through website, got called by HR after a few weeks, interviewed and forwarded resume to hiring manager. Got a panel interview with the managers, offered the position and accepted. Got offer letter, background check, drug screen, then physical. Whole process took over a month. It was the background check that took 3 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Got an offer based on my work experience

  6. Helpful (3)  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Union City, CA).

    Interview

    Interviewed by a panel of physicians and managers. Questions on how I would deal with unruly patients, how I would handle some one who fell. Must apply online first . I was able yo transfer from another department which helped.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Salary based on experience.

  7.  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Irvine, CA) in June 2014.

    Interview

    Skills testing. Interviewed by HR and then interviewed in a group in a panel interview. Applicants were cut or asked to come back for next session. Background check, license verification.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you have gone above and beyond in a work environment.   Answer Question
  8. Helpful (2)  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Denver, CO) in May 2014.

    Interview

    After applying for a job position online through their career section on their website, I was contacted by the regional HR director 3 months later to join a group interview. It was scheduled about a month out from the invite. When I arrived there were a panel of 8 Kaiser directors from various departments. Everyone filed in and picked their own seats. The lead of the panel then asked all nurses RN and LPNs to line up and order themselves in alphabetical order. After being in line we were then assigned to the partner next to us for the next interview step.

    We were then asked to obtain information from our partner: name, title, work experience, education, where they currently work, why they want to change jobs, and why they would be a good candidate for a position a Kaiser. After we had a few minutes to chat we then had to present our partner to the panel.

    After that we had a small break and were given a sheet with several questions. We were to pick one and tell our answer to the group. After everyone answered their questions we were given the opportunity to ask our own. They then said someone may contact us for further interviews if they feel like we are good candidates to move on.

    Interview Questions

    • EXAMPLE QUESTIONS:

      Describe an episode when you had to deal with an angry or upset patient/ customer.

      What are some steps you have used to raise the level of service on your unit?

      Tell me about when you received developmental feedback.

      Tell me about a time when you dealt with people from different backgrounds.

      How does your personality change under stress?

      Describe the most difficult decision you ever had to make.

      Do anticipate problems or do you react to them?

      Tell me about a time when someone disagreed with what you were doing.
       
      Answer Question
  9.  

    Nurse Practitioner Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Varies with the hiring source. Probably the application process, review, initial selection, telephone interview, selected for face-face or panel interview, final selection, and hire.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yes, and it was a win-win

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The interviewer said, "I know I'm not supposed to ask, but...'ARE YOU MARRIED AND DO YOU HAVE CHILDREN?" Egad, EEO law has been clear for many years on the inappropriateness of these questions. I was extremely surprised and disappointed that the largest healthcare company in the US would so blatantly violate employment law. What else are they doing that's not right?

    Interview Questions

    • See above forsurprising illegal questions.   2 Answers
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Advice Nurse Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in February 2013.

    Interview

    Completed the online application and submitted my resume. Few days later I was emailed a notification to complete an online assessment. Assessment included a timed typing test then 200+anatomy & physiology, syllogism/logical/deductive reasoning, and behavioral type questions. 2 days later I was called to schedule an interview with the site manager.

    The Interview: 3-panel style with each panel member alternating asking scenario type questions. I didn't feel intimidated but the set-up is a bit anxiety-inducing; almost like an interrogation-tell the truth and you'll do fine!

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time that you went above or beyond expectation in your current job.   1 Answer

Work at Kaiser Permanente? Share Your Experiences

Kaiser Permanente

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.