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Kaiser Permanente Nursing Interview Questions

Updated Oct 9, 2014
Updated Oct 9, 2014
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    Staff Nurse II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Got an offer based on my work experience
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Union City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Union City, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Salary based on experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    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.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Nurse Practitioner Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Yes, and it was a win-win
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advice Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oakland, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente.

    Interview Details

    Website for job application is a nightmare. that is the only way to get a foot in the door. Networking does not seem to help. HR generally is slow to respond.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what you would do if you heard a rumor about someone and then you had to work with them. Would you assume it to be true or get to know the person first.   View Answers (3)
    Negotiation Details
    used a headhunter and there was not much negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted resume, was contacted by Human Resources within a few days. Had an initial phone interview with the HR representative, who was very polite and professional. Resume forwarded to appropriate department, and was contacted several days later for phone interview with department manager. After phone interview with that manager, was scheduled to meet face-to-face with another department manager about a week later. A little over a week after that, I was scheduled for panel interview. Then back to face-to-face with first manager. Was told that they needed to staff up quickly, and I would be notified of a decision within the next few days. I waited a week and one half, and after not hearing from anyone, I contacted the first manager. She told me that my qualifications didn't quite match what they were looking for, but my application would be on file. I scheduled my entire afternoon on no fewer than three occasions to interview face to face (plus a fourth afternoon, as one interview got cancelled at the last minute.), and then did not even receive a "thank you" for my time, or an "I'm sorry, but here's a lovely parting gift". Nor did anyone contact me when it was clear that they were not going to hire me. I had to contact them. This entire process took well over a month, probably closer to two. I don't mind not getting the job, there are other jobs. I just thought it wasn't very professional to have such a disregard for the applicant's time. All in all though, everyone I met with was pleasant enough. It just seemed like they could have been a bit more organized.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Nursing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parma, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Parma, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    was contacted. Very professional. Asked all the right questions. Tone was a bit cool and stand offish.

    Very much " a Kaiser Way" or no way.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Place of employment

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Certified Nursing Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Rosa, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Kaiser Permanente in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very standard process. Submitted an on-line application and got a response within a month. When the recruiter couldn't get ahold of me by phone, she sent me an e-mail. The manger that I interviewed with was very nice and fairly casual. She assured me that everyone goes through an extensive hiring process, but well worth it once you get in.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have a problem with working Per Diem over the next year?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations. They base your pay according to years of experience. No if's, and's, or but's.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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