Northwestern Medicine Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Very welcoming and positive walked in and met with the nurse manager and a clinical tech they explaied their expereince and the job and then let me shadow on the unit and another unit to see what it was like. All of the staff members were awesome

    Interview Questions

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    Registered Nurse Cardio/Pulmonary Transplant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through the online portal, a friend gave me a contact for the hiring department and was able to set up an interview within the week of application. Meet with two of the three managers, both were very nice and welcoming, very easy to talk with and felt comfortable asking questions

    Interview Questions

    • What is your end goal?, Where do you see yourself in 5 years?, Why do you want to work in Cardio/Pulmonary Transplant?, What made you switch careers? (used to be a teacher)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    New Nursing Grad, no negotiation with hiring pay. I did ask because I have several years of medical experience, but when I asked why they said that it's because I have no experience as a nurse. Offer wasn't too bad though.

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    Patient Access Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lake Forest, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Lake Forest, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Hiring and interview process was very smooth. Interview set up through a temp agency. Great interviewing manager who asked a lot of detailed questions. Manager willing to work with my scheduale and very thankful she could find someone to do the overnight hours. However very confusing with where to go for interview. Went to HR and they had no idea who I was and where I should even be. After about 10 minutes they finally figured out where I should be and ended up being late to the interview because of this.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think you would be a good fit for this position?   Answer Question
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    RN Staff Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Lengthy but extremely informative. I worked with the RN Recruiter, Karen, and she was fabulous. Kept me informed of the hiring process and so nice to work with. I'm glad I accepted the offer to work here. Karen was also nice and worked with other nurses that I referred her to.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you went above and beyond for a patient or co-worker   Answer Question
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Very easy..It seems that take a liking to people who already have healthcare experience. In the Administration, that's plus and it goes a long way with Physicians, clinical directors, etc

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    Registered Dietitian Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    Apply via online platform; take an online personality/psych assessment test (tip: they are looking for the traits of teamwork, altruism, and an engaged workforce). If make it past the initial psych and resume screen, resume forwarded to hiring manager who instructs HR to contact those they want to interview. In-person interview with HR and hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Job-specific clinical questions; typical behavioral interview questions (i.e. describe a situation in which you had a challenge, worked with a difficult person, turned a loss into win, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase, if I had known my position was budgeted in a range, I would have negotiated for more money.

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    Unit Se Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    It was very easy going and the managers are great. Always ask to shadow to make an everlasting impression on the hiring manager. Went in Monday for interview knew the same day I had got the job

    Interview Questions

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    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Initial phone screening with HR followed by onsite interview with a Director and Manager. Laid back, low pressure interview. Straightforward SQL test at the end of the interview. Called back for second round interview with team members the next week. Interviewed with three separate team members, also laid back and low pressure. Received an offer a few days later.

    Interview Questions

    • Initial phone screening included many rapid fire questions about job experiences ("talk about a time you handled a difference of opinion with a coworker," etc. If you understand the position and why you want it, everything after was fairly easy.   Answer Question
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    Patient Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine (Chicago, IL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    After applying online, applicants must complete an hour-long survey online. Next was a phone interview, then an onsite interview. 1-2 weeks between each, so expect to have time in between where there is no communication whatsoever.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you dealt with a difficult customer. How did you handle the situation?   Answer Question
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    Registered Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Northwestern Medicine.

    Interview

    The interview involved a shadow day followed by a group peer interview by the current unit staff as well as meetings with the department managers and directors. I was interviewing for two different positions within the same department so part of the shadow experience was to determine if one of the positions would be a better fit than another.

    Interview Questions

    • Clinical questions were presented in a very broad manner.   1 Answer
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