Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles
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- Patient Experience Project Manager (1)
- No OfferNegative Experience
Applied on-line. 4 months went by with no follow up. The fact that I listed current employees as references and did not receive any type of follow up over 4 months does raise some concerns about the culture of CHLA. Also the job application took over an hour to fill out which seems a bit excessive considering that I had no idea how much the job paid or whether I was really a fit for the organization at all.
- Previous work experience based questions Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.
about 17 mins three people asked me a lot of questions. About my analysis skill, hobby, kind of work environment I prefer, my strength, what question I have as so on. People are pretty nice ad we have a wonderful conversation. We used skype for the interview, sometimes because of the unstable internet, sometimes I cannot hear some words clearly. You can require them to repeat it.
- why you are interested in this program? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2015.
The interview was very conversational. I felt very comfortable and welcomed. I first went through two phone interviews, one with a recruiter and the other with the hiring manager. I then went through a in-person interview with recruiter, hiring manager and then the director. The overall experience was good and I felt I was treated with respect and the hiring process was fair.
- Usual questions to see if your a fit for the organizational culture, then task specific questions like if you were in this situation, how would you handle it? Answer Question
- No Offer
I applied online. I was sent an email for with attachments to print out and fill out and turn/mail in to the HR department. I got a call for a speed/screen interview. The interview is timed at ten minutes and is over on the dot. The told me I will hear back from them if selected for another interview.
- Because this was a screening, they were all expected questions. I did not receive ant clinical questions. Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2014.
I submitted an application at CHLA's website and followed up with an email to the PI. He scheduled a phone interview and then an in-person interview. The PI was extremely friendly throughout.
I was not offered the job. The PI explained that out of 25 applications, he'd picked two people to interview. Both of us had seemed fully qualified and good-natured, so it'd been a coin toss. He recalled that I'd mentioned that I was considering an offer from another lab, so he figured it wouldn't affect me.
- It was all very conversational, really. Nothing harder than "do you prefer collaborative or individual work?" 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA).
If you are a new grad RN, you will be hired into the Versant RN Residency program. A new grad includes those with less than 1.5 years of experience. The new grad program is an intense 22 week program that combines classroom lectures, skills labs, unit based classes and of course clinical hours on the unit you are hired onto. During the program you will be precepted by senior nurses on the unit in order to fulfill a number of competencies, you will also be completing a Evidence Base Project and poster which will be presented at the end of the residency, so brush up on those reserach skills! I would definitely apply for a PCSA (Patient Care Service Aide) position on the unit you are interested after your peds rotation in nursing school. Units are now looking to hire from within, by transitioning PCSAs in nursing school into the residency. Some questions in the interview: Why CHLA? Why ____ (the unit you applied for)? What are your 1 year and 5 year goals? Have you dealt with a difficult situation with coworkers or classmates, how did you deal with it? What are your professional goals? How do your peers see you, how would they describe you in three words? How do your own values align with those of CHLA?
- All questions were pretty standard. They do however, ask situational questions regarding meds (Ex. cardiac meds on the cardiac units). Answer Question
I was an LVN who was hired as an RN resident, so there wasn't really a negotiation phase. The base pay for residents is standard for all. PCSAs get 1% on top of the base rate, LVNs get 2% on top of the base rate. If you have a BSN you receive 0.50 more an hour, if an MSN 1.00 more an hour.
- No Offer
Prescreening interview process was very short and to the point. Asked very simple questions. Was with the unit managers for the unit you were applying for. They let you know if you had another interview very quickly. The questions were not too difficult, but not are all expected questions.
- Asked very unexpected questions Answer Question
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2014.
Everyone was very nice who I was talking to. The interview process had a lot more behavioral questions than I expected so just prepare accordingly. The job seems demanding but extremely worthwhile and I am excited to have been accepted
- Asked about family dynamics Answer Question
- Accepted Offer
Relaxed and casual, lots of introductions. An initial phone interview (though I would be relocating from Dallas so this may not be common practice). The interview in person was based on a multiple mini interview style. The hospital is very large, I was told to arrive 15min early to find the interview location and then waited 20min for the first interview to start
- How do you handle office drama? Answer Question
- No OfferAverage Interview
I applied online – interviewed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
A phone interview that was a Performance based interview
- Describe a time when a piece of machinery failed to operate. What did you do and how did you fix it? Answer Question
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