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

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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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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Very Easy Interview

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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Office Administrator Interview

Office Administrator
Phila, PA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in September 2013.

Interview Details – There is an initial phone screening to ask about your experience and background. Next is the first interview with the lower Administration. The questions they ask are very known questions ex; so tell me about yourself, your accomplishments, your strengths and weakness. Then you get a call from HR asking you refill out the application if you did not already and complete a survey to send a email that you create for reference check and you will be ask if you want proceed on with drug test, nicotine test, child abuse test, criminal test, and to see if you have all you shots test. Also you will be asked by HR what your current salary is and you will also be asked what are you interested in making. If you made that far you get the second interview by the upper management, directors, etc. You will be asked the same questions all over again but from standpoint of seeing if your a good fit or not. You will be interviewed by each person you will be working for (5) hour’s altogether. After you’re grilled and interviewed you will then take administrative test:

Interview Question – The following components will be tested throughout Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook:
•Grammatical Checks
•Formatting Etiquette
•Presentation Practice
•Situation Protocol

Sample Scenario:

Chinese Consultant Group
The group’s flight was delayed and the delegation will be arriving at 3pm as oppose to 2pm.
Please list the steps you would take to rearrange the schedule.

Other scenario’s include
Identifying the errors, adjusting response formats etc.
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Research Associate Interview

Research Associate

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Interview Details – Awesome onboarding process, very helpful HR in terms of relocation etc

Interview Question – nothing that i can think of..atleast at this stage of my career   Answer Question

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Program Coordinator Interview

Program Coordinator

Interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Interview Details – Completed a phone screening after which I was scheduled to meet with the hiring manager and other members in the department. A group interview was conducted and the participants took notes.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you were able to successfully deal with another person even when that individual may not have personally liked you (or vice versa).   View Answer

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Physical Therapist Interview

Physical Therapist

Interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Interview Details – Started out with a phone interview from a recruiter. The recruiter is not in the field and did not seem interested in my responses and did not post any additional questions based on my responses. It took a really long time following that phone interview to hear more. Then there was an in person interview. The in person interview was very casual with your typical interview questions (strengths, experiences, challenge you faced, type of patients you treated). There were 3 people that interviewed with me. Then met with the HR representative. This was almost like an another interview with the questions that were asked.

Interview Question – Typical questions. I felt like the HR questions were more challenging, because they asked why I was interested in the other positions. I found it challenging to answer this question, so as it came across correctly that I was interested in this company.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – They were persistent in knowing my response ASAP. Did not allow a lot of my time to ponder the offer even though I would not be able to start for two months

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Occupational Therapist Interview

Occupational Therapist
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in September 2010.

Interview Details – Spent alot of time interviewing on phone thru HR at first then thru department head. They sent me for fingerprints and a background check which I did the SAME day as talking to HR (THATS how much I wanted this per disk job. They wanted SIX references which I thought was overkill and totally unnecessary. They wanted me in "as soon as possible" for an interview, which I accommodates despite living out of state. I was group interviewed by 3-4 OT's and was grilled on questions about spinal cord injury, ventilator dependent patients and other serious condifions - ALL of which I aced. There was little/no follow up. I had to keep calling and was quite disappointed in how they handled the post-interview phase. I was more than qualified and at one point one of them said, "That was the best answer to that question we ever had"

Interview Question – What kind of function and sensation would you expect from
A patient with a C6 spinal cordi injury.
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