Respiratory Therapist Interviews

Respiratory Therapist Interview Questions

"Employers hiring respiratory therapists are looking for licensed candidates with degrees from programs recognized by the Commission of Accreditation for Respiratory Care. In an interview context, expect to answer questions about your knowledge of respiratory practices and equipment as well as your ability to handle difficult patients. When preparing for your interview, remember to showcase your interpersonal and problem solving skills."

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Albany Medical Center
Respiratory Therapist was asked...June 4, 2016

Sell yourself, tell us why we should hire you over other candidates.

1 Answers

When I arrive to work, my objective is to apply my skills and knowledge to the best of my abilities. If I do not know the answer to a question, or if I feel uncomfortable during a certain procedure, I ask someone with senior level experience so that the highest level of care is delivered to our patients. Less

Cancer Treatment Centers of America

If you were confronted with a difficult situation, how would you handle it?

1 Answers

I would first analyze the situation to put myself in a position to effectively come up with several solutions. Then I would weigh out my solutions based on effectiveness, efficiency, and best outcome. If I still could not figure it out or just simply wanted to be sure I chose my best option I would turn to a peer for advice/help. Less

Select Specialty Hospitals

when can you start?

6 Answers

Interview even today

I am ready

I can do interview today

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Northeast Georgia Health System

They asked about availability to work & skill level.

3 Answers

My availability is Daytime shifts of the week.

I am available for any shifts from 8 AM until 9 PM, seven days a week

I am available every day of the week, from 8 AM until 9 PM. No other commitments. Less

Wyoming Medical Center

Give me an example of when you had to handle a difficult patient not responding to care.

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I explained the pros and cons to the prognosis with and without the compliance of treatment and then try to encourage my patient to make their health a priority because they are loved and deserve the best quality of life. Less

Honestly my job is not respond to a difficult patient, my job is to try to understand why the patient is difficult, communicate with my team members and develops a plan to best suit the patient. Less

I answered with a specific situation that I had encounterd in my career.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Why did you choose NYP?

3 Answers

I like to work in the hospital

Because I herd that it the best hospital in the city

I need a porter job do u have open

Abrazo Community Health Network

If there was a sick newborn in the nursery, an adult patient in the ER in distress, and a patient on one of the general floors who needed respiratory care all at the same time, who would you see first.

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I told him that you have to consider the acuity of the patient. So, I would see the baby, then the ER patient, and then the floor patient. Less

You'd see the person in distress first


How would I make the company better

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I would bring my level of expertise and compassion

I go above and beyond for my customers and my clients.. I will bring a everyday smile and positive energy not matter what obstacles come my way . I work well in a team or alone . I learn fast and can follow instructions. Less

Southside Hospital

What shift could I work

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Due to my present family needs it would be best for me to work Day Shifts , (Night Shifts) or Weekends. Less


HCA Healthcare

What have you done in the past that might hinder your performance here in the future?

2 Answers

I had no answer.

At this point nothing, which I hope to continue on this job.

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