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Baptist Health System KY & IN
Physical Therapist Assistant was asked...June 27, 2013

What would you do if a patient you had been working with started refusing to work with you.

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I would question the patient as to why they were refusing treatment with me, and then give them the option of working with another therapist. Less

Try to find out if a specific thing is bothering the patient and if it can be changed. If it cannot be changed or the patient is not able to explain the problem then have the patient switched to another therapist if possible. Less

What is one of your accomplishments with a patient?

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I helped a patient regain use of their arm using nmes.

New York City Department of Education

What type of experience do you have in working with children who have special needs?

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I have 5 years’ experience working with special needs children at the last clinic I worked at. Their disabilities ranged from physical to mental to emotional Less

Northside Hospital

Was there ever a crisis that occurred on your shift (whether that be during clinics or previous employment) and how did you react and overcome or not overcome the situation.

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I never dealt with a serious crisis during my shift but I have dealt with numerous anxious patients who afraid to undergo scanning. To deal with this, I would spend time talking and calming them down. Less

Flagship Rehabilitation

Are you physically fit and how much do you exercise?

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6 days/wk

South Bay Community Services

They asked me about the theories that I align with and what methods of counseling I am used to.

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I aligned with a person-centered approach and I prefer to use expressive therapy and GIM. Less

The George Washington University Hospital

What are sternal precautions?

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no pushing/pulling, active range of motion to shoulder level, and the lifting items greater than 5 pounds Less

Albany Medical Center

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

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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?

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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

Athena Health Care Systems

What was my greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses working with a geriatric population

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That I had infinite patience helping these elderly patients and if I had questions I was not hesitant to ask specific questions regarding their care and how best to work with them. Less

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