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Appalachian Regional Healthcare Overview

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Lexington, KY
1001 to 5000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Health Care
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Under-the-weather coal miners (and their daughters) can turn to Appalachian Regional Healthcare for medical services. The not-for-profit health system serves residents of eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia through nine hospitals with more than 1,000 beds, as well as ... Read more

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    Fun environment. Worked with lots of really great people.


    Working in a hospital is fast-paced and not for eevryone.

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    Medical Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Appalachian Regional Healthcare.


    You can only apply online. If selected you receive a call for an interview. Interview is lengthy (mine lasted 90 minutes) & mostly asks pointless questions that don't tell them much of anything about you. Your references are called & grilled about you, sometimes for 30 minutes. If hired you must do a physical at their facility. You must give the doctor your full medical history, including every medication you take. If you take medications you must bring the bottles to prove it & have your personal doctor fax a letter stating they write the prescriptions for you. You are grilled as if your medications make you a drug addict no matter what the medications are. You must submit to drug testing. You must also submit to blood work for cholesterol, diabetes & other testing. You must also have a PPD test. If you have any kind of arthritis or previous injury you are forced to see their specialist who does another exam to tell you whether or not he thinks you can do the job. If he passes you then you have to go to their physical therapy department & do another physical which includes walking on a treadmill for 30 minutes, lifting heavy weights, going up/down stairs, pushing heavy weights. It is sometimes an extremely lengthy process that can take several weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • If a snow storm prevented travel on the roads & you were asked to come to work anyway or be fired, what would you do?   1 Answer
    • How often are you late?   Answer Question
    • What do you do if a patient won't stop talking?   Answer Question
    • What is your worst characteristic?   Answer Question


    There is no negotiation. You accept their offer or don't get hired.

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