Interview questions you may be asked as a healthcare professional

So you have read through our interview tips blog post and now need to take some time to think about how you will answer possible interview questions? We have put together a list of potential questions below:


Remember to make sure to clearly articulate your answer without rambling or being too brief either.


Why have you decided to apply for this role and what value can you offer to the role?

Interviews usually start with an ice breaker question to understand you motivation/passion for the profession and the skills that you can bring for the department. This is where your research can come in and you can match the values of the healthcare facility to your own values.


What previous experience do you have in healthcare roles?

This is your chance to expand on the previous job details that you have included on your CV and link these to the role. Make sure to highlight any of your achievements from your previous healthcare roles too.


How do you usually approach organising your caseload?

Use the STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) technique for questions that require you to describe an example of when you have demonstrated a specific skill. These context-specific questions are asked by interviewers to see how a health professional may react in different situations so be sure to answer the questions practically and using a positive approach.


What are the steps for taking [insert specific skill]?

Clinical NHS interview questions usually come up for roles up to band 7 and they are used to assess your clinical knowledge as healthcare roles require specific previous experience. Make sure to show emotional intelligence within your answer by highlighting why it is important to do something in a specific way.


Provide an example of your contribution to diversity, inclusivity and equality in the workforce?

This interview question has been coming up more and more during healthcare interviews over the last few years as equality and diversity within patient care and the workplace is taken very seriously by the NHS. For example, there may have been a case where you provided more support to a disabled colleague or patient.


If you also need a refresh of you CV we have a great blog post with all the top tips you need to update your healthcare CV, click here to view it.


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