Our number one concern is the quality of care to our patients. And, we want to know how you can facilitate that. Talk about your knowledge, skills and abilities. What can you bring to the table?
Think about: How did your efforts impact the lives of your patients at your last location? What functional gains have you achieved with your patients? Are there any special programs you have created or worked with in the past – how can that benefit our patients here?
We want to know not just where you worked last, but what was your caseload like? Diagnosis’s treated, were they medically complex, what was your rehab-to-home ratio like, how big was the building, any special equipment used … Then, how can those experiences apply to our position/building?
Lastly, do you have any certifications or specialized training? Don’t just present a list of CEUs, but tell us, to what extend did you learn the material and then apply it to your patients in need?
What not to ask in an initial interview: “What is the pay rate?” It makes you look solely money motivated. We want someone that is motivated by patient care, not just the salary they are going to make.