Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Sample Job Interview Questions

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Sample Job Interview Questions

 

Here are sample Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) job interview questions designed specifically for the Nursing career field.

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CNA’s generally work under the supervision of a charge nurse or physician. Tell me about a time when you did not get along a physician or nurse you had to work with.

What have you done in the last few years to prepare yourself to be a better CNA?

Our certified nursing assistants offer assistance at meal time for our patients, what kinds of unique meal requirements have you had to accommodate? How do you ensure you keep track of each patient’s meal requirements?

As a CNA you will often be discussing care with the patient’s family and keep them updated on care and progress of the patient. Describe a conversation when a patient’s family disagreed with you.

Describe an assignment or situation that required you to meet with others to influence them to cooperate with you. What did you say?

Sometimes patients are not easy to help and uncooperative when providing care. Tell me about a time when you had to work with an uncooperative patient (for example when bathing, feeding, providing medications, etc)

Have you ever written procedures for the department? Describe one of these procedures.

What have you done differently as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) than your predecessors in the position? Why?

Have you ever had to ‘go the extra mile” to satisfy a patient? Tell me what you did.

Have you done any on-the-job training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)? Give an example. What steps did you follow? How did you prepare for the training and how effective was it?

Jobs differ in the extent to which people work independently or as part of a team. Tell me about a time as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) when you were most satisfied working alone/on a team? Why? What did you do?

Have you ever entered patient data on a keyboard? When? What kind of data? How well did you do?

How have you decided on performance goals for your subordinates? What did you do to establish these goals? Give a recent example.

What did you do particularly well in your last job?

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Bonus Questions


  • Have you ever had to adjust your work schedule because you didn't have all the necessary parts, materials, or equipment? Tell me about one of these situations.
  • What are some of the best ideas you have ever presented to, and which were accepted by, team members? What was your approach?
  • At some point in the career of all employees, they wonder whether their job is the right one for them. When have you felt that way? Why? What did you do?

Daily Interview Tip

When you've been invited for an interview, your thoughts naturally turn to giving a winning performance on the day. A bit like exams, interviews can creep up on you, but good preparation is the key to success. When it comes to looking for a job, give yourself time for leisure and rest and don't begrudge the time spent on your family and work obligations. If you did not qualify or were bypassed for the job, explain to the interviewer that you'd like to ask a few questions that may help you do better in the future.