Psychiatric Technician (PT) Interview Questions

1 Provide a time when you dealt calmly and effectively with a high-stress situation.
2 Provide an experience in which you effectively provided care to a mentally ill, emotionally disturbed, or developmentally delayed patient.
3 Describe a time when you successfully provided personal assistance to a coworker or patron.
4 Share an experience you had in dealing with a difficult person and how you handled the situation.
5 Share an experience in which you successfully shared a difficult piece of information. (Make sure that the candidate has open lines of communication.)
6 How do you stay fit in order to perform physical activities that are required in the workplace?
7 Tell me how you organize, plan, and prioritize your work.
8 Share an experience when you applied new technology or information in your job. How did it help your company?
9 Tell me about an experience in which you analyzed information and evaluated results to choose the best solution to a problem.
10 Tell me about the last time you monitored or reviewed information and detected a problem. How did you respond?
11 Share an example of a time you had to gather information from multiple sources. How did you determine which information was relevant?
12 Provide an example when you were able to prevent a problem because you foresaw the reaction of another person.
13 Provide an experience in which you were sensitive to somone's needs or feelings. How did your helpfulness affect your work environment?
14 What have you found to be the best way to monitor the performance of your work and/or the work of others? Share a time when you had to take corrective action.
15 Name a time when your patience was tested. How did you keep your emotions in check?