Respiratory Therapist Interview Questions

Respiratory Therapist Interview Questions

Last updated March 21st, 2018

Respiratory Therapists care for patients who have difficulties breathing. Successful candidates will be understanding, encouraging, and knowledgeable about breathing conditions and treatments. Avoid candidates who lack patience or communication skills.

Interview Questions for Respiratory Therapists

1. How do you assess a patient’s condition and develop individualized therapies? Use examples to support.

Tests job knowledge.

2. Describe your most challenging experience with a patient. What did you learn? What would you do differently?

Shows willingness to learn from mistakes.

3. How do you motivate discouraged or uncooperative patients?

Tests interpersonal skills.

4. What are some of the most useful therapies for patients with emphysema? Why do they work?

Tests job knowledge.

5. Have you ever had to provide emergency assistance to a patient in a critical condition? How did you handle it?

Tests ability to handle stress.

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