Kindred Healthcare Interview Questions

Updated 9 Oct 2014
Updated 9 Oct 2014
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    Nursing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

    Interview Details

    They called to set up an interview for a position, and upon returning call within 24 hours, never received a call back. Attempted again, within a few hours, and still no answer from recruiter.

    No Offer
  2.  

    CNA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

    Interview Details

    Filled out an app online and a couple days later i received a call wanting to set up interview. Went in for interview and went to the SDC office and she asked some basic questions. Asked why I wanted the job. What could i bring to the company. And went over pay and then had an immediate 2nd interview with the DON

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none. Go for higher pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Newark, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied and hadn't heard back so I called and still didn't hear back. Finally I received a call from corporate and had a phone interview which went well. Basically they asked about my precious work experience and schooling. She then set up an interview with me. I went in and waited almost a half hour for the director of nursing to come get me for my interview. She asked basic questions and offered me the job. I was given an unintentional tour as it was near impossible to find anyone in the building to process my paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you were to find a patient in their room unresponsive?   Answer Question
    • How would you handle two STNAs arguing loudly in the hallways?   Answer Question
    • If I spoke to your previous employers, what would they say about your attendance?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I am a new grad so I was pretty much given the base pay but with shift differentials I am happy with the offer. I took the last night shift LPN job available so the hours were not what I had hoped for but will work.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    RN (Registered Nurse ASN) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application online and got a call back about 3 weeks later to set up an interview. The first interview was one on one, then the second part was a panel interview. No case studies or clinical questions. Very easy, common sense answers.

    Interview Questions
    • (Paraphrasing) Tell me about a time there was a change at work you didn't agree with and how did you dealt with it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Speech Language Pathologist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, MA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Concord, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare.

    Interview Details

    There were two very different people when I interviewed: The rehab manager of the facility and the recruiter who I spoke with by phone. The manager was very friendly, but clearly untrained in the hiring process. During the in-person interview, I was asked if I had children and also told that she checked my age when running my background check because she "couldn't guess" how old I was (both are illegal). The recruiter was interesting. The negotiation process started with an offer of less than I was currently making and only went up enough to be an even salary, but with worse benefits. She asked if I'd consider it a "lateral move" to go from an acute care/rehab setting with a team of 6 SLPs to be the only SLP at a SNF. The original offer was $29/hr with 3hrs/wk of ET with 3 - 4 years of experience.

    Interview Questions
    • "I always ask the therapists without kids to not take any time off during school vacation weeks. Do you have kids?"   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Low offer, poor benefits package, low earned-time.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elkhart, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Elkhart, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had two detailed interviews, supervisors put all the positives and negatives on the line so you knew what you were walking into. I liked the honesty the most, it was even said "no this is not an easy place to work but we are all here for the patients". I would rather hear the truth then false promises

    Interview Questions
    • I think the questions were standard as every nursing facility but the questions did point out there strengths as well as the things they are working on and I met with both the ADON and several days later the DON and both were very nice and friendly. They asked questions about what pay I expected, what shift I wanted, explained why they schedule the way they do...to remain fair!   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on the day the job was posted & had a call for interview the next day from a recruiter. Applied online & scheduled after a week due to my availability. Recruiter was nice & kind. Interviewers asked a list of questions which are based on your experience. They read the question very fast so be ready! Be good listener & quick to respond if not, take your time to answer briefly & honestly. Mostly they asked about teamwork & patient care.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I have to wait for a week until they offered me the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  9.  

    CNA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Call from Recruiter, interview with manager, panel interview with three nurses. Interview went well so I thought. Its been a week and still no phone call. Sense then I been on pins and needles if I will receive a call. Maybe not. Don't like this process, its stressful.

    Interview Questions
    • If a co worker could describe you in five words, what would they be.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Wound Care Nurse-RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in North Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I must admit, this was the weirdest interview that I have ever been to. The interviewer never looked me in the eye or looked over my resume and letters of recommendations. To my amazement, she answered a phone call during my interview. The interviewer barely asked me any questions about myself and spoke about herself or the company. She complained about how the healthcare benefits were no the best. After asking the interviewer about how she liked working at Kindred she stated that, “it is challenging”. During the tour the supply room was messy and the staff was not welcoming.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    LVN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kindred Healthcare in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter regarding a position I had applied for for an interview time. First interview seemed to go well. Moved on to second interview with peers (on shift job would have been for. After interview it took three weeks to notify me that I wasn't offered a job because my lack in acute care experience. I shouldn't have been pushed on to the second portion of the interview if this was the case, and it shouldn't have taken three weeks to notify me that I was not considered related to lack of acute care experience. Disappointed with the professionalism in the interview process and the length of time to notify of decision.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle working in the acute care setting?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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