What if the treatment plan didn’t create the expected results? This question should be anticipated by many medical professionals including physical therapists and other therapy providers, when it’s time for a job interview.
Here are some tips on how to prepare for this interview question:
Reflect on your past experiences. Have you ever encountered this situation before? If so, what did you do? How did you handle it? How did you manage to be professional under pressure?
If you haven’t dealt with issues involving a patient’s treatment plan, perhaps a colleague has. What did he or she do? How did your colleague solve the issue? How did she handle the patient? Analyze what steps your colleague took to provide a basis for your answer.
Develop a backup treatment plan. Even if you’re still building your career, you have to anticipate situations that may be out of your hands. Your interview may be an opportune time to formulate a treatment plan B.
If you don’t have a real-life case to draw from, create your own scenario. What did you do wrong? How would you respond? Analyze the necessary steps you would take to overcome the obstacle.
Write down your key points. Emphasize what’s important and write it down on a piece of paper to serve as your guide. By writing an action outline, you’ll quickly discover that some points are less important than others. This will keep your answer organized and will make it sound more professional.
Practice. Now that you’ve got your answers organized, practice reading them out loud with confidence. Saying them over and over again will help you relax for the interview. No matter how cliché it is, practice makes perfect.
You must be able to handle this question without feeling nervous. Do your research and ask reliable sources how to face questions like this one professionally. Once you know the answer, do not hesitate to show the interviewer that you are capable of resolving treatment issues.