Kindred Healthcare Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014
62 interviews

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  1.  

    RN (Registered Nurse ASN) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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
  2.  

    Social Worker Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in May 2010.

    Interview Details

    I met with the E.D, DON & the SSD and interviewed with all of them. They wanted to know how I death with difficult residents and families. Wanted details about previous state inspections I had been through and how it went.

    Negotiation Details
    Pretty straight forward
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Licensed Practical Nurse - Charge Nurse Interview

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

    I interviewed in-person. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Easy initial interview with the SDC, tour of facility, met briefly with DON & ADON. was offered a position at the end of the interview. Filled out paperwork for background check, urine drug screen & waited a few days for background clearance. Immediately started 5 day orientation, followed nursing staff the following week for a few shifts then "voila" rec'd my own assignment. I felt it was a fairly standard interview/training process for nursing homes. No complaints abt it really..

    Interview Questions
    • None, was asked a few "interview/situational" type questions but none that stumped me   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    On my schedule - yes. On my starting pay - no.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Speech Language Pathologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Concord, MA (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Concord, MA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Staff RN Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    There is an online application with a follow up recruiter phone call. The initial interview is with the nurse manager and a second interview with a panel. The atmosphere is casual but tenuous.

    Interview Questions
    • The panel interview asks the typical questions, yet they also want something personal. They asked, "What is the worst mistake you have ever made?"   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They have a set salary schedule and your experience determines rate of pay
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Licensed Practical Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Elkhart, IN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Elkhart, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed 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.  

    Director of Education Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Wilkes-Barre, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source - interviewed at Kindred Healthcare in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met with a very motivated Chief Clinical Officer. Discussed postive and negative issues related with the facility. She did not paint an unrealistic picture of the daily functioning of the hospital. She was very positive and made me feel as though I would be a very welcomed addition to the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Was there a willinigness to come in on the night shift (7p-7a).   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer, counter-offered via phone with director of corporate office
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    CNA Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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.  

    Staff RN Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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
  11.  

    LVN Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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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