As a medical specialist considering a new position, it’s important to ask relevant questions at a job interview to check the position and work environment align with your professional goals and expectations. Together with the employer finding out about you, make sure you leave the interview feeling informed about the position.

Here are some questions to have up your sleeve when speaking with a NZ or Australian hospital or practice.

  1. What are the key responsibilities and expectations of this role?
  2. How is success measured in this position?
  3. Can you tell me about the patient population I will be serving in this role?
  4. What is the typical patient load or caseload for this position?
  5. What is the on-call schedule like, if applicable?
  6. What are the opportunities for professional development and continuing education in this organisation?
  7. How is feedback and performance evaluation provided in this workplace?
  8. Can you describe the organisational culture and values?
  9. What resources are available to support my clinical practice, such as electronic health records, equipment, or staffing?
  10. How is teamwork and collaboration encouraged within the organisation?
  11. Can you tell me about the compensation package, including salary, benefits, and allowances?
  12. What is the department’s approach to work-life balance?
  13. What are the opportunities for career advancement within the organisation?
  14. How does the organisation handle quality improvement initiatives and patient safety protocols?

Remember, an interview is not just for the employer to evaluate you as a candidate, but also for you to evaluate the organization and position to make sure it’s the right fit for your career goals and work-life balance.

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