- What’s your internal bias toward dealing with patients and their challenges? When patients have needs that don’t meet with your expectations how do you tend to react? Could you do that better? How?
- What’s it like to be your partner? How do people feel about you after they’ve run calls with you? Is that by your design?
- How do you handle it when you fail? When you have a bad call or things don’t go right? Are you willing to be fallible before your peers and own your mistakes? If you really felt that you were good at what you do, what would be the ideal way to address these inevitable errors?
- What is your tolerance for learning. Are you still in an active learning process or have you stagnated in your growth since you entered the field. What did you learn today?
- Many people in EMS say they do the job because they like helping people and feeling like they make a difference in others lives. What do you do in your life outside of EMS to help people? When you’re not wearing a uniform, what sorts of things do you do to help others? Do you ever help others in situations where there is no possibility of recognition?
- If you quit your job tomorrow what would the mood be like at your organization? How would the news be received? Would your replacement have big shoes to fill? Would your organization be better because you had worked there?
You don’t need to share your answers with anyone. It’s just between you and the pen.