Sample Interview Questions

During an interview, ask as many questions as possible so that you have a clear understanding of what the position entails. If you are working as an independent contractor some of the following questions will form the basis of the practice level agreement that is negotiated.

Some questions you may want to ask are:

  • What is the vision for this practice?
  • Why is this position available?
  • What is the team mix?
  • How does the team collaborate or what strategies do you employ to encourage all team members are valued?
  • How will orientation, support for learning plans, and mentorship be approached?
  • How do midwives structure their appointments?
  • What model of care do you work in? Continuity (<4 midwives)? Alternative Practice Arrangement? Collaborative?
  • What is your home birth rate?
  • Which hospital do you hold privileges at and what is culture there?
  • How is call coverage managed for weekdays, weekends, holidays, vacation, and continuing education? And how often does the group revisit scheduling?
  • How is the call schedule determined and how often are these schedules reviewed/revised?
  • How is professional development/CME supported?
  • What office spaces are provided?
  • What is the overhead (operating) rate? And what is included in the overhead provided?
  • How are billings divided?
  • What is the rate of turnover among the midwives?
  • Do you use electronic medical record and if so, how does this interface with other systems?
  • Is there a computer system for scheduling and who manages the client schedule?
  • How old is the building and the major equipment? How is it financed?