pre-employment assessments for

Medical & Surgical Hospitals

Our Hospital Skills Assessment is the perfect fit for HR teams at hospitals looking for actionable insights into prospective candidates. 

Between cultural shifts, the pandemic and the need to offer more personalized care, hospitals are seeing a shift in their approach to workforce development.  HR Teams at medical and surgical hospitals are at the forefront of these changes, and are hard pressed to quickly identify candidates who will thrive in this new environment at the scale necessary to meet demand.

We have 15+ years of experience partnering with HR Teams at a variety of hospitals, from general medical and surgical hospitals to psychiatric and specialty hospitals.

Over time, we have developed an understanding of the qualities that influence success in each role, and can filter your candidate pipeline to ensure only qualified candidates move forward.

Some of our hospital clients include:

We have experience identifying high quality candidates to fill popular roles such as:

  • Physicians
  • Front Desk Staff
  • Registered Nurse
  • Medical Assistants
  • Orderlies & Attendants

Looking to fill a unique role on your team, or simply want to find candidates who will be successful in your hospital?

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HighMatch Hospital Skills Assessment

HighMatch Talent Insights Platform includes a highly configurable hospital skills assessment that’s fast, easy to implement and measures both personality and aptitude right out-of-the-box, as well as a fully custom solution that measures individual qualities that matter most to your hospital.

Both solutions can be combined with skills assessments, either from our strategic partnership with one of the largest skills testing providers, or our native skills offerings

Combining skills testing with soft skills assessments can provide a holistic view of a candidate’s ability to be successful on the job, leading to better hiring decisions.

Hospital Personality Traits

There are a number of personality traits that often align with success in medical and surgical hospitals, and are frequently requested by our clients.

Don’t see a trait you want to measure?
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  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks
  • Concern for Others: being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Dependability: being reliable, responsible, dependable and fulfilling obligations
  • Integrity: being honest and ethical
  • Self Control: maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger and avoiding aggressive behaviors
  • Stress Tolerance: accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations

The accuracy in pinpointing ideal candidates is unparalleled. I am able to submit what type of person I want to hire and [HighMatch] takes an applicant list of 300 and narrows it down to 20.

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Hospital Cognitive Abilities

While not as exhaustive a list as personality traits, there are also several cognitive abilities that often align with success in hospital settings.

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  • Spatial Visualization: is the ability to hold, manipulate, and think about three dimensions. ​This ability has direct bearing on someone’s ability to work with systems (both physical and digital) that have multiple parts and components that contribute to the overall system
  • Vocabulary: is the measure of the richness of someone’s vocabulary.  It has direct bearing on their fluidity in communication and their ability to process and understand written documents and spoken instructions – as well as the ability to write and speak clearly and concisely
  • Rapid Problem Solving: is the ability to deal with many problems, one after another quickly. ​ It requires developed abstract reasoning skills to quickly recognize links and commonalities between seemingly unrelated objects.  It has direct bearing on an individual’s ability to diagnose problems quickly and recognize when unique solutions are needed


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Hospital Skills

In addition to those traits and abilities mentioned above, there are several hard skills that candidates often have to demonstrate knowledge and experience in to be considered viable candidates.

Don’t see a skill you want to measure?  Have an existing custom skills test that you need help with? Request a skills consult from our in-house team of psychologists.


  • Medical Receptionist Skills: this test is designed to assess the knowledge of test takers concerning general medical terminology, insurance types, and patient management
  • HIPAA Administration:  this test measures knowledge of how HIPPA laws apply in a hospital or medical office setting, and how best to ensure compliance
  • Nursing (OR): this test is aimed at assessing the skill level of perioperative nurses in the duties of patient care and working in an OR medical environment
  • Medical Terminology (General): this test consists of questions designed to measure knowledge of general medical terms and vocabulary
  • Radiologic Technologist: this assessment tests for knowledge, experience and skills in the areas of patient care and management, equipment operation, radiographic procedures, and more
  • Physical Therapy: this assessment measures the test taker’s ability with the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and disability through physical means
  • Medical Records Coding: test is based on the CPT Standard Edition code book and covers some of the basic parameters of CPT coding, both in a doctor’s office environment and hospital setting

HighMatch offers the ability to test candidates for all of these skills and many more hospitals and physicians skills tests through our strategic partnership with a leading skills provider.  Find out more by connecting with our Services team today.

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Bad hires can have a ripple effect across your organization, impacting revenue and profitability, causing delays in mission-critical projects and rupturing team dynamics.

Download our Reducing Turnover Fact Sheet for additional facts around the true cost of turnover, and learn how the right pre-employment assessment can, in many cases, pay for itself via reductions in turnover.


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HighMatch Hospital Skills Assessment Solution

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