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How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?
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1. How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?
Best Answer
By utilizing all of them in the decision making process.
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Team-work and division of labour is the key to success.
2. How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU, or particular specialty area)?
Top Answer
1 month
Second Best
I currently work as the only weekend radiology tech for rmc. i am used to dealing with all departments and problem solving for myself.
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yesterday
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Maybe two to three years.
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Recently during my elective week at another hospital.
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I currently work as an xray student in all departments three days a week.
3. Can you explain in detail how you would appropriately transfer a resident from a bed to a wheel chair?
Top Answer
First, check if the patient can stand up, if not, I would ask for help. Check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Closer the wheel chair to the bed and lock it. Help the patient to sitdown on bed, I help the patient on his/her weak side.
Second Best
I would rise the clients upper bed position and the turn the client to the end of the bed. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would put a gait belt, shoes, and make sure the wheel chair is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair.
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I would carefully help them stand up from their bed and then place them into the wheel chair.
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Have them slowly sit up with there legs dangling off the bed. When they feel stable and not dizzy I will make sure the wheelchair is locked and ask them to assist if possible and slowly help guide them into the wheelchair .
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I would first bring the bed down. I would then bring the wheelchair to the bed and lock the wheels so the wheelchair would not roll. I would assist the patient in sitting up and bringing their legs over to the side of the table. If the patient is able to stand on their own I would ask them slid off the table and turn to sit in the chair. If the patient is not able to do this then I would hold face the patient, wrap my arms around them under their underarms. I would slid them till their feet were touching the floor. I would then turn them into the chair.
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First check how stable they are as they might well be able to do so, or would they need an aid, like a frame or maybe get assistance if they are not stable.
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I would transfer a resident from a bed to a wheelchair by lowering the bed then sitting up the patient then use the stronger side to help the patient from the bed and to the wheelchair or use a strap.
4. Deadlines, frustrations, difficult people, and silly rules can make a job difficult. How do you handle these types of situations?
Best Answer
Get on with it, deadlines are there to guide us and sometimes there might be scope to extend them.
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How has your technical ability been important in accomplishing results.
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Deadlines, I find ways of meeting them by creating a list of things to do and how to complete them. Frustrations, I take deep breaths, diffcult people I try to work with them by not being frustrated, silly rules, I would make a suggestion that can help the company.
5. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?
Best Answer
My mood will remain calm and get the task done as quickly as possible.
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I know ih health care priority is a must I will not be upset knowing this is the best thing to do at the moment
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Maybe not so much but will just need to make sure I have finished the one at hand.
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It does not bother me when it comes to multi-tasking which is one of my skills.
6. How do you fill downtime?
Top Answer
I clean cassettes, organize sponges,
Second Best
Keeping the exam rooms clean, helping others, prepare for upcoming exams.
3.
If major tennis events on will look up results , read of a magazine or flyers around and any updates of protocols.
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By reading, cleaning and restocking items needed for the rooms, and improving on my skills and abliites by practicing xray procedures and protocols.
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I try to catch up on anything that has fallen behind such as stocking supplies or cleaning up.
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Reading novels, listening to music, also sometimes watching international movies/drama.
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Prepare for any up coming appointment by preparing my equipment and supply. Do a supply inventory and restock any low supply in the department. Clean up or tidy up the department.
7. What was your least favorite patient? What was the situation?
Best Answer
Drunk combative patient that was incoherent.
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Child who did not want to be x-rayed by me but made the best of the situation and stepped back and let someone else take over. Not everyone is going to like me. People who come to us are unwell.
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My least favorite patient, was an uncooperative one. I tried to work as quickly and accuratley as possible to complete the procedure to relieve the patient.
8. What made you want to help people?"
Best Answer
This is a noble profession , ppl put trust in ter doctors and when u help them out of ther illness ,they pray for u they give good remarks and they r happy and satisfied, and u also get a feeling of satisfaction.
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I have always been a person who people come to for help. I am very compassionate so the medical field suits me. I also have family members who have ill and have benefited from getting great medical care.
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It makes me feel better and know that everyone needs help at some point.
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I want to help people to make them feel satisfied with themselves and life, and it makes me happy to help others.
9. What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?
Best Answer
Almost always on time for work. Certain circumstances such as traffic or accident would prevent me from arriving work on time.
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What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?
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For the last year of my employment I did not have any unplanned time. While in school I did miss some time when car broke down on the way to school.
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A major road accident on the motorway resulted in my turning up 3 hours late but kept the department informed as to where I was.
10. What type of colleague do you least like to work with?
Top Answer
One thats not a team worker.
Second Best
Someone who complains about any and everything.
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Someone who thinks they can do no wrong.
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Nosy one dont like to talk too much about myself its work and like to keep my personal life separate.
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I would least like to work with negative people. However I learn to work as a team player.
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One that is not hard working and does not share the same work ethic as I do, one that does not want to be part of the team. They are a challenge to work with but I still do my best to work with them.
11. What is your relationship with your physicians?
Top Answer
Physicians doing the order and I'm the good follower to o the task.
Second Best
The doctor I work for now I have been with for 5 years and I know what she wants before she asks and I make sure I communicate everything I feel needs her prompt attention.
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To complete their orders in an accurate timely manner.
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I have a very good relationship with the physicians at this hospital. We have mutual respect for each other and can work as a team.
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I have a high level of respect for the physicians and the work they do. My relationship is a professional one.
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I get on extremely well with all members of the team including physicians.
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I have not worked alot with physicians. However, I work well with everyone in general.
12. How have you responded in the past when you found another employee was stealing?
Best Answer
I haven't ever been in this situation, but if i were i would go to a supervisor with the supervisor and allow them to deal with further actions.
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Refer to companys policy and procedures give a section where it outlines about stealing companys property and its consequences then give a warning letter respect to the incident and let the person sign it with a very clear warning that any future incidents of this nature will result in termination or might result in matter given to law enforcement.ak47 sf.
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Had a word with them and told them unfortunately need to report them.
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I have not had that happen, but if I did I would talk to them and tell them to think about what they are doing and how this could drastically change their lives.
13. What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?
Best Answer
I have been exposed to radionation through Dental xrays, a ct scan and an Mri that I once had.
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Skin erythema, nausea, vomiting.
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Heat, redness at entry site, nausea.
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Erytheam and heat at the site.
14. What kind of asset would you make to this unit?
Best Answer
I have goood skills and knowledge bring different thing army training which makes me very disciplined, conform to authority, rank and hierachy aware.
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I would use the best of my skills and ablities and training from school to help achieve goals to help the company.
15. Are you willing to work in an environment that may lead to cancer?
Best Answer
I believe in following radiation safety guidelines by wearing shielding, standing behind barriers and asking for equipment to be tested if there is any reason to believe there is a problem. This and attempting to live a health life style are strong way to protect both myself, co-workers and patients.
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Radiology doesn't lead to cancer.
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I have been doing this course for 3 years and have learnt about radiation and how to protect myself and patients. Know how beneficial it is and he small risk it might pose for some people.
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I will like to take proper safety measures regarding radiation protection. I would prefer to work in a system where basic secondary barriers are provided.
16. Becoming a radiologist is a long enduring road, you have made it this far, but there is still a long way to go, are you ready to continue devoting yourself to the profession?
Best Answer
Yes I am. Training in radiology won't be a long road for me, because I will be practicing what I enjoy the most at work. I'm there will be some difficult moments along the way, but there will also be a lot more fulfilling times. I will do my best to reduce the difficult moments by keeping up to date with my skills, continually seeking feedback and seeking help in areas that I'm struggling with.
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Yes I am willing to take the next step. I didn't come this far to stop. I have devoted myself to this profession because I went through Chemotherapy with my father and I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible so that I can help patients detect cancer and other diseases early.
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Yes I am, we will always learn throughout our life and in a professional job it is important to continually learn.
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Yes, I want to grow in the field of Radiology by specailizing in different sub specialities.
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Yes, I am happy to continue in this profession. I find it very interesting and challenging in a good way.
17. what has been your best experience
Best Answer
Working in the different specialised imaging departments. Gaining knowledge about the different methods of imaging the body and the differences each imaging modality can do.
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Handing im my dissertation and knowing that I was nearing the end of my course.
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Learning from the different xray techs their skills and the way they work and interact with the patients.
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When I was hugged by a patient and thanked for my hard work and told that I had really made the situation more comfortable and they were not as scared as they had been before.
18. What are three of your weakest skills?
Top Answer
I can be somewhat shy yet assertive. I strive for perfection even though I know perfection is unattainable. Time management is not mt strongest point but by priotizing and staying organized in school I feel that I am improving my time management skills.
Second Best
Perfectionist.
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Explaining procedure thoroughly, works very quickly.
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Perfection.
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Trauma image interpretation of subtle fractures, complaining, adaptation of technique but these will coome with time as I learn and grow in the profession.
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Spending too much time talking to the patient, over cleaning every thing I use.
19. During the last year, when your replacement hasn't shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?
Best Answer
more often 90%
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75% i stay when possible. sometimes there are other things that have to be done or plans that have already been made.
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I stay as long as possible and make sure the staff is covered.
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I have stayed late 100% of the time that I have been asked to stay late. Someone needs to be there to see patients.
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Was not asked that often but missed out on one occasion as I was also committed.
20. How do you build and maintain morale with your staff in a non-monetary way?
Best Answer
Flexibility and approachable sometimes you need to say no but with a good explanation.
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By learning how to communicate with them in a professional manner.
21. How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?
Top Answer
The key to this is good organizational skills. The first thing is to prioritize work and then assign staff to these tasks. In order to raise morale, one must speak to staff and see what the issues are and try to address these issues.
Second Best
Make the best adapt, ask for more resources, find out reasons for lpw morale and look for ways to improve them.
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First i would get my priorities in order and write out a plan. secondly i would come up with a game with a great prize for the winner to not only get employees inviolved but motivated also. these in turn would boost the morale. the internet is the answer to many inadequate recources. if it cannot be found there i would search each dept manager until i gathered enough insight and recources to get the job done.
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I would try my best to complete the task and focus on me and the task instead of the negative surroundings.
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I would get a plan sorted,follow company procedure,get staff involve to assist,gather other resources from the internet.
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Be more careful and increase my efficincy at work.
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I would remain calm and focus on the task that needs to be taken care of.
22. Tell me about your education.
Best Answer
I have done access to science and gnvq intermediate in science.
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Degree in radiography I have done a few other course which all can be linked up to add to my professional value.
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I have and AA degree in Biology and I am a potential xray graduate in June. I also have a certificate in Office specialist.
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I received my A.A.S. In radiology science at Montana college of technology in Butte Montana in 2006. I did course work throught out the 2 1/2 year program and also did clinical studies the 2 1/2 years at the hospital that I am employed with now.
23. You have already begun your assignment and have then been asked by your supervisor to work in another unit. How would you handle this?
Top Answer
I will inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed. However, I will still assess my priority in between two assignment and if I have to leave to the other unit to respond according to the priority, I will give proper handover to a suitable and appropriate person to carry on with the current assignment.
Second Best
do what the supervior says
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I will finish it first.
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Inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed.
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Finish current task. Report to other unit.
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Finish current task, then move to the other unit.
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I will inform my supervisor that I'm in the middle of a procedure, and as soon as I'm done I will report to the other unit as instructed. However, I will still assess my priority in between two assignment and if I have to leave to the other unit to respond according to the priority, I will give proper handover to a suitable and appropriate person to carry on with the current assignment.
24. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?
Best Answer
I wouldn't mind. Being able to accomplish more than one task is always my goal
2.
Why choose a career in radiology?
25. How would you respond if, in a rude and haughty tone, a doctor questioned your work, which you knew to be top-notch and absolutely accurate?
Best Answer
ask where the dr. has a problem with the radiograph
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Ask if they a problem with radiography in general.
26. Should there be 24 hours, 7 days a week radiology?
Best Answer
Yes, this is a must for all emergency situations.
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Yes. Radiology is a very critical part in health care. Radiology is eyes, and mostly the first step to diagnosing patients illnesses.
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Yes it should be there , continuity, demand on services is now higher offers wider choice to patients and more flexibility.
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Yes, in order for more people to have jobs and the availablity to help patients.
27. Describe a difficult decision you've made and the process you went through to reach that decision.
Best Answer
I contemplated buying a house on my own for years. after searching for homes ion th elc area i had lived in perry and gainesville. i continued to pray for guidance and answers. after a failed roomate i decided it was time and everything fell into place and i knew i was doing the right thing.
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Leaving the army to become a student, full time secure job, to train then now looking for a job in a very competitive market.
28. The schedule shows 8, however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?
Top Answer
I feel confident that the five of us employees can get the job done. I would go on about my day and remain calm.
Second Best
âÄ¢Explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role.âÄ¢Use good body mechanics during the transfer to prevent injury.âÄ¢Place the wheelchair parallel to the bed, facing the foot of the bed, and lock its wheels. Raise the wheelchair footrests to avoid interfering with the transfer. Make sure the bed wheels are also locked and the bed is in the lowest position in relation to the floor to prevent an accident.
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More to be done with less. Call to confirm. Pre plan to priortize work informing team of anticipated service delays.
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I would be able to work through it and take one task at a time.
5.
How did your college experience prepare you for a career in this field?
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What makes you interested in this position?
7.
I will explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role. I would rise the clients upper bed position and then turn the client to the end of the bed. I would check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would make sure the wheel chair is closer to the bed and is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair. The wheelchair footrests need to be raised to avoid interfering with the transfer and I would make sure the bed wheels are also locked and the bed is in the lowest position in relation to the floor to prevent an accident.
29. What do you feel is an acceptable amount of days to be absent in a calendar year?
Top Answer
i believe 3 to 4 days, I am only basing it on infrction phases. You dont want to spread your virus with your patients.
Second Best
Unless there is an emergency must be at work always if not on approved vacation
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I believe an employee is allowed to take 4 to 5 absebt days. I am only baseing it on infection phases. You dont want to spread your virus with your patients and coworkers.
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I would say absenteeism is different from planned leave. Abset means leaving all in a discomfort situation. Planned leave leaves everyone with the option of a replacement so that work and patients dont have to wait.
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I would say absenteeism is different from planned leave. Absent means leaving all in a discomfort situation. Planned leave leaves everyone with the option of a replacement so that work and patients donít have to wait.I believe an employee is allowed to take 4 to 5 absent days. I am only basing it on infection phases. You donít want to spread your virus with your patients and co-workers. Unless there is an emergency must be at work always if not on approved vacation.
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Only in an emergency because it leaves the team short staffed.
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0 I try to make sure I make it to every schedule day.
30. Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.
Best Answer
Use of markers in the primary field I then made sure all my images had markers in the primary field.
31. Describe a recent problem you had with one of your manager's decisions. How did you handle it?
32. What do you bring to radiology?
Best Answer
I bring compassion and great people skills. I work hard to make the patient feel comfortable by explaining each examination and what is expected of the patiend. I go above and beyond to really listen to the patient and adapt to their needs and their injuries.
2.
Ambition, hunger for knowledge, desire to be best at my practice and develop myself as an individual.
33. Tell me of a time that you solved a problem without direct supervision.
Best Answer
The patient weight 500 lbs. The tube tip had not appeared on previous X-Ray.Adjusted parameters using scatter to get usable image.
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Patient who could not speak english properly had to demonstrate what I wanted hem to do then watch if they understood and carried on.
34. Do you have any fears about exposure to radiation?
Best Answer
No. I have studied radiology for three years and know the precautions necessary to prevent and reduce exposure. I am knowledgeable and responsible enough to take those precautions for myself and my patients. Radiation protection is a top priority for me.
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No. I've learned to protect myself as well as the patients from being exposed to radiation. Time, distance, shielding.
35. What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your job in the past?
Best Answer
I think initiative is taking the first step towards what you are doing or want to do. I have applied it in my past job by completeing the task i have started.
2.
Creating action to resolve a problem. The MRI images were showing signs of RF leakage. Went looking to find the cause was some inappropriate placed wires.Had management resolve the issue.
36. What type of work schedule are you looking for?
Best Answer
Afternoons full time.
37. What is the use of a gamma knife?
38. What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?
Top Answer
Good personality, team player, love for people science and high technology machines.
Second Best
Perserverance and robust personality.
3.
Desire for the best performance that helps people.
4.
What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?
5.
The fact that to me this is not a job, but a career. I love what I do and I actually look forward to coming to work day in and day out.
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I thrive in a fast paced environment. I am also very good with people and have a very caring personality.
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My resilience and my ability to cope under pressure, high endurance level and handle stressful situation very well.
39. What are some of the long term physical effects of radiation exposure?
Best Answer
Higher rish to get cancer.
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Cancer is a long term effect of radiation and so are cataracts and skin death.
3.
Infertility, cancer.
4.
Cancer,infertility and skin disease.
5.
Possibility of developing cancer, back problems from using poor body mechanics.
40. Describe how you demonstrate professionalism in your activities. What behaviors and characteristics contribute to that image?
Best Answer
Not geeting upset in front of a patient, excusing myself and taking time out of a volatile situation.
41. Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
Best Answer
which situation kept you from coming to wook on time at your last job
2.
I have not had one as a student, on jy last one I got promoted.
42. What type of cells or organs are most affected by radiation?
Best Answer
Lymphocytes& blood forming cells/Blood formimg organs
2.
Any cell the is in the process of repair or division, for example rapidly dividing epithelial tissue and of course gonadal tissue must be remembered for patient care safety aspects.
43. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Best Answer
In ten years, ideally, I am hoping to have a successful career as a radiological technologist. Happy and with a family
2.
Confident radiographer, band 6 edging towards band 7, specialised in one area at least, with a couple of audits under my belt and also having mentored a few students.
44. If your shift ends at 3 p.m. and your replacement hasn't arrived by 3:15 p.m., what do you do?
Best Answer
Wait for replacement to arrive.
2.
Stay for additional time. Call Manager on Duty.
3.
Find out if they are comimg, inform the supervisor and wait patiently and anxiously.
45. How do you respond to crabby people in pain?
Best Answer
With patients.
2.
Remain calm and assure the patient that the exam will not take long and try to make the patient as comfortable as possible.
46. Why did you choose a career in radiology?
Top Answer
It's been a passion for me to be a part of a field that can aid in helping people.
Second Best
I enjoy and wanted to help people. i also wanted a career that offered areas to grow into such as ct and mri.
3.
I chose a career in radiology, because I wanted to be in healthcare and radiology provides and opportunity to specialized in different aspects. such as, mri, ct, mammography, and interventional radiology.
4.
I chose a career in radiology because I enjoy being around and helping people. Within this field, i feel that it gives a vast opportunity to combine my interpersonal skills with my ambition and deification to my work in helping people.
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It's been a passion for me to be a part of a field that can aid in helping people.
6.
Like helping people and this section in the health sector gives me that opportunity ass well as the fact that it is technogy centred so.
47. What was the hardest job you held, and what did you do to get through it?
Best Answer
I remember I had a studio in my third year with an architecture tutor. She was particularly difficult to talk with even every class you brought works as much as possible. The only feedback I had from her in first five weeks were simply' you are wrong. This won't work properly.', without any further helpful explanation, even if I keep asking why. I keep changing my works trying to guess her way then I realized I need to be more active and be brave to her attitudes. I brought all of my works there and demanding: You need to give me clear feedback because you are the tutor. Why this is wrong, why this won't work.Otherwise there is no point for me being here.Finally she start work seriously with my works and I managed to pass that studio. From I learn that when sometimes facing difficult person to work with, especially when they are your supervisor or at a higher status, I need to embrace it more bravely and actively.
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Command clerk in the army, listen to instructions, observed and learnt how different people wanted certain things done.
48. Would those who know you best say that you endure to the end or move on to other things?
Best Answer
I would say that people who best knew me would say I endure to the end. They would say I am a very determined person and I do not stop or finish something until it is complete.
2.
I stay to complete the task the move on to the next task.
3.
Endure till the end, like to complete all my tasks first before moving on,
49. If we were to ask your previous supervisor, what would they say about your attendance and job performance?
Best Answer
Attendance is nearly 100% and always strives for the best.
2.
They would say my attendances was very well and job performance was great.
3.
100%, job well done, focused and committed, hardworking.
50. It is your lunch break and you are short staffed and asked to miss it, what do you do?
Best Answer
Continue working, and when workload has slowed down ask for permission to grab a quick bite to maintain my stength.
2.
Would work on and hopefully when it is a bit quiet would ask to go get a quich bite to eat for some strength and time to regroup.
51. Can you state some of the risks involved in Nuclear Medicine?
Best Answer
Exposure to harmful rays.
2.
Over-exposure to the employee.
3.
Overexposure to radiation and or nuclear radiation.
52. What about your character makes you a good candidate for this job?
Best Answer
The fact that i hav compassion towards those who need it most such as the elderly.
2.
My quick learning ablities and my compation to learn new things makes me a good candidate for this job.
3.
Resilient, I can handle pressure ultimately well, if I did 7 years in the army , radiography is going to be challenging but achievable.
53. Are you planning on pursuing higher education?
Best Answer
Yes later on but not straight away need to consolidate my training and settle in this role first then look to see what I can do to further my self in 18- 24 months.
54. How many scheduled days did you miss during the last three months you worked?
55. Approximately how old were you when you decided to become a radiologist? Where there any defining moments that help you decide to become a radiologist?
Best Answer
37 years just from talks with relatives then started looking into it and decided I could actually like doing this job.
56. What are your salary expectations?
Best Answer
13/hr
2.
in india ten thousand to fiften thousand
3.
2 dollars an hour.
57. You just discovered it's a snow day and your kids have no school. You are scheduled to work 3-11, how would you handle this dilemma?
Best Answer
Take them to my sisters house.
2.
I have a lot of family in town and they are very helpful when it comes to short notice if they need to watch my daughter.
3.
Look for someone to cover, maybe swap do an earlier shift or bring kids to office if I have one, work part of the shift.
58. What does endurance mean to you?
Best Answer
capacity to bear
2.
Seeing thing through, digging in deep to bring out that extra strength when you think or am at the end.
59. How much radiation can you receive before you would die?
Best Answer
Unknown.... stochastic/deterministic.
2.
U will ned to be expose dto direct radiation over a long period of time but will not die directly from it but illness linked to it.
60. How have you responded in the past when your replacement calls in sick and a substitute will take over an hour to come in?
Best Answer
Remained calm and was thankful for an extra hour of pay.
2.
Will stay on and wait for the substitute if I have really no major commitments as next time I could well the one calling in to say am sick.
61. i love to help patients and the doctor to find diagnose of the patient.
62. What medical journals do you read regularly?
Best Answer
I read the ASRT Scanner magazine along with the Radiologic Technology Magazine.
2.
None regularly but I do sometimes read women's health.
3.
Radiology technology Magazine.
4.
Synergy and imaging practice and therapy, lancet online.
63. Why would you make a good radiologist?
Best Answer
for making a more accurate diagnosis
2.
Good listener, communicator, patient and adaptable person.
64. Have you passed the ABR Rad?
Best Answer
I haven't taken the ABR Rad yet.
65. Is there a medication out there that helps people with radiation exposure?
Best Answer
Yes, but it is much more harmful than the actual radiation.
2.
Yes there are.
66. What is the one thing that you have done as a student radiologist that has changed the course for a patient?
67. Everybody misses work sometimes. What are some legitimate reasons to miss work?
Best Answer
I typically do not miss work unless, an illness prevents me from functioning in my duties.
2.
Illness that will catch on to well people, unforeseen personal circumstance, kids illnesses.
68. How do you develop untapped potential in your staff?
Best Answer
Give them opportunity to grow and explore, find out their interests and support them.
69. How much radiation do you receive from a single chest x-ray
Best Answer
0.1 mSv
2.
0.05mgray
70. How has your taining so far prepared you for a career in radiology?
Best Answer
My training has given me a broad base of radiologic techniques which I can build my career upon. Different areas will require specific skills. I feel as if my training thus far will allow me to enter into all aspects of radiology. As I gain knowledge and experience, I will add additional skills to my background, perhaps some I never considered prior to this.
2.
I believe it has done all the theory and the practical elements required in training, I have achieved the competencies now what is left is consolidating my training.
71. How does radiation affect cell development?
Best Answer
Radiation can slow cell growth or cause cell death.
2.
why did you choose radiology
3.
Can create or break chemical reactions causing slow or abnormal processing of cell functions.
4.
Pretty good though sometimes might ask for a second opinion.
72. During the last year, when your replacement hasn't shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?
Best Answer
50%
2.
All except for one where I was committed and could not stay on.
73. Why did you choose your area of specialty in radiology?
Best Answer
Out of all the fields of radiology, i find ultrasound the most interesting.
2.
Cause in my internship exposure i found radiology to be very interesting and developing very fastly specialty.
74. Have you begun studying for your board exams?
75. Do you belong to any radiology organizations?
Best Answer
I am a ARRT member.
76. Two hours before you are scheduled to arrive at work, you learn weather is going to be bad and traffic will be worse. How do you respond?
Best Answer
I leave earlier than what I normally do to give myself plenty of time to get to work in case traffic is running slower than usual.
2.
Inform the hospital , see if someone can cover and still go in as scheduled.
77. Think about the last time your manager critiqued your work. How did you respond?
Best Answer
I will explain the reason.
2.
Not too well as they did not give explanation, but after discussion took reflected on what they had said.
78. Describe what you feel to be an ideal work environment
Best Answer
Friendly people and lots to do.
2.
Friendly, something new every day, always learning.
3.
Safe, supported and approachable management with a degree of flexiblity.
79. Why are you the best candidate for us?
80. What is your greatest strength?
81. Describe how you demonstrate professionalism in your activities. What behaviors and characteristics contribute to that image.
Best Answer
Manage the complete process of handling the patien, matching the order, performing the appropriate exam, and documentating the full encounter.
2.
Reserving judgement, not being too personal, empathy.
82. Have you ever made a mistake in the radiology field?
Best Answer
no
2.
Yes put an image in the wrong folder, but then phoned up the PACS manager to have them rectify it.
83. Tell me your thoughts on Ethics in the hospital?
Best Answer
Ethics is very important when it comes to the hospital. Every patient should be treated with care and patience. I believe in going to a hospitail where the staff car for the patient instead of dismissing them.
2.
Ethics are there to guide us introduced for a reason, the job is difficult enough and guidelines help us measure our practice at all times.
84. What is your definition of leadership, and why do you feel it is important? How have you demonstrated leadership? Tell me about a situation in which you should have shown more leadership than you did.
Best Answer
I'm awesome.
85. What are qualities of a good radiologist?
Best Answer
Producing good imaging.
86. Would people say that you are compassionate? Your family? Why, give some specific reasons?
Best Answer
Always looking out for others, will help out if I can, offer help where you think it might be needed, let others know am available if they need assistance.
87. How do you handle situations that could cause you to be tardy or absent?
Best Answer
I always give myself some extra time to allow for some delays. If there was an instance where tardiness was unavoidable I would call ahead and inform my supervisor that i was running late.
2.
All time I try to be on time, but if something out my control dont let me, I will call my supervisor.
88. What steps have you taken with an uncooperative patient?
Best Answer
Try to interacting with patient and make him knowing what's going on and why we need to do it for him.
2.
The patient was explained on the need of the test. Convienced that he will be comfortable throughout the test.
3.
Sat them to find out what the problem was, what concerns they had and how I could improve their situation and experience.
89. What branch of radiology are you interested in?
Best Answer
Diagnostic radiolody.
2.
Diagnostic radiology.
90. How do you demonstrate that you value people for who they are rather than for what they accomplish?
Best Answer
Talking to them and finding out what they are about, their birthdays, family.
91. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically upset and/or difficult what would you do?
Best Answer
Calm the patient down get them to trust me asure them that everything will be ok. and explain what will be done during the procedure.
2.
Try to find out if there was anything I could do to help, let their supervisor be aware that they are upset.
92. Where do you think radiology is going in the next 5 years?
Best Answer
While there will always be a need for radiology, I see areas specializing. I think it will be necessary for techs to have training in multiple modalities to remain efficient. One thing that appeals to me about radiology is the opportunity to train in multiple modalities and practice in those areas.
2.
Radiology is following suit with most other health care services. Technologically, there will be rapid advancements in imaging equipment that is more efficient and accurate. Reduced radiation exposure coupled with enhanced quality will drive the Radiology industry. Digital equipment will decrease patient wait times. Advances in EHR will provide more streamlined services to patients allowing for quicker access to their digital images (films).
93. What is your greatest weakness? What are you doing to improve it?
94. Recall a situation or relationship which suffered from poor communication. What happened and how did you resolve it?
Best Answer
Why did you choose to pursue the radiologist career?
95. What is radiosurgery?
Best Answer
Surgery with radiation involvement.
2.
Surgery with radiation involvement.
96. How have you responded when your supervisor asked you to work a different shift to fill vacancies?
Best Answer
If i am available that would be fine.
2.
Yes master.
3.
If I can I will , if committed will kindly decline giving reasons.
4.
If I can I will , if committed will kindly decline giving reasons.
97. What is radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors?
Best Answer
Malignant liver masses that are being treated by raduioation.
98. How do you keep from getting burnout?
Best Answer
I get plenty of sleep, exercise, eat healthy, try to relax and do things I thoroughly enjoy and go to the doctor when needed.
99. What are three of your strongest skills?
Best Answer
I am very compassionate and have great patient care skills, i am dependable and a strong teamplayer.
2.
what is your strongest skill?
3.
what is your weakest skill?
4.
Working with othersmoving patientsmulti tasking.
5.
Forthright approache to situations, empathy for patients, and organization skill to plan resolution alternatives.
100. How do you go about making a decision?
Radiology
Job Satisfaction
Interview Difficulty
Healthcare
Vacation
Hours per Week
90%
Easy
Provided
Three Weeks
45 Hrs/Wk

Radiology is the branch or specialty of medicine that utilizes imaging technologies like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases.


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Last Updated: December 17, 2014, 5:23 pm

Radiology Reviews

Jun 11, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
Initially, this field was suggested to me. I thought the job seemed manageable and interesting so I began to take steps to get myself into an accredited program.
Jun 11, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I have always admired this program, as well as the many professions that branch off with it. I have always been fascinated with how the mechanics of the machines worked as well as dealing with patients and the field/physics of it completely blow me away.
What do you enjoy about being a Radiology?
Dealing with patients and getting the chance to problem solve on a daily basis.
Jul 24, 2014
Why did you choose this profession?
I have always liked math and science, and I have always enjoyed helping people. I felt that learning about the human body while helping others would be the best profession for me. This is why I chose radiology.
What do you enjoy about being a Radiology?
Learning about the human body and helping people in need or when they are sick and unsure of what is happening to them.
What areas do you dislike about being a Radiology?
The hardest part of radiology is watching peoples live change quickly. Example would be when somebody passes away in the ER, witnessing the families response is the hardest part of my job.
What special skills does it take to be a Radiology?
I am compassionate and easily feel empathy. I place myself in my patients shoes and give them the quality care that I would want for myself or for a loved one.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
Witnessing the sick and dying. It is really hard to hear that a patient has passed away when you have done their xrays for the past several years and seen them and talked with them on a daily basis.
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
I am accustom to working long hours. My shifts consist of two 14 hrs shifts and one 13.5 hr shift. My shift is early morning into the mid evening.
What are some of the benefits you are custom to as a Radiology?
I am accustom to full time benefits and I would like full time benefits for this job as well.
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
That there are many different modalities that you could go into.
What advancements do you expect in the future?
I am excited that I would be cross trained into CT. I would hope that later after I have solid skills in CT, that I could be cross trained in another modality.
How often did you work in teams as a Radiology?
Daily, I work with another woman on the weekends and during the week there are two other techs working, but I consider everyone at the hospital part of my team. we all have the same goals, to give great patient care and to be the best at our jobs, we all work together to accomplish that.
What types of customer engagement have you experienced?
I engaged daily with customers, I enjoy engaging with the patients, it makes the situation that they are in less intimdating. Outside of the hospital I engage with potential customers/patients whenever I talk to anyone in the community.
What type of stressful, high pressure situations, have you experienced?
Time management and meeting the changing expectations of the radiologists. You learn how to manage what needs to get done when and what images need to be taken first, second and third. I learned how to set up a room for one Radiologist and then when it is going to be a different Radiologist performing the exam how to change the room around quickly and efficiently.
If you had to start over, what career would you choose instead of being a Radiology?
I possibly would of just gone into a radiology modality such as CT or MRI. I still would of been in the Radiology department.