Ultrasound Technician Interview Questions and Answers
1. How would you describe your communication skills with patients?
I believe my communication skills are above average. I describe the exam to them and ask if they have any questions.
2. Why did you choose a career with ultrasound?
I chose a career with ultrasound because I wanted to learn more about the anatomy and physiology of the human body...I enjoy helping people and having a career in ultrasound will allow me to contribute my patience, sincerity and generosity to others.
I am a problem solving, so being able to help the physician in diagnosing a problem so that it can be cured and help ones well-being is very rewarding to me.
I did a lot of research on echo and it held my interest.
3. Are you comfortable working with patients?
Absolutely, I am a people's person and have compassion for those in need of care.
Yes, the interaction with patients was one of the reasons I picked ultrasound for a career.
Yes I really enjoy working with other people it is really rewarding to me to help others.
4. Ten years from now, where do you see yourself?
I still see myself scanning in a hospital department. I enjoy the challenge of each new patient and really am happy that I found something I love to do. I'm excited to find a job and continue scanning in the future.
I see myself working for an awesome company and loving life to the fullest. You can do ANYTHING if you put your mind to it.
5. What do you feel is the most important skill an ultrasound technician should possess?
What are your weakness.
Accuracy to help get the drs the answers they are looking for.
Be compassionate and try to make their patient feel comfortable.
For me I just don't feel there is one skill. Minimally there are two that are different but just as important for patient care. The first, of course, is scanning ability. The images need to be good in order for correct diagnosis, but compassion is just as important. This might mean just talking to the patient to put them at ease, it might mean holding their hand during a procedure. You need to be able to read the patient and find out what they need.
Communication and being able to work with patients and others.
While general medical knowledge and exceptional skill are both very important qualities an ultrasound tech must possess, I also feel one of the greatest assets as tech can possess is the willingness to continue the study of ultrasound and the desire to always seek new knowledge and new techniques.
6. Are you happy with your career as an ultrasound technician?
Yes, I like the diagnostic end of the medical field and enjoy the interaction with patients.
I am but I do strive for more. I want to work in a hospital and advanced my skills and knowledge.
I love my job. It makes me fill helpful and satisfied.
7. How would your friends describe you?
Friendly, calm, considerate.
8. Tell me about your training and how you believe it has prepared you for an ultrasound tech position.
9. Are you able to cope with stressful situations?
10. What makes you passionate about being an Ultrasound Technician?
Being compassionate to the patients and trying to make the feel comfortable while they are in my care.
I really like helping people and I love learning new things. That's what's so great about ultrasound everyday is a new challenge and it's constantly changing so you're always learning new things.
I knew I wanted to be in the medical field and I didn't want to be a nurse. I love helping people, I'm the oldest of six so its just second nature.
11. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
12. Do you have plans on taking sonography specialization in the near future or to receive more training?
Yes, I plan on taking the OB/gyn registry in mid July and taking the vascular exam within the next 2 months.
I have considered vascular training but want to gain more experience in echo first.
13. Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
14. If you see something alarming, how would you react in front of the patient who most likely has not noticed?
15. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
I feel I would be an asset to this company because I work well under stressful situations, I feel I have a connection with other patients and that helps them feel more comfortable and I LOVE ultrasound.
16. What procedures do you follow to maintain equipment?
17. Do you feel comfortable helping a patient move into position?
18. Would you say you are good at explaining procedures and directions to patients?
19. Do you enjoy socializing with patients?
20. Are you certified by ARDMS?
21. When recording a patients record, do you find it to be a nuisance?
22. Do you like to keep detailed records?
23. Are you comfortable standing on your feet a majority of the day?
24. What did you like and dislike about your previous job?
I liked that I did my job well and that I made great connections with many of my customers. I disliked that I wasn't able to work there as often as I would've liked.
I liked that I did my job well and made connections with my customers.
I like my patients and my company car. I dislike that its a very small company and no room for growth.
25. Why do you want a career as an ultrasound technician?
I have been interested in entering the medical field for a long time. I chose ultrasound because it offered a challenge that other areas didn't have. I wanted to be on the diagnostic side, rather than the treatment side and ultrasound provided me with more patient contact than other areas.