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Top 30 Autopsy Assistant Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Why do you want a career as an autopsy assistant?
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Question 2 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Before you have your interview make sure you conduct research on the company and thoroughly review the job description for any clarification you may need on the position. Asking intelligent questions demonstrates to the interviewer your level of interest in their company and with the position. The best way to show you are prepared for this question is to bring a list of 3 prepared interview questions and jot down their answers after you ask them.

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"Why did you choose to work here?"
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"What is the first thing you would like accomplished in the first 60 days of employment?"
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Question 3 of 30
How flexible is your work schedule?
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Some days you wish your schedule would be a set 9-5 schedule, but then again, that would be boring and you probably wouldn't be an Autopsy Assistant. Because death isn't planned you are used to working crazy hours. Let the interviewer know that you are used to being on call and coming at all hours of the night. Despite the hour, you come to work ready to get the job done.

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"In my current position, I carry a work phone that notifies me when I need to come in during odd hours. Death doesn't wait so I'm always ready."
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"My schedule is fairly flexible. What type of hours does this position entail?"
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Question 4 of 30
You will need to lift up to 300 pounds. Will this be a problem?
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As an Autopsy assistant, you receive bodies or remains from the scene of death for a full-body assessment and examination. Not all your patients are under 50 pounds so having some upper body strength will come in handy. No worries if you haven't hit the gym lately, tell the interviewer that you don't mind asking your coworker to assist you in moving the body.

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"I have had to move large adults at off-site locations with out the help of electric tables and gurneys. I'm not one to struggle on my own so I'm happy to ask for help. I would rather ask for help and move the body correctly than struggle and end up damaging the evidence."
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"Moving 300 pounds won't​ be an issue because I've been trained how to safely do so. Between electronic assistance and aid from colleagues, I'm confident that lifting 300 pounds won't be an issue."
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Question 5 of 30
Explain how you prep your autopsy room.
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The autopsy room is your space-your office. You have it set up in an order that makes sense to you and allows you to be productive and get the job done. Tell the interviewer how you arrange your tools, where you have your guidance are reference manuals located and their proximity to the patient. Tell the interviewer that you are the one that cleans your autopsy suite and instruments making sure they are in proper working order after completion of the autopsy. Seal the deal by telling the interviewer that you adhere to standard universal precautions regarding body fluids and biologic materials.

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"I maintain my autopsy suite and storage areas in a neat and safe condition. It's important for me to have all my tools and references easily assessable at all times."
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"I prep the autopsy room at the beginning and end of each of my shifts. Verifying the temperature, tools are sterile and the room is within standards."
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Question 6 of 30
How do you pform a full body examination?
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Question 7 of 30
Explain how you removal foreign bodies and material for evidentiary purposes.
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Question 8 of 30
What is your experience with taking and developing x-rays.
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Question 9 of 30
How would your last supervisor describe you?
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Question 10 of 30
Does work affect your personal life?
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Question 11 of 30
How would you describe yourself?
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Question 12 of 30
Tell me about your attendance and punctuality.
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Question 13 of 30
What do you know about our department?
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Question 14 of 30
When can you start working?
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Question 15 of 30
What do you see yourself doing in five years?
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Question 16 of 30
Tell me about your ability to work under pressure.
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Question 17 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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Question 18 of 30
What do you like about your present job?
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Question 19 of 30
What makes you uncomfortable?
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Question 20 of 30
Have you ever had difficulty with a supervisor?
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Question 21 of 30
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
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Question 22 of 30
Describe a situation where you had to make a quick decision.
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Question 23 of 30
What do you do when your time schedule or project plan is upset by unforeseen circumstances?
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Question 24 of 30
Tell me about a time when you were trusted with confidential information.
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Question 25 of 30
Why are you the best autopsy assistant for us?
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Question 26 of 30
As an Autopsy Assistant, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Question 27 of 30
What is the hardest thing about being an Autopsy Assistant?
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Question 28 of 30
What is your greatest accomplishment as an Autopsy Assistant?
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Question 29 of 30
What is your greatest weakness as an Autopsy Assistant?
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Question 30 of 30
How would you solve any personal conflicts with co-workers?
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About Autopsy Assistant

August 17th, 2017

As an Autopsy Assistant you work along side the pathologist before, during, and after an autopsy. Your duties include: Accepting bodies into the morgue, contacting relatives of the deceased, preparing toe tags, assists with evidence collection at crime scenes and transfers bodies to funeral homes. As an Autopsy Assistant you may also handle clerical duties involved in the autopsy process. You label folders, fill out autopsy forms, create diagrams if necessary, prepare and label specimen containers and maintain files on the bodies you and your colleagues examine.

As an Autopsy Assistant you'll find that laboratory science and writing can help you learn how to organize and write scientific reports that come along with the job. Good speaking skills are important in this field as you'll be interacting with medical professionals and family members. Knowing how to use surgical instruments will help you succeed as will knowing what and where organs are in the body will come in handy when working within the job.

As an Autopsy Assistant you may come into contact with water, liquid, blood and other body fluids. You'll need to be confident during your interview to assure the interviewer that the duties of the job aren't challenging. Let the interviewer know that you can stand for long periods of time, be able to lift and carry upwards of 200 pounds and be able to stay calm during an emergency or crisis. Let the interviewer know if you can work a flexible schedule.

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