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Top 30 Laboratory Assistant Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Tell me how you organize and maintain detailed, and accurate records in your previous work, or throughout your studies.
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Question 2 of 30
A laboratory assistant will do multiple tasks throughout the day.. Which of these do you enjoy the best? Least?
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"The task that I enjoy the most in a day is managing sample queries. The part that I find the least enjoyable would be the tedious documentation. I am getting better with documentation as I continue on with my career and the forms are less challenging to complete now."
Generally speaking, the tasks that we enjoy doing the most are the ones that we are best at. The tasks we enjoy the least can end up being the ones that we need more training on. Your answer should be concise and honest.
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Question 3 of 30
What are your career goals in the lab? Where do you see yourself in five years?
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"If I am given the opportunity to join your clinic, I do see this as a long term fit for me. Further down in my career, I would really like to advance into a leadership role while remaining laboratory based."
You can show the interviewer how driven you are when you answer this but be sure to remain realistic to typical industry growth.
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Question 4 of 30
Describe your passion for the work we do at this laboratory.
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Question 5 of 30
How would a former co-worker or previous supervisor, describe you?
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Question 6 of 30
What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
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Question 7 of 30
What makes you the best person for this job?
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Question 8 of 30
Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?
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Question 9 of 30
Give an example of adapting quickly to a new situation.
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Question 10 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Question 11 of 30
How detail oriented are you?
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Question 12 of 30
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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Question 13 of 30
As a Laboratory Assistant, there are a lot of safety protocols that need to be followed, how do you ensure that you are following all of the safety protocols needed in this position?
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Question 14 of 30
What's your ideal company to work for?
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Question 15 of 30
What laboratory experience do you have?
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Question 16 of 30
How reliable of a worker are you?
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Question 17 of 30
What do you like most about being a Lab Assistant?
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Question 18 of 30
Tell me about your education/training.
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Question 19 of 30
Are you comfortable working with dangerous chemicals?
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Question 20 of 30
Who is your mentor?
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Question 21 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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Question 22 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 23 of 30
Are you familiar with medical technology?
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Question 24 of 30
Are you most comfortable using automated analyzers or laboratory automation?
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Question 25 of 30
What type of people do you like working with?
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Question 26 of 30
As a Lab Assistant, would you want to open your own lab?
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Question 27 of 30
If a nurse or doctor asked you to get the results of a lab specimen, but you are not sure how to run the test, what would you do?
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Question 28 of 30
There will be instances where additional tasks will be asked by leadership. How do you feel about the tasks I mentioned today, and potentially receiving tasks related to the position that is not listed in this job description?
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Question 29 of 30
The candidate will be required to order tests in the laboratory information system and needs to be 95% accurate. Give me an example of how you were detail oriented in your previous role as a Laboratory Assistant.
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Question 30 of 30
How do you deal with work stress?
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Question 1 of 30
Tell me how you organize and maintain detailed, and accurate records in your previous work, or throughout your studies.
User-Submitted Answers
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Read and plan ahead for lab so all the can be done in a short time to avoid any unexpected results.
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Everything is recorded in lab register, preparing checklists and safety of students, teachers and those who are working in labs.
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Organized and maintained the record using Microsoft excel and sharing the record with supervisor as a caution.
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We always follow the protocol, and have a record of all results.
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I organize my stuff by wirting down what needs to be done and separate the tasks. I write down detailed notes explaining very detailed steps on procedures.
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Write everything down that you do so you always have a record of your work to look back on. Lots of list writing and planning and preparation. Paper and computer records.
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I have different files with different headings which allow me to accurately retrieve information.
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I use bullets and numbers. Have neat hand writing.
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I always make a table. If I have any information that needs to be organized, it goes straight into Excel. I take extensive notes, and my system is pretty organized, at least to me. If I have tasks that need to be accomplished, I put them directly into my day planner.
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With regular updates and well maneged record I maintain all the data's.
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In my previous job, We have our log books for patients entry and recording of results. I personally labelled all the log books for easy access if there would be any tracing of patient's results or which tests are done. All the forms such as result forms and requisition forms used are placed individually in a folder which is color coded that way it is easy to reach and accessible. I have maintained a worksheet for the day to be able to account for the materials and reagents used for that day.
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Categorize them and input all the details/records into the correct folder. always very concentrate when dealing with information input and double check to confirm.
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Reading SOPS and constantly reviewing notes.
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According to my experience I always follow procedure and take instructions very well to make sure everything is in order.
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Plan ahead and document everything.
Question 2 of 30
A laboratory assistant will do multiple tasks throughout the day.. Which of these do you enjoy the best? Least?
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Find the result is an accomplishment and to do again is the least that. I like.
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Making of acid solutions, helping the students for their experiments.
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Best I enjoy is being a part of analysis. And the least I enjoy is restocking.
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Every will be interesting to me.. I will remember every thing for my last job.
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I enjoy being busy thourhgout the day. I like being very occupied because when I dont do anything I feel like its worng to just be sitting there so at a work envrionment I feel like I need to do something and I wouldnt mind do work all day. I can handle mutliple taks I just need to make sure I need to be organized.
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Any experience I can gain from working in a hospital lab would be beneficial towards my learning for the role.
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Having not worked in this environment before I would need to be exposed to the tasks expected of me to answer this question fully.
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The more challenging ones because of the satisfaction I will get when it is completed.
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As long as these tasks varied throughout the course of my employment, I can't say I'd mind many of them. I can definitely say that crunching numbers would get old, while being out in the field would be pretty cool.
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I enjoy working with patients and performing phlebotomy. I also really enjoy performing urinalysis. As well as working in the histology department with specimens. I love all of the duties as a lab assistant very much.
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I like all the work done by me in this laboratory .. If you ask then my favourite is do experiment. Nothing is least for me.
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I enjoy collecting and analyzing body samples, such as blood, urine and tissues; operate equipment, such as cell counters and microscopes; and record data in patient records the least is that, there is nothing to do and I feel I'm not productive for the day.
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There is no one part I enjoy my profession in its entirety.
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Specimen processing, label and stores samples, and capture patient information on the system.
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I particularly enjoy problem solving tasks or ones where I need to use my initiatives, as for what I would least enjoy I can imagine that here may be a lot of repetitive tasks but I can take short breaks and this would also be broken up by the internship which is sure to be very stimulating.
Question 3 of 30
What are your career goals in the lab? Where do you see yourself in five years?
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Get experience to be able to do more lab work.
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There is no career goals in my life....
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As an analyst with your laboratory.
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I understand that the position is temporary, if at the end of the temporary period there was a more permant job availaable I would be very interested in the role to gain more experience and learn as much as I could so that I could progress up the chain of command. If there was no role available for me the information I would have gained would definately help with getting my foot in the door at another lab where I would hope to prgoress.
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I have always been ambitious and would like to progress within my career.
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My goals are to find advancements in the company and have a chance to pursue them.
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In five years, hopefully I'll be working in the energy business. I haven't really planned that far ahead, I'm just taking it one semester at a time.
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To do research to the best of my ability in order to discover how best to protect the environment. I see myself in a successful career doing groundbreaking research and helping humans live in harmony with nature.
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To continue to always be improving and being the best lab assistant that I can strive to be. Hopefully furthering my passion in the lab and going back to school to become a medical lab tech.
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My goal is to finished my all work within time period. I see my self after completion of my 5 year I must be learn a lot of things from here and I make sure my position as well as company positions grown up.
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Working towards becoming a laboratory technician.
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I have to see myself in five years as chemist.
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To hone my skill and become a senior technician.
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My goal right now is to find a position at a company where I can grow and take on new challenges over time. I'd like to assume more management responsibilities and get involved in product strategy. But most important I want to work for an organization where I can build a carrer.
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I would like to master the basics and the complex techniques that come along with lab work to begin with and then I would like to become a medical laboratory scientist. In five years I see myself hopefully working in a hospital in Iowa in the lab as a medical lab scientist.
Question 4 of 30
Describe your passion for the work we do at this laboratory.
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I will handle with care and precise the lab material.
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Clean and safe laboratory.
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Quality and accurate work, internationally recognised, providing room for growth.
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Will give me the change to back to laboratory field and improve my career.
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Providing diagnostic information to patients is very important work, it could help so many people in providing them results that could mean they gain the treatment they need that could save their lives. And possibly the lives of other people with cytogenetics. I read an article that said this lab was awarded the Healthcare science award for developing roles of biomedical scientists, this seems like a fantastic lab to work for that is leading the way for pathology and training scientists and shows that teamwork is valued highly here.
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My passion is to work as part of a team in a laboratory that provides a first class service to the people of Barnsley.
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I enjoyed going to lab classes during college and I wanted to keep enjoying that.
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I've always been fascinated by energy systems. From what I've researched, you guys mainly do lighting optimization, which is really neat. It's really interesting to me how much lighting can affect a space and what goes on in it. My favorite part, though, is probably the energy efficiency aspect of it all. That's something I've always wanted to do - make things better, more efficient.
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I have always had an interest in discovering and understanding how pollutants affect the environment so being involved in researching how metal compounds behave in the environment would be very interesting for me.
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I love the fact that I am helping patients by helping to discover and better their health. I couldn't picture myself working anywhere other than the lab. I have a high interest in science and always improving.
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To take care of. Laboratory work and do my jobs with honestly.
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It is another way of helping people around. and I love to help people with my skills and experience.
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All Health Science is quote interesting, you are in a constant learning curve.
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To perform standard laboratory procedures including clerical, blood collection, washroom, central receiving, and limited technical functions. I am responsible for proper recognition of the patients; quickly and professionally obtain specimens for laboratory analysis; interview and verify physicians's request of OPD and OPS patients, inter patients information into the computer and produce and deliver reports.
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I've always been a person that wanted to make a difference in people's lives and while I didn't have it in me to become a nurse or a doctor I believe that the work we do allows for people to obtain the results that could change their lives.
Question 5 of 30
How would a former co-worker or previous supervisor, describe you?
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Hardworking, honest, reliable, dependable individual.
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Perfect men for perfect work.
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Hard working, humerous but very proactive towards my responsibilities.
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I am usually quiet but intelligent, diligent, hardworking and smart at doing things.
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Dedicated, to being a Laboratory Assistant, detailed oriented,Team Player, excellent customer service and communicating skills.
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My colleagues wold describe me as highly motivated, passionate, hardworking, perfectionist and extremely organized.
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My supervisor and colleagues always give positive feedback to me everyday, such as excellent Anna or Awesome, ....
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They describe me as a very committed team player and that I am a responsible, reliable person. They would also say I am very determined because I never leave a task or work unfinished.
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A happy bubbly person who likes to smiles a lot, a good listener and always their for somebody if they need help. Hard working and likes new opportunities and experiences.
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I am not quite sure how they woud have describe me because personally I have never come accross such situation but I believe they would see me as a frinedly and positive person and thats how I am at workplace. I also am hepful person and I always like to hep my team when needed.
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Calm, hard working, too detail orientated, priorities out of whack sometimes, responsible,
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They would describe me as a great coulige, I am open minded, optomistic, reliable, dependable, and you could always count on me if you need anything.
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My coulige would describe me as inquisitive and deligent. I ask a lot of questions because I like to be sure about task that I am given.
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My colleagues describe me as a team player and optimistic.
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As a person that is self-driven, hard-working, and always reaching towards success.
Question 6 of 30
What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
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I'm very patient, I speak another language, very good memory.
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I feel you can rely on me to be dependable, when ever you need me I'm there. I feel I have been the pt. And I can empathise with most people that have been struggeling with certain issues.
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I have over 20 years experience working in the hospital environment as well as diagnostic laboratory and out patient clinic.
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I pay a greater attention to detail, I am reliable, dependable.
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Willingness to learn and im dedicated and looking forward to gain all the experience with the oppurtunity, im also reliable and I can be depeneded on.
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With a background in biology I can bring forth knowledgable experience. I am focused and very detailed oriented. I know what it takes to have a labfunction properly with the best outcomes.
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I am extremely meticulous and I do tend to focus on details. I like a job well done and I intend on doing the same here if I get the job.
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Arrive to work everyday and on time or early.
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I love my job place like my second home.
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In my past role I turned around quality assurance for point of care testing from 43% participation to 100%
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Hardworking, time efficient, great attention to detail, reliable and dependable.
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I am a team player and maintain a positive attitude.
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I am very dedicated and hard worker . I am very patient and quick learner.
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I am a dedicated individual that throughly understands what the words dependable, hardworking and detail oriented means.I have the experience you desire in a hospital,ER, and disaster zone setting you need.
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I believe that my problem solving skills and people skills differentiates from other candidates. I am motivated, disciplined, focus, and am willing to do whatever it takes me to get the job done.
Question 7 of 30
What makes you the best person for this job?
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Because I will be the best lab assisant because I confident what I can do.
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I am tthe best because a lot of research lab experince.
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A have good communication skills. Organising and planning skills.
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Because I have the experience needed to get the job done.
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I have the experience needed to get the job done.
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True team player and fast learner.
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I have very good experience in laboratory environment and multi taksing.
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I have a triple major in biochemistry , microbiology and foood and nutrition and my personal ambition to work in this feild makes me best person.
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My education, experience and my personal skills like my punctuality, detal oreiented character.
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My experience in Physical Science, Chemistry,
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I am extremely dependable, I work well in as a team member or independantly. I like working with the public, and I have great attention to detail. I also have great customer service skills which all of my past jobs experience have helped me in developing.
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Because am handling lab with bio safety procedure.
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I know that there are many quallified applicants, I personally feel that my work ethic and my strong sense of organization skills set me apart.
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I have technically strong person , Igraduated with first class with distinction.
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I am dedicated person to perform all the responsibilities with my skills and knowledge.
Question 8 of 30
Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?
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Be able to handle with care and precise.
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Worked as a lab assistent in a school for few months.
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Being calm under stress, concentrating on work in chaos, being reasonable for your actions.
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I have a very interpersonal skill, and I like to think I am good with empathy.
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My time as an internet sales manager and working in retail in general has taught me a lot about dealing with a wide demographic of people, has enabled me to deal with high pressure situations and increased workload, taught me to work as part of a team to hit sales targets and delevir exceptional customer service to gain high marks in mystery shopper tasks. I work a lot with computers and I am comfortable with typing and using various computer software programmes.
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My time as an internet sales manager and working in retail in general has taught me a lot about dealing with a wide demographic of people, has enabled me to deal with high pressure situations and increased workload, taught me to work as part of a team to hit sales targets and delevir exceptional customer service to gain high marks in mystery shopper tasks. I work a lot with computers and I am comfortable with typing and using various computer software programmes.
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I have learned people skills and confidentiality. I am able to deal with people with challenging behaviour and am also able to show a great deal of empathy when the need arises.
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I play sports and have good hand eye coordination, bilingual.
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Outside of school and labs, I'm a pretty good musician, namely piano and voice. I like to sew, run, cycle, hike, ski - pretty much anything outdoors. I really enjoy talking to new people, finding new projects and challenges, and generally improving myself. That's actually my personal mantra - to never stop growing.
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I have learned to be much more methodical.
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My experience hat taught me to build a strong relationship with all departments in an organisation. I have the ability to work within a team. With my leadership skills and my ability to work under pressure, I can perform any given tasks to the best of my ability.
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Handle with care and precise.
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I've developed a patience for situations that I never had before I worked in the food service industry. I also have developed time management skills because of nightly duties that had to be done at every job that I had.
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While I was working as nursery assistant I was able to gain the supervison and mentorting skills, organing skislls, and.
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With my past career experiences, I have learned to be high detailed oriented, organized, managing my time and working with a team.
Question 9 of 30
Give an example of adapting quickly to a new situation.
Question 10 of 30
How do you handle stressful situations?
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Apply proper planning and do not bunk your job.
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Be very reliable and be as helpful.
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I focus on the task at hand and the end goal in mind.
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I focus on the task at hand and the end goal in mind.
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Proper time management and planning.
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I react to that situation. Rather than stress.
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I try to work using great organization which seems to help when things are extremely busy in the lab or clinic. If the stress is caused from a patient, I do my best to help to difuse the situation, or find out how to resove the problem by listening or directing the patient to the person that can help them.
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Adjustment to co workers and reduce emotion.
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I tend to handle stressful situations by dealing with the problem immediately, I first begin with addressing the situation and considering all options, I chose the best solution given the time frame and deal with the problem.
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Keeping calm and forecast.
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I handle it very coll minded mind set up.
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Calmly and professionally all the work we carry out has stressfull situations its how you turn that into a positive challenge.
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- Be very reliable and be as helpful - I tend to handle stressful situations by dealing with the problem immediately. I first begin with addressing the situation and considering all options, I chose the best solution given the time frame and deal with the problem - Keep calm and forecast.
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I prioritize and choose my best option for that specific situation.
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I prioritize and choose my best option for that specific situation.
Question 11 of 30
How detail oriented are you?
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Very detailed oriented. When documenting anything that is a skill that has to be on point.
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Very, I make sure I document everything.
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If I were accompaning a pt. It would notice certain symptoms that could place them at higher risk.
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I am very detail oriented and results oriented.
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I am extremely detail oriented. This is something I recognized at an early stage in life. It carries through into all that I do in my daily life.
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I know basic programming languages such as JAVA, c,C , and Database and Networking.
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I am very methodical in my approach to the work I carry out and try my best to understand what task I am performing to the highest degree.
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- very detailed orientated, when documenting anything that is a skill that has to be on point.
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I am good at keeping records at every step, this I have learned during the lab notebook keeping at my previous job and during the coursework. I am very meticulous in that.
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I have good organising skills and I will maintain a good records.
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Extremely detailed oriented,I make sure everything is documented, organized and maintain good records.
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I have excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
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Using microtome was required to follow standard operating procedure therefore needed hand and eye coordination to pay attention every little detail of the specimen.
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I am very detail oriented. It reflects not only in my work but also in my organizational skills.
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I like things to be right and done correctly, I work hard to make sure I gets things as perfect as they possibly can be. If I am unsure about something I would ask someone for advice instead of taking a risk and doing something without being confident because I want to get something right the first time.
Question 12 of 30
How long would you expect to work for us if hired?
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Being a science graduate and long experience as a science teacher, Ithink my knowledg.
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As long as you need me. I see myself as lab techniciam I planned to study partime in unisa for analycal chemisytry.
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Selama masih dibutuhkan.
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I don't have a time limit. I want to work and continue to learn as much a possible in this position to provide great customer service.
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Mostly 10 hr days, depending on how much overtime I am allowed !
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I am planning to retire working here.
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For a period of a year and as long as im still needeed.
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If this is a perfect fit for me, I beliebe I would like to keep it for as long as I possibly could.It will be dependent on how well my integration into your team goes.
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I plan on staying within the company for many years it has always been a dream of mine to work here long- term.
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Definitely upto retirement from the serice.
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As long as you need me. I plan to apply to graduate school next year and would love to continue working for you during that time.
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I would hope to work for you throughout the duration of the contract and if an opportunity were to arise for further work I would be more than willing to consider that option.
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As long as you need me. I would hope to work for you throughout the duration of the contract and if an opportunity arises for further work. I would be willing to consider. Also, I do plan to continue with education, but would like to continue working for you during that time.
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I am a kind of person who is not often changing job. I had changed one only when I migrated to Australia, and this times is for promotion. So I would like to stay as long as I am still able to work.
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Indefinitely, I plan to work as an MLA working upon my HCPC portfolio and subsequently becoming a biomedical scientist at your hospital, I would then look into specialisation.
Question 13 of 30
As a Laboratory Assistant, there are a lot of safety protocols that need to be followed, how do you ensure that you are following all of the safety protocols needed in this position?
Question 14 of 30
What's your ideal company to work for?
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Recognized institute like aided college.
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Why do we choose hplc Or Gas chromatography for a sample analysis?
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Companies with reseach laboratries, where I will have a oppurtunity to learn.
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Ampath Laboratories.
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To do plans for future.
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My ideal company is the one which I have come for now. My location is the one where I find good environment to proceed with the work.
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I can prove my self.
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I would like to work in a challenging, new learning environment that would increase my knowledge as a lab assistant.
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An organization with strong oriented goals towards development of the nation through education , like yours.
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A company that would teach me more with opportunity to grow.
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Nhs, we provide the best free service in the world.
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A company that would teach me more with the opportunity to grow.
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A company that would teach me more with opportunity to grow.
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Somewhere that allows me to continue to grow in my profession and posesses a positive atmosphere.
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I am hardworking, reliable and a quick learner. I do have relevant qualifications and some lab experience related to the work you do iin here. I am able to follow procedures well and with my education and lab experience, I can contribute well to this position.
Question 15 of 30
What laboratory experience do you have?
User-Submitted Answers
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Well at school and I worked for 6mnths as a lab assistant.
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I have worked for the australian red cross blood service for 17 months. I've also gained laboratory experoence during my studies.
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Maintaining lab for practical, making inventory.
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Pediatric blood draw, adult and geriatrics and can also set up microbiology specimens.
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Physical Science Teacher, Lab Assistant, Quality Control Auditor.
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I got basic experience like to look after the lab, its equipments and a basic needs of a lab technologies whether specimens are are ready. To help the students in collecting specimens and make them ready for various tests which has to be performed and lastly making the inventry and make sure equipments are ready before the tests.
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Besides the Practicals I have done at school, which I thoroughly enjoyed and excelled at, none.
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Yes 1 year experience.
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Personally I have never worked in a labratory setting before, but I am a quick learner and I have a very strong work ethic.
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I dnt hae any experience in this field , but I can learn.
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Labs in school, such as chemistry organic chemistry biology physiology.
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I have worked in physicians offices and I was use to Greet the patient, getting the info from patient and responsible to enter in the computer system.Drawing blood specimen,ECG,Urinlaysis.
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Agrochemical experience.
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Color Matching of all type of textile.
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I want to gather earn experience when we work together.
Question 16 of 30
How reliable of a worker are you?
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I am very reliable. I have been called to work numerous of times from the job I am working at now, because of short of employees.
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I'm very sincere with my work.
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Very reliable, I'm open to random schedualing.
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A reliable worker will be trusted to do the job as promised and can reap the ...
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I am a very reliable worker, I have only been sick once since I started working, I fill in for others and I do not mind working weekends or holidays.
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My time keeping is excellent and I am very flexible to my role.
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I am very reliable, since I am able to understand and grasp things quickly. I am ready to take up any instructions and follow the necessary steps as required.
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Very reliable. I am on time and ready to work when needed.
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I am very reliable. Even during out of work hours and days I do not work, I can still be contacted if a problem arises and would respond in a timely manner.
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Pretty reliable. At my previous internship, my lab members trusted me to keep working and clean up after they left early.
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During my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology I worked as a lab assistant at the Mayo Clinic. My work at the mayo clinic aided scientists conducting clinical research about human metabolism. I have extensive experience identifying proteins in muscle tissue and plasma.
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As I work for AusPost I come to work almost everyday, more than 95% in every year.
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I am a very reliable worker. I am very good at time management so I also arrive early to settle myself in. I never call out of work unless it is an emergency and I always work at my full potential everyday.
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You can depend on me to get the work done efficiently and accurately.
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I always turn up on time for shift and I am a reliable team member. I work shift patterns of 4am to 11pm at night.
Question 17 of 30
What do you like most about being a Lab Assistant?
User-Submitted Answers
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Lab assistant job is a challenging job as we need to train students.
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Meeting patients and helping people out.
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Helping out people, knowing that I am saving peoples lives and doing the analysis on samples.
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Doing the analysis on different samples, you are always doing samething different everyday.
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I love the skill and I am able to move around well, I enjoy meeting new pt. Every day, the flexibility the trade mostly.
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I enjoy the skill mostly, but to be able to get the specimen without continuously puttiong the pt through more than one stick.
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Many patients are not looking forward for their blood draws as they have had past bad experience and I like the challenge that I could provide them satisfying experience.
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To learn the students about the process.
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Helping people and taken blood.
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Discovering and learning new things.
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To do computer in lab.
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I love to work with chemicals and doing research..
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With maintaining and handling laboratory.
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What I like most about being a lab assistant is seeing many types of specimens and testing it.
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I enjoy high detailed oriented jobs, I enjoy working alone or in teams, I effectivly communicate and I am able to multi task and organize!
Question 18 of 30
Tell me about your education/training.
User-Submitted Answers
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I am Biology major, and thus far I have taken Chemistry I and II Lab as well as Biology I Lab. These all have have given me experience with safety procedures, lab tenchniqes and machinery used in research.I am currently enrolled in Animal Diversity Lab where I am becoming more experience in the tools in studying various organisms in the Animal Kingdom. I am very familiar with the steps in creating productive laboratory setting.
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I have an associate degree in Applied Science, I have a cerificate in phlembotomy.
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I have been trained at choc so I have been exposed with difficult draws including infants, pediatric as well as geriatric patients. I am trained to do point of care testing as well glucose tolerance and capillary draws.
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Bachelor of Science Biology (Rust College).
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I attended National Career Education and successfully completed a Phlebotomy course holding a 4.0 grade average all the way through. I took my studies seriously and took advantage of any opportunity to learn. I was fortunate to have an externship at McClellan VA Clinic where I worked with an amazing staff that taught me so much more about blood draws and processing. I worked with patients varying in age, size, and medical conditions. I also volunteered in the lab for 6 months after my extership was completed.
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During my undergraduate degree in Kinesiology I worked as a lab assistant at the Mayo Clinic. My work at the mayo clinic aided scientists conducting clinical research about human metabolism. I have extensive experience identifying proteins in muscle tissue and plasma.
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I am still currently in school at nwtc getting my medical assistant technical diploma along with getting certified with phlebotomy and health care customer service and medical coding.
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I am an honours graduate on Biomedical Science at nuig, during this time I gained valuable lab experience including tissue culturing, centrifuging, pipetting, dissections, calibrations, sterilisation. I then worked in a medical device company where I learnt the importance of impeccable hygiene and safety standards. My current role is as a lab assistant at nfb where I deal with a range of technical, administrative, sterilisation and analysis processed.
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Tell us about yourself.
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Educated at comprehensive school and gained nvq level 3 and 4 laboratory activities.
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I pursued a degree in BSc H biomedical science and obtained a 2:1. During university, has allowed me to gain experience in lab techniques and improve my accuracy and precision skills, using different equipements allowed me to become familiar with different analytical techniques. A key skill which I acquired during my degree was accurate record keeping, which is a vital part of my any practical .
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I pursued a degree in BSc H Biomedical Science and graduated with a 2:1. During university has allowed me to gain experience with Lab techniques, and improve my accuracy and precision skills. Using different equipements allowed me to become familiar with different analytical techniques. To add to this, I gained experience using different computer softwares MS word, excel and bioinformatics This allowed me to be flexible and comfortable with new techonolgy. A key skill I acquired during my degree was accurate record keeping, which is a vital part of any practical. In addition it has helped me gain good organizational skills that has allowed me to be more time efficient and carry out tasks competently.
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Graduated grade 12 and finished a 2 month practicum at Royal inland hospital.
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Iam d pharmacy and 3 month intership at district hospital.
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I have a Masters in Microbiology and a certificate in Applied biotechnology.
Question 19 of 30
Are you comfortable working with dangerous chemicals?
Question 20 of 30
Who is your mentor?
Question 21 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
Question 22 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
Question 23 of 30
Are you familiar with medical technology?
Question 24 of 30
Are you most comfortable using automated analyzers or laboratory automation?
Question 25 of 30
What type of people do you like working with?
Question 26 of 30
As a Lab Assistant, would you want to open your own lab?
Question 27 of 30
If a nurse or doctor asked you to get the results of a lab specimen, but you are not sure how to run the test, what would you do?
Question 28 of 30
There will be instances where additional tasks will be asked by leadership. How do you feel about the tasks I mentioned today, and potentially receiving tasks related to the position that is not listed in this job description?
Question 29 of 30
The candidate will be required to order tests in the laboratory information system and needs to be 95% accurate. Give me an example of how you were detail oriented in your previous role as a Laboratory Assistant.
Question 30 of 30
How do you deal with work stress?

About Laboratory Assistant

August 18th, 2017

Laboratory assistants work in the medical field where they process specimens. These specimens are typically bodily fluids or other organic samples. Due to the potentially sensitive nature of the materials being handled, the lab assistant must closely adhere to well-defined policies and procedures. Accurate documentation is important. The work is typically done during normal business hours and performed in a laboratory. It's important for laboratory assistants to pay very close attention to detail and to follow directions precisely. Required qualifications vary by locale and typically require government-approved training and certification.

Vacancies for laboratory assistants may be found on universities' online career portals and sometimes even at job fairs focused on the medical industry. Labs may be associated with hospitals or universities. The interview will assess your ability to follow instructions, your clerical and data entry skills, and your knowledge of relevant standard procedures and best practices in your industry. Any lapses in procedure may have serious negative impacts. An analytical and procedure-oriented approach is most compatible with this job. You'll be expected to be familiar or at least comfortable with the computer systems and technology used in the course of your duties.

To prepare for the interview, think about the technical knowledge you obtained during your certification or education in this field. Laboratory assistants must meet strict deadlines while remaining accurate. You can give the interviewer confidence in your ability by talking about specific techniques that you've developed to help you maintain both quality and quantity of work. Explain it briefly and concisely in a step-by-step manner as if you were teaching it. By doing so, you're simultaneously showing that you're both a procedure-minded person and that you're diligent and organized. Make sure that you maintain up-to-date knowledge of equipment that's used in your field.

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