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Laboratory Assistant Interview Questions
1. Tell me how you organize and maintain detailed, and accurate records in your previous work, or throughout your studies.
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Medical Laboratory Assistants (MLAs) prepare, and in some cases process samples within a pathology laboratory. They also utilise pre-analytical systems in order for biomedical scientists (BMS) or Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers to process the biochemical tests requested on the sample. The majority of an MLA's time is spent in processing specimens. As such, the MLA has to have excellent knowledge of their particular sample acceptance policy, whilst obeying the data protection act, patient confidentiality, COSHH and the Caldicott rules.
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Laboratory Assistant Interview Questions
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What are your career goals in the lab? Where do you see yourself in five years?
 
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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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Initially now I would like to start as a Lab assistant and learn the work as much as I can. Then according to the hierarchy would like to rise in the same field and maybe in five years will lead a senior role as a Laboratory Technician.
 
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Lab should be in proper condition well equipped and no issues related hardware and software to reach at all level of upcoming things.
 
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I what gain all the knowledge and skills the lab has to often, and become apart of the Whittier family beyond 5 years.
 
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I would love to be involved in any further trainings and personal development. Being a qualified and experienced biomedical scientist.
 
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Describe your passion for the work we do at this laboratory.
 
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I am very interested in pharmaceutical work. The things being done in this lab are helping to improve peoples lives and that make me feel like i'm doing something to improve the world.
 
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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 am very passionate about Science and therefore my interest lies in working in a science laboratory.
 
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I am very hardworking, skilled, confident and flexible person to help other people inside and outside the laboratory.
 
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I am passionate about taking care of lab items.
 
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A laboratory assistant will do multiple tasks throughout the day.. Which of these do you enjoy the best? Least?
 
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I enjoy performing lab tests and setting up labs. I least like lab clean up.
 
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I enjoy any type of laboratory tasks including setting up the lab, cleaning and maintaining the lab after use and also maintaining student work records and even doing corrections for them and helping students with their tasks.
 
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I like to solve those tasks that require intensive research and investigation to establish facts. This leads me to explore new areas of research.
 
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I'm able to multitask, and always complete the assignment before me, but not have ten things going at one time.
 
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Specimen processing, label and stores samples, and capture patient information on the system.
 
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How would a former co-worker or previous supervisor, describe you?
 
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My courage like to work with me and they describe me as a hard worker, honest, problem solving, as a team leader.
 
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Everyone sees me as punctual, fast learner, easy to get along with and helpful.
 
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Hard working and able to easily stay on task until my job is done.
 
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As a hard worker, I am determined, and I am extremely loyal.
 
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They said I am very hard working person and always tried to help them in any situations and I am very clean person.
 
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What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
 
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I consider myself to be someone who not only has the skills to perform the job, but most importantly be a team player and be one who possesses integrity.
 
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I can use my knowledge that I have attained so far from working at healthscope and Dorevitch Pathology.
 
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My years of experience in a hospital laboratory setting has prepared me.
 
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With my skills and knowledge I know what it takes to have lab function properly.
 
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I am very detail-oriented, focused, and I work well in teams. This allows me to be careful when running lab tests and preparing specimens. Although I have never held a lab assistant position, I am a fast learner, which I am certain that I will not only learn fast, but in an efficient manner.
 
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What makes you the best person for this job?
 
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I feel I have learned what it means to genuinely care about others. I believe I have a great attitude, and handle many situations in which others have entered unhappy but left happy knowing someone genuinely did what they could to help them.
 
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Actually, I was looking for my field job from a long time and I m really happy to get this oppurnity I wish to work for patient and whatever I can help them so I think this a good way to help them.
 
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Mesmerised by the laboratory world.
 
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I'm a very dedicated person. I arrive on the job early and ready to go. I learn things very quickly and can juggles multiple tasks at a time. I get a long with everyone and just over all love helping everyone in every way possible that I can.
 
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I will do the best which I studied both practically and theoretically.
 
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Describe your experience working beyond the laboratory. What unique skills have you developed?
 
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Handle with care and precise.
 
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Still I didnt work fr the post of lab assistant but I promise that I will do my work well as I selected fr this post and this will be the great opportunity for me to work in this school.
 
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I have worked as a teacher along with working as a laboratory demonstrator. I believe I have the skills to explain students course related practical class work if and when required.
 
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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 am very good at cooperating with other people and figuring out what they need. I am also very good at finding things to work on because I dislike unoccupied time.
 
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How do you handle stressful situations?
 
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I always remain calm and collected. I always try to find a solution to the problem, and if that one isnt available, I continue to find the next best solution.
 
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I try to keep a leveled head when dealing with a stressful situation. I try not to let the pressure push me into making a decision that I may regret. Slowing down and controlling the situation allows me to fully view the problem and trouble shoot with the best results.
 
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In a stressful situation I stop do a quick breather to calm myself and put myself in a calming state to what I have to done and then think about it after it's all over.
 
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I take a deep breath, make a plan to complete my task. No matter how big a task is it always gets finished the same way, one step at a time.
 
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With calmly and professional.
 
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How detail oriented are you?
 
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I am a very detailed person. Whether it comes down to explaining or observing, I pay attention to the process and understanding how something is done. I want to know where something derives from so I can fully comprehend a situation.
 
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In everything I have done, it has all been thoroughly thought out, organised in a timely manner and productively achieved .
 
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I pay extremem attention to detail. One wrong move can be a potential health risk or could mean inadequate results or patient information. I am always acting under preventative measures.
 
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I can quickly over look something and catch things someone else may have missed. I can think quick and react fast.
 
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During my time in school I have learned to follow the lab protocol exactly. This allows me to have the most accurate and precise results that I possibly can.
 
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