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Medical Laboratory Technician

30 Interview Questions & Answers

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What is one of your biggest fears about being a medical lab technician?
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Why did you choose to become a medical laboratory technician?
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If you had a team member who constantly seemed to be abandoning his post and leaving unfinished work, how would you handle the situation?
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If you began to feel overwhelmed with your workload or other work related issues, how would you handle the situation?
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What would you do if a patient complained to you about one of your coworker's conduct toward him/her?
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If you discovered that a coworker was violating a patient's privacy by discussing his information with someone outside of the care team, how would you respond?
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Do you have any plans that may interfere with being able to commit to long-term employment with us?
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Tell me about a time you experienced a significant change in your workplace, and how did you adapt to the change?
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Can you give me some examples of some equipment that you feel proficient operating within a medical lab?
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Has there ever been an emergency situation in your department, and how did you/would you react in such a situation?
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What is one of your weaknesses, and what do you do in an effort to overcome that weakness?
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Are you familiar with some errors that may occur when using a pipette and how to prevent those errors?
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Do you feel that you are capable of working independently, rather than having a supervisor or coworker work with you?
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If you were the person interviewing employee candidates, what qualities would you look for to fill this position?
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Other than technical work, such as testing specimens, what other duties are you accustomed to performing within a medical laboratory?
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How do you handle times when you have a disagreement with a coworker?
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What are some things that you do to help prevent contamination within your work space?
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What sets you apart from other medical laboratory technicians, and why do you feel you will be a good fit for us?
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Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?
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If a lab specimen were delivered to you without the proper labels and identification on it, what would your response be?
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What advice would you give others who are considering pursuing a career as a medical laboratory technician?
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Has there ever been a time that you had difficulty drawing blood from a patient, and if so, how did you handle that situation?
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Some medical laboratory technicians at our facility often work on rotation. Are you willing to work, nights, weekends, holidays, or overtime if needed?
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Are you comfortable performing venipunctures?
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If you had a patient come to your lab stating his physician sent him to have his blood drawn, but he didn't bring a lab requisition slip, how would you help remedy the situation without neglecting other patients?
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Have you ever had a patient be combative toward you? If so, how did you handle the situation?
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Personal protective equipment is provided for all of our employees. If you saw a coworker performing a test that required the use of PPE, but he was not wearing it, how would you respond?
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If a test system deficiency was discovered or suspected, how would you handle the situation?
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Have you ever received negative feedback from a supervisor, and if so, how did you handle it?
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The physical requirements of working as a medical lab tech can often be demanding. Do you feel like you are able to stand for long hours, or lift/transfer equipment, as needed?
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