Medical Laboratory Technician Interview Questions

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Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over 20 years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas, including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice.

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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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List of 30 Medical Laboratory Technician Interview Questions & Answers

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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?

  2. 2.

    If you were the person interviewing employee candidates, what qualities would you look for to fill this position?

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    Have you ever received negative feedback from a supervisor, and if so, how did you handle it?

  4. 4.

    What is one of your weaknesses, and what do you do in an effort to overcome that weakness?

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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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    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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    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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    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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    How do you handle times when you have a disagreement with a coworker?

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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 are some things that you do to help prevent contamination within your work space?

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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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    Do you feel like you have strong relationship building skills?

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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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    Other than technical work, such as testing specimens, what other duties are you accustomed to performing within a medical laboratory?

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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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    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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    What advice would you give others who are considering pursuing a career as a medical laboratory technician?

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    Do you feel that you are capable of working independently, rather than having a supervisor or coworker work with you?

  21. 21.

    Are you familiar with some errors that may occur when using a pipette and how to prevent those errors?

  22. 22.

    Can you give me some examples of some equipment that you feel proficient operating within a medical lab?

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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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    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 a test system deficiency was discovered or suspected, how would 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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    Have you ever had a patient be combative toward you? If so, how did you handle the situation?

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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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    Are you comfortable performing venipunctures?

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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?