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Radiation Therapists Interview Questions

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Cancer treatment can be complicated and confusing. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

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List of 30 Radiation Therapists Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    Cancer treatment can be complicated and confusing. How do you explain complicated concepts to those who may not understand?

  2. 2.

    How do you deal with stress?

  3. 3.

    Tell me about your experience working with radiology equipment.

  4. 4.

    How would your coworkers describe you?

  5. 5.

    When did you realize you wanted to be a radiation therapist?

  6. 6.

    How would you describe your overall academic performance?

  7. 7.

    If a patient isn't safely protected, what are some of the harmful effects of radiation?

  8. 8.

    How do you know if a patient is experiencing negative side-effects of radiation?

  9. 9.

    What would you do if the linear accelerator was not working correctly?

  10. 10.

    Why is it important that the patient remain in the same position during each treatment?

  11. 11.

    Do you prefer to work on your own, or as a part of a team?

  12. 12.

    How does radiation therapy affect cancer patients, from your experience?

  13. 13.

    What are your salary expectations?

  14. 14.

    Tell me about a time when you had to be very careful in communicating delicate information.

  15. 15.

    If a patient could not sit still during treatment, what would you do?

  16. 16.

    How do you deal with patients who are especially weak or run down due to chemotherapy?

  17. 17.

    What does palliative treatment mean?

  18. 18.

    Can you explain to me, in layman's terms, how radiation therapy kills cancer cells?

  19. 19.

    If your superior incorrectly prepped and set up a patient, what would you do?

  20. 20.

    How would you react if a senior therapist disagreed with your judgement or analysis of a film?

  21. 21.

    What is the difference between a CT and an MRI?

  22. 22.

    What questions do you have for me?

  23. 23.

    Have you ever dealt with a crisis on your shift? How did you react?

  24. 24.

    Tell me about your experience training others.

  25. 25.

    Describe your relationship with the last physician you worked for.

  26. 26.

    What qualities should a radiation therapist have?

  27. 27.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  28. 28.

    What type of work environment allows you to be the most productive?

  29. 29.

    What do you know about our healthcare facility?

  30. 30.

    How do you show your co-workers the importance of communication in the workplace?