Radiation Therapists Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Radiation Therapists interview, here are 35 interview questions and answer examples.

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What questions do you have for me?

"Thank you for asking; I do have a few questions. What is top of mind when it comes to filling this role? Also, what types of career growth opportunities would follow this position? And lastly, do you have internal candidates also interviewing for this senior radiation therapist position?"

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35 Radiation Therapists Interview Questions & Answers

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  • Ask The Interviewer

    1. What questions do you have for me?

  • Communication

    2. If your superior incorrectly prepped and setup a patient, what would you do?

  • Communication

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

  • Communication

    4. How do you show your coworkers the importance of communication in the workplace?

  • Communication

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

  • Compatibility

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

  • Compatibility

    7. What qualities should a radiation therapist have?

  • Compatibility

    8. How would your coworkers describe you?

  • Compatibility

    9. Describe your relationship with the last physician you worked for.

  • Competency

    10. What is the difference between a CT and an MRI?

  • Competency

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

  • Competency

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

  • Conflict

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

  • Creative Thinking

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

  • Customer Service

    15. Imagine you have a patient who is feeling extremely anxious about their radiation therapy. How would you go about calming them down and making them feel more comfortable?

  • Diligence

    16. How do you stay up-to-date on the latest advancements and research in radiation therapy?

  • Diligence

    17. What do you know about our healthcare facility?

  • Discovery

    18. If you could shadow any radiation therapist in the world for a day, who would it be and why?

  • Discovery

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

  • Education

    20. How would you describe your overall academic performance?

  • Experience

    21. Tell me about your experience working with radiology equipment.

  • Experience

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

  • Leadership

    23. Tell me about your experience training others.

  • Operational

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

  • Operational

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

  • Organizational

    26. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  • Problem Solving

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

  • Role-Specific

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

  • Role-Specific

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

  • Role-Specific

    30. What does palliative treatment mean?

  • Role-Specific

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

  • Role-Specific

    32. How do you balance the scientific and technical aspects of your work with the emotional and interpersonal aspects of caring for patients?

  • Salary

    33. What are your salary expectations?

  • Stress

    34. How do you deal with stress?

  • Technical

    35. If you could invent a new technology or tool to assist radiation therapists in their work, what would it be and why?