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Radiation Therapists Interview Questions to Ask
1. What is one of the most important thing you expect a canditate to accomplish in the first 60 days?
List of Radiation Therapists Interview Questions
  1. How would your coworkers describe you?
  2. How do you deal with patients who are especially weak or run down due to chemotherapy?
  3. If a patient cannot sit still during treatment, or prior to treatment, what would you do?
  4. How has radiation therapy affected cancer patients from your experience?
  5. Tell me about a time when you had to be very careful in communicating delicate information.
  6. What does palliative treatment mean?
  7. Why is it important that the patient remain in the same position during each treatment?
  8. Are you a team player?
  9. Can you explain to me how radiation therapy kills cancer cells?
  10. How do you deal with stress?
  11. Why did you choose a career in radiology?
  12. What is the difference between a CT and an MRI?
  13. How would you describe your overall academic performance?
  14. When did you realize you wanted to be a radiation therapist?
  15. What do you know about our healthcare facility?
  16. What kind of work environment do you thrive in?
  17. How do you make sure you are using your time effectively?
  18. If a patient isn't safely protected, what are some of the harmful effects of radiation?
  19. How do you stay organized?
  20. What do you think are the most important qualities of working as a radiation therapist?
  21. What would you do if the linear accelerator was not working correctly?
  22. Describe your relationship with the last physician you worked for.
  23. Tell me about your experience training others?
  24. Do you work well on your own?
  25. Tell me about your experience working with different machines.
  26. Have you ever dealt with a crisis on your shift? How did you react?
  27. How do you know if a patient is experiencing negative affects of radiation?
  28. Tell me about your relationship with the last physician you worked for. Describe your relationship.
Contributing Author
Ryan Brown
Contributing Author
Elisabeth Walter
HR Consultant
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Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Radiation Therapists Information
August 26th, 2017

Radiation therapists are healthcare professionals who specialize in operating various types of radiation equipment that is used to treat cancer and other diseases. They are employed by hospitals, outpatient centers, and physician clinics. As part of their tasks, radiation therapists explain the procedure to patients, inspect, operate and maintain the equipment, monitor the patient for any adverse reaction and maintain detailed records of every procedure.
While a 12-month certificate program may qualify you to work as a radiation therapist, your job opportunities will be limited. Most employers will give preference to candidates who have completed a bachelor's or associate's degree in radiation therapy and who also have some work experience in the field. You can get the necessary experience by completing an internship under the supervision of an experienced radiation therapist. Most states also require radiation therapists to certified or licensed. Meticulous attention to detail, physical stamina, and strong interpersonal and technical skills are important qualities for this role.
Your interview questions will largely focus on your knowledge of the procedures as well as the safety measures involved in using radiation equipment. You must have thorough knowledge of these two areas for any employer to even consider hiring you. You must also convince them of your interest in working in this particular role and your passion for helping people who are ill. Practising how to answer some of the more commonly asked questions will help you be more prepared and more confident at your interview. You can find these questions listed at Mock Questions.