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Radiology Interview Questions

1. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically upset and/or difficult what would you do?
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Radiology is the branch or specialty of medicine that utilizes imaging technologies like x-rays, CT scans, and MRIs to diagnose and treat diseases.

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1. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically upset and/or difficult what would you do?

Top Answer

Calm the patient down get them to trust me asure them that everything will be ok. and explain what will be done during the procedure.

Second Best

Try to find out if there was anything I could do to help, let their supervisor be aware that they are upset.

3.

Assess the situation, ask the resident what the problem is and if their is anything I can do to help, if their is nothing I can do I go seek assistance from my boss.

4.

Analyse context and determine cause.

5.

Behave myself and don't be intervened by his/her unpleasant characters as these people are everywhere.

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2. How do you develop untapped potential in your staff?

Top Answer

Give them opportunity to grow and explore, find out their interests and support them.

Second Best

By involving them in innovative developmental plans.

3.

BY using their strenghths.

4.

Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?

5.

Motivate and encourage them during difficult and challenging procedures. If they are willing and ready to advance further encourage them to further enhance the knowledge and skills by encouraging attendance at appropriate conferences and courses.

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3. How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?

Best Answer

By utilizing all of them in the decision making process.

2.

Team-work and division of labour is the key to success.

3.

Take them aside, have a chat with them, see if they have something going on personally / at home / at work. Politely suggest that they need to put their best foot forward when their in the workplace, remeber the setting and the nature of the work and patients, and they come first. Suggest talking to someone, enlightening managament if there is a problem so they can offer support.

4.

What made you decide to apply for this position?

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4. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?

Best Answer

I wouldn't mind. Being able to accomplish more than one task is always my goal

2.

Why choose a career in radiology?

3.

Provided it does not interfere or affect the task I am currently engaged in, I would be happy to the task. Service needs and demands are priority.

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5. What was your least favorite patient? What was the situation?

Best Answer

Drunk combative patient that was incoherent.

2.

Child who did not want to be x-rayed by me but made the best of the situation and stepped back and let someone else take over. Not everyone is going to like me. People who come to us are unwell.

3.

My least favorite patient, was an uncooperative one. I tried to work as quickly and accuratley as possible to complete the procedure to relieve the patient.

4.

You shouldn't have a least favourite patient everyone is equal in there own individual way.

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6. Can you explain in detail how you would appropriately transfer a resident from a bed to a wheel chair?

Top Answer

First, check if the patient can stand up, if not, I would ask for help. Check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Closer the wheel chair to the bed and lock it. Help the patient to sitdown on bed, I help the patient on his/her weak side.

Second Best

I would rise the clients upper bed position and the turn the client to the end of the bed. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would put a gait belt, shoes, and make sure the wheel chair is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair.

3.

I would carefully help them stand up from their bed and then place them into the wheel chair.

4.

Have them slowly sit up with there legs dangling off the bed. When they feel stable and not dizzy I will make sure the wheelchair is locked and ask them to assist if possible and slowly help guide them into the wheelchair .

5.

I would first bring the bed down. I would then bring the wheelchair to the bed and lock the wheels so the wheelchair would not roll. I would assist the patient in sitting up and bringing their legs over to the side of the table. If the patient is able to stand on their own I would ask them slid off the table and turn to sit in the chair. If the patient is not able to do this then I would hold face the patient, wrap my arms around them under their underarms. I would slid them till their feet were touching the floor. I would then turn them into the chair.

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7. How do you fill downtime?

Top Answer

I clean cassettes, organize sponges,

Second Best

Keeping the exam rooms clean, helping others, prepare for upcoming exams.

3.

If major tennis events on will look up results , read of a magazine or flyers around and any updates of protocols.

4.

By reading, cleaning and restocking items needed for the rooms, and improving on my skills and abliites by practicing xray procedures and protocols.

5.

I try to catch up on anything that has fallen behind such as stocking supplies or cleaning up.

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8. What type of colleague do you least like to work with?

Top Answer

One that is not hard working and does not share the same work ethic as I do, one that does not want to be part of the team. They are a challenge to work with but I still do my best to work with them.

Second Best

One thats not a team worker.

3.

Someone who complains about any and everything.

4.

Someone who thinks they can do no wrong.

5.

Nosy one dont like to talk too much about myself its work and like to keep my personal life separate.

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9. How do you build and maintain morale with your staff in a non-monetary way?

Best Answer

Flexibility and approachable sometimes you need to say no but with a good explanation.

2.

By learning how to communicate with them in a professional manner.

3.

Encourage staff to always feel free to discuss problems with me. Give praise where it is due!

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10. What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?

Top Answer

Almost always on time for work. Certain circumstances such as traffic or accident would prevent me from arriving work on time.

Second Best

What situations kept you from fulfilling your job duties or from coming to work on time at your last job?

3.

For the last year of my employment I did not have any unplanned time. While in school I did miss some time when car broke down on the way to school.

4.

A major road accident on the motorway resulted in my turning up 3 hours late but kept the department informed as to where I was.

5.

Not enough staff to complete job safley to fulfill patients needs.

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11. What made you want to help people?

Top Answer

This is a noble profession , ppl put trust in ter doctors and when u help them out of ther illness ,they pray for u they give good remarks and they r happy and satisfied, and u also get a feeling of satisfaction.

Second Best

I have always been a person who people come to for help. I am very compassionate so the medical field suits me. I also have family members who have ill and have benefited from getting great medical care.

3.

It makes me feel better and know that everyone needs help at some point.

4.

I want to help people to make them feel satisfied with themselves and life, and it makes me happy to help others.

5.

To make the world a better place.

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12. Priorities often change suddenly throughout the day. If you are asked to quickly do another task, how does that affect your mood? What if it's the third time before noon?

Best Answer

My mood will remain calm and get the task done as quickly as possible.

2.

I know ih health care priority is a must I will not be upset knowing this is the best thing to do at the moment

3.

Maybe not so much but will just need to make sure I have finished the one at hand.

4.

It does not bother me when it comes to multi-tasking which is one of my skills.

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13. What kind of asset would you make to this unit?

Best Answer

I have goood skills and knowledge bring different thing army training which makes me very disciplined, conform to authority, rank and hierachy aware.

2.

I would use the best of my skills and ablities and training from school to help achieve goals to help the company.

3.

I am hard working and determined, and I feel that my presence will allow for smoother flow and will play a role in helping patients.

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14. How long has it been since you worked in (ER, OR, ICU, or particular specialty area)?

Top Answer

1 month

Second Best

I currently work as the only weekend radiology tech for rmc. i am used to dealing with all departments and problem solving for myself.

3.

yesterday

4.

Maybe two to three years.

5.

Recently during my elective week at another hospital.

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15. During the last year, when your replacement hasn't shown up and your manager asked you to stay late, what percentage of the time have you stayed late?

Top Answer

more often 90%

Second Best

75% i stay when possible. sometimes there are other things that have to be done or plans that have already been made.

3.

I stay as long as possible and make sure the staff is covered.

4.

I have stayed late 100% of the time that I have been asked to stay late. Someone needs to be there to see patients.

5.

Was not asked that often but missed out on one occasion as I was also committed.

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16. What is your relationship with your physicians?

Top Answer

Physicians doing the order and I'm the good follower to o the task.

Second Best

The doctor I work for now I have been with for 5 years and I know what she wants before she asks and I make sure I communicate everything I feel needs her prompt attention.

3.

To complete their orders in an accurate timely manner.

4.

I have a very good relationship with the physicians at this hospital. We have mutual respect for each other and can work as a team.

5.

I have a high level of respect for the physicians and the work they do. My relationship is a professional one.

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17. Deadlines, frustrations, difficult people, and silly rules can make a job difficult. How do you handle these types of situations?

Top Answer

Get on with it, deadlines are there to guide us and sometimes there might be scope to extend them.

Second Best

There are many parts of a profession that can be challenging. I look at these stressors and develop a plan to make them more manageable and focus on the learning aspect of the challenge.

3.

Stay calm and professional and carry on to the best of my ability.

4.

How has your technical ability been important in accomplishing results.

5.

Deadlines, I find ways of meeting them by creating a list of things to do and how to complete them. Frustrations, I take deep breaths, diffcult people I try to work with them by not being frustrated, silly rules, I would make a suggestion that can help the company.

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18. what has been your best experience

Best Answer

Working in the different specialised imaging departments. Gaining knowledge about the different methods of imaging the body and the differences each imaging modality can do.

2.

Handing im my dissertation and knowing that I was nearing the end of my course.

3.

Learning from the different xray techs their skills and the way they work and interact with the patients.

4.

When I was hugged by a patient and thanked for my hard work and told that I had really made the situation more comfortable and they were not as scared as they had been before.

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19. Are you willing to work in an environment that may lead to cancer?

Top Answer

I believe in following radiation safety guidelines by wearing shielding, standing behind barriers and asking for equipment to be tested if there is any reason to believe there is a problem. This and attempting to live a health life style are strong way to protect both myself, co-workers and patients.

Second Best

Radiology doesn't lead to cancer.

3.

I have been doing this course for 3 years and have learnt about radiation and how to protect myself and patients. Know how beneficial it is and he small risk it might pose for some people.

4.

I will like to take proper safety measures regarding radiation protection. I would prefer to work in a system where basic secondary barriers are provided.

5.

Of course, I am actually looking to go into Radiation Therapy. The reward of helping a patient fight cancer is worth it all.

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20. What was the hardest job you held, and what did you do to get through it?

Best Answer

I remember I had a studio in my third year with an architecture tutor. She was particularly difficult to talk with even every class you brought works as much as possible. The only feedback I had from her in first five weeks were simply' you are wrong. This won't work properly.', without any further helpful explanation, even if I keep asking why. I keep changing my works trying to guess her way then I realized I need to be more active and be brave to her attitudes. I brought all of my works there and demanding: You need to give me clear feedback because you are the tutor. Why this is wrong, why this won't work.Otherwise there is no point for me being here.Finally she start work seriously with my works and I managed to pass that studio. From I learn that when sometimes facing difficult person to work with, especially when they are your supervisor or at a higher status, I need to embrace it more bravely and actively.

2.

Command clerk in the army, listen to instructions, observed and learnt how different people wanted certain things done.

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21. Becoming a radiologist is a long enduring road, you have made it this far, but there is still a long way to go, are you ready to continue devoting yourself to the profession?

Top Answer

Yes I am. Training in radiology won't be a long road for me, because I will be practicing what I enjoy the most at work. I'm there will be some difficult moments along the way, but there will also be a lot more fulfilling times. I will do my best to reduce the difficult moments by keeping up to date with my skills, continually seeking feedback and seeking help in areas that I'm struggling with.

Second Best

Yes I am willing to take the next step. I didn't come this far to stop. I have devoted myself to this profession because I went through Chemotherapy with my father and I would like to gain as much knowledge as possible so that I can help patients detect cancer and other diseases early.

3.

Yes I am, we will always learn throughout our life and in a professional job it is important to continually learn.

4.

Yes, I want to grow in the field of Radiology by specailizing in different sub specialities.

5.

Yes, I am happy to continue in this profession. I find it very interesting and challenging in a good way.

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22. What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?

Top Answer

Good personality, team player, love for people science and high technology machines.

Second Best

Perserverance and robust personality.

3.

Desire for the best performance that helps people.

4.

What about your character would help you do this job day in and day out?

5.

The fact that to me this is not a job, but a career. I love what I do and I actually look forward to coming to work day in and day out.

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23. How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?

Top Answer

The key to this is good organizational skills. The first thing is to prioritize work and then assign staff to these tasks. In order to raise morale, one must speak to staff and see what the issues are and try to address these issues.

Second Best

Make the best adapt, ask for more resources, find out reasons for lpw morale and look for ways to improve them.

3.

First i would get my priorities in order and write out a plan. secondly i would come up with a game with a great prize for the winner to not only get employees inviolved but motivated also. these in turn would boost the morale. the internet is the answer to many inadequate recources. if it cannot be found there i would search each dept manager until i gathered enough insight and recources to get the job done.

4.

I would try my best to complete the task and focus on me and the task instead of the negative surroundings.

5.

I would get a plan sorted,follow company procedure,get staff involve to assist,gather other resources from the internet.

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24. How much radiation can you receive before you would die?

Best Answer

Unknown.... stochastic/deterministic.

2.

U will ned to be expose dto direct radiation over a long period of time but will not die directly from it but illness linked to it.

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25. Tell me about your education.

Top Answer

I have done access to science and gnvq intermediate in science.

Second Best

Degree in radiography I have done a few other course which all can be linked up to add to my professional value.

3.

I have and AA degree in Biology and I am a potential xray graduate in June. I also have a certificate in Office specialist.

4.

I received my A.A.S. In radiology science at Montana college of technology in Butte Montana in 2006. I did course work throught out the 2 1/2 year program and also did clinical studies the 2 1/2 years at the hospital that I am employed with now.

5.

I have my highschool diploma and an associates degree in general studies. I have taken basic medical classes such as anatomy and physiology and medical terminology. I have also completed 24 hours of radiology observation at two hospitals.

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