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Ultrasound Technician Interview

29 Ultrasound Technician Interview Questions

By: Ryan Brunner

Question 1 of 29
Have you ever had an issue with a supervisor? How did you handle it?
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How to Answer
This question gives you an opportunity to share an example of how you dealt with a difficult situation between you and your supervisor. Maybe the issue was in their management style or their lack of leadership. Whatever the cause, remember this helpful hint: the only thing you can control is YOU. No matter the circumstances at work, you can control your reaction. Taking this fact to heart will help you throughout your career.

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Question 2 of 29
What procedures do you follow to maintain equipment?
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How to Answer
When an interviewer asks you to explain procedures, you want to be accurate and concise. Every little detail can make a difference when operating ultrasound machines. Refresh yourself on what you need to do with each of the following aspects of the machine in order to walk the interviewer through your maintenance process: transducer, CPU, control panel, monitor, disk storage, and printer.

Question 3 of 29
Would you say you are good at explaining procedures and directions to patients?
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As an Ultrasound Technician, you explain procedures and give directions to patients every day. Give an example to the interviewer that shows you can talk with patients and explain procedures in a way that makes sense to them.

Question 4 of 29
How do you keep accurate patient records?
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Precision and focus will help you to pay attention to details and record them accurately. When talking with patients and doctors, you will need to be consistent in taking notes and managing records. Speak from experience, whether it be working in an administrative role or handling records in as an ultrasound tech at your previous facility. It's important to be able to articulate your experience. Recognize that when you are entering a new field, it's all about transferable skills. Even if you have not managed patient records before, you have related experience. Any record keeping or money management experience is worth sharing.

Question 5 of 29
Do you enjoy socializing with patients?
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Some people's favorite aspect of the job is the technical side. They love learning about how to use and maintain equipment to help people. Others enjoy talking with patients and getting to know them. The social and technological aspects of the job make this an excellent fit for someone who is both analytical and a people-person. Talk about what you enjoy about chatting with patients. While you're performing the sonogram, you can calm patients who are nervous, ask happy expecting mothers how their pregnancy is going, and make the experience an overall pleasant experience for everyone.

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Heather Douglass
Heather Douglass has over 20 years experience recruiting and hiring candidates. She has a knack for resume writing. You can find her on twitter at @heatherinidaho.
Ryan Brunner
Ryan has over 10 years of experience recruiting in the healthcare, public service, and private manufacturing/distribution industries. Ryan has a long track record of recruiting, interviewing and hiring candidates at all levels of the organizations that he has recruited for. These include entry-level workers, professional workers, physicians and executive level leaders. Ryan has created and worked with many interviewing formats in the industries that he has recruited for and has reviewed resumes and cover letter's for all of the positions he has recruited for.
First written on: 05/23/2013
Last modified on: 06/25/2018

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About Ultrasound Technician

August 30th, 2018

Ultrasound technicians are allied health care workers who specialize in using specialist imaging devices known as sonographic scanners, to diagnose and evaluate different medical conditions. They may carry out scans of the brain, abdomen, heart or any other body part under instruction from the physician in charge of the patient's treatment. As part of their job, ultrasound technicians explain the procedure to the patient before adjusting the scanner and obtaining the images. These medical technicians are employed by large hospitals, private clinics, and physician's offices.
An associate's or bachelor's degree in sonography is essential for anyone who wishes to pursue a career in this specialty. Earning certification from a recognized, accredited authority will boost your employment prospects tremendously. In addition to knowledge of the job itself, you must have the necessary communication and interpersonal skills to be able to deal with patients.
One of the first questions your interviewer is likely to ask is why you chose to pursue this particular career. They will ask you if you know what this job involves and if you have what it takes to handle the responsibilities. The key to a successful interview lies in being confident when replying to all questions that the interviewer asks you. One way to boost your confidence is by giving some thought to how you will answer specific questions that are asked at ultrasound technician interviews. You will find these listed at Mock Questions.