Ultrasound Technician Interview Questions

29 Ultrasound Technician Questions and Answers by on June 25th, 2018

Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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If you see something alarming, how would you react in front of the patient who most likely has not noticed?

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Ultrasound Technician Interview Questions

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    If you see something alarming, how would you react in front of the patient who most likely has not noticed?

      How to Answer

      Keep your cool. One of your responsibilities as an ultrasound technician is to stay calm, regardless of the situation. In the medical field, there are so many unpredictable factors, and you must learn to accept that as an everyday occurrence. An appropriate response to this scenario would be to not react. Depending on the situation, you may need to allow the doctor to explain what showed up on the ultrasound. Be sure to have a clear understanding of what is within your rights to explain to patients or whether those sensitive topics are best explained by a medical doctor.

      Answer Examples

      Heather's Answer

      "Calmly I would tell the patient to give me just a moment while I asked one of my co-workers for a second opinion. If I do see something that is concerning on a scan, it is usually the job of the RN or the physician to talk to the patient directly."

      Ryan's Answer

      "I know that this job entails showing results that are not pleasant to patients at times. To maintain a professional image with the patient, I would remain calm and quiet and let them know that I need to send the images to the Radiologist for interpretation and that they would be letting the patient know what the results were."

      Ryan's Answer

      "This situation would depend on what was found that was alarming. If an image showed something medically concerning, I would stay focused on my job in obtaining the best possible images for the Radiologist and let the patient know what I was doing. Following the scan, I would let them know the process for the physician to receive the results and the follow up that they would be providing."