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Would you say you are good at explaining procedures and directions to patients?
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  1. Would you say you are good at explaining procedures and directions to patients?
  2. What procedures do you follow to maintain equipment?
  3. Have you ever had an issue with a supervisor? How did you handle it?
  4. Do you enjoy socializing with patients?
  5. How do you keep accurate patient records?
  6. What are the most important qualities of an Ultrasound Technician?
  7. How would your friends describe you?
  8. What do you enjoy most about your job?
  9. How would you describe your communication style?
  10. Why did you choose a career in the sonography?
  11. Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
  12. What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
  13. Do you feel comfortable helping a patient move into position?
  14. If you see something alarming, how would you react in front of the patient who most likely has not noticed?
  15. Are you comfortable with standing on your feet the majority of the day?
  16. Have you ever been overloaded with work?
  17. Tell me about your training. How has it prepared you for this position?
  18. How do you cope with stressful situations?
  19. Does it make you uncomfortable performing ultrasounds on certain body parts?
  20. What is your greatest strength?
  21. What are your short term goals as an Ultrasound Technician?
  22. How would your co-workers describe you?
  23. Tell me about your current boss.
  24. How do you troubleshoot problems when the ultrasound machine is not working properly?
  25. What do you know about our facility?
  26. Are you able to work alternate shifts or pull call?
  27. What specialty of ultrasound would you most like to do in five years?
  28. Do you plan on obtaining your ARDMS certification?
  29. Which area of the body do you specialize in? What interests you most about it?
  30. What is your greatest weakness?
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Ultrasound Technician Information
August 26th, 2017

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.


Ultrasound Technician User Submitted Interview Answers
Question 1 of 30
Would you say you are good at explaining procedures and directions to patients?
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I've regularly been requested to break difficult news to patients because of positive feedback from patients that I've taken care of in the past.
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I would. Being a CNA I haev had plenty of experience explaining what I'm going to do so there are no suprises and everyone is on the same page.
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Yes my previous experience to work as a physician and sonologist in back home has prepared me to explain the procedures and direction s to my patient along with my recent work experience as physician assistant always helps me to interact with patient confidently and put the in their comfort zone.
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Yes. I always use AIDET and ask them what questions they have.
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Yes, I always take the time to explain everything I am doing with my exam, down to applying cold gel.
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I would say that I am a very good communicator. As a vet tech, discharging patients and talking with owners was a daily part of the job. I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect of veterinary medicine.
Question 2 of 30
What procedures do you follow to maintain equipment?
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I work closely with the medical equipment team in my current position. They let me know when equipment needs to be down for maintenance and I rearrange the patient schedule if needed.
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Keep probes clean, do maintenance checks, keep machines wiped down at least once a week.
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From what I understand, every company has a different procedure so of course I'm going to follow whatever they have set in place.
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Right scientific procfdures.
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I am always very careful with the equipment and follow manuels.
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I do weekly evaluations for all equipment to make sure everything is in good, working shape.
Question 3 of 30
Have you ever had an issue with a supervisor? How did you handle it?
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I have had a few issues but have found that they start from a small misunderstanding that can be easily fixed. I value open communication and constructive feedback.
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No, I have had very supportive managers.
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I cannot think of a time that I have had difficulty with a supervisor. I normally get along with coworkers easily.
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Never had any difficulty since I have just worked unprofessional jobs such as retail and fast food.
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No, she is so nice and understanding that I never had any difficulty.
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No because I take every criticism as a learning curve.
Question 4 of 30
Do you enjoy socializing with patients?
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I do enjoy socializing with patients. There is always a place and a time and I always keep it professional.
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I do. Patients are more relaxed and co operative.
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To an extent that they feel comfortable but at the same time, I keep distance that they will feel the respect of doctor-patient relationship.
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Yes, its interesting to hear all their stories.
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I enjoy talking with patients and making them feel more at ease and comfortable about the test that's being performed.
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Yes I do. I find you learn a lot about your patients and it helps to put them at ease during the exam.
Question 5 of 30
How do you keep accurate patient records?
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I've learned two different ways to keep medical records in the last year based on feedback from our last inspection. I'm very flexible and happy to keep records according to the requirements of the hospital.
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No. It is very helpful to make diagnosis.
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No. I always strive to be at tedious as possible just in case I, or any of the other techs or doctors have a question in the future or have to follow up on the exam.
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No I find it to be helpful in organizing patient data.
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Not at all, it is so important to have every detail down. Every patient should be treated like they are someone you truly care about.
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No because it is a part of the job and its fundamental.
Question 6 of 30
What are the most important qualities of an Ultrasound Technician?
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I think the most important quality that you can have as an Ultrasound Technician is attention to detail. If one step is skipped or one scan is misread it can be detrimental to patients.
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To use perfect ways of examinatio.
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Hand eye coordination. You must have fine tuned motor skills to achieve high quality imaging.
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Knowing your abnormalities.
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How to use the machine and to recognize abnormal when you see it. Followed closely by people skills.
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Communication with patient and ability to obtain information to make diagnosis.
Question 7 of 30
How would your friends describe you?
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My friends would describe me as being dedicated to my work. Each of my friends know my passion for taking care of patients.
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My friends consider me a bit of a perfectionist in my professional life. I'm always trying to get things just right or always trying to do the best I can.
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Friendly and professinol.
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Ambitious and always learning.
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As determined and as a hard worker.
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Outgoing, loyal, responsible, and an extremely hard worker.
Question 8 of 30
What do you enjoy most about your job?
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I enjoy the professional relationships that I've built over the years. I value everything I've learned over the years.
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Yes I really enjoy my profession as a sonographer.
2.
I could not be happier. I enjoy it every single day.
3.
Yes, but I would love the opportunity to enhance my career even further in this field.
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I am but I do strive for more. I want to work in a hospital and advanced my skills and knowledge.
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I believe if I were to get hired and become an ultrasound technician I would be extremely happy.
Question 9 of 30
How would you describe your communication style?
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I'm a very tactful, straight forward person. I prefer to come directly to people to address a situation.
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Professional, use a language that they can understand, also go above And beyond to make the patient confortable during the examination.
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I am very good at communicating with my patients. As I m working in Canadian set up for last couple of years that has enhanced my communication skills.
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I like to think of myself as an effective communicator. I try to keep as much peace and tranquility as I can for all parties involved.
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Very well get along with people very well very social.
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I think I have great communication skills, I love people and I always want to help them in any way I can.
Question 10 of 30
Why did you choose a career in the sonography?
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When I saw my first ultrasound of my sister's unborn baby I knew I wanted to be an Ultrasound Technician.
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In knew what type of schedule I would like. I knew what would best fit Me and my needs regarding my future.
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I want to something in the healthcare field and one of my family friend suggest me to do the ultrasoung and during the studying and scanning I developed an interest. I am really enjoying scanning.
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I gravitated my interest in ultrasound because I enjoy looking at the anatomy of a patient at a different perspective.
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I am very passionate about patient care and helping others. I have always been interested in the healthcare field and I think that is why. I am so happy to aid in the care of others. To hopefully be able to help get them some answers and if not, at least be able to brighten their day with my interaction when they may not be in the best of circumstances. Secondly, I really like the versatility that comes with ultrasound and all of the different options including setting and specialization. There aRe so many different atmospheres and people to work with In This career that you could never get tired of it.
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I enjoy a challenge and want to help physicians In diagnosing patients.
Question 11 of 30
Explain how you would be an asset to this organization.
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I would be an asset to this position because I'm right out of school and have a new view and perspective on the career field.
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By doing perfect work & be honest with their patients &good relation with othe& workers & keep the equipment clean & optimastic.
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I know how important it is to be a team player, and I take great pride in the fact that I have the ability to work with people of different social styles. I will work hard and effectively.
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I feel I would be a great asset as I am continually learning and dedicate myself to my job and the people I am surrounded by.
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I am a very hard worker. Helping others is my passion. I work under pressure and love to be challenged.
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I would be an asset to this organization because I am very hardworking, dedicated, caring, and I am a great people person. My best interest is always for the well being and needs of the patient.
Question 12 of 30
What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
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I enjoy the appointments where I'm able to bring answers to patients. Seeing relief on a patients face makes me love my job.
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Yes I am very comfortable with working with patients !
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Yes, of course. The patients are a major part of what makes this job so exciting.
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Yes, the interaction with patients was one of the reasons I picked ultrasound for a career.
4.
Very comfortable with helping patients and explaining the procedure so they understand?
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Yes, I am very comfortable with patients.
Question 13 of 30
Do you feel comfortable helping a patient move into position?
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I do feel comfortable helping a patient move into a position. If I'm ever in a situation where I need assistance I'm quick to ask so I don't keep the patient waiting.
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Yes I have no problem with that! I took care of both of my grandparents for years while they were sick and had to move both of them on a frequent basis.
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Upon completion of the program, I am confident that I will be comfortable moving a patient into position.
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Yes, I believe I can help a patient move into position.
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I am comfortable moving a patient into another position if needed.
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Yes when I first started in cardiac rehab I was nervous about moving patients and then after the first patient I was fine.
Question 14 of 30
If you see something alarming, how would you react in front of the patient who most likely has not noticed?
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First and foremost I would apologize. I would quickly address the situation, get my supervisor involved if needed and offer assistance to the patient if necessary.
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I am good at hiding my emotions. I am able to keep a calm and cool deminer while continuing the scan. If it is alarming enough to where I have to stop the scan, then very calmly I would end the scan and let the patient know what will happen next.
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It's best not to react, but to stay calm and collected and continue with the ultrasound.
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I will be calm & I will explain for the patient in.
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The most important thing is to keep calm because patients are already nervous as it is. I would do the scan and then have to doctor come in and asses the situation and continue on as needed.
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I would keep calm, quiet and professional and keep performing the ultrasound as I usually would.
Question 15 of 30
Are you comfortable with standing on your feet the majority of the day?
Professional answer
I am comfortable standing on my feet each day. I get a few chances during the day to take a quick break and sit while I scan a few patients and that has been enough for me.
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Yes. I have had job where I am on my feet for eight hours straight. I find no problem with it.
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I am comfortable. I'm used to being on my feet all day.
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Working as a bartender I was often on my feet up to 10 hours a day so I am experienced working on my feet.
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I was a gymnastics coach and also a hostess at a restaurant so I am very use to standing all day. I actually prefer to stand than sit all day.
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Yes I am capable of standing for long periods of time.
Question 16 of 30
Have you ever been overloaded with work?
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I have been overloaded with work but it hasn't been unbearable because I prioritize my work each day. By prioritizing what needs to be accomplished first or what needs most of my attention and time I have never fallen behind in my work.
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No. I have always felt balanced with my work load.
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There have been times both in practice and in pet sitting that have been extremely busy, but I've handled these situations well and in a positive way.
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Yes I mean every college student could contest to that.
4.
Not usually. But I had a few examples.
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Yes, but I have learned ways of breaking up tasks and getting it done efficiently.
Question 17 of 30
Tell me about your training. How has it prepared you for this position?
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In my current position I've been fortunate enough to receive a lot of hands on training from the Senior Ultrasound Technician. Paired with my current training I've been very successful in my current position.
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I have gone to an accredited ultrasound school for 2 years. I scanned every class for hours. I scanned everything from carotid to lower extremities to echo. I even took extra classes and am certified in muskoskeletal ultrasound. I took about eight months of pure echo classes along with a 3 month, 40 hour/ week internship. I am all certified in ekg. I believe that I am very qualified to perform greatly in this position .
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As a veterinary technician and business owner, I have been committed to helping animals. As a registered veterinary technician...
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It was aggressive training and they trained me good.
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I graduated 14 years ago, always worked in hospitals, it has helping me a lot because I have exposed to different types of procedure, ultrasound testing and equipment . Also I have the chance to work with experience ultrasound technologies that had theaching me a lot.
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I feel I had a tough, but fair program that helped prepared me by overcoming deadlines and challenging situations.
Question 18 of 30
How do you cope with stressful situations?
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I cope with stressful situations by coming home to a loving family at night. I have a great network of friends and mentors to help me through any stressful situations at work.
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Yes. I have never had a problem dealing with any stressful situations . I have always handles these things well.
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Yes, my past work experiences have developed strength to coop with stress at work place. If I am dealing with a stress full situation, I stepped back, rethink about all the process and again step forward with full strength.
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Yes there are times when you multiple stat orders and you must be able to prioritize the orders and stay focused.
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Yes, it is actually one of the best qualities I have.
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Yes, I am able to cope with stressful situaion.I just pace myself, do my best and handle one thing at a time.
Question 19 of 30
Does it make you uncomfortable performing ultrasounds on certain body parts?
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I was a little squeamish in school but I've overcome my fears of working on particular body parts.
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No. After scanning all of my classmates, friends and family I have gotten use to seeing the human body as just a body. Nothing to be ashamed or uncomfortable about.
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No. Because I think that I work examined patients treated them more than 14 years.
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No, being in the medical field you have to realize there are things you have to do to help the patient.
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No it is part of the job; I do whatever it takes to help the patient.
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No, my mission is to help patients, explaining what I need to do, and making sure that the person feel understand and is at ease and comfortable about scanning me their delicate body parts.
Question 20 of 30
What is your greatest strength?
Question 21 of 30
What are your short term goals as an Ultrasound Technician?
Question 22 of 30
How would your co-workers describe you?
Question 23 of 30
Tell me about your current boss.
Question 24 of 30
How do you troubleshoot problems when the ultrasound machine is not working properly?
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The most important thing to do is to shut the machine down to avoid hurting any patients. I may have to re-schedule patients but it's the right thing to do to avoid patient harm.
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Question 25 of 30
What do you know about our facility?
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I read on your website that you have doubled your number of beneficiaries over the last three years. I'm excited at the chance to work in a busy facility and be able to learn from my colleagues.
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Question 26 of 30
Are you able to work alternate shifts or pull call?
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I am able to work alternate shifts and pull call. I'm currently pulling call every other weekend and it has worked well with my schedule. If I can get a few days notice it's helpful to to be able to tie things up at home.
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User Submitted Interview Answers
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I am good at hiding my emotions when necessary. I have never had a problem with this. I know how important it is to keep a patient calm and relaxed until they are told the diagnosis by their physician. I must act indifferent and if asked let the patient know that their physician will be the one to discuss the scan with them.
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My job is to provide quality images to help the radiology doctors in putting a report together .
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Treat them like I would any other patient, with a smile.
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I say that I am so sorry to the patient that I could not come to the diagnosis but I can help the patient by referring him or she for senior opinion.
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Act normal. Show no signs of a problem.
Question 27 of 30
What specialty of ultrasound would you most like to do in five years?
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I'd like to specialize in breast ultrasounds. I recently lost a loved one to breast cancer and would like to be a part of the team of medical professionals that help identify cancer and abnormalities.
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Echo, pediatric echo, vascular and muskoskeletal.
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I would like to study further.
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Small parts an obstetrics.
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I believe I would love to do OB
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Cardiac or I would also be open to fetal ultrasound.
Question 28 of 30
Do you plan on obtaining your ARDMS certification?
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I have my ARDMS certification and am in the process of finishing up my CME's to maintain that certification.
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Yes I am planning on obtaining as many certifications as possible to be more marketable.
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I have my certification, I plan on attaining my registry this year.
Question 29 of 30
Which area of the body do you specialize in? What interests you most about it?
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I've been fortunate to work in a few different areas of Ultrasound but my heart lies within OB/GYN. Being part of introducing life to a family makes me happy I specialized in it.
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I have experiance with all 3 areas but the one I use the most is abdominal.
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I enjoy all ultrasound specialty but I have a passion for vascular.
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I think gynecology and abdominal field.
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I do not consider myself an expert at this point in my career, but I am capable in both gynecology and abdominal and can't wait to further my skills.
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I feel as though im strongest in vascular abdomen.
Question 30 of 30
What is your greatest weakness?
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