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1. If you encountered a resident that was characteristically difficult what would you do?
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Radiology
December 17th, 2014

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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Radiology Interview Questions
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How do you go about securing buy-in from administration? ...physicians? ...other department heads? ...your own staff?
 
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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.
 
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I obtain data and proof and then present it to Administrators.
 
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Tell me about your favorite patient. What was the situation?
 
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You shouldn't have a least favourite patient everyone is equal in there own individual way.
 
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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.
 
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How do you fill downtime?
 
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I try to catch up on anything that has fallen behind such as stocking supplies or cleaning up.
 
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If major tennis events on will look up results , read of a magazine or flyers around and any updates of protocols.
 
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What personality types do you best work with?
 
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Nosy one dont like to talk too much about myself its work and like to keep my personal life separate.
 
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I would least like to work with negative people. However I learn to work as a team player.
 
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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?
 
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Maybe not so much but will just need to make sure I have finished the one at hand.
 
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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
 
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What are the 3 biggest assets you would bring to this unit?
 
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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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I have goood skills and knowledge bring different thing army training which makes me very disciplined, conform to authority, rank and hierachy aware.
 
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What is your relationship like with the other physicians you currently work with?
 
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Professional, I know what is expected of me in my position and I produce quality images and perform my skills in the fluoroscopy rooms.
 
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I have a great relationship with them. They are very professional as well as inquire about how my day to day activities are going for me.
 
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What character trait are you most proud of? How does this trait help you to be successful on a daily basis?
 
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I have a pretty laid back attitude and handle myself well in most situations. I also like being part of a team.
 
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I thrive in a fast paced environment. I am also very good with people and have a very caring personality.
 
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How do you feel about working in an environment that may expose you to negative effects in the long term?
 
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Radiology doesn't lead to cancer.
 
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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.
 
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Tell me about your most rewarding experience as a Radiologist.
 
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Handing im my dissertation and knowing that I was nearing the end of my course.
 
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Learning from the different xray techs their skills and the way they work and interact with the patients.
 
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How would you handle a situation with tight deadlines, low employee morale, and inadequate resources?
 
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Make the best of what I have and find a way to make everything work and try to make the staff stays positive and bring in humor.
 
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I would get a plan sorted,follow company procedure,get staff involve to assist,gather other resources from the internet.
 
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13 of 25
How much radiation can the human body handle?
 
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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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Unknown.... stochastic/deterministic.
 
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Tell me about your education. Which courses were you most interested in? Which ones were the most difficult?
 
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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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Degree in radiography I have done a few other course which all can be linked up to add to my professional value.
 
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In your opinion, should radiology services be available 24/7?
 
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Yes it should be there , continuity, demand on services is now higher offers wider choice to patients and more flexibility.
 
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Yes, in order for more people to have jobs and the availablity to help patients.
 
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Tell me about a workplace conflict. What was the situation and how did you handle it?
 
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First discuss it with the accused employee. Ask them to report it to supervisor. If they do not comply, may need to inform our supervisor myself.
 
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Had a word with them and told them unfortunately need to report them.
 
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How would you respond if a fellow doctor criticized your work?
 
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Ask if they a problem with radiography in general.
 
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ask where the dr. has a problem with the radiograph
 
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How flexible is your schedule? Do you mind being asked to stay late or cover for a colleague?
 
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All except for one where I was committed and could not stay on.
 
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50%
 
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What do you think initiative is and how have you applied it to your job in the past?
 
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Creating action to resolve a problem. The MRI images were showing signs of RF leakage. Went looking to find the cause was some inappropriate placed wires.Had management resolve the issue.
 
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I think initiative is taking the first step towards what you are doing or want to do. I have applied it in my past job by completeing the task i have started.
 
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Describe a time that you have read a piece of research then implemented the findings into your workplace.
 
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Use of markers in the primary field I then made sure all my images had markers in the primary field.
 
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What are some of the short term effects of radiation exposure?
 
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Erytheam and heat at the site.
 
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Burnt skin, hair loss, dehydration, feeling unwell.
 
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The schedule shows 8 patients are due however only 5 showed up. How does that make you feel? What would you do?
 
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Down a bit but will need to find out how best to cope and how soon can we can extra cover or relief.
 
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I will explain the procedure to the patient and demonstrate his role. I would rise the clients upper bed position and then turn the client to the end of the bed. I would check any cable or IV connect to the patient. Then I will make sure the clients feet are flat on the floor and is not feeling dizzy. I would make sure the wheel chair is closer to the bed and is locked before transferring the clients safely to the wheel chair. The wheelchair footrests need to be raised to avoid interfering with the transfer and I would make sure the bed wheels are also locked and the bed is in the lowest position in relation to the floor to prevent an accident.
 
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What type of work schedule are you looking for?
 
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Afternoons full time.
 
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Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
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I have not had one as a student, on jy last one I got promoted.
 
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Tell me about your last performance review. What was mentioned about how you could improve? Any re-occurring themes?
 
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Which organs are most affected by radiation?
 
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Lymphocytes& blood forming cells/Blood formimg organs
 
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Any cell the is in the process of repair or division, for example rapidly dividing epithelial tissue and of course gonadal tissue must be remembered for patient care safety aspects.
 
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