Why did you choose this profession?
I have always liked math and science, and I have always enjoyed helping people. I felt that learning about the human body while helping others would be the best profession for me. This is why I chose radiology.
What do you enjoy about being a Radiology?
Learning about the human body and helping people in need or when they are sick and unsure of what is happening to them.
What areas do you dislike about being a Radiology?
The hardest part of radiology is watching peoples live change quickly. Example would be when somebody passes away in the ER, witnessing the families response is the hardest part of my job.
What special skills does it take to be a Radiology?
I am compassionate and easily feel empathy. I place myself in my patients shoes and give them the quality care that I would want for myself or for a loved one.
What do you find to be the most challenging part of your job?
Witnessing the sick and dying. It is really hard to hear that a patient has passed away when you have done their xrays for the past several years and seen them and talked with them on a daily basis.
Tell me about the hours you are used to working and your schedule.
I am accustom to working long hours. My shifts consist of two 14 hrs shifts and one 13.5 hr shift. My shift is early morning into the mid evening.
What are some of the benefits you are custom to as a Radiology?
I am accustom to full time benefits and I would like full time benefits for this job as well.
What do you wish you knew starting out in your profession that you know now?
That there are many different modalities that you could go into.
What advancements do you expect in the future?
I am excited that I would be cross trained into CT. I would hope that later after I have solid skills in CT, that I could be cross trained in another modality.
How often did you work in teams as a Radiology?
Daily, I work with another woman on the weekends and during the week there are two other techs working, but I consider everyone at the hospital part of my team. we all have the same goals, to give great patient care and to be the best at our jobs, we all work together to accomplish that.
What types of customer engagement have you experienced?
I engaged daily with customers, I enjoy engaging with the patients, it makes the situation that they are in less intimdating. Outside of the hospital I engage with potential customers/patients whenever I talk to anyone in the community.
What type of stressful, high pressure situations, have you experienced?
Time management and meeting the changing expectations of the radiologists. You learn how to manage what needs to get done when and what images need to be taken first, second and third. I learned how to set up a room for one Radiologist and then when it is going to be a different Radiologist performing the exam how to change the room around quickly and efficiently.
If you had to start over, what career would you choose instead of being a Radiology?
I possibly would of just gone into a radiology modality such as CT or MRI. I still would of been in the Radiology department.