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Nason Medical Center
Medical Laboratory Technician was asked...October 21, 2015

What type of instruments have you used?

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I gave a brief explanation of the instruments I have used in the various lab settings I have worked. Less

Analytical balance, volumetric pipette, burette, spectrometer, bunsen burner, fume hood Less

Analytical balance, volumetric pipette, burette, spectrometer, bunsen burner, fume hood Less

IDEXX Laboratories

I was asked the basic process of O&P sample from start to finish.

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How you proceed depends on the accepted procedure in the lab. One accepted procedure is as follows: fecal specimen should be placed in 10% formalin to preserve morphology; to concentrate use formalin ethyl acetate sedimentation or zinc sulfate flotation. The specimen is then stained with iodine and examined under a microscope. Less

Process sample, build sample, mix samples, centrifuge sample for 5 mins on 1500 rpm, float sample for 10 mins, read sample then release. Less

Kaiser Permanente

You arrive to work at the start of your shift and notice work area has bodily fluids and small amounts of blood splatter; what do you do first?

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Inform your supervisor. Determine extent of body fluid contamination of work area. Determine proper chemical cleaning supplies necessary to correct contamination hazard. Use PPE (personal protection equipment) as appropriate to situation before you being clean-up of contaminated work space/bench. Less

Kaiser Permanente

Give me one example from your past employment history where unusual events created interpersonal conflict and/or impaired customer service (i.e. patient and/or physician), including how you solved these multiple problems, and what was the final outcome.

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i believe that there's no such conflict things that will occur if you passions on what you are doing. As a proactive person you can instantly think of best solution. Less

Once I was doing procedure ( Echo study of adult very obese patient ) but the resolution was too bad. We solved the problem by changing high frequency transducer to low frequency transducer. Less

i believe that there's no such conflict things that will occur if you passions on what you are doing. As a proactive person you can instantly think of best solution. Less

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Physicians Choice Laboratory Services

What is Chromatography? Mass Spectrometry?

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You should know this stuff if you're applying for the position. Chromatography separates the sample into it's components based on some property like polarity, size, or chirality of the components. Mass Spec energizes the eluting compounds through electron impact at 70eV, and those compounds will fragment upon relaxation, and each of those fragments has a mass and a charge associated with it, the spectrum of fragments based on the ratio of mass to charge is analyzed by comparing relative abundance of each fragment size. Less

If you don't mind me asking, what position did you apply for?

ExxonMobil

What was your greatest contribution to your previous employer?

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My availability for the on call demands of the and position.

My availability for the on call demands of the position and knowledge of the job to be efficient in paying attention to the details of the job Less

NYU Langone Health

Prior experience in the field of animal care?

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What do you know about working in a lab with animals?

I have no prior experience with Lab work. However, I have a drive that pushes me to learn new task and skills to empower myself personally and professionally. I have well over 7 years working and volunteering in the animal field. This experience does include medical handling and minor medical procedures Less

Ministry of Health Kuwait

Manual DC count

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Make blood flim , Leishman stain then dry it observe under electronic microscope for neutrophils,lymphocytes ,monocytes,Eosinophils,Basophils Less

Make the slide and fix with methanol and stained by field AAnd field B stain. Methelnebblue and eosin. Read under 100opfcount under Total come 100%. Neutro (granulocyte) lympho, eosin, monocyte,baso Less

Kaiser Permanente

Patient bodily fluid/blood specimen is received without legible identification; what do you do next?

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Reject specimen and request redraw. You can not allow a nurse or phlebotomist to "assume" they "know" who the specimen belongs to. The Specimen MUST be labeled, with a viable, readable label at the patients bedside at the time of draw, and after having verified the patients identity using TWO identifiers that are corroborated on the label. Less

Call hospital personnel who collected sample and sent sample to laboratory. Request detailed correction of label. Determine if a new lab specimen from patient is required per lab protocol. Less

Patient First

How would you describe your self

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I am confident and capable of my duties performing and testing patient samples.

I have 30 years of experience in Automated Chemistry department.

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