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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

Dallam Hartley Counties Hospital District

How do I handle situations when the emergency department is busy and an analyzer goes down?

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I calmly prioritize. I make sure the ER doctor and nurses know that results will take longer than normal. I call tech support to start the troubleshooting process, all the while making sure to get the process the samples I am able to process and result. 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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McGill University Health Centre

Tell me about yourself

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I am Pathologist technicians perform laboratory tests on body tissues, cells and fluids to help pathologists arrive at diagnoses. Keep reading to learn about the education, skills, salary and employment outlook for this career and to see if it's the right one for me, According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), jobs for chemical technicians will grow by 2% from 2014 to 2024, while jobs for biological technicians are expected to grow by 5% during this period. Additionally, the agency predicts 27% job growth for forensic science technicians and 18% growth for medical and clinical laboratory technicians between 2014 and 2024. In 2015, the median annual wage was $44,660 for chemical technicians, $41,650 for biological technicians, $56,320 for forensic science technicians and $38,970 for medical and clinical laboratory technicians. Less

With associate or bachelor's degrees in public health, environmental science or environmental health, these technicians complete field and lab testing to track changes in the environment and explore the causes of pollution, under the guidance of environmental specialists and scientists. The BLS predicts faster-than-average job growth of 9% from 2014 to 2024. In 2015, the BLS noted a median wage of $43,030 per year for this profession. Less

I am working in Pathology Department Since August, 1997

NHS

How would your friends describe you ?

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Passionate about what I do, and helpful

I enjoy volunteering and helping wherever i can

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.

NHS

what do you know about the role?

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Supporting bms in carrying out sampel analysis and diagnosis- supproting them theogu htesting set up preparation, lab maintenance, disposal of contaminated samples, processing and sample preparation for analysis Less

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