"Labs depend on their medical technologists to be able to interpret tests on blood and bodily fluids, but also to know how to convey their findings to other healthcare professionals. In an interview context, be prepared to answer technical questions, describe the equipment you are proficient in operating, and provide prior lab experience. You may be presented with potential workplace stressors, such as uncooperative patients or co-workers, so think about how you would handle these scenarios. Ultimately, as you will be working alongside others, show that you are a team player by emphasizing that your presence will be a motivational and essential contribution."
How do I handle situations when the emergency department is busy and an analyzer goes down?
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.