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ISM- INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS

Student Name:
Printed Name of Person
Interviewed:
Role of Individual:

Kimberly Vega

Period: 7th

Mrs.Lorna Baez

Place of Business:

___Mentor ___Other Professional #1


UTMB at Victory Lakes

Business Address:

2240 Gulf Freeway

Phone Number:

832-505-1300

Date of Interview:

11/12/2015

___Other Professional #2

Type of Interview: __x_ In Person ___ Telephone* ___Email*


*Documentation Required (Attach E-mail to Interview Verification Page)

1. For someone working in your field, please describe the fantasies versus realities of the job.
(fantasy vs. reality)
Fantasy- many people think that you have total control, many think that its a desk job, and that its not stress.
Reality- You have to report to your director, constantly dealing with patient and staff and its also very stressful.

2. What is your current educational level? What continuing education and training are required?
(educational level and requirements)
Master in nursing administration the requirements include having a bachelors degree in nursing as well
as having experience in a supervision. 3 years prefer.

3. Please describe the typical day to day activities of someone working in your field.
(day-to-day activities)
Make rounds to different areas of the facility, check to see if theres any problems, check emails, reply to emails,
making phone calls and communicating with surgeons.

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4. How secure are you in your current position? What do you think is the future of your field?
(job security)
As long as youre doing what youre supposed to be doing there no reason to worry.

5. What is a typical (average or lowest to highest) salary of someone working in your field?
(salary)
$70,000-115,000 a year

6. What potential for growth is there in your field?


(growth potential)
Theres a lot of potential; directors, vp (vise president) etc..

***Questions 7-10 will be created by the ISM student.


7. Whats one thing about your job you enjoy doing the most?
Enjoy working with my staff members, there very nice and polite as well as responsible.

8. If there was something you could change or adjust from your job what would it be?
The lack of communication between the surgeons and the staff members.

9. What motivated you to work in the health care industry?


I always knew since I was a little girl that I wanted to work on the health care industry.

10. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Working/accomplishing my doctorate degree.

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ISM- INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS


Student Name:
Printed Name of Person
Interviewed:
Role of Individual:

Kimberly Vega

Period: 7th

Mrs. Danielle Duckett

Place of Business:

___Mentor __x_Other Professional #1


UTMB at Victory Lakes

Business Address:

2240 Gulf Freeway

Phone Number:

832-505-1300

Date of Interview:

11/12/2015

___Other Professional #2

Type of Interview: __x_ In Person ___ Telephone* ___Email*


*Documentation Required (Attach E-mail to Interview Verification Page)

1. For someone working in your field, please describe the fantasies versus realities of the job.
(fantasy vs. reality)
Fantasy- That you will be able to help everyone and make every patient happy.
Reality- You do the best you can and not everyone will be happy or have a good attitude.

2. What is your current educational level? What continuing education and training are required?
(educational level and requirements)
Bachelors of nursing with requirements of 20 hours of continuing education units. Ongoing training as needed
areas.
3. Please describe the typical day to day activities of someone working in your field.
(day-to-day activities)
Patient care, doing employee schedules, or scheduling, dealing with any problems/ concerns that occurs.

4. How secure are you in your current position? What do you think is the future of your field?
(job security)
By doing well at my job I feel secure.
5. What is a typical (average or lowest to highest) salary of someone working in your field?
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(salary)
$67,000-90,000 a year

6. What potential for growth is there in your field?


(growth potential)
Theres tons of growth in this job position.

***Questions 7-10 will be created by the ISM student.


7. Whats one thing about your job you enjoy doing the most?
Enjoy working with my team members and patients.

8. If there was something you could change or adjust from your job what would it be?
The ability to make changes to processes.

9. What motivated you to work in the health care industry?


The security of knowing I will always have a job and its flexibility.

10. Where do you see yourself in five years?

Continuing to work for UTMB of Victory Lakes.

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ISM- INTERVIEW ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS


Student Name:
Printed Name of Person
Interviewed:
Role of Individual:

Place of Business:

Kimberly Vega
Alecia Alcocer RN

___Mentor ___Other Professional #1


UTMB at Victory Lakes

Phone Number:

2240 Gulf Freeway


League City TX 77573
713-578-0678

Date of Interview:

11/12/15

Business Address:

Period: 7th

x___Other Professional #2

Type of Interview: __x_ In Person ___ Telephone* ___Email*


*Documentation Required (Attach E-mail to Interview Verification Page)

1. For someone working in your field, please describe the fantasies versus realities of the job.
(fantasy vs. reality)
Fantasy: That every patient will have controlled pain, no nausea, and no complications after their surgical
procedure.
Reality: Every patient experiences pain differently and complications from surgical procedures do
happen.
2. What is your current educational level? What continuing education and training are required?
(educational level and requirements)
Bachelors in Science of nursing
BLS, PALS, ACLS
Continuing education for licensure renewal for the TBON

3. Please describe the typical day to day activities of someone working in your field.
(day-to-day activities)
Collaborating with surgeons and anesthesiologist for patient care
Assessing patient, planning, and providing interventions for post surgical patients
Educating families and patients on how to care for their loved ones at home
Providing follow up calls to ensure patient is doing well at home

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4. How secure are you in your current position? What do you think is the future of your field?
(job security)
Very Secure! Multiple positions for nurses to specialized or trained in

5. What is a typical (average or lowest to highest) salary of someone working in your field?
(salary)
Lowest 50,000
Highest 80,000

6. What potential for growth is there in your field?


(growth potential)
Always room to grow especially with all the different types of nursing you can do. Examples: Med/Surg, PACU,
NICU, ER, OR, etc.

***Questions 7-10 will be created by the ISM student.


7. Whats one thing about your job you enjoy doing the most?
Caring for my patients

8. If there was something you could change or adjust from your job what would it be?
Nothing ! I love it!

9. What motivated you to work in the health care industry?


I use to volunteer when I was in the 7th and 8th grade at St. Marys hospital in Galveston. It was a wonderful
experience and it motivated me to become a nurse.

10. Where do you see yourself in five years?

A Masters Degree would be awesome!


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Mentor Summery

This career allows you to associate with people from different backgrounds,
different experiences
Your always learning new techniques, information and rules
Theres always space for improving
Youre not expected to know everything in the guide books but you should be
able to know how to direct someone to the proper guide
Always to polite and respectful
Never let your staff see you lose your cool, close the door from your office
and then do what you must
Be flexible with staff members
Be open minded and willing to help
Something you have to work with managers or directors from different areas
Human Resources are always a good source if you have any questions
Human resources are there to help anyone, it could be a manager or a staff
member
Have to deal with staff and the issues among them
You hire and fire your staff members
A staff member could get you fire
Always have to be at the top of your game and be aware of whats going on
around your facility or designated area
You can create your own schedule as long as you get your 8 hours in every
day
You get paid salary so theres not a specific time that you have to clock in. as
long as you clock
Not everyone will like you but they have to respect you
You might not like every employee however you have to have a professional
working relationship with them
Sometimes staff members are not very positive or like to create problems
Have to address and follow with the disciplinary process when dealing with a
staff member
You can always continue to grow and get a better higher pay

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Professional 1 and 2
Summary

Theres always space for improvement and growth


You work with coworkers from different backgrounds and experiences
Theres many paths on getting your bachelors degree in nursing it all
depends on the individual
Your always assure to have a job
There will be coworkers that cause drama or conflict
However there will be coworkers that will be nice and polite to you
Everyday holds something different or new
You have to be aware of your surrounding at all time
Always be available to your patient or any other nurse that might need
assistance
In special cases you will have to assist in different departments if needed
Always be prepare when you get your patient. They could react different
depending under what medication there on
Feel comfortable with the patient your assigned. Sometimes you will be
require to assist them with a personal concern or issue
Always try to have a positive attitude towards your patient and workplace. It
goes a long way and patients really appreciate it
Sometimes you will be allow to leave earlier if theres no cases or patients
that might need your supervision
Nursing is a continuing teaching job, youre always explaining to your
patients what their case is. What will be happening during surgery,
afterwards and the special cares that it will require.
Before a patient goes into surgery always inform them of what will happen. It
would be difficult to explain it to a patient how is under anesthesia

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