|The first set of questions I am going to ask have to do with your work.|
|1.||Can you tell me how long you've worked at Mt. Zion/St. John's Hospital?|
|2.||Which unit have you worked on over the past year?|
|3.||Considering ALL the tasks you do on a regular basis, would you describe a|
typical workday for me, from your entrance to your exit out the hospital door.
(I'm interested in EVERYTHING, from taking pulse rates, counseling patients,
changing linens, collecting specimens, to making budget decisions.)
|4.||Do you happen to feel you need any additional education for any of these aspects|
of your work? Yes( ) No( )
If yes, what kind of education, and for what purpose?
|5.||Do you happen to use any special equipment (e.g., an EMG machine or|
mechanical ventilator) on a regular basis? Yes( ) No( )
IF NOT, GO ON TO QUESTION 8
a) Which instrument(s) do you use?
|6.||Do you happen to think working with special equipment increases, decreases, or|
does not affect the number of patients you see each day?
|7.||Do you happen to think working with special equipment affects the quality of|
patient care you are able to deliver--that is, improve, detract from, or not affect
it? Yes( ) No( )
If improve or detract from, in what way?
|8.||Do you happen to know whether other health care providers at your hospital|
perform some of the same tasks as you do (such as technician respiratory
therapists, LPNs, or social workers)? Yes( ) No( )
a) If yes, what are some of the tasks both YOU and OTHERS perform?
b) What are the titles of the others performing them (e.g., social worker)?
c) Do you have any say about who else performs these tasks?
|Yes( ) No( )|