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Nursing Roles
Nursing Roles & Values

Casey Smith, RN

NVT2 ~ Task 2

Western Governor’s University

May 2013

First Interview
Western Governors University
Nursing Program
Interview Form

Candidate name: Jaclyn Dunn, RN
Candidate ID number:

Name and title of the interviewee: Kim Goff, RN MSN
Describe the specialty area of the interviewee: Hospice Clinical Director
The interviewee belongs to the following category:
Educator
Administrator
Clinical Specialist
Staff Nurse
Nurse Researcher
Date of interview: April 18, 2013
In person:
Via phone: X | 1. How would you describe your role in your current position and your educational preparation for this role? “Being a Masters trained nurse allows me to obtain advanced level positions within the field of study I love. I have leadership and educational nursing experience gained through the MSN program coupled with my personal nursing experience within hospice. It is my job to hire nurses and ensure they are properly trained and set for success within our company. I also have the skills and knowledge needed to assess potential patients and determine whether they meet criteria. Once we’ve admitted the patient, I am responsible for placing that patient on a team that I fell best fits that patients individual needs.” 2. How would you explain the unique contributions you as a nurse bring to an interdisciplinary team?“I believe we all have something special to bring to the team, but if I were to focus on my skills and attributes, I would say I have the training and knowledge needed to assess and treat the clients we serve. Being the clinical director for this office allows me the ability to hire and supervise nursing staff that I feel have the skills needed to ensure our patients and families are cared for in the best possible manner.” | 3. How would you describe the unique role of your specialty in promoting quality outcomes for patients? “Being a Clinical Director for hospice means I am the

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