The Job Shadow Program offers three to eight hour experiences to students who are interested in learning about a specific area in health care.
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The Job Shadow Program at St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services provides experiential learning opportunities designed to help individuals learn about health career options as well as the skills that different occupations require. The program offers a four hour, once a month education and shadowing/observation experience to individuals interested in learning about a specific area in health care.
Program participants will have the opportunity to experience the workplace setting as well as the duties performed by the health care worker they are shadowing; however, they will not be permitted to take part in hands-on patient care.
Who is eligible to participate:
The goals of the job shadowing program at St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services are to assist students in accomplishing the following:
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St.Vincent Hospitals and Health Services offers job shadowing and observation experiences in the following areas:
An application process is required. Applications must be submitted a minimum of five business days in advance of the requested shadowing date. You must submit your application directly to MICI-AHEC. They will review your application and communicate as to whether or not your request can be accommodated.
In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors and patients, job shadowers must show evidence of proof of lab immunity, immunization, or natural disease history of rubella, rubeola, and varicella from their own healthcare provider.
A recent screening for TB in the form of tuberculin skin testing (TST) or, in the case of known positive TST screening, a baseline chest x-ray with subsequent annual screening for related TB symptoms is also required. In addition, those observers under the age of 18 must submit a signed parental consent and waiver.
To arrange a job shadow experience, please contact the St. Vincent Health Area Health Education Center (AHEC) at 583-3512. AHEC will connect you to the department(s) in which you wish to shadow. You must complete a job shadow application.
Be sure to sign the application and, if you are under the age of 18, obtain the signature of your parent or guardian as well. MICI-AHEC will provide specific instructions for submitting the form to their office and getting your shadow experience scheduled.
Prior to coming to the hospital for your job shadow experience, please review the "Guidelines for Your Shadowing Experience" by clicking on this link. These guidelines will provide specific instructions for you to follow during your time at the hospital. You will be expected to adhere to these guidelines during your experience.