Welcome to Memorial Health System’s Job Shadowing Program. In order to maintain a professional work environment and protect the well being of our patients, we have established guidelines for participants of our Job Shadowing Program that participants MUST adhere to. Please review the guidelines provided below.
It is extremely important that you understand confidentiality as you will be observing patient care and procedures; listening to conversations regarding patient care and treatment; and possibly reading patient documents or computer printouts.
You will sign a Confidentiality Statement prior to your Job Shadowing Day. You will not be able to proceed until this form as been completed.
Proper attire for your job shadowing experience is extremely important. Participants who do not comply with this policy will not be allowed to continue with the career exploration experience. A few basic rules that apply to both female and male participants are provided below.
- Be neat, clean and tidy looking
- Wear clean tennis shoes or other comfortable closed toed shoes
- Wear socks or stockings
- Wear jeans/sweatpants/T-shirts
- Wear sandals or open-toed shoes
- Wear clothes that reveal bare skin, are baggy or drag on the floor.
- Wear tank tops or shirts that bare midriffs
- Wear dangling jewelry, body piercings visible tattoos
- Wear strong cologne, perfume, or scented lotions
- You are a guest at the hospital.
- You are expected to act courteously and respectfully at all times.
- You should display active listening skills and a positive attitude.
The Day of the Shadowing
You are expected to be on time; however, if for some reason you are going to be 5-15 minutes late, you must call the Workforce Development Consultant (contact information will be provided).
If you are more than 15 minutes late, do not go to the healthcare facility. You should contact your counselor or the Workforce Development Consultant and let them know you will be unable to attend.
Do not bring items you do not need. Examples include:
- Purses or backpacks (if possible)
- Miscellaneous items (books, magazines, journals, etc.)
- Cell phones and pagers – you are not permitted to use them while completing the job shadow. They may interfere with the facility/patient electronic medical equipment.