St. Mary's Career Shadowing -
Helping You Decide on a Career Path
St. Mary's encourages Career Shadowing for students in the clinical phase of their training. We assist those trying to make a decision on a career path in an effort to promote all clinical and non-clinical healthcare careers.
In doing so, St. Mary's complies with federal rules and regulations including HIPAA regarding patient confidentiality.
New policies and procedures are in place to assist both students and sponsors through the career shadowing process.
Students must make their own arrangements with the sponsor they wish to shadow before notifying the contact from that area.
The requesting student notifies the appropriate contact of their desire to participate in a career shadowing experience at St. Mary's. The contact will direct the student to required information and necessary forms.
Completed forms must be returned to the contact, who will document completion of the process on the Career Shadowing Checklist. Students must communicate the name of their Sponsor to the contact at that time.
The Sponsor is responsible to communicate the purpose of the Participant's observation to each and every patient who is part of the Career Shadowing experience and will need to have verbal consent from the patient prior to the Participant observing the interaction. The patient is given an opportunity to decline participation in the career shadowing experience. This meets not only personal considerations but also HIPAA requirements.
The student must provide a copy of his/her current vaccination records and TB test results. All paperwork must be submitted and approved before the student's first shadowing experience. Once approved, the student can make arrangements to visit Security to obtain a name badge and parking pass.
Please review the Career Shadowing Policy before completing the career shadowing packet and contact your Sponsor with any questions.