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Job Shadowing

At CHI Saint Joseph Health we offer a Job Shadowing Program designed to introduce high school and college/university students to exciting careers at our facilities. Job shadowing is observation only. If you need hands-on experience please call the facility where you wish to shadow and ask for the Education Department.

Note that you must secure your own sponsor in order to shadow. For more information, email [email protected].

About the Job Shadowing Program

The Job Shadowing Program at CHI Saint Joseph Health is intended for high school and college/university students with an interest in health care and is a time-limited arrangement allowing the observation of clinical and/or non-clinical staff for education and development purposes less than 40 hours. Shadowing allows you to follow and observe a health care professional while they carry out their responsibilities at CHI Saint Joseph Health.

If additional volunteer hours are needed, complete the volunteer application.

Student job shadowing experiences will be scheduled in 2, 4, 6 or 8 hour increments on an individual basis. Requests are subject to department manager approval and may be limited due to staff availability or workload. Some departments may have additional parameters which must be met. Every attempt will be made to accommodate your learning needs, however; there may be times a request for a job shadow experience is declined. You will be notified either way. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement.

Job shadow experiences are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. CHI Saint Joseph Health reserves the right to deny job shadow applications.

Placement Process

Approval will be considered after the Job Shadowing Application has been received. The application will require you to provide the following information:

  1. Read and understand Job Shadowing Policy.
  2. Please complete required documents.
  3. Proof of current immunizations meeting CHI Saint Joseph Health’s requirements
  4. Flu vaccination – documentation should include:
    1. Shadower’s name and date of birth
    2. The type of vaccine given
    3. The date of the injection
    4. The signature of the person who gave you the injection
  5. Provide the Quantiferon Gold (Q-gold) a T-spot result if you have traveled outside of the United States within the past 12 months.
  6. Complete New Employee Orientation

The job shadow application will be automatically forwarded to the local sponsor at the location you identified in the application. The sponsor will contact you to secure a date and time and provide follow-up logistics. 

Student’s contact information will be used by CHI Saint Joseph Health Human Resources to solicit additional extended learning opportunities, but will not be sold or shared with outside parties.

Job Shadowing Application

Fill out and return to:

Saint Joseph Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
1 Saint Joseph Drive
Lexington, KY 40504  

or email [email protected]. For additional information, please call 859.313.2663.