The Emergency Services Shadowing Program has been designed to give you a detailed experience in three very different Emergency Departments. When you have complete the shadowing program you will have earned 18 hours of service, and you will have the opportunity to become a traditional volunteer at either Saint Joseph East or Saint Joseph Jessamine.
Please Note: You will be shadowing an ED TECH.
Please do not arrive at these locations and tell the staff you are there to shadow a doctor. If you do so, they will send you home.
You will shadow at each of these locations in no particular order:
Saint Joseph Hospital Emergency Department (Harrodsburg Road):
Shadowing shifts are available Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday
Shadowing shift are 6 hours in length and can be scheduled from 9:00am-3:00pm, 10:00am-4:00pm, and 11:00am-5:00pm.
Saint Joseph East Emergency Department (Richmond Road):
Shadowing shifts are available Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday
Shadowing shift are 6 hours in length from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Saint Joseph Jessamine Ambulatory Center (Nicholasville):
Shadowing shifts are available Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday.
Shadowing shift are 6 hours in length and can be scheduled from 10:00am-4:00pm, 11:00am-5:00pm, 12:00pm - 6:00pm, 1:00pm - 7:00pm, 2:00pm - 8:00pm.
BE SURE TO:
Wear comfortable shoes (preferably tennis shoes)
Bring a lock for the locker (if you prefer to store your belongings in a locker)
Wear solid color pants (no denim) and a polo shirt
When you arrive, check in with charge nurse in Emergency Department.
Make the effort to seek out tasks to perform in down time
YOU CAN EXPECT TO:
Be introduced to an ED tech that you will follow during your shift
Become acclimated to the ED Department and its multiple functions
Meet several ED staff members that may ask for assistance during your shift
View ER procedures when available and appropriate
Perform the following tasks: interact with patients and guests, transport patients on stretchers or in wheelchairs, clean rooms, assist with paperwork, etc.
Upon completion of these 3 shadowing shifts, you may request traditional volunteer hours at in the Saint Joseph Jessamine or Saint Joseph East Emergency Departments (traditional volunteer shifts will not be available at Saint Joseph Hospital.) Volunteer shifts are traditionally 3 hours and schedules are flexible.
Qualifications: All shadowers are required to complete a general volunteer orientation, and submit to a background check.
Adequate conversational English is required in order that the individual be able to take direction, understand how to complete job tasks, communicate adequately with patients and co-workers as necessary, understand and follow safety guidelines and understand the volunteer handbook and all hospital policies.
You may be exposed to blood, body tissues or fluids, hazardous waste materials, sudden fluctuations in temperature, outside weather radiation, toxins, poisonous substances, dust, chemicals, bodily injury, and loud or unpleasant noises.
Locations: A shadowing shift will be performed at each of the following locations:
Minimum age: 18
Step #2: Complete the Volunteer/Shadower Orientation - Click on Volunteer/Shadower Orientation in the column to the left and complete all of the items on the page.
Step #3: Complete these forms
Step #4: Gather the medical requirements
Step #5: When you have completed and gathered all of the items indicated above, please call the Volunteer Office and arrange a time to turn in your paperwork, schedule your shadow dates, and have a badge made. (859) 313-1290.
Step #6: Prior to shadowing, you will need provide consent for a criminal background check. This consent may be given in any way deemed appropriate by the third party administering the criminal background check. Criminal background checks will include:
Step #7: Complete your shadowing, report your hours to the Volunteer Office, and turn in your badge.